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Animation Coming to a Museum Near You

If you love animation, and are looking for something interesting to do this weekend, I suggest heading to your nearest museum. Are you surprised I wrote “museum” and not cinema? Well, the fact is, there are several exhibitions happening all over the United States right now which feature animation. A museum setting is a wonderful …

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Rio 2: This Sequel Soars

April 11, 2014 The Brazilian director of the computer animated $484 million dollar blockbuster, Rio, Carlos Saldanha and Blue Sky Studios come together again for a sequel, bringing gorgeous color, highly detailed backgrounds, enhanced characterization and better songs to Rio 2, making it a far superior film than its predecessor. Also the director of several …

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Movies in a Minute: Ten Animated Films to Watch on Netflix Right Now

There are some nights, weekends or procrastination breaks where you want to watch a film and you want to watch it RIGHT NOW! For times like this, Netflix has a diverse offering of animated films available On Demand, which is perfect for instant gratification. The list below will help guide you to a satisfying feature, …

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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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Cinema Siren Reviews: The Lego Movie – A Real BLOCK-Buster

02/08/2014 Musicians Tegan and Sara, with help from The Lonely Island, wrote the tenacious ear worm, a perfectly appropriate yet alarmingly catchy theme song of The LEGO Movie. Cinema Siren walked in attempting to keep an open mind to what seemed like a blatant 2-hour LEGO commercial, and left sure to have seen the first …

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‘Frozen’: a Cinematic Wonderland

November 27, 2013 Sisters…Sisters…There were never such devoted sisters… This sentiment of Irving Berlin’s lyric from an older Christmas classic is what is at the heart of the new Disney movie being released just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Frozen, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1854 tale, “The Snow Queen”, gambles by …

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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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Monsters U, Much Ado and Zombies Too! Cinema Siren reviews!

June 20, 2013 This weekend at the movies, there’s something for everyone, with a broad spectrum of subjects and targeted audiences in the offing. Zombies are bringing about the apocalypse in director Marc Forster’s World War Z, starring Brad Pitt. Monsters University is a new release by the magicians over at Pixar who seem able, …

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