animated films

Safe Haven, Beautiful Creatures, Die Hard and the made-in-Vancouver Escape from Planet Earth

Romance in the sun and occasionally rain, in Safe Haven, the latest film from a Nicholas Sparks novel.

High praise for the 5-decade film diary 56 UP, women of India in The World Before Her and Japan’s Studio Ghibli animations

Fifty years ago they were children; today they’re facing middle age. The celebrated Up Series has followed more than a dozen ordinary English folks all that time and offers the latest update.

The Master, Looper, Pitch Perfect, Hotel Transylvania, Vulgaria, Won’t Back Down

The Master, with Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman may be the movie of the year.

Expendables 2 is a blast, ParaNorman is beautifully animated, Whitney Houston sings her last and Sugar Man is a real find

Sometime Vancouver resident Jean-Claude Van Damme joins Arnie, Sly, Chuck and others in The Expendables 2.

Peace Out, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Collaborator, Neil Young Journeys and Ice Age

This week's new movies in Vancouver span the spectrum from ho hum to happening.

Rock of Ages, That's My Boy, The Artist is Present, Foreverland and more films reviewed

Tom Cruise is the scene stealer in the film version of the Broadway’s Rock of Ages.

The Lady, The Five-Year Engagement, Safe, Warriors of the Rainbow and four other new films reviewed

Michelle Yeoh plays The Lady, Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, in a new, well-timed film.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, People of a Feather and a wild party in Project X

Two films have strong environmental messages this week: one’s an artful documentary; the other is animated for children.

Film reviews: We Need To Talk about Kevin, listen to Chico and Rita, get out of the Safe House and take a journey to a Mysterious Island

A mother’s self doubt turns into a harrowing nightmare in We Need to Talk About Kevin

Drive, The Guard, Lion King 3-D, I Don’t Know How She Does It and a VIFF update

Ryan Gosling doesn’t say a great deal but communicates a lot in Drive. To find out what, read more.