Tangled

There’s a long, storied history of Disney films that involve princesses. With TANGLED, Rapunzel has finally joined the pantheon of animated princesses. The film is a loose retelling of the fairy tale, but with enough sprinkling of Disney magic to elevate it beyond the source material. TANGLED is far from perfect, but it is an enjoyable story that kids will fall in love with.

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Tickled

TICKLED is a documentary uniquely designed to subvert the expectations of its viewers. It begins with a lighthearted, almost whimsical premise – David Farrier, an entertainment journalist in New Zealand, stumbles across videos online that showcase “competitive endurance tickling”. It seems almost too bizarre to be real, and so Farrier decides to write a story on the “sport”. But when his request for an interview with a representative from Jane O’Brien Media (the source of the tickling videos) is declined, and the response is filled with legal threats and homophobic slurs, Farrier discovers that he has stumbled upon something much more sinister – a faceless organization that preys on young men through threats, blackmail, and coercion.

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Pacific Rim: Uprising

Sometimes, you just know when a film has the potential to satisfy. PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING promises viewers plenty of action involving giant robots and monsters. Quite frankly, the film delivers on its promise in spades. It’s not quite as creative or inventive as the first PACIFIC RIM, but it has a great cast and solid action sequences that guarantee a fun time.

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Tucker & Dale vs. Evil

A comedy/horror film is a rare hybrid, but when they work – they’re incredibly enjoyable. TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL is one such film. It’s got plenty of blood and scares, but it’s also self-aware and surprisingly cute. The film feels fresh, and it makes great use of tired horror tropes to elicit some big laughs. It’s certainly not perfect, but it is a fun ride.

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