Category Archives: Animation

Mary and Max (2009 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

92 Min. | Animation – Comedy – Drama | April 2009

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Director: Adam Elliot

Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana

Mary and Max Review

“Mary and Max” is a difficult movie to review. A good place to begin is by pointing out that Adam Elliot painstakingly created a broken world here. The inhabitants of this world are, with few exceptions, wounded or maimed. It is a world not governed by a loving God, but by chance. By chance, Max Jerry Horovitz has asperger’s syndrome. By chance, Mary Daisy Dinkle was born with a birth mark that looks like a poo stain, has an alcoholic mother, and stumbles upon a stray rooster. By chance, the two become pen pals. Continue reading Mary and Max (2009 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004 – Free Download) Japanese DVD-RIP

118 Min. | Animation – Adventure – Family | December 2004

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Chieko Baishô, Takuya Kimura, Tatsuya Gashûin

Howl’s Moving Castle Review

Howl’s Moving Castle is as marvelous and magical as Miyazaki’s other great work. While not as awe-inspiring as Spirited Away or action-packed as Mononoke, it does work on the level of Kiki’s Delivery Service as a girl is forced to be better than she thinks she can be (well, that’s not a big surprise, that’s all his films). And as with all Miyazaki stories, the story of Howl’s Moving Castle, teaches without being preachy. And the lessons learned are represented in character changes and in the character’s physical appearance as well. It’s that same attention to detail that has made Pixar so great. Continue reading Howl’s Moving Castle (2004 – Free Download) Japanese DVD-RIP

My Neighbor Totoro (1988 – Free Download) Japanese DVD-RIP

85 Min. | Animation – Family – Fantasy | April 1988

IMDB Rating: 8.2

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Starring: Hitoshi Takagi, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto

My Neighbor Totoro Review

From the brilliant “Walt Disney of Japan”, Hayao Miyazaki, comes a wonderful soothing film that everyone will simply embrace. Featuring stunning animation, endearing personable characters, and a heart-tugging storyline that’s simple, enchanting, and even dramatic. Sometimes you feel like you’re not watching an animated children’s movie, because the characters and the storyline seem so realistic. In My Neighbor Totoro, there’s no bad guy, no song numbers, and no references to pop-culture. Most cartoons feature these and it gets old and routine. Here we have a break from all of that and get a real masterpiece. Continue reading My Neighbor Totoro (1988 – Free Download) Japanese DVD-RIP

Up (2009 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP

96 Min. | Animation – Adventure – Comedy | October 2009

IMDB Rating: 8.3

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson

Starring: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, John Ratzenberger

Up Review

“Up” may be more emotionally charged than previous Pixar efforts, though almost exclusively in its first act, and is nevertheless a step down in storytelling for the company that last year brought us “Wall-E” and before that “Ratatouille.” “Up” suffers in comparison to those films, and happily resigns itself from ‘good Pixar’ to regular good. The story of Up, follows reluctant protagonist Carl Fredrickson, a 78-year old balloon salesman, who along with his now-departed wife, always dreamt of flying to adventure in Paradise Falls, South America. During a moving, poignant montage of his life, it becomes clear that the opportunity for adventure is passing the couple by. So when the widower Carl is sued and his home threatened, he takes the opportunity to take off, the house held afloat by thousands upon thousands of colorful balloons for the adventure he never had. Continue reading Up (2009 – Free Download) English DVD-RIP