Animated Films


Should I Watch..? 'Hoodwinked!'

Pixar have faced many competitors in the CG animation market over the years and this post-modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood offered something a little different. But was this a real challenge or a flash in the pan? Benjamin Cox investigates.


"The Addams Family" Movie Review

At the beginning of The Addams Family (buh-duh-duh-duh… snap snap), we watch as the creepy and kooky Gomez (Oscar Isaac) and Morticia (Charlize Theron) get run out of town mid-nuptials by a pitchfork-wielding crowd. Frustrated, they exclaim that they wish there was somewhere they could just be ...


Should I Watch..? 'Ice Age'

In a desperate bid to keep cool in this summer's excessive heatwave, Benjamin Cox finally catches up with this - a franchise-spawning animation that has since become a global phenomenon. Trouble is, he's still too hot!


"The Secret Life of Pets 2" Movie Review

After the mile-a-minute whirlwind of slobber and pet hair that was the first Secret Life of Pets movie in 2016, it’s nice to see that apparently you can teach an old dog new tricks. The gang at Illumination has wisely taken a breath and dispatched with most of the hyperkinetic nuttiness that ...


"Missing Link" Movie Review

At the risk of sounding like the cantankerous old geezer lounging on his porch with a shotgun and a tall glass of lemonade, there’s something to be said for animation that’s still done the ol’-fashioned way—frame-by-frame and all by hand. Whether it’s physically-painted cels (as with Disney ...


'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' (2019) Review

Three years after the first film, The Lego Movie 2 reunites the majority of the original cast (and a barely present Will Ferrell) for an adventure that is far less entertaining than realizing Moss from The IT Crowd (Richard Ayoade) voices a talking ice cream cone in a film that is lackluster at best


'Epic' and the Art of Recruitment

In 2013, Blue Sky Studios released the film Epic. And though it may seem like just your average kids movie, it actually has some strong underlying themes. In this article, I'll dive in to why and how their version of recruitment works so well and how it can be applied to real life.


"Smallfoot" Movie Review

Somewhere in the shadows of Smallfoot is a good movie that just needed a little more time to break out and find itself. What made it to the big screen, though, is not that movie. The oddly uninspired, often rambling (and broken up with forgettable musical numbers) film from writer and director ...