The Secret Life of Pets (***1/2) and Sing (*1/2) shows Illumination is just pumping them out there regardless of quality

It's plain that Illumination is banking on a distinct visual flair while sacrificing originality of story (and, in Sing's case, distinct vocal talent). There are worse films out there, but it all makes me happy that my youngest one is 10 and I will likely be skipping more of the automatic animation viewing destinations in the future.

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Puss in Boots rises well above the tired Shrek dreck

Puss In Boots - 2011 Directed by Chris Miller Starring the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek,  Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Zeus Mendoza, Constance Marie, Guillermo Del Toro, Bob Joles, Mike Mitchell Screenplay by Tom Wheeler, Will Davies, Brian Lynch Having been weary of Shrek for some time, a movie based on the Puss In … Continue reading Puss in Boots rises well above the tired Shrek dreck