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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 31, 2002

Having proved in last year's delightful live-action adventure ''Spy Kids'' that they have the underage mojo necessary to…

Spider-Man
by Owen Gleiberman | May 01, 2002

Spider-Man sucks you right in the moment that Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a sweetly bashful high school science…

Scooby-Doo
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jun 28, 2002

Ruh-roh! Romething's really wrong with this ricture! The live-action adventure Scooby-Doo is founded on a love-it-or-hate-it (and you…

The Parent Trap
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 10, 1998

At the rustic summer camp where Hallie Parker and Annie James (both played by Lindsay Lohan) discover they're…

Holes
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Apr 16, 2003

One young person I know had two burning questions in antsy-pants anticipation of seeing the movie Holes .…

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
by Owen Gleiberman | Feb 06, 2012

Chris Renaud, the codirector of Despicable Me , turns the 1971 Dr. Seuss book into The Lorax ,…

The Dark Knight Rises
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 17, 2012

You say you want a revolution? Well, you know, there's a comic-book movie for you. The Dark Knight…

D2: The Mighty Ducks
by Lois Alter Mark | Apr 01, 1994

When it comes to sports movies for kids, the message is often ''Do as I say, not as…

Brave
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jun 20, 2012

Hair — lots and lots of it — has always been a beauty trademark of Disney heroines. With…

Toy Story 3
by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 16, 2010

You won't be alone if you go to see Toy Story 3 with ginormous expectations. After 15 years,…

Toy Story 2
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 03, 1999

Fashion magazines and fund-raising dinners vying for the participation of celebrities are in luck: The animation leaps made…

Star Wars Trilogy
by Terry Catchpole | Nov 09, 1990

Whatever other impact it had on filmmaking (and it had plenty), the original Star Wars made movies move…

Finding Nemo
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 28, 2003

You could trawl the seven seas and not net a funnier, more beautiful, and more original work of…

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by Owen Gleiberman | Dec 07, 2005

Alice, down the rabbit hole, tumbled into a Wonderland of vanity and vice — the real world etched…

Cheaper by the Dozen
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Dec 19, 2003

In the innocuously chipper family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen , Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt represent a…

Charlotte's Web
by Owen Gleiberman | Jan 05, 2007

It puts E.B. White's novel right up on screen. Julia Roberts has a velvet tenderness as Charlotte, the…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 13, 2005

As Willy Wonka in Tim Burton's film of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , Johnny Depp wears his…

Captain America:
The First Avenger
by Owen Gleiberman | Apr 20, 2011

Watch Chris Evans transform from scrawny zero to buff, patriotic hero

Bruce Almighty
by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 06, 2003

A perfectly respectable Jim Carrey comedy that makes you feel as if you're back in 1997, watching Liar…

Bambi
by Chris Nashawaty | Feb 23, 2011

If you've got kids at home, or if you've just got a sweet tooth for pre-Pixar Disney animation,…

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 15, 1999

Because it hails from the Sesame Street region of the Muppet empire, this gaily busy kid flick unspools…

Snow White and the Huntsman
by Owen Gleiberman | Apr 17, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman is a tastefully overbearing franchise fairy tale with a handful of ravishing touches.…

Ice Age: Continental Drift
by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 11, 2012

A mild bounce back from the dinosaur doldrums of the last Ice Age movie. When the earth’s surface…

Yogi Bear
by Adam Markovitz | Dec 15, 2010

Those of us who grew up on Yogi Bear cartoons can breathe easy: In his new movie —…