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THE WOMEN OF KUNG FU PANDA 3: How Girlpower Reigns at DreamWorks

THE WOMEN OF KUNG FU PANDA 3: How Girlpower Reigns at DreamWorks The best representations of Girlpower are those where women lead by example, going beyond gender to erase bias altogether.  As the media has covered lately, it’s a challenge that continues.  Three women at DreamWorks, who have worked together on the entire Kung Fu …

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Cartoon Couture: Best Costumes in Animated Features

Before it closed, I was fortunate to attend the exhibition Hollywood Costume, at the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. This stunning exhibition, co-organized by the Academy Museum and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, featured some of the most iconic and influential costumes in cinema. Included were Marilyn Monroe’s …

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“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”: Best in Show or In the Dog House?

03/08/2014 Cinema Siren finds herself in a quandary. The new 3D animated release Mr. Peabody & Sherman feels like both lots of fun and a big disappointment, right in the same 92 minutes. The animation looks dated, but the voice actors do a great job. The characters span from entertaining to incredibly annoying, and the …

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‘Despicable Me 2’: More Minions + More Gru = More Family Fun

July 2, 2013 As satisfaction at the movies goes, nothing makes Cinema Siren happier than a really great animated feature. After some mediocre offerings earlier in the year, finally this holiday weekend something really great arrives, and just in time for families looking for cinematic fun. The quirky heart of the original is kept intact, …

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Puss In Boots: These Boots are made for watchin’

Friday, October 28, 2011 When Frank Sinatra’s progeny Nancy finally made good for herself and created her own success with the iconic pop tune These Boots Were Made For Walkin,’ she showed she might not be the chairman of the board, but she had enough of her own panache to make a name for herself. …

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