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Movie Tally 2013: James and the Giant Peach (1996)

January 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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Movie Tally 2013 – James and the Giant Peach (1996)

Directed by Henry Selick

Viewed: 1/1/2013 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Rewatch

The live action footage is much rougher than I remember it being.  Clearly made on a set and with a slightly limited live action budget makes for a tough start but once it gets to the stop motion animation, the movie becomes the fun fantasy film I remember liking when I was younger. Still beautiful and the songs are good too.

    3.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2013: A Town Called Panic (2009)

January 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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Movie Tally 2013 – A Town Called Panic (2009)

Directed by Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar

Viewed: 1/1/2013 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Rewatch

Hilarious and delightfully weird, A Town Called Panic utilizes a wacky stop motion animated style to tell an acid trip journey of 3 plastic figurines. Alternate water worlds, birthday brick parties and marathon dance sessions, there is enough here to keep your attention and beg for more.

    4.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Movie Tally 2012 – Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Directed by Lauren Montgomery

Viewed: 6/19/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Good voice work and beautiful animation save a fairly boring and limp story.

    3.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

Movie Tally 2012Yellow Submarine (2008)

Directed by Eric Darnell and Tim McGrath

Viewed: 6/2/2012 (On Blu-ray)

More boring adventures with excellent side characters.

    2.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)

Movie Tally 2012 – Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (2012)

Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, and Conrad Vernon

Viewed: 6/1/2012 (@ Regal Gateway Stadium in Austin, TX)

The first two Madagascar films were occasionally chuckle inducing but ultimately forgettable.  It’s surprising then that Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is the best of the series, taking the finest aspects of the previous films and turning everything up to full throttle.  The action is bigger and the humor more absurd thanks to a fast-paced script from Eric Darnell and Noah Baumbach.

Read the rest of my review at College Movie Review

    3.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Madagascar (2005)

Movie Tally 2012Madagascar (2005)

Directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath

Viewed: 6/1/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Mostly boring and uneventful with good supporting and side characters.

    2.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Yellow Submarine (1968)

Movie Tally 2012Yellow Submarine (1968)

Directed by George Dunning

Viewed: 5/12/2012 (@ Alamo Drafthouse Village in Austin, TX)

Beautiful restoration with vastly improved audio.

    4.5 out of 5