DreamWorks' cunning casting of the silky Spaniard Antonio Banderas as a swashbuckling Puss in Boots pays off, brilliantly, in "Puss in Boots," a star vehicle for the nursery rhyme kitty cat from the "Shrek" movies.
Puns like these would be unforgivable coming from a human. From high-pitched rodents, they prompt calls for an exterminator.
A ruthless corporate-style monolith corners the market on Christmas holiday retail, cruelly displacing its outmoded work force and crassly insisting that any individual who falls through the cracks is part of the cost of business.
"Happy Feet Two" is to 2006's "Happy Feet" what "Babe: Pig in the City" (我很乖，因為我要出國) was to "Babe" (我不笨，我有話要說), a clever and adorable original film remade with most of the charm wrung out of it.
Filmmakers mess with viewers' childhood memories at their peril, so Steven Spielberg is taking a risk tackling Tintin.
Pixar's track record has been close to impeccable for turning out intelligent, emotionally rich, beautifully detailed animated films, with plenty of humor and heart to appeal to movie lovers of all ages.
The roly-poly Po is back in "Kung Fu Panda 2," with high energy, some lovely visuals and peppy, playful voice work, as always, from star Jack Black.
Avian adventure "Rio" (里約大冒險), like the city it is named after, is fun and festive. However, as far as animated films go, it is no rare species.
"Gnomeo & Juliet" doesn't have a single original idea in its pointy, ceramic head.