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Do twists have to be good in kids movies?

When a twist in a kids movie is obvious and someone points it out the inevitable response they get is “Well it’s a kids movie. What did you expect?”. 1,755 more words

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Kubo and the Two Strings – Film Review

“If you must blink, do it now,” is the dramatic warning which opens this latest animated triumph curtesy of stop-motion giants Laika. Advice you should follow because to miss even a split second of… 349 more words


Review: Kubo And The Two Strings (2016)

The studio behind Coraline and ParaNorman return with the magnificent Kubo And The Two Strings, their most ambitious stop-motion feature yet. Set in a fantastical Japan, young Kubo (Art Parkinson), troubled by his father’s mysterious death and mother’s illness, embarks upon a quest to locate a sacred suit of armour and defeat the powerful Moon King (Ralph Fiennes), aided by his magical shamisen and some helpful companions. 110 more words


Kubo and the Two Strings (Film Review)

A studio that exclusively produces stop-motion animations, Laika’s previous creations have been magical, complex, enormously fun and utterly gorgeous. To such marvels as ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls… 797 more words


The Art of Stop-Motion Storytelling

Let me say upfront that I adore stop-motion animation. I was raised on Aardman Studios and Robot Chicken, so I’ve always admired the dedication and patience of the makers of stop-motion animation. 575 more words

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Kubo and the Two Strings - A Spoiler-Free Review

Here’s what I didn’t love about Kubo and the Two Strings, Laika’s new film about a young Japanese boy with magical powers and evil enemies… 1,018 more words

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Film Review: Finding Dory

The ugly face of competition has reared its head, it seems, at Disney Pixar’s studios. Consumed by the, albeit somewhat sparse, releases of animation rivals Dreamworks, Laika (the name behind the more eerie animations of… 1,123 more words

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