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  • The Adventures of Tintin 3D (NR)

    Whenever Steven Spielberg works in his self-conscious blockbuster mode—as in the Indiana Jones or Jurassic Park movies--his action sequences are staged with such precision that they feel like the work of a sophisticated computer program. more...
  • The Adventures of Tintin (PG)

    Whenever Steven Spielberg works in his self-conscious blockbuster mode—as in the Indiana Jones or Jurassic Park movies--his action sequences are staged with such precision that they feel like the work of a sophisticated computer program. more...
  • Akira (R)

    An interminable Japanese SF animated feature (1988), based on the graphic novel by Katsuhiro Otomo, who scripted and directed this adaptation. more...
  • Aladdin (G)

    Adhering religiously to the formula that made megabucks on The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast, this 1992 cartoon Disney feature, directed by John Musker and Ron Clements from a script they wrote with Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio, can probably be plumbed for ideological notations on nuclear power in the Middle East and other aspects of the New World Order (I'm inclined to take a parrot named Iago, dubbed by Gilbert Gottfried, as a stand-in for Israel), but it's also a fairly straightforward fairy tale about an American-looking street urchin who marries into wealth with the help of a genie not only dubbed by but conspicuously patterned after Robin Williams. more...
  • Alpha and Omega (PG)

    Justin Long and Hayden Panettiere provide the voices for the title characters in this animated adventure—a pair of young wolves who are captured and then released in a new environment. more...
  • Alpha and Omega 3-D (PG)

    Justin Long and Hayden Panettiere provide the voices for the title characters in this animated adventure—a pair of young wolves who are captured and then released in a new environment. more...
  • The Animation Show of Shows
  • The Animation Show of Shows

    The selections in this year's Animation Show of Shows (curated, as always, by Ron Diamond) tend to be more amusing than inspired; my favorite works in the program provided me with momentary delight rather than lasting astonishment. more...