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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The Lego Movie managed that rare feat of being funny enough to keep the kids entertained and subversive enough to make the adults chuckle. Any sequel was always going to have its work cut out, and The Lego Movie 2 doesn’t quite...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Secret Life of Pets 2

The problem with any sequel is that it’s rarely as good as the film that it’s trying to ape. Film-makers have to decide from the get-go, whether they want to give audiences something new or more of the same—only louder, showier...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Mary And The Witch’s Flower

Published in 1971, The Little Broomstick was memorable both for its feisty heroine and beautiful storytelling.  While sweeping up leaves with a small broom, Mary accidentally smears the broom in the juice of a fly-by-night flow...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Death Of Superman

If superhero movies were sandwiches then you’d probably take them back to the shop. Not very adventurous, with a thin daub of plot-jam, sold as a luxury product in an artisan SFX wrap. DC Universes’ animated features, however, ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Early Man

You just know that any film which manages to squeeze in meteor strikes, the extinction of the dinosaurs, a nod to Ray Harryhausen, and the beautiful game, in the first five minutes, is going to be all right. But, with Early Man...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Features
 

Isle Of Dogs Featurettes

Isle Of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off...

 
 
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Dinosaurs, Harryhausen, And Me

On 10 March 2018, an exhibition will open at Valence House featuring many original models from The Ray And Diana Harryhausen Foundation, made famous in films such as Jason And The Argonauts, Clash Of The Titans, and Mysterious ...
 
 
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My Life As A Courgette

Adapted from Gilles Paris’ novel with tons of heart and sly humour, My Life As A Courgette isn’t your usual animated fare. Described by its director as “Ken Loach for kids” Courgette follows the adventures of nine-year ol...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Costuming Kubo

From Coraline to Box Trolls and now Kubo And The Two Strings; Film Juice’s Janet Leigh delves further into the animation world with costume designer Debora Cook to find out exactly what it’s like to dress the miniature heroes w...
 
 
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Kubo And The Two Strings

Year after year, Laika just keep raising the bar. The stop-frame animation studio made their name with the mould-breaking, instant classic Coraline. But just when you had these guys pegged as the Gothic Aardman, they suddenly g...