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  • The Brave Little Toaster

    The Brave Little Toaster

    ★★★★★

    It's not just the toaster that's brave in this oft-forgotten masterpiece. This is just one of the most fearless animated films of all time. Some kids were probably too disturbed by the firefighter clown nightmare to ever revisit TBLT, which is a shame because there's so much more to this than the scary bits.

    For one, the songs are phenomenal. David Newman & Van Parks provide some of the most memorable numbers I've ever heard, "It's a B-Movie" and "Worthless" are…

  • Wanted

    Wanted

    Rat's off to this one

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  • The Secret Life of Pets

    The Secret Life of Pets

    it makes Over the Hedge look like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

    there is no narrative thrust, no personality, no visual pizazz. the only joy I found in this movie was when the two main dogs sneak into a sausage factory and gorge themselves until they enter hallucinatory bliss. it's a silly sequence that does nothing to advance the plot, but that's exactly what Pets needed more of. these characters mostly just tumble from point A to B to…

  • Yoga Hosers

    Yoga Hosers

    ★½

    This could have been a decently entertaining B-movie if it didn't draw out so many dead-on-arrival gags. Early on the dad of one of the girls is brought to tears when they play a ballad. Throughout the whole musical number it just keeps cutting from them performing to the dad sobbing into his hands. Before long, I too was sobbing into my hands. Is it possible for something to come off as "trying too hard" while simultaneously not trying at…