Rio (2011)

Rio (2011) — First off: there’s a Scrat cartoon before this movie. I love that little guy… so yay! Now onto the movie itself: Carlos Saldanha has basically crafted an animated love letter to his hometown of Rio de Janeiro. The story is about a Blue Macaw oh-so-creatively named Blu (Jessie Eisenberg). He’s abducted from … Continue reading

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) — Cute.  The strength of the movie is not in the story but when it goes into a madcap Chuck Jones moment.  Like the first two movies, everything with Scrat works while the main story is only so-so.  In fact I barely remember the plot of the first … Continue reading