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Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Ever-intrepid Werner Herzog guides us through a cave in southern France that holds the oldest drawings known to humanity.
" can’t-miss material, especially when witnessed in the film’s 3-D version in which the curvatures, striations, and bumpy irregularities..."

May 20, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gulliver's Travels
In this update of the satiric Jonathan Swift novel, Jack Black plays s travel writer who becomes lost on the island of Lilliput.
"...the narrative, lackadaisical attention paid to the possibilities of 3-D and other state-of-the-art special effects, and careless direction of..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
This seventh film in the horror series promises to be the last.
"...screen and onto their laps (via the profoundly crappy 3-D) as well as an above-average opening slaughter involving two..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Captain America: Civil War
It's a Marvel Universe, and we all just live in it
"...but the audience gets a dizzy rush anyway (the 3-D is top-notch). Apologies are made mid-wallop, and jokes cushion..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

ABCD 2 (Any Body Can Dance)
Bollywood dance-competition sequel.
"...and Raghav Juyal. Not reviewed at press time. This 3-D dance film is a sequel to the 2013 Hindi..."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Voices are given to the live-action animal performers who romp through this four-footed James Bond spoof.
"...otherwise mediocre and features some of the most uninvolving 3-D CGI since Clash of the Titans earlier this year...."

July 30, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Princess and the Frog
Disney's 49th animated feature film is set in Jazz Age New Orleans and stars a black cast of characters.
"...been losing face, of late, to their CG and 3-D brethren, here stage a bold, vibrant, and altogether bloodless..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Titan A.E.
"...the film. As before, the merging of 2- and 3-D animation is a bit jarring at first, but if..."

June 16, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Meg
This giant shark tale simply lacks bite
", Flipper. It’s not as howlingly awful as Jaws 3-D or Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! but for the..."

Aug. 10, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Review: 'Print the Legend'
The 3-D printing truth is more unsettling than fiction
"...If the science fiction about 3-D printing has always veered toward the dystopian, the reality..."

March 9, 2014 SXSW Post by Brandon Watson

Wim Wenders celebrates the great, innovative, German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch – in commanding 3-D, no less.
"...Holdouts to the 3-D revolution – I count myself one of them –..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

When spelunkers rappel into a remote cave and get trapped by storm runoff, the plot and dialogue become as soggy as the characters.
"...perfectly acceptable 2-D movie was instead upgraded to unnecessary 3-D, which leaves the images looking dark when the action..."

Feb. 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This animated film is vibrant and exceedingly clever, but also a rather slight thing for such mega-sized proportions.
"...The DreamWorks Animation team devotes its extraordinary attention to 3-D visual detail in Megamind – most commonly to the..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2010: Animation
This year's five nominees for the best animated short Oscar are available for viewing. This year’s five Academy Award-nominated animated shorts include “A Matter of Loaf and Death,” the latest stop-motion Claymation piece from Nick Park and Aardman; “Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty” by Nicky Phelan; “The Lady and the Reaper" by Recio García; “French Roast” by Fabrice O. Joubert; and the winning “Logorama” by the H5 collective.
"...perfectly timed and an appealing mix of 2-D and 3-D animation. Writer/director Javier Recio García’s entry is a zippy..."

Feb. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Howl's Moving Castle
The latest from animation master Hayao Miyazaki is ravishingly beautiful but narratively inferior to all his other films.
" leagues beyond any traditional 2-D animation out of 3-D-mad Hollywood lately, and more beguiling than anything Disney’s done..."

June 17, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

They Shall Not Grow Old
Peter Jackson's extraordinary World War I documentary finds humanity in a hellish war
"...out, ghostlike, but return vividly to life and in 3-D. Jackson’s aesthetic choice to bookend his film with 2-D,..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Poseiden's son and his pals reunite to retrieve the Golden Fleece, but only the film's special effects grabbed our attention.
" It pretty much goes without saying that the 3-D adds nothing to the film, and while the digital..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Arthur Christmas
The folks at Aardman Animation, who gave us Wallace & Gromit, seve up an instant – and funny – holiday classic.
"...Plasticine stop-motion designs behind in favor of CGI and 3-D techniques, both of which turn out to work splendidly..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"Matt Rebholz and Rachel Wolfson Smith: We Can See Through Time" at ICOSA
Drawings in red and blue ink, intended to be viewed through 3-D glasses, pull the viewer in to landscapes that make the familiar look alien
"...receive a custom pair of anaglyph glasses, the older 3-D glasses with one red and one blue lens. To..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Luc Besson's latest is a kaleidoscopic mess
"...all of the performances are one-dimensional turns in a 3-D movie, not surprisingly. In addition to the sympathetic character..."

July 21, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ratchet & Clank
This animated video-game spin-off fails on every level
"...loud yet lifeless movie, with threadbare tropes and useless 3-D. You're better off picking up a controller and directing..."

May 6, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Jungle Book
"Forget about your worries and your strife …"
"...Walt Disney Pictures’ beautiful and thrilling live-action/CGI/3-D (whew!) adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s timeless collection of fables..."

April 15, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ever wish you could pixelate Adam Sandler?
" an improvement on his usual mugging, and the 3-D, for a change, enhances the action. A genuine PG-13..."

July 24, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Planes: Fire & Rescue
In this Disney follow-up, Dusty, the animated cropduster, still flies around like crazy, while learning to work in a group and be less of a showboat.
"...beyond expert at turning out these clever, funny, appealing, 3-D, animated films. Even their less successful works are polished..."

July 18, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

How to Train Your Dragon 2
You'll want a dragon of your own after seeing this animated sequel that surpasses the original.
"...The 3-D animation is gaspingly good at conveying the freewheeling joys..."

June 13, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A gladiator slave must rescue his secret love before Vesuvius erupts.
"...many Etch-a-Sketch doodlings (all of it shot in well-above-average 3-D). Pompeii delivers the goods – well, at least during..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
It's comestibles gone wild in this animated follow-up.
" is bound to make you hungry. This lazy, 3-D sequel to the 2009 feature about freakish meteorological events..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Smurfs 2
The Smurfs invade Paris. (Must've heard Jerry Lewis is a god there.)
" every other sentence? Someone apparently thinks so. The 3-D, live-action/animated film The Smurfs 2 takes up where its..."

Aug. 2, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Despicable Me 2
Gru exchanges supervillainy for domesticity in this sequel, although the Minions are still the animated film's best selling point.
"...The former baddie/now daddy Gru in the animated 3-D film Despicable Me 2 looks like something out of..."

July 5, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

This imaginative 3-D animated fantasy takes place in a forest world.
"...An imaginative 3-D animated fantasy begins with Mary Katherine (Seyfried), a young..."

May 24, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

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