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"Despicable Me 3": a tale of despicable villainy and loving family

Universal Pictures' "Despicable Me" is back with Gru (Steve Carell) and his wife, Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig), in another package deal with elements that both children and adults can enjoy. Central themes of familial trust and self-identity, along with childish humor, make "Despicable Me 3" a worthwhile watch.

The woman who left everyone wonderstruck

"Moana" makes waves

The Disney princess franchise hits the mark again with "Moana", the story of a chief's daughter (not a princess), Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), who takes an adventure on the sea with the company of a shape-shifting demigod, Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and an irritating but lovably dim witted rooster to save the world from complete ecological destruction (pretty standard, as Disney films go). Though the plot may drag a little, "Moana" is a heartfelt and exciting movie for all.

"World War Z:" a New Type of War

Despite the previews demonstrating only signs of mass violence and destruction, the $200 million dollar apocalyptic blockbuster "World War Z" is not only action-packed but also touches base with many current issues such as global warming, the spreading of diseases and geopolitical conflicts. Similar to other popular zombie flicks, the film focuses on society’s struggle to stay alive and the steps that are taken to ensure the survival of humankind. However, unlike other common blockbusters, there were not a force of evil or grand battles to end the film, just a general problem and a search for a solution.

"Dark Skies" for the horror genre

The creators of "Dark Skies" were most likely in the dark when directing this movie. The storyline was predictably unoriginal, the villainous creatures were underdeveloped and the actors were not believable. Overall, what could be taken from this "horror"ible excuse of a movie is that if you're experiencing random breaks in, being possessed, and getting random nosebleeds… it's probably aliens.

"Skyfall": James Bond is back

Agent 007 is back in action, this time with the reputation of MI6 at stake. Directed by Sam Mendes, "Skyfall" is one of the best James Bond films to date, with high octane motor chases, witty dialogue and a very satisfying plot twist that will excite most fans.

Ralph did not "Wreck-it"

"Wreck-it Ralph" has a refreshingly unique story line that takes video games to a whole new level.

Paranormal Activity on the verge of becoming normal activity

Just when you thought the series was over, there still remain unanswered questions and more confusion.

All "Perks," no problems

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" transforms you from a wallflower into one of the "misfit toys" that befriend Charlie (Logan Lerman) in this different, darker take on the classic coming-of-age story.

"The Apparition" makes fleeting impact

Although Tom Felton is in "The Apparition," you'll wish you had a portkey from "Harry Potter" so you can apparate away from this terrible movie.
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