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Fast Five Review: Moana (2016)

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MOANA
2016 | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right.

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Fast Five Review: Finding Dory

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FINDING DORY
2016 | G | Animated, Adventure, Comedy

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.  Continue reading

Fast Five Review: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

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KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
2016 | Animated, Adventure, Family
Reviewed by Regina

A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past. Continue reading

Fast Five Review: Inside Out (2015)

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1. Did you like it?

Absolutely.

2. Why?

Inside Out is the story of 11-year-old Riley and the emotions that live in her mind: Joy, Anger, Fear, Disgust and Sadness. When Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life into the hilly streets of San Francisco, she struggles to adjust to her new life. It’s up to the emotions now to help her.

The storyline might sound simple, but Inside Out actually has a lot of depth that both adults and children can enjoy, offering you with a unique look into mental and emotional health. More importantly, like all Pixar films, this movie has heart and comes with the full spectrum: action and adventure, family and friendship, laughter and tears.

3. “You would enjoy this movie if…”

You like children’s movies with emotional depth or you’re in love with all Pixar films.

4. “This movie made me think…”

That all emotions are equally important. We’re always more eager to accept joy rather than sadness, fear, disgust or anger, but in Inside Out, all these emotions play a very significant part in Riley’s life.

5. Stars out of five?

Five. From the little visual details to the overall narrative, Inside Out was just simply brilliant.

Fast Five Review: Pom Poko (1994)

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Review by Paul

1. Did you like it?

Yes

2. Why/Why not?

I don’t usually like animie but this was enjoyable. It has an interesting, fast-paced storyline with a fun soundtrack. The charming depiction of Raccoon dogs in rural Japan serves as a warning about the downsides of environmental destruction for the sake of progress.

3. “You would enjoy this movie if…”

You like animation. Young children will love this film.

4. “This series made me think…”

Of the clash of progress, employment and preservation of nature.

5. Stars out of five?

4