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A Wrinkle in Time Offers Waking Daydream

Movie review: A Wrinkle in Time Ava DuVernay’s big-budget Disney adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s teen classic takes an earnest route through fairyland and physics, making for a strangely static ride and a Mardi Gras parade of bejewelled movie stars.

Despicable Me 3 Loses Its Despicability

Movie Review: Despicable Me 3 The latest episode in the animated family films adds a former child star, a twin brother, and a trip to Fredonia. Thank heavens the Minions are still around to create chaos

The Book of Henry a clunky ode to Rube Goldberg

Movie Review: The Book of Henry Naomi Watts leads a stellar cast of young actors in a story with plenty of unlikely turns, a few moments of awe and an awkward thunk that leads somewhere surprising

A Superhero Sans Pants

Movie Review: Captain Underpants Who cares about London or France when you've got a superhero rocking underpants? Dav Pilkey's potty-obsessed character makes a memorable debut with as much fart as he has heart

For whom the cowbell? Trolls!

Movie review: Trolls If you ever wondered what it would be like to drop acid in the middle of a Michaels craft store, Trolls is all glitter and felt as it scrapbooks happiness to a dance beat

Cozy, crazy: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Movie review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Tim Burton returns to his haunted wheelhouse with a melancholy kid's tale about gifted outsiders searching for a sense of family and belonging as the world blows apart

Pete’s Dragon rekindles kid imagination

Movie review: Pete’s Dragon Pulling inspiration from childhood touchstones such as Puff the Magic Dragon, The Jungle Book and Lassie, David Lowery's remake of Pete's Dragon may play to a familiar formula, but it's still warm and fuzzy and fun to cuddle

Peeved Pets Avoid Animated Irritations

Movie Review: The Secret Life of Pets The Secret Life of Pets offers warm, fuzzy reflection on what it means to be human by immersing us in the animal world where money has less value than an old sock, a bowl of kibble or a tender, loving touch

Snowtime! animates a Canadian classic

Movies: Snowtime! The creators behind Snowtime! talk about the challenges of tinkering with an emotional strand of the Quebec's cultural DNA, and getting Celine Dion onboard to sing about loss By Katherine Monk PARK CITY, UT — The footsteps they chose to follow were Yeti-sized craters, but that didn’t stop the filmmakers behind Snowtime! from recreating one of the most popular films in Canadian history. Originally released as a live action feature in 1984, La guerre des tuques went on to become the highest-grossing film of the year in both English and French Canada with well over a $1.2 million in domestic receipts, not to mention several more million in ancillary merchandize in the years that would follow as the film became the go-to Christmas season broadcast — the Rudolph or Frosty for French-Canada. “What you have to understand is this is part of the DNA of the quebec people,” said producer Marie-Claude Beauchamp, who sat down with The Ex-Press during the ...