“Planes” is above its animated progenitor “Cars” in height, but well below it in quality.
We generally think of movie franchises as dwindling in quality as the sequels mount up. But occasionally, as with this third trip to “Madagascar,” just the opposite is true.
So what do June, July, and August have in store for us as mainstream attractions compete for box office dollars? Plenty!
This animé is an English-language version of 2010’s top-grossing hit at the Japanese box office, known there as “The Borrower Arrietty.”
It’s a clash between digital impersonality and old-fashioned goodwill in this new, animated holiday family flick.
“Happy Feet” put its best feet forward. That’s not quite so true of “Happy Feet Two.”
“Mars Needs Moms” is the odd title. The unstated second half? “Almost As Much As We Do.”
A wannabe actor, chameleon Rango (Johnny Depp) yearns to play the hero in the Wild West that he has so long fantasized about.
“Gnomeo & Juliet,” while no world beater, is a clever and colorful kidflick.