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Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

The newest Godzilla film delivers some satisfying monster mayhem, but it’s too bad the human drama is pretty silly this time around.

Avengers: Endgame

The game is finally over, but was the wait worth it? Yes and no. Our review is mostly spoiler-free (even though you’ve all probably seen this movie by now!).

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie 2 is very different in many ways to the original, but it has all the heart and emotional punch. Just goes to prove that like there’s no one right way to play with Legos, there’s more than one way to build an awesome Lego movie.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

The story may not be as strong previous Dragons, yet Hidden World offers a compelling narrative, beautiful animation, great cast, and delightful score for a heart-warming conclusion.

The Grinch

If you have a family tradition of going to the movies at Christmastime, you have several good options available. But if you’re looking for something that perhaps means a little bit more, your best bet might be Illumination’s The Grinch.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

With an excellent diverse cast of characters, outstanding visual design and animation, and an emotionally wonderful narrative, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse just might be a game-changer in animation.

Ralph Breaks the Internet

tl;dr Not as good as the original. Very funny. Weird ending. Worth seeing.

Smallfoot

Smallfoot is a story of two disjointed halves — or is it? For a film where the laughs are few and far between, the designs bland, and most of the songs trite, it’s no small feat that the plotting will having you thinking after the credits roll.

How to Train Your Dragon: Dragonvine

This graphic novel is on the short side and the art a little inconsistent, but the nice storytelling co-written by director Dean DeBlois is enough to whet fans’ appetites ahead of the third film.

Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season Four

Lucasfilm’s TV show brings pain to our heroes, who constantly have to turn losses into wins. The final season provides both tears and cheers in the best Star Wars tradition.

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Teen Titans is a very fun film that families will be able to enjoy together. It’s for kids and adults. It’s for people who love superheros and people who are tired of them. It’s for burrito fans and burger lovers. And it’s for people who just like to laugh.

Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Studio Ghibli fans will be happy that sort-of successor Studio Ponoc has made a beautiful debut film. The tale of a girl who finds herself a witch may be familiar on the surface, but the seeds of future greatness are obvious.

Incredibles 2

In a world where blockbuster over-the-top superhero movies have become as mainstream as westerns were back in their heyday, Incredibles 2 brings the humanity back to the genre.

The Breadwinner

This Oscar-nominated film tells of a young Afgan girl who disguises herself as a boy to support her family, after her father is arrested by the Taliban, in an eye-opening story that sees oppression fought with courage and love.

Early Man

Early Man is fun, but leaves a lot of potential untapped. Aardman is still top of their game technically, but hopefully the issues here are an anomaly and we’ll see more evolved storytelling in their next generation of films.

The Star

The Star isn’t stellar, but if you go in with the right spirit, and not expecting any miracles, you might find it to be an unexpected gift.

Coco

Coco is a beautiful film in a lot of ways — artistically, musically, and culturally. But narratively it’s just a ghost of the type of stories we’re used to from Pixar.

Justice League Action – Superpowers Unite: Season One, Part One

The World’s Greatest Superheroes battle the forces of evil in colorful bite-sized stories that are perfect for younger kids and their parents.

My Little Pony: The Movie

The surprisingly action-packed My Little Pony: The Movie should delight fans of the series, while newcomers can appreciate the splashy animation and great songs.

Star Wars – Rebels: Complete Season Three

The crew of the Ghost face off against Grand Admiral Thrawn as the penultimate season of Rebels sees the Alliance fully formed and the story inches towards A New Hope.

The Lego Ninjago Movie

The Lego Ninjago Movie is enjoyable but not at all awesome. While there is some fun to be had, it’s hard to spin it as anything else but a letdown.

The Powerpuff Girls: The Last Donnycorn

The Powerpuff Girls come dangerously close to not saving the day in this disappointingly underwhelming collection of episodes.

DuckTales

Woo-hoo!

Rick And Morty: Rickmancing The Stone

Adult Swim’s brilliant series is back for its third season, possibly more hilarious and twisted than ever. If you’re not already watching it, now’s the time to start.

The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie is a stupid idea for an animated movie which is also probably better than it deserves to be.

Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season

Continuing its creative storytelling and ambitious world-building, this show doesn’t lose any of its spark, also experimenting with its first miniseries: Marceline-centric Stakes.

Despicable Me 3

Though it’s elevated by plenty of laughs and a fun new bad guy, Despicable Me 3 would’ve benefited from a little more focus…and, dare we say it, more Minions.

Cars 3

Cars 3 is a little too similar to the original model. But with fun characters, nice writing, and top of the line animation, the film easily leaves the previous entry of the franchise in the dust.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

With fun animation, hit-or-miss jokes, and a meandering plot, Captain Underpants is a mixed bag, somewhere between “not bad” and “not great”, and more tepid than epic.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is a pretty good superhero movie and the best DCEU film to date, boosted by Gal Gadot’s performance and director Patty Jenkins’ storytelling.