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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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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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Rango: How a Lizard Out of Water Can Play the Hero and Create a Western Classic

Saturday, March 5, 2011 Imagine, if you will, some guys staying up all hours on a bong and highball fueled night talking their way through a marathon of classic Westerns. As they plow a deep crevasse through Western film history, they start hatching an idea for a genre bending, hilarious mash-up of computer animated comedy …

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Tangled Up In New: Disney’s New Feature Braids Together Classical and Contemporary to Winning Effect

Saturday, November 27, 2010 The tale is old as time, as they say. Disney’s 50th full length feature is based on and originally named for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “Rapunzel”, which was first published in 1812. Their story was inspired by even older tales, including the french “Persinette”, published in 1698. The story is …

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Legend of the Guardians

LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: This hero’s quest offers both fight and flight… Friday, September 24, 2010 Shakespearean relationships, sweeping and fantastical scenery, archetypal characters embarking on a seemingly hopeless quest, epic battle scenes in a war of good against evil…all playing out with animated owls in 3D. Leave it to Zack Snyder, who for better …

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