The Movie Waffler The Movie Waffler: By Joshua LF Mitchell

New Release Review - The Maze Runner

A teenager finds himself trapped in a mysterious glade surrounded by an impenetrable maze.

Summer 2013 Animation Preview

In a summer exploding with sequels, reboots and potential franchise starters, one couldn’t be blamed for forgetting the animated films being released in the coming months.  'Man of Steel', 'The Lone Ranger', and 'Pacific Rim' are just a few of the many summer hopefuls that are appearing on many want-to-see lists.  Even so, one shouldn’t overlook the animation field, which is constantly expanding, and this summer is no exception.  Here are the 5 biggest animated films of this summer.

New Release Review - Jack the Giant Slayer

Directed by: Bryan Singer
Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Eleanor Tomlinson, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Ian McShane, Warwick Davis

Note: This review will contain minor spoilers, though nothing major will be revealed.

The 5 Best Animated Films Of 2012

Our Animation correspondent Joshua Mitchell discusses his picks of 2012.

New Release Review - Wreck-It Ralph

Directed by: Rich Moore
Starring: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman, Alan Tudyk

While there are many who would argue differently, 2012 has been a relatively good year for animation.  With "Brave", "Pirates! Band of Misfits" and "Frankenweenie" (among others), there's been plenty of appealing films for all ages.  And while "Wreck-It Ralph" looked somewhat less promising than the others in my eyes, it ended up being an absolute joy and one of the best of 2012.

New Release Review - Frankenweenie

Directed by: Tim Burton
Starring: Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Christopher Lee, Charlie Tahan

New Release Review - Brave

Directed by: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell
Starring: Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Craig Ferguson

New Release Review - The Hunger Games

Directed by: Gary Ross
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth

New Release Review - John Carter

Directed by: Andrew Stanton
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton, Willem Dafoe, Thomas Haden Church, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds , Dominic West , James Purefoy, Bryan Cranston, Polly Walker

Andrew Stanton has directed two amazing movies; Finding Nemo and Wall-E. These pictures are both masterpieces, and favorites of mine. Now, Andrew Stanton directs his first live-action movie, John Carter.

New Release Review - Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Directed by: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Starring: Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Betty White

Another Dr. Seuss adaption. I say this without enthusiasm or disappointment. Dr. Seuss films are usually just mediocre, nothing to get excited over. However, they make a lot of money. Thus, we get the movie adaption of "The Lorax."