OKGazette.com - Youth http://www.okgazette.com/oklahoma/articles.sec-107-1-youth.html <![CDATA[Earth to Echo - <i>Earth to Echo</i> desperately wants to be a summer blockbuster, mimicking those that came before it and did it better.]]> In cinema, there is a fine, often debatable line separating homage from imitation. Unquestionably, family-friendly sci-fi flick Earth to Echo is of the latter category.]]> <![CDATA[How to Train Your Dragon 2 - How to Train Your Dragon 2 soars for DreamWorks.]]> In 2010, DreamWorks approached the rarified air of Pixar-level animation with How to Train Your Dragon, one of DreamWorks’ few family-friendly offerings that didn’t suffer from an overload of pop culture references. Pixar has proven itself fallible in the ensuing years, but the DreamWorks franchise hasn’t lost any of its fire in How to Train Your Dragon 2.]]> <![CDATA[Maleficent - Not without its shortcomings, Disney’s <i>Maleficent</i> features extravagant visuals and a powerful performance from Angelina Jolie.]]> In Robert Stromberg’s Maleficent, an antiquated fairy tale gets a progressive rewrite and a gratuitous 3-D makeover. Unlike Disney’s previous retellings (Oz the Great and PowerfulAlice in Wonderland), the highly anticipated Maleficent admirably attempts to present fully rounded female characters and make necessary the evil inherent in the 1959 animation. Fans anticipating glamorous malevolence, thanks to Angelina Jolie’s fiercely sculpted cheekbones in promo media, can expect a bit more to the story than sheer vengeance.]]> <![CDATA[Monsters University - The college-set Disney/Pixar prequel graduates without honors.]]> If Monsters University is any indication of what children think college is like, maybe it’s no wonder that increasing numbers of young people are forgoing higher education. The follow-up to Disney/Pixar 2001’s Monsters, Inc. imagines university life as a suffocating place ruled by mean-spirited cliques and droning professors.]]> <![CDATA[Frankenweenie - Tim Burton builds a better 'Frankenweenie' and it’s alive! It’s alive! It’s alive with humor and heart.]]> One imagines Frankenweenie is the movie director Tim Burton has been waiting to make his entire life.]]> <![CDATA[ParaNorman - ]]> If you haven’t seen 2009’s Coraline, you might be more inclined to surrender yourself to the macabre charm of ParaNorman. Both films, works of stop-motion animation by the Oregon-based Laika company, share much in common: an outcast protagonist, ineffectual grown-ups, visually stunning riffs on the supernatural.]]> <![CDATA[A Cat in Paris - ]]> A Cat in Paris
12:30 p.m. Sunday
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
415 Couch
okcmoa.com
236-3100
$5-$8]]>
<![CDATA[Rio - Utterly forgettable]]> From the conveyer belt of Fox Animation, “Rio” comes equipped with a predictable story, perfunctory characters and presentable visuals.
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<![CDATA[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules - Enjoyable, full of goodwill, but inferior to original]]> Last spring’s “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” caught me by surprise. Not only was it not painful, but it was genuinely funny — arguably the best family film of the past decade.
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