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    An animated feature that offers a little Alien named “Oh” (voice of Jim Parsons) and an adventuresome little girl named Tip (voice of Rhianna) Al Pacino in a different kind of alien invasion movie.  The off-worlders don’t destroy anything – they just move all the humans to Australia so they can have the rest of the planet.  Some people get left behind, Tip is separated from her mother, and that just isn’t going to do.  With Oh in two Tip is on the move in a colourful adventure that kids will truly enjoy.  Very young ones may find it distressful when moms go missing, but it all ends very nicely. Rated G.

  • Comet:  

    Many of us have enough trouble in this universe without trying to deal with a romantic comedy in a parallel one.  Justin Long is the star here, along with newcomer Kayla Servi and Phantom of the Opera’s Emmy Rossum as the star-crossed couple, Long and Rossum, bounce around the world, through time and through different iterations of our world, in what starts as a puzzle and ends as a relationship. The film is acutely original, and if you can just stay with it in the early going, it’s well worth the trip.  Rated 14A.

     

  • Descendants:  

    This is an odd duck, a TV movie that is live action, not animated, yet it contains such Disney villains as Cruella De Ville, Maleficent, and no shortage of evil royalty.  The actual villains are really background characters, with their daughters taking centre stage.  As wicked as the girls are, the son of Queen Belle and King Adam works hard to offer the young ladies a chance at redemption.  Kristin Chenowith stars along with a youthful cast.  Made for TV for the Disney Channel, completely harmless for youngsters. Rated PG.


     

  • Wet, Hot, American Summer: First Day of Camp (Season 1, 2015):   

    Janeane Garafolo and Jason Schwartzman star in this TV series version of the 2001 movie about a summer camp where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.  It’s a prequel to the original, made for Netflix, by Netflix.  Great cast that includes Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Lake Bell, and Bradley Cooper.  Because the kids in the original cast were too old to come back for this one, a new set of campers has been recruited.  Rated 14A.

     

     

    Turbo Fast (Season 2, 2014):

     This spin-off from the 2012 movie of the same name offers up the continuing animated adventures of the snail who improbably won the Indianapolis 500 after a race to end all races.  The TV series has been dumbed down a lot from the film and is geared to an audience somewhere around 5 to 10 years of age.  Now that they have a fast-action stunt team, there is a lot more action.  The original voice actors have been replaced to, so there isn’t a lot of similarity between the two projects.  Even the animation is a cut lower. Rated 1G.

EASY RIDER (1969): 

The late Dennis Hopper co-wrote (along with Peter Fonda) and starred in what is surely the classic road picture as two guys hit the roads of American on their choppers.  Watch for a supporting role by music producer Phil Spector.

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