A Scanner Darkly
This faithful adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder takes the audience on a visual and mind-blowing journey into the author's conception of a drug-addled world through rotoscoping, which animates the actors, scene by scene. It is a challenging, mind-bending experience that cautions about the dangers of excessive drug use as well as the government's capacity to abuse and manipulate power.
Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights
An offbeat, sometimes gross and sometimes appealing cartoon about the true meaning of the holidays with too much potty humor so families with kids under 10 looking for something to watch together, should probably avoid it.
Alpha and Omega
In this animated adventure, two young wolves at opposite ends of their pack's social order are thrown together into a foreign land and need each other to return home, but love complicates everything.
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.
In this violent digitally rendered 3-D action-adventure epic, the young warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later eliminate Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge. The voices of Ray Winstone, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins and Robin Wright Penn are the voices of the major characters.
In this computer animated adventure, the star racecar Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) and the incomparable tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) take their friendship to exciting new places when they head overseas to compete in the first-ever World Grand Prix to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and surprises.
In this high-definition 3-D stop-motion animated fantasy adventure, Coraline, a sassy young girl walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life and suddenly her wildest dreams become her cruelest nightmares.
In this computer-animated tale, a ten-year-old boy goes to extraordinary lengths to retrieve and return Babe Ruthís bat, which has been stolen by a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs so that Ruth wouldn't be able to beat them in the 1932 World Series. The kid not only succeeds, but saves his dadís job with the Yankees in the process--and, thanks to the Babeís intervention, hits a home run himself in the final game of the series.
One of Walt Disney's most magnificent achievements is back, and grander than ever. It's presented in its original 1940 Roadshow edition, complete with intermission and narration, which viewers have not seen since that original theatrical release.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
In this highly original animated version of the Roald Dahl children's classic, some angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox (voice of George Clooney), attempt to get rid of him, his wife (voice of Meryl Streep) and his family.
A delightfully imaginative 3D enhanced computer-animated underwater adventure, full of spectacular visuals, non-stop laughs, and a compelling story. It's main characters have the interesting voices of Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres. It's a hard-to-beat choice for entertaining the entire family.
Happy Feet 2
In this computer animated 3D sequel, Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.
This computer-animated chiller has a minimal plot about some musicians who sell their soul for a shot at stardom. The surreal visual effects and a pleasant guitar-based score should delight most of the family, but beware if you have easily frightened children.
In this animated holiday comedy, EB (voice of Russell Brand), the teenage son of the Easter Bunny, on the eve of taking over the family business, leaves for Hollywood in pursuit of his dream of becoming a drummer in a rock 'n' roll band. In LA, he's taken in by Fred (James Marsden) after the out-of-work slacker hits E.B. with his car.
This latest computer-animated film lacks the sensational quality of both "Shrek" and "Monsters, Inc" but kids will still enjoy this humorous tale of how some eccentric (and naturally talkative) animals attempt to return a lost child to his family in prehistoric times.
Kung Fu Panda 2
Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po's new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
In this animated wildlife fantasy adventure, Soren, a young barn owl, is kidnapped by owls of St. Aggie's, ostensibly an orphanage, where owlets are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. He and his new friends escape to the island of Ga'Hoole, to assist its noble, wise owls who fight the army being created by their wicked rulers.
Lilo and Stitch
A delightful animated comedy from Walt Disney Pictures' that's a captivating tale of a young girl's close encounter with the galaxy's most wanted extraterrestrial. Wuth whimsical characters, and an imaginative and offbeat story that's loaded with inventive artistry.
Mars Needs Moms
In this computer animated adventure, A young boy named Milo (voice of Seth Green) gains a deeper appreciation for his mom (voice of Joan Cusack) after Martians come to Earth to take her away.
In this animated satire, the super-villain Megamind (Will Ferrell) kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), and then becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. So, he creates a new enemy, Titan (Jonah Hill), who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, and for the first time in his life, Megamind has to save the day.
This is a computer-animated delight that the whole family will enjoy. You'll recognize the voices of John Goodman, Billy Crystal, and James Coburn having the of their lives. You will too.
This is an animated coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl during the Islamic Revolution. It tells the humorous yet poignant story of her survival during that turbulent period and deals with adolescence, politics, and family. It is an exhilarating yet heartbreaking portrait of a life and a nation in crisis.
In this computer-animated sci-fi adventure, American astronaut Chuck Baker (voice of Dwayne Johnson) lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he finds that this planet is inhabited by little green people who are happily living in what is reminiscent of small-town America in the 1950s, and whose only fear is that it will be overrun by alien invaders.
The magical animated story of a young and overeager goldfish named Ponyo (voiced by Noah Cyrus) and her quest to become human features an outstanding cast of voice talent, including Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Tina Fey, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Betty White and Frankie Jonas as Sosuke, the young boy who befriends Ponyo.
Puss in Boots
Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots (the voice of Antonio Banderas) becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) to save his town.
In this animated western adventure, Rango (voice of Johnny Depp) is a chameleon who aspires to be a swashbuckling hero in a Western town plagued by bandits. He is forced to literally play the role in order to protect the town.
In this colorful computer animated adventure, Blu (voice of Jessie Eisenberg), a domesticated macaw from a small-town in Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and together they take off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro.
Oscar Will Smith is a fast-talking little fish who dreams big, but he gets in hot water when he tells some lies which turn him into a hero. At first, his fellow fish swallow his line, and he gets fame and fortune, but it soon becomes clear that his story is nothing more than a fish tale.
Shrek the Third
In this sequel to the computer-animated classic, Shrek's father-in-law, King Harold, suddenly croaks, and unless Shrek with the help of his trusted companions Donkey and Puss In Boots can find a suitable successor to the King, Shrek could be stuck with the job. The most promising candidate is Fiona's cousin, Artie, a high school misfit with no social skills. Getting him to take the job proves to be more of a challenge than they ever imagined, and Prince Charming wants to be King himself.
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
A visually stimulating computer-generated Arabian Nights story with heroes and villains and giant creatures all together in a swashbuckling animated adventure that's fun-filled, eye-popping entertainment for the whole family.
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
This combination of traditional and computerized animation has been stunningly photographed in wide-screen Cinemascope. Basically it's an animated horse opera made for audiences of young children and adolescents, but it sports some nice songs by Bryan Adams and Matt Damon is the narrator.
In Disney's animated adventure, the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, where he's taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty beauty with 70 feet of golden hair, who's only interest is escaping from the tower where she's been locked away for years. She makes a deal with the handsome thief and together they set off on an action-packed escapade.
The Clone Wars
The stakes are high, and the fate of the Star Wars universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padme Amidala, along with brand-new heroes like Anakin's padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous are poised to rule the galaxy.
One of the world's greatest superheroes (the animated Mr. Incredible) was known for saving lives and fighting evil, but he's been forced to become an everyday working guy until he gets a mysterious message summoning him back into action on a top-secret assignment. His whole family is soon involved.
The Polar Express
A doubting young boy takes an educational Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole on a journey to discover if there really is a Santa Claus. Tom Hanks appears in multiple roles and in multiple computer animated guises, but the film is totally lacking in charm and wonder.
The Simpsons Movie
TV's most popular animated sitcom finally gets the big screen treatment, with an expansive visual style that makes it worth seeing, even if the story feels like an extended episode of the popular Fox series. All the regulars are there and it's absolutely hilarious; who could ask for more?
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they're forced through a portal, out of their world and into ours, landing in the middle of New York's Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down.
The Triplets of Belleville
An animated boy trains relentlessly for the Tour de France, at the urging of his loyal grandmother. When the big race comes, he and a few of his fellow racers are kidnapped by some thugs who force them to pedal to make their secret gambling operation run smoothly. in French with English subtitles
Toy Story 2
Even better than Toy Story, this follow up Disney-Pixar delight with Woody the cowboy, Buzz Lightyear (the astronaut) and all the toys in Andy's room, is now available for renting or purchase.
Walt Disney's animated adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale "Treasure Island." It's got the swashbuckling spirit of the novel but adds loads of video game graphics, lots of funny lines and it's the one holiday thrill ride the whole family can enjoy together.
This magical animated fantasy adventure is about a 78-year-old balloon salesman (voice of Ed Asner) who fulfills his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America, so he ties thousands of balloons to his house and takes off up into the air, setting him, his house and a young intruder on a spectacular journey.
This computer-animated comedy-adventure is a tale of a brave-but-undersized pigeon named Valiant (voiced by Ewan McGregor), who dreams of joining England's elite Royal Homing Pigeon Service (RHPS), and serving both crown and country during World War II. The familiar voices of John Cleese and Tim Curry are also featured.
Waltz with Bashir
This spellbinding animated war film documents a filmmaker's quest to discover the truth about an Israeli Army mission he participated in during the first Lebanon War in the early 1980's that left him with a loss of memory about the events. Impressionistic images begin to resurface as the director interviews old friends and comrades and they relive their experiences in the war.
Wild Thornberrys Movie
This animnated blend of wit and heart makes this ecologically minded, wildlife friendly film, with its emphasis on caring for animals and respecting other cultures, a delight for the entire family. It's just as entertaining as the hit Nickelodeon series on which it is based.
Winnie the Pooh
Walt Disney's colorfully animated film takes us into the Hundred Acre Wood where we find Winnie the Pooh the philosophical "bear of very little brain" and his friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo-and last, but certainly not least, Eeyore, who has lost his tail.