Jul 022016
 

Kung Fu Panda is perhaps one of the better franchises outside of the Pixar/Disney brand and certainly well above the likes of Madagascar and Ice Age. Still, as family friendly as this third entry is, to go along with a positive message, I wasn’t nearly as entertained though admittedly I found the first two to be merely above average fare anyway.

 

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Oct 052014
 

Obvious Child is a bit uneven and frankly the main character of Donna is a bit annoying, though I guess one could call her, and Jenny Slate’s performance, refreshing that she is a flawed person. Still, it’s not a movie for everybody with one core subject matter that will turn many off. As far as the Blu-ray is concerned, it does have an engaging commentary track and the featurette isn’t completely EPK fluff.

 

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Dec 022012
 

The Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special isn’t anything profound or breaks new ground in terms of animation or anything, but with a short running time and a good message, this can be watched by the entire family. The Blu-ray offers up more than satisfactory audio/video transfers, though the features have much to be desired.

 

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Apr 072012
 

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked is the kind of film that adults will only want to view once while their kids will want to listen to those high-pitched songs over and over. I don’t have any kids but God bless all who do and put up with dreck like this. That said, while it is bad, it’s also mostly harmless; I would suggest having kids watch some other family film, however.

 

 

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