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McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceDerivative as all get out and plainly concocted by a committee, "Epic" is a children's animated film that is more entertaining and emotional than it has any right to be. Characters make sacrifices and die, miss their parents and mourn. And we're touched....
"Epic," which features the voice of Allentown's Amanda Seyfried, began its journey to the big screen courtesy of director Chris Wedge, the filmmaker who directed "Ice Age" and co-founded Blue Sky animation. A few years ago, Wedge and author William Joyce...
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VarietyThe most questionable thing about "Epic," Blue Sky Studios' latest animated adventure, is its title. Not only is it generic-sounding and Google-unfriendly, it's also one of the last words most viewers would use to describe the film. Which is not to say...
Tulsa WorldEvery so often, a film like "The Sapphires" comes along, and I'm glad it does. This sweet charmer put a smile on my face at the start, and it just stayed there. The movie has more soul than it does substance. It's sentimental but not sticky-sweet. The...
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Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 12 - 18, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Undercover Boss Following last week'...
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review"Cloud Atlas" (2012, R, 172 min., $28.98). One of the most anticipated movies of the 2012 slate, "Cloud Atlas" didn't quite perform up to expectations. The picture is hard to grasp, with a confusing collection of interwoven storylines that produce lots of...
The Philadelphia InquirerYou have to give Christopher Guest credit: When he finds a comedy style that works for him, he sticks with it. Since This Is Spinal Tap in 1984, he has devoted himself to deadpan mockumentaries like Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, using a loyal...
Christopher Guest, the director of "Best in Show" and "A Mighty Wind," has made a TV series for HBO. The eight-episode "Family Tree," which premieres Sunday, is his first work in seven years, and like his films it is sweet and funny and not a little...
Tags: Television, Michael McKean, Jim Piddock, England, Entertainment
Channel Guide MagazineFamily Tree Sundays beginning May 12 HBO, 10:30pm ET The Christopher Guest troupe of actors from films like Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and For Your Consideration seem like a little family all their own. So it’s only appropriate that they...
Philadelphia Daily NewsAncestor worship's all the rage these days. So HBO's newest comedy, "Family Tree," about a man tracing his roots, should have built-in appeal for those not already sold by the name of co-creator Christopher Guest ("Best in Show," "Waiting for Guffman")....
Los Angeles Times Television Critic"Family Tree" (HBO, premieres Sunday). Christopher Guest has made you a TV series. Thank him. The director of "A Mighty Wind" and "Best in Show" and one of the forces behind and in "This Is Spinal Tap" -- in which he was Nigel Tufnel, whose amplifier went...
Los Angeles Times Television Critic"Scandal": Shonda Rhimes' whacked-out buzzfest of a political drama comes to a much-fanticipated close after its first full season (it debuted as a mid-season replacement.) As super-sleuth and super-stylin' D.C. power-fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)...
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