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'The Lego Movie' is awesome
'The Lego Movie' is awesome

The Lego Movie Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99/$59.98 Available on VOD June 17. It seemed like a cynical cash grab when it was announced, but it turned out to be one of 2014's best films. Writer-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller make the most of the idea of building with colorful little blocks, telling a story about an ordinary construction worker named Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt), who discovers Lego worlds beyond the one he's always known, where "master builders" fight against the hyper-conformist Lord Business. Like Emmet, audiences may also be surprised by how many layers the movie has, as it pokes fun at blockbuster fantasy movies (using some of the Warner Bros....

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