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Happy Feet 2 Trailer


While the Emperor penguins of Antarctica find their mate by singing their 'heartsong', Mumble is different. Instead of singing, he has a talent for tap-dancing and it was this that won the affections of his old friend Gloria. His unique gift also helped ban overfishing in Antarctica which saved the fish population from extinction.

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Picture - Elizabeth Daily, Guests Los Angeles, California, Friday 14th August 2009

Elizabeth Daily and Legally Blonde - Elizabeth Daily, Guests Los Angeles, California - The opening night of 'Legally Blonde' the musical at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood - Arrivals Friday 14th August 2009

Picture - Elizabeth Daily and daughters Los Angeles, California, Friday 14th August 2009

Elizabeth Daily and Legally Blonde - Elizabeth Daily and daughters Los Angeles, California - The opening night of 'Legally Blonde' the musical at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood - Arrivals Friday 14th August 2009

Pee-wee's Big Adventure Review


Excellent
Arguably Tim Burton's strangest film, about a now iconic guy who never managed to grow up. The love of his life is his pimped-out red bicycle, and when it gets stolen, it sends Pee-wee (Paul Reubens) on the biggest adventure of his life, from the plains of the midwest to the lots of Hollywood. Rent this film, and tell 'em Large Marge sent ya!

Fandango Review


Excellent
Kevin Costner didn't get his start in Fandango, but he might as well have. This classic comedy gave us an early-career Costner as head of the "Groovers," a band of five roommates who decide to take one quick road trip after graduating from The University of Texas in 1971 -- only to find the spectre of Vietnam (and marriage) waiting for them in a matter of days.

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Rugrats Go Wild! Review


Terrible
You would have figured that with a show and movie series as delightfully cynical as Rugrats would have had the foresight to see that naming a movie with "Go Wild" in the title is just asking for insult. The similarities between the "Wild" movies go beyond the titles. Both take place in exotic getaway spots (a deserted island / a deserted alley outside a cheap New Orleans bar in Mardi Gras). Both involve a large cast of characters whose names you don't remember and whose voice you can barely make out through the sucking, slurping, or slurring of something or another. Oh yeah, and both are an utter waste of time unless your mind can't discern between binki-ness and kinkiness.

As if your kid will care, Rugrats Go Wild! is a cross between the shows Rugrats and The Wild Thornberrys, in which a Rugrats family vacation leads to being stranded on a deserted island. The only other inhabitants are the Thornberrys, a dysfunctional set of explorers with a souped-up RV that makes the new Lexus SUVs look like bumper cars. The adults get the idea to start going Lord of the Flies. The babies get the idea to start going exploring, and I get the idea to leave the theatre before dealing with an extra hour and a half of wasted time.

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The Rugrats Movie Review


Excellent
So I'm a little late in writing this review. I really don't care. Neither do Tommy or Dill or Angelica or Chucky, who have pretty much been chased out of their playpen box-office by the funny but unintelligent A Bug's Life. But this movie suceeds where both A Bug's Life and it's competitor Antz failed: in creating a kids-love/adults-love movie. Kids love A Bug's Life, Adults love Antz. Both of them love Rugrats.

The most intelligent cartoon since The Simpsons (which the same animation team behind Rugrats worked on) has come to the big screen. It's a look at the babies of the new all-American parents: both at work, both armed with cell phones and faxes. They're raised by their sleeping grandfather and are intelligent beyond their single year.

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Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Review


Good
Well, the Rugrats are back, and, as usual, they're way too sophisticated for their audience. The Simpsons of the Nickelodeon Network has meandered its way back onto the big screen, and this time they are hitting the streets of Paris with more Freudian slips than a sexually-charged first date.

To start with, Grandpa Lou has gotten remarried (leading into, by the way, an excellent parody of The Godfather in the first scene) and all Chuckie wants is a mommy. Meanwhile, Stu Pickles gets a call from Paris demanding that he come to fix a giant mechanical Reptar (a wonderful running Godzilla/Pokemon spoof gag from the series) which he designed.

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Babe: Pig In The City Review


Unbearable
The problem with sequels is that they try too much to be like the original. Sure, there are a few exceptions. I can't think of any right off the top of my head, but rule #665 in The Critic's Bible: there are exceptions to every rule. Babe, by all accounts, was an intelligent, thought out movie. Babe II: Pig in the City, tries and tries but can't quiet do it.

Sure, the humor is moderately intelligent and the narration includes things like a mention of the chaos theory, but when it boils down to it, Babe II was just like every other sequel: an attempt to carbon copy the original. But, friends, the great copy machine known as Hollywood is broken, and has never gotten a repairman, so we are doomed to watch screwed up attempts at copying, remakes gone wrong, and things screwed up.

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Valley Girl Review


Good
Dated yet infectious, Valley Girl is the kind of absurd romantic/teen/sex comedy that they just don't make any more. Nicolas Cage takes his first starring role as "the punk" from Hollywood, to whom titular "gag me with a spoon" valley girl Deborah Foreman finds herself drawn. There's a local jock also in the picture, and of course Foreman's got a totally tubular group of friends (including future voice of Babe Elizabeth Daily and Real Genius co-star Michelle Meyrink). The story is typical kids' stuff, but the '80s setting and ear-thrashing lingo is unforgettable.
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