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The Boxtrolls [based on the book] by dir. by ,

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The town of Cheesebridge lives in fear of the Boxtrolls. A curfew is in force, everything must be locked up at night, children especially must be kept indoors. The town remembers the day the Mr Trubshaw left his child unattended and the Boxtrolls stole and ate him. Every year Ms. Frou Frou re-enacts, in song and dance, that terrible night.

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A town called panic dir. by ,

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In a town (or village) called Panic live Indian, Cowboy, and Horse. But Cowboy & Indian have forgotten that it is Horse’s birthday. What will they get him as a present? He already has hats! But what about a barbecue? That would be perfect, but they have no bricks to build it. Luckily, Stephen, the farmer next door helps get

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Beauty and the Beast dir. by ,

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IMDb Watched as part of this year’s Once Upon a Time Quest On-Screen I’d say almost everyone knows the plot outline to Beauty and the Beast, a father imprisoned by a beast, a daughter who takes her father’s place, and the love that develops and turns the beast into a man. I didn’t need to spoiler hide that, right? It

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Fantastic Mr. Fox dir. by

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based on book by Roald Dahl If you haven’t seen this film then quick, go now. It isn’t that I’m going to spoil it on you, it is simply that its brilliant. You’ll love it[1] And if you don’t then there is something wrong with you! I don’t really know how to describe how great this film is. It is

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A Scanner Darkly [based on book] by dir. by

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I have come to conclusion that I dislike this new animation style of digital-rotoscoping. That is where actors are filmed and then converted into animation using some computer aided magic. (As you can see I am all up on the technical terms) The previous film in this style I saw was Renaissance, which suffered from a boring plot, but also

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Renaissance dir. by

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It is 2054, Paris and a young woman has just been kidnapped. Karas, a police captain specialising in kidnapping is charged to find her, and to find her alive. The company she works for, Avalon, are very insistent that this researcher be found. But if I’m honest the plot isn’t really all that interesting. Run of the mill sci-fi detective

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Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit dir. by ,

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The first feature length outing for Wallace and Gromit sees them in the vegetable-protection industry. As AntiPesto they specialise in keeping the village’s prized vegetables safe from the ever hungry mouths of rabbits. In a humane manner. The Annual Giant Vegetable Show is only a few days away when the Were-Rabbit makes an appearance. Destruction of many much-loved vegetables occurs,

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Howl’s Moving Castle dir. by

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I always meant to see Spirited Away, but never got around to it, so I’m glad I got a chance to see this film, by the same director, in the cinema. Based on the book of the same title by Dianna Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle is an anime cartoon telling the story of Sophie, a young hatmaker who is

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Corpse Bride dir. by ,

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Poor old Victor just can’t get his through his wedding rehearsal, can’t remember his lines, bumps into things, sets the bride’s mother on fire. It is all enough to send anyone running for the woods. But Victor has fallen in love with his arranged bride-to-be and sets about practising those vows. Only problem is that, in doing so, he manages

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Belleville Rendezvous dir. by

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This is film that got quite a lot of attention when it came out, but I will admit to being a little put of by the trailer, and as it didn’t stay in my local cinema for very long I never got around to seeing it. As it was part funded by the Beeb they must have gotten first dibs

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