Rob Letterman

Film Review: ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ is Family Fun for All

CHICAGO – Let’s face it. If you’re not already obsessed with Pokémon, or the parent of someone who is, you’re not likely to land in a darkened theater with “Detective Pikachu” on the marquee. But for any newbies who happen to walk in, there are a few pleasures in this big budget kid friendly blockbuster.

Blu-Ray Review: Jack Black Hams it Up in Exhausting ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

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CHICAGO – It’s not uncommon to see truly talented people sucked into awful family fare. I think some actors, perhaps after doing a few too many “dark” roles in films aimed at adults, jump at the opportunity to do something light-hearted, fun, and for the little ones. How else to explain people as talented as Emily Blunt and Jason Segel getting sucked into the disappointing comedy “Gulliver’s Travels,” another piece of evidence in the mounting case against Jack Black?

DreamWorks’ ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ Has Great 3D Concept, But Falls Flat

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HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 2.5/5.0
Rating: 2.5/5.0

CHICAGO – Hasn’t Pixar proven that animation can be more than just concept and celebrity voice work? The problem with “Monsters vs. Aliens” is that the team behind it clearly prioritized nearly every element of the film over actual storytelling.

Slideshow: 18-Image Gallery For UK Premiere of ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ With Reese Witherspoon

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Kiefer Sutherland attends the Monsters v. Aliens UK premiere at the Vue West End on March 11, 2009 in London, England.

CHICAGO – This 18-image slideshow contains the red carpet images from the arrival at the UK premiere of Dreamworks’ “Monsters vs. Aliens”. Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, directors Conrad Vernon & Rob Letterman, producer Lisa Stewart & DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg were in attendance. The film, which also features voice work by Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Will Arnett, and Stephen Colbert opens on March 27th, 2009.

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