Doug Reviews: Isle of Dogs (2018)

Isle of Dogs represents Director Wes Anderson’s first foray into animation since his 2009 film, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Does this film capture the same magic as that previous winner? Continue reading

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Doug Reviews: The LEGO Batman Movie (2017)

In 2014, The LEGO Movie was a surprise hit, but what was even more surprising was that it was a quality film and hilariously funny. Now, Warner Bros. is revving up the spinoff machine and the first LEGO Movie spinoff stars a guy you may have heard of: Batman. So, does The LEGO Batman Movie live up to its predecessor? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Sing (2016)

From Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Secret Life of Pets) and Writer-Director Garth Jennings comes Sing, an animated film about animals singing pop hits. Is it worth seeing or should you just stay home and listen to your iTunes? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

For over two decades, Pixar has dominated the animation realm with their fantastic films that appeal to both kids and adults. Every other animation studio, including Disney’s own in-house studio, has played catch-up trying to match Pixar’s success in both computer animation and storytelling. Then there’s Laika, the animation studio that does things a little bit differently. Laika’s stock and trade is in stop-motion animation as opposed to computer animation. Their films have been well-received by critics, but have never matched the commercial muscle of Pixar. Their latest, Kubo and the Two Strings, is their first wholly original story and is easily the best film of the summer. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Sausage Party (2016)

Producers/Co-Writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are back with another raunchy comedy in Sausage Party. The key difference here is that Sausage Party is a computer-animated film. Will this signal an R-rated cartoon renaissance, or just be another blip on the box office landscape? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Zootopia (2016)

Recently, Disney has been proving that they don’t necessarily need Pixar around in order to craft topnotch animated features. I’ll always take a Pixar offering over Disney, but that may be changing with Zootopia. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: The Good Dinosaur (2015)

With The Good Dinosaur, we’ve finally found out what Pixar can’t do: release two great films in one year. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Big Hero 6

Disney_BigHero6_Poster_BaymaxAnd so, ten years after Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles hit movie theaters, Disney has unleashed another team superhero film upon the movie-going public in the form of Big Hero 6. However, beyond their fluffy, robotic mascot Baymax (Scott Adsit), what else does Big Hero 6 have to offer audiences? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: The Book of Life

book_of_life_ver3_xlgProduced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, The Book of Life is a new animated film that feels fresh, but makes a few missteps to keep it from becoming an animation classic. Continue reading