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Puss In Boots >> 30s review

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Puss has been named a fugitive for a theft that it didn't commit. He's out to clear his name and regain the faith of his mother. Humpty Dumpty his childhood friend and Kitty softpaws are with him in the journey.

Will he be able to get the golden goose from the Giant's castle, and clear his name?

Rating: Green - a well-made true action movie, complete with sword-fight scenes. Must watch!
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Beauty and the Beast >> 30s review

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Belle offers herself as a prisoner in lieu of her father to Beast, a prince who has been converted to a beast by the curse of an enchantress. He can become human again only if he can fall in true love with Belle, and she falls in love with him.

Will the beast be saved by the beauty?

Rating: Yellow - a classic story turned into a decent movie.

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The Ant Bully >> 30s review

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Lucas is a tiny toddler, who is bullied by one of the kids who is bigger in size. In turn, to take out his frustration, Lucas bullies ants. He destroys their nests, floods their nests and kills the ants. He is named Peanut, the Destroyer. Peanut is what his mother calls him. 
Zak, the ant wizard, prepares a magic potion. The potion reduces Lucas' size to that of a baby ant. The ants kidnap him and take him along. In a congregation the queen ant decides to give Lucas a unique punishment. She orders that he can leave their nest when he becomes an ant himself.
The rest of the movie is about how Lucas, helped by Olga (Zak's girlfriend) learns the virtues of teamwork and hard work that ants swear by.
Rating: Yellow - A nice well made movie. Good for a time pass for adults. A must-watch for kids.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs >> 30s review

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Flint Lockwood is a genius who gets no respect from anyone, because he's created nothing of use to anyone till date. But things change when he creates a machine that converts water into food - a welcome respite for the people of the town as they get to eat something beyond sardines.

But the machine soon goes into auto-pilot and starts cooking what it wants - the world is now in danger - as it starts raining giant food items from the sky. Will Flint be able to save the world?

Rating: Yellow - an unusual story which is a decent time-pass.
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A Bug's Life >> 30s review

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Flik is a misfit in the ant world, and he's in trouble for accidentally knocking over the offering pile for the evil grasshoppers. Now he must find a way to stop the hoppers from killing the ants and taking over. He gets help in a bunch of circus bugs.

But, will they be able to help him save the ants?

Rating: Green - a well-made movie with humane characters! You can enjoy it with your kids.
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Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole >> 30s review

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Soran has been abducted by an evil owl army planning to take over the world. While he manages to escape, it is upon him to tell the guardians what is going on - they are the only ones who can save the 'planet of the owls'.

Rating: Green - one of the best animated movies of all time for sure! Best in class animation, and awesome story telling.
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Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue >> 30s review

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While in the fairy camp in human land, Tink stumbles upon a beautiful house made to her size. While inside she gets stuck - and Lizzy, the girl who made the fairy-house arrives. She takes the little house with Tink inside to her home.

Vidia meanwhile believes Tink got captured by a human because of her mistake and sets out to rescue her with the other fairies. Will she succeed?

Rating: Yellow - a nice continuation of Tinker-Bell's story. A good movie to watch for timepass with kids.

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Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure >> 30s review

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Tink has been given the responsibility of creating the scepter for the moonstone. She's created a beautiful scepter but ends up breaking it, and then she ends up breaking even the moonstone.

Without the moonstone the pixie dust tree would not rejuvenate and all magic will end. What will happen now?

Rating: Green - an excellent follow up to the first movie. A movie that highlights the importance of humility and friends. Watch it with your kids!
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Tinker Bell >> 30s review

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Tinkerbell is the newest of all fairies - but she finds that she's been given the most boring of all jobs that fairies do - tinkering!

Will she be able to get a different job for herself, or will she discover why she's best suited to the job she has?

Rating: Green - a very well made movie that your kids should watch. A movie about being comfortable with yourself and discovering your inner strengths.
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Ben 10: Alien Swarm >> 30s review

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Ben (Ryan Kelly) has been approach by Elena (Alyssa Diaz), the daughter of his grandfather's enemy for help. Her father has gone missing and she wants to save him and bring him back.

Will Ben help her?

Rating: Yellow - a decent time-pass.
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Over The Hedge >> 30s review

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RJ the racoon has been caught stealing by a bear - and he has to repay, within a week. His only hope of being able to do it is a gullible misfit family of animals living in the jungle.

Spring has just arrived and these animals have woken up from hibernation - only to find the hedge right next to where they live. And a suburban city on the other side of that hedge.

Will they be able to survive with the humans in their neighborhood? Will RJ be able to repay the bear?

Rating: Green - a well made entertainment flick about friends and family sticking together through thin and thick. One that you can watch with your family and kids.
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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani >> 30s review

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Naina (Deepika Padukone) is a sincere Indian girl who focuses on her studies and marks. Bunny (Ranbir Kapoor) is a typical fun loving 'happy go lucky' guy. Both happen to be from the same school, and happen to bump into each other during an excursion at the end of college - and there starts a story that changes them and the way they see life...

Rating: Yellow - a fun time-pass you might want to watch with your gang of friends during a pyjama party.
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa >> 30s review

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Alex, Melman, Marty and Gloria are four friends stranded in the jungles of Africa after their plane crashed while on the way back to New York Zoo. Yes, they are animals - a lion, giraffe, zebra and rhino respectively.

They are back to where they originally belong. But being brought up in a zoo, they struggle to gel in with the other animals.

Will they be able to survive the jungle and return to New York?

Rating: Yellow - a well-made adventure movie. A good time-pass!
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The Wild >> 30s review

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Ryan, a lion cub in the New York zoo, is inspired by his father Samson's adventurous stories from his Africa days. He wants to go there and live that life.

Incidentally, he gets accidentally shipped to Africa. After this Samson along with his friends begins the journey to rescue his son.

Will he succeed?

Rating: Yellow - a well-made fun movie. Decent time-pass.

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How to Train Your Dragon >> 30s review

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Hiccup belongs to a viking village plagued by dragon attacks. He wants to fight with the elders too - but not allowed to. He secretly invents a dragon killing machine and gets his first catch - the most dangerous of them all - Night Fury!

When he discovers the fallen dragon, he also discovers that they have been misunderstood - they attack only because they are attacked. Will he be able to bring peace between humans and dragons?

Rating: Green - one of the best animated movies ever made! Must watch!
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Toy Story 3 >> 30s review

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Woody, Buzz and the rest of the group are mistakenly delivered to a day care center instead of the attic after Andy leaves for college. At the day care center toddlers do what they do best - break the toys apart.

Will the toys survive the wrath of the 'tods' and escape back to home?

Rating: Yellow - interesting, pacy, fun! A good time pass.
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Yogi Bear >> 30s review

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Jellystone park's revenues have been falling due to decreasing footfall. So the mayor wants to close the park and sell the land. Yogi the smart bear and the rest of the animals are going to lose their homes.

However, they've got chance - the park is celebrating its 100th anniversary - if they can use the opportunity to turn things around their home might be saved.

Will they succeed?

Rating: Yellow - certainly not the first talking bear movie, but fun it parts. A good time-pass!
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Toy Story 2 >> 30s review

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Woody has been 'toy-napped' by a toy collector who figures out he's an antique doll worth a lot, and plans to sell him to a Japanese museum. It is upto Buzz and the other toys to save him.

Will they succeed?

Rating: Yellow - another well-made movie with a thrilling screenplay. Excellent time pass!
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Toy Story >> 30s review

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Andy's toys come to life when he is not around. The leader of the toy gang is the cowboy doll Woody. Everything is good, then Andy's next birthday party happens. He's got a new gift - Buzz Lightyear, a spaceman action hero - who thinks he is actually one.

Andy is now jealous as he's not Andy's favorite toy anymore so he tries to destroy Buzz, putting both him and Buzz in danger in the process. Will they come out alive?

Rating: Yellow - a pacy well made animated movie. Excellent time pass.

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Despicable Me >> 30s review

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Gru, the master villain, is planning the biggest theft in the world - to steal the moon. With him is his army of minions.

However, things take an unexpected turn when three orphan girls turn up on his door. He adopts them with a plan to use them. The girls on the other hand have found a dad.

Will he succeed in his plan?

Rating: Yellow - one of the better animated movies of recent times, with a story and the addictive minion non-sense. Watch it for fun!
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The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift >> 30s review

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Sean (Lucas Black) is at the verge of ending up in jail in the US. So he moves to Tokyo to live with his father. While there, he gets exposed to the world of drift racing. He finds a mentor in Han (Sung Kang) and falls in love with Neela (Nathalie Kelly).

However, Neela is D.K.'s (Brian Tee) girl, who is the heir of the Japanese underground mafia leader. Will Sean succeed in getting love and respect in Tokyo?

Rating: Yellow - a well-made, pacy movie that drift fans will love. Decent time-pass.

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Gone in 60 Seconds >> 30s review

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Memphis (Nicholas Cage) is a retired car thief running his own business now. All is well when his brother gets into trouble.

Memphis must deliver 50 cars onto the ship of a car dealer if he wants to see his brother alive. Will he succeed?

Rating: Green - a pacy, brain-less action flick. Excellent time pass!
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Commando >> 30s review

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Karan (Vidyut Jammwal) was an army commando before he was disavowed after his capture by the Chinese army. He escaped and returned to India. While in hiding a girl approached him for help against a local but very powerful politician thug. Will he be able to save her?

Rating: Yellow - the one-liners and the very unique stunts make this one worth a watch. If it wasn't the typical bollywood action+love story, may well have got a green.
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Bambi and The Great Prince of the Forest (Bambi II) >> 30s review

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Bambi is now growing up under the care of his father. But he's naughty and ends up in dangerous situations. Will he become skilled enough to protect himself before he lands in major trouble?

Rating: Yellow - a well-made and decent family movie. Like most other Disney movies!
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Brave >> 30s review

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A young tomboyish princess has a happy family and life. However, when pressed for marriage she revolts and runs off to the magical jungle. There she comes across a witch who grants her a wish. A wish that would change her fate.

Rating: Yellow for the decent story. An interesting movie overall, could've got a green if it weren't a pure animation.
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The Polar Express >> 30s review

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The young hero boy is one of the few children selected to visit the North Pole and Santa Claus' home on the magical Polar Express. En route he faces many adventures.

Rating: Yellow - an interesting but slow movie. There are places where you'll get bored and feel like switching off.


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