Frozen

frozen

Movie Critic: Courtney Kerrigan
Movie Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Ontario Movie Rating: G
Opening Date: November 27th, 2013
Starring: Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Josh Gad
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Tobacco Use: None

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Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
In every Disney Princess movie you expect some singing, however Frozen felt like a full on Broadway performance. It only took a couple of minutes to realize this wasn’t your average Disney Princess movie. Thankfully, Idina Menzel’s (Rent, Glee) voice is pure gold and was something I wouldn’t mind listening to. Aside from the amount of songs, this film was classically Disney funny; there was just the right amount of “cutesy” moments and slapstick humour to amuse all ages. Ask the little boy in our theatre who cracked up every time someone got hurt. Olaf the snowman was an adorable character that kept a somewhat serious movie quite lighthearted. Without giving too much away, the main reason I was impressed with this film is because normally true love is between a prince and princess in Disney movies, however Frozen focused more on the true love between sisters, which is a beautiful message that today’s generation could learn from. Overall, it was a good movie that all children will love.
It was nice to see that there was no smoking in this movie since it is tailored toward a much younger, impressionable audience.

About Time

Abouttime

Movie Critic: Courtney Kerrigan
Movie Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Ontario Movie Rating: 14A
Opening Date: November 8th, 2013
Starring: Rachel McAdams, Domhnall Gleeson, Bill Nighy
Director: Richard Curtis
Tobacco Use: yes

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At the age of 21, Tim discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life. His decisions to make his world a better place by getting a girlfriend turns out not to be as easy as you might think.
I have to say I was a little hesitant about this film, but it is now one of my favorites. This romantic comedy is a film that I have been waiting for in a year of lackluster films. Rachel McAdams once again fits her character role perfectly as a shy bookworm looking for love. She finds it in the goofy but charming Tim, played by Domhnall Gleeson. The pairs on-screen chemistry is evident right from their first meeting and carries the movie along beautifully. It is refreshing to see a film portray healthy, fun relationships. This film is filled with family, love and laughter and makes you appreciate life’s every day, ordinary moments. This film leaves you wanting to treat everyday like it was a gift.
Although none of the characters in the movie smoke, there is one part where they show a picture on the wall of someone using tobacco. I feel that this was completely unnecessary for plot development and did not add to the film in anyway. Would anyone have even noticed if there was no tobacco in the picture on the wall?

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