DESPICABLE ME 3 – What the critics are saying about it!

DESPICABLE ME 3.jpg68% of critics gave it a positive review.

Critics Consensus: Despicable Me 3 should keep fans of the franchise consistently entertained with another round of colorful animation and zany — albeit somewhat scattershot — humor.

Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters-Margo, Edith and Agnes-and the Minions in Despicable Me 3. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, co-directed by Eric Guillon and written by Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio, the animated film is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and executive produced by Chris Renaud. Joining Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig in Despicable Me 3 is Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker, co-creator of Comedy Central’s global phenomenon South Park and the Broadway smash The Book of Mormon. Parker voices the role of villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ’80s, and proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date. The film will be released in theaters on June 30, 2017.

Steve Carell doubles your fun in Despicable Me 3 – voicing feuding twin bros. Carell is the life of the party and the main reason this animated blast of slapstick silliness packs appeal beyond the PG crowd.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It’s a perfectly reasonable option for a family movie outing and isn’t so bad that adults will cringe.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

By the midpoint, the movie, which is directed by three different people – franchise regular Pierre Coffin gets help from Éric Guillon and Kyle Balda – is dragging badly.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

“Despicable Me 3” has some laughs, but not enough to prop up what feels like a flagging franchise.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

There are a mix of many ideas, none fully realized, so what the heck? Just toss ’em all in there, see what sticks.

June 30, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

While the first movie was, as noted, at its core rather charming, for Despicable Me, the third time definitely isn’t the charm.

June 29, 2017 | Full Review…

ARCHER Season 8 – What the critics say about it!

archer88% of critics give the show a positive rating.

Intrigue (and plenty of ineptitude) at an international intelligence agency. The animated comedy was created by ‘Adult Swim’ veteran Adam Reed.
Creator: Adam Reed

Starring: H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler



In Dreamland, the entertainment is as high as it’s ever been.

April 7, 2017 | Full Review…

A show this funny could be content to rest on its humor, but “Archer” has upped its game, showing that Adam Reed and his team’s ambition isn’t just limited to comedy.

April 5, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

What started out as a goofy spy series has almost backdoored — phrasing — its way into becoming a limited series, with a new adventure and setting every season, like some sort of Ryan Murphy show. That’s pretty cool.

April 3, 2017 | Full Review…

There’s no expansion or even mutation of the noir style beyond an increase in humor and a moderate amount of self-awareness, neither of which is strong enough to override how plodding and unadventurous this all feels.

April 3, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

What seems, at first, like a complete clearing of the board, quickly reveals itself as a brilliantly surgical excision, cutting away the show’s accumulated baggage and leaving behind only those things that work.

April 7, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Archer has always had a nostalgic appreciation for the antic paces of screwball comedy, and going back in time gives the show permission to alter its tone somewhat so as to follow that muse.

April 5, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS – What the critics say about the film!!

It’s a bird! it’s a plane! It’s a kids’ movie that won’t make grownups want to manually remove their own toenails!

June 2, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This is the kind of movie that includes fart jokes, but also includes its own built-in critique and aesthetic appreciation of fart jokes.

June 2, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

While crude humor rules the day in this animated adventure, there’s also a good-natured playfulness that provides some solid laughs above the belt.

June 2, 2017 | Full Review…

I don’t think Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie should be as good as it is — which is to say, light and breezy and solid early-summertime fun — solely because its name is Captain Underpants.

June 2, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Captain Underpants is a potty humor masterpiece. It is meant for young children, but the adults will also be chuckling.

June 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

For something called Captain Underpants, there’s more to it than meets the eye.

June 2, 2017 | Full Review…

Beauty and the Beast (1991). Voices by: Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Angela Lansbury

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Directed by Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Voices by: Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, Richard White, Angela Lansbury
Review by Melissa R. Mendelson

Belle, whose father Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast (really an enchanted Prince), offers herself instead and finds the prince inside the Beast.


The knock came one late night. The door opened to reveal a haggard-looking stranger seeking sanctuary, but she was denied entrance. Her second request was also denied, and I turned her away. But then she transformed before me, revealing an enchanted beauty, who saw no love inside my heart, and my punishment for treating her as I did was to become the beast.

Beauty thrived deep beneath the surface. Love soared through the pages of dreams and fantasy. Journey would walk a million miles to meet Destiny, and life waited for its moment to come and change the world. And the ordinary would become extraordinary.

And she knew she was meant for more than the ordinary life, and she would not let him tell her how to live. She would find her own destiny, but fate had other plans in mind. And a choice had to be made. Save the one she loved and surrender her freedom, or leave them to darkness, where love would never be found?

But then she opened the door, and pages began to unfold before her, a world thought imagined. And her eyes shined with dreams, and hope touched her heart. But then she stepped into a chapter of darkness, finding the enchanted red rose, and rage overtook him, chasing her away. And death would have come in a pack of hungry wolves, if he had not risked his life to save her.And she made her choice. She would sacrifice her heart to guarantee his life, and she surrendered freedom. And she was led through the corridors of darkness, and a door slammed shut behind her. And tears of despair covered the world outside, and all those dreams she held onto began to slip away.

And illusion began to melt away. Two hearts found each other, beating strong. Destiny smiled as brilliantly as love’s fire, but cold winds of lust and hate began to steal its heat away. And dreams slipped through open fingers as knives of danger gleamed, and another chapter came to its end. And the enemy cut beauty deep.

She held her love tight in her arms. Her broken heart cried a thousand tears. If only she were faster, maybe she could have saved him, but it was too late. He was gone, and the spell had ended. But as her tears fell with the light of her love did he transform before her, a prince in disguise, and a world gone dark was brilliant again. And two hearts became one.

Beauty and the Beast is a beautiful tale that captures our heart. Its essence soars through us, reminding to not judge on appearances because deep beneath the layers lies more than what is seen. Its music pulls the strings of emotion, bringing laughter to our heart and tears to our eyes. Imagination drinks us in, and we are carried off across the pages of faraway worlds and extraordinary journeys. And an unforgotten tale is written, surrounding us in the depth of love, and making us wish to live more than the ordinary life.