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Free Birds: Movie Review

IN THE November 4 ISSUE

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I always look forward to the Christmas movies that come out every year in the Theater and to my surprise this year we got to enjoy a Thanksgiving movie called Free Birds. It is an animated story about Turkeys and how they don’t want to be the main course for the holiday anymore.

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Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2: Movie Review

IN THE September 30 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



I was very very excited for this movie to come out. I was more excited than I have been for an animated movie in a long time. I loved the first movie and I couldn’t wait for them to make another one. I was a little worried that it wouldn’t be as great as the first, because the sequels never are. But this did not disappoint.

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Smurfs 2: Movie Review

IN THE August 12 ISSUE

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In this sequel to Smurfs, Gargamel has become famous in Paris as a magician with the help of the Smurf essence he obtained from Papa Smurf in the previous movie. His ultimate goal however is to obtain all of the Smurfs essence.

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Turbo: Movie Review

IN THE July 29 ISSUE

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Turbo is an animated film about snails and how the snail Turbo (voice by Ryan Reynolds) desires to race like the race car drivers he watches on TV in the garage where they live. Instead, he has to work with the other snails in the tomato garden, which he does not find fulfilling. On top of that, the other snails give Turbo a hard time for his dreams to race and put him down. However, one day his world changes when he has an accident that leads him to be sucked into a speeding car and he is changed by the nitrous oxide into a fast snail.

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Despicable Me 2: Movie Review

IN THE July 8 ISSUE

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Despicable Me 2 is a computer animated sequel to Despicable Me starring Gru (voice by Steve Carrel) who is an ex-evil villain and now a parent to three small girls, Margo, Agnes, and Edith.

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Epic: Movie Review

IN THE May 27 ISSUE

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Epic is an animated fantasy adventure movie based on the book The Leafmen and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce. Teenage Mary Katherine comes to stay with her father who is an eccentric scientist who believes there are tiny people in the forest who live in a faster mode where we can’t see them. His life work is based on learning about these tiny forest people but Mary Katherine doesn’t believe they exist, like everyone else in his life, and is trying to convince him to quit his pursuit.

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The Croods: Movie Review

IN THE April 8 ISSUE

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The Croods is an animated movie about a prehistoric family that lives in a cave. Their father, Grug, voice by Nicholas Cage, is overprotective and never lets them wander from home. His daughter Eep, voice by Emma Stone, wants to venture out and doesn’t like being stuck in the cave all the time.

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Wreck-It Ralph: Movie Review

IN THE November 5 ISSUE

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by Roy Runnels


Wreck-It Ralph is a different kind of movie. It’s one that many will enjoy, but for those that understand all the video game references, it will be one filled nostalgia. The sheer amount of Easter eggs and homages that Disney managed to pack into this movie is unbelievable. Even if you understand just a few of the references you’ll find yourself smiling. Whether it’s Bowser from the Mario games sitting in a meeting or a Metal Gear Solid reference that I won’t spoil, the movie consistently made me grin.

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Hotel Transylvania: Movie Review

IN THE October 1 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Hotel Transylvania is about Dracula (Adam Sandler) and his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez). He built the hotel as a place free from humans. On Mavis’ 118th Birthday, all of the monsters such as the Invisible Man, Frankenstein, the werewolf and his many children, and Mummy Griffin come to the hotel to celebrate her Birthday. Dracula always puts on a big party for his daughter’s birthday.

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Ice Age: Continental Drift Movie Review

IN THE July 16 ISSUE

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It’s tough keeping your herd together. Just ask Manny, the 11-ton woolly mammoth who we all know and love. When the world starts breaking into pieces as the result of a continental drift, Manny gets separated from his family, Ellie and Peaches, and it’s up to him and his loyal friends, Diego and Sid, to get home safely. There’s just one problem: pirates.

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Brave: Movie Review

IN THE July 2 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


Pixar’s latest animated film stars hopefully a new Disney princess, Merida. Set in Scotland during the 10th century, the princess defies the old age custom of marrying the first-born son of the clan chiefs under her father’s rule by competing for her own hand to avoid getting married. All this much to the chagrin of her mother, the Queen Elinor, who has been preparing her, her entire life as a princess.

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by Sheryl Wall




Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is the third movie about a lion named Alex (Ben Stiller) and his friends who in the previous movies broke out of the zoo and went to Africa. It starts out with Alex having a bad dream about all of them becoming old in Africa, which spurs him on to get back home to New York City to the Central Park Zoo which he finds himself homesick for.

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Pirates! Band of Misfits: Movie Review

IN THE May 21 ISSUE

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by Sheryl Wall



Pirates! Band of Misfits stars Hugh Grant as the voice of Pirate Captain, who leads a band of misfit pirates. They go to sign up for the Pirate of the Year awards with the hopes that this year will finally be his year, but he can’t compete with the other pirates in the competition and gets discouraged until he meets Charles Darwin (David Tennant).

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by Sheryl Wall




Chipwrecked is the third Chipmunks movie. In this movie, Dave takes the Chipmunks and Chipettes on a family cruise and as is typical for Alvin he finds trouble wherever he goes because he always wants to have fun and doesn’t like following the rules

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