Kids and Family

Kids' Cartoons and Family-Friendly Movies

Sausage Party

R-Rated Animated Film ‘Sausage Party’

August 9, 2016

How did Pixar’s beloved “Toy Story” children’s movies lead to the foul-mouthed, sexually explicit comedy “Sausage Party,” from the screenwriting team of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg? “We’re both crazy about ‘Toy Story,’ and we talked about it all the time as the only comedic trilogy that gets better with each movie,” Mr. Goldberg said […]

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The Review Of Love the Coopers

The Review Of Love the Coopers

November 16, 2015

The movie can not stop stepping on their own feet, because over time a top plot points and shameless farce undermine its attempts to depict real drama. The script does not exist any subtext, with low-grade mental contemplation throw loose. If you are interested in learning what drives these people, many people seem to be […]

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Busan Film Review: ‘Mountain Cry’

October 10, 2015

A howl of agony echoes through a distant gorge and soon merges with the screams of the persecutors and the persecuted alike in “Mountain Cry,” a bluntly effective condemnation of intolerant groupthink that reveals just how quickly the inhabitants of a remote village will turn on their own. No less compelling for being fairly morally unambiguous, […]

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Pixels 2015 Review

October 10, 2015

Pixels probably started off as a germ of an idea in writer-director Patrick Jean’s head while he was stoned out of his mind and feeling all nostalgic and emotional and yearning to go back to a simpler time: the time of wholesome communities where arcade gaming was the awesomest social hangout. He probably sobered up […]

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Film Review: ‘The Witness’

October 6, 2015

Courtesy of New York Film Festival The 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese by a knife-wielding attacker shook New York City not only because of its graphic violence, but because it was subsequently reported that 38 nearby residents witnessed the assault and chose not to intervene. That narrative was promoted by editor Abe Rosenthal at the […]

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Film Review: ‘The Wave’

September 26, 2015

Courtesy of TIFF With “The Wave,” awesomely named Norwegian helmer Roar Uthaug has made an equally impressive tsunami-peril thriller — a thunderous rumble-rumble-hustle-hustle-glub-glub nerve-racker that hits all the same beats as its Hollywood equivalents, right down to the implausible group hug at the end. Not to be confused with last year’s deeply upsetting Scandi avalanche-aftermath drama, […]

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Toronto Film Review: ‘The Devil’s Candy’

September 17, 2015

Courtesy of HanWay Films Sean Byrne’s Aussie alternative-prom-from-hell “The Loved Ones” was one of the better horror debuts in recent years, a neat mixture of the outre, droll and hair-raising. By comparison, the U.S.-made “The Devil’s Candy” seems a bit of a sophomore slump. Accomplished visually and busy sonically, it nonetheless falls short with a story […]

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The Devil's Candy

The Devil Candy Review

September 16, 2015

Parents, don’t let your kids listen to doom metal. Australian writer-director Sean Byrne has some malevolent fun with the familiar perception of Satan’s music as an invitation to evil — or failing that, a means to drown it out — in his first American feature, The Devil’s Candy. But the movie runs out of ideas […]

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The Visit—The AllMovie Review

September 10, 2015

★ ½ M. Night Shyamalan returns to his horror roots in an attempt to reboot his stalled career following the big-budget flops The Last Airbender and After Earth, but his found-footage movie The Visit, financed with five million dollars of his own money, elicits more laughs than screams. It’s yet another misfire from the once-promising […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘Man Down’

September 8, 2015

Photo courtesy of Venice Film Festival Although in real life, United States troops haven’t fought on native soil since World War II, in the confused alternate reality of Dito Montiel’s “Man Down,” there’s an urgent battle raging at home today. For countless American veterans — and one scuzzy-faced ex-Marine played by Shia LaBeouf in particular — the […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘The Clan’

September 7, 2015

Photo courtesy of Venice Film Festival Argentine powerhouse Pablo Trapero (“Carancho,” “White Elephant”) takes a case so upsetting many refused to believe it was possible and retells it in ghastly detail from the p.o.v. of the perpetrators in “The Clan,” a muscular, Hollywood-style account of the Puccio fiasco, in which a relatively well-to-do San Isidro […]

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Venice Film Review: ‘Spotlight’

September 3, 2015

Courtesy of Open Road It’s not often that a director manages to follow his worst film with his best, but even if he weren’t rebounding from “The Cobbler,” Tom McCarthy would have a considerable achievement on his hands with “Spotlight,” a superbly controlled and engrossingly detailed account of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into […]

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