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Aladdin’s magic remains, but we could always wish for more

Movie Review: Aladdin Director Guy Ritchie brings the animated classic to life with a greasy edge, some updated songs and a knack for action. He even succeeds at turning the magic carpet into a tightly-knotted character that steals every scene with its manta like moves and sassy tassels. It’s only when the movie stands still long enough that we start to notice a strange lack of dramatic tension.

How Bao’s house of women brought new dimensions to Pixar animation

Katherine Monk interviews Oscar contenders Domee Shi and Becky Nieman-Cobb in Vancouver. The duo are nominated for Bao.

Benson Shum brings joy to Disney destroyer

Interview: Benson Shum He grew up sketching trees in Stanley Park, now the Vancouver animator is breathing life into the pixels behind Ralph Breaks the Internet, the latest adventure for two arcade characters learning to console each other.

Ant-Man and The Wasp Give a Nice Buzz

Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp The laws governing the very big and the very small are different, and this ant-hero story of a nice thief and outlaw physicists taking on big foes brings fragmented intimacy to the ever-expanding Marvel Comic Universe.

Incredibles 2 Too Much Toon, Too Little Tone

Movie review: Incredibles 2 The long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles picks up the Parr family where we left them, but the world and our innocent sense of wonder has changed. Maybe that’s why Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2 feels a little out-of-sync, despite its cinematic skill.  

Pixar’s Ted Mathot Talks Technology, Education, Incredibles’ Design

Interview: Ted Mathot The talented artist says working under the wing of Oscar-winner Brad Bird helped him make the big leap from storyboard artist on The Simpsons to story supervisor on The Incredibles 2. But this could just be the beginning for the Boston native. Now a fledgling graphic novelist, Mathot's own stories seem poised to fly.

A Wrinkle in Time Offers Waking Daydream

Movie review: A Wrinkle in Time Ava DuVernay’s big-budget Disney adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s teen classic takes an earnest route through fairyland and physics, making for a strangely static ride and a Mardi Gras parade of bejewelled movie stars.

Three at-bats, but no TIFF hits on this day in cinema sports

#TIFF16: Critic's Dispatches Seasoned critic sacrifices a Blue Jays game to take in The Queen of Katwe, Planetarium and The Bleeder but finds little to celebrate beyond a sweet mid-movie slumber By Jay Stone TORONTO — I went to three films today, which means I didn’t get to watch the Toronto Blue Jays game on television. The films weren’t great as cinema, but they were excellent as distractions from the Toronto Blue Jays. For the record, the Boston Red Sox beat the Jays 11-8, and I went 0-for-3. The first movie was The Queen of Katwe, a Disney movie based on a true story about a teenage Ugandan girl who lives in dire poverty on the bad side of a small African village — mud streets, bare shacks, a cacophony of people trying to sell maize to people in cars stuck in monumental traffic jams at red lights — and becomes a chess champion. Yes, it’s that movie, which suited my fellow movie-goers to a T. They laughed and applauded on cue, which makes me think The Queen ...
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Pete’s Dragon rekindles kid imagination

Movie review: Pete’s Dragon Pulling inspiration from childhood touchstones such as Puff the Magic Dragon, The Jungle Book and Lassie, David Lowery's remake of Pete's Dragon may play to a familiar formula, but it's still warm and fuzzy and fun to cuddle
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What’s The BFG? Spielberg and Rylance reunite for kid romp

Movie review: The BFG Steven Spielberg brings Roald Dahl's story of a little girl and a vegetarian giant to the big screen with gorgeous visuals and a sentimental streak, but a somewhat jumbled storyline that leaks emotion and suspense