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The Incredibles is a super movie

7 Mar

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At a time, when every other month another big star is donning a costume or exhibiting an unstoppable superpower, the animated film, The Incredibles continues to be one of the best superhero films of all time. Brad Bird’s inventive story mixes action/adventure along with humor to create a film that everyone can appreciate and enjoy.

Bob aka Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and his wife Helen aka Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) were forced into retirement and to live a “normal” life with their three “gifted” children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack, but after 15 years, Bob gets his chance to come out of retirement. Shortly thereafter, he realizes that it will take a family effort to rescue the world.

This film connects with audiences of all ages because it is more about the “modern” family overcoming real-life problems and being there for one another than it is fighting evil villains. The combination of Bird’s story and Pixar’s dazzling visuals creates a “super” movie.

WORD COUNT: 160

Adam’s Grade: A

Chuck’s Grade: A

Columbus Circle needs some renovations before renting it out

14 Jan

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George Gallo pens a story about a wealthy woman living as a recluse in a posh apartment building in New York City. She is hiding from her past, but her seclusion from the world is nearing twenty years when a murder takes place across the hall. Her lifestyle and identity are in jeopardy when the police investigate and new pair of tenants move in. Although, the story is interesting there are problems with its execution, as well as character elements that are not completely worked out.  Is Abigal (Selma Blair) a recluse because she wants to conceal her identity from the world or is she agoraphobic? It seems the answer is both, but only when it serves the script’s needs, which is unforgivable. Although, it is an independent film, its creator is a seasoned filmmaker that ignores the details. The cast is capable, but they cannot avoid going straight to DVD.  Columbus Circle needs some renovations before renting it out.

WORD COUNT: 160

Chuck’s Grade: C

Adam’s Grade: N/A