Reviews by Dragonessa
They Aren't Just Myths...
This has to be one of the most beautiful movies that Dreamworks has come out with since How To Train Your Dragon. The animation is flawless and the story is great for children and adults alike. This film has action, humor and plenty of heart. The characters are great and the actors who give them their voices do a marvelous job. My particular favorite characters are Jack Frost and Pitch Black (played by Chris Pine and Jude Law respectively). Great film all around and I hope a sequel comes to light!
Make A Wish... If You Dare
All wishes come with a price. In the case of the Puella Magi, it is an unending contract - bound to fight Witches for eternity and if they ever fall into despair, to become Witches themselves. This series may look cute on the outside but be prepared to have your heart torn out. The series is really quite a fun ride and I love the interesting take on the magical girl genre, essentially deconstructing it.This manga is not for children, there is violence in this first volume and in later volumes it escalates. I do recommend it for older teens and adults who want a different manga to read. The anime is even better though!
An Underrated Gem!
This may not be the best animated film, but it certainly holds a special spot in my heart. I loved the look of this film and enjoyed the fact that all of the characters had unique designs. Speaking of characters, all of them were memorable and Fender (voiced by Robin Williams) completely stole the show as every word out of his mechanical mouth had me laughing. The other actors involved did a wonderful job as well. This movie is often overlooked but I recommend it as one not to be missed by anyone looking for a fun and entertaining animated feature.
Fright Night...For Real!
Fright Night is an incredibly fun movie. I had some reservations going into it but once I started watching I was hooked. The characters are incredibly fun and easy to relate to, the story has the perfect blend of horror and comedy and of course - the vampires are just as creepy and awesome as you'd expect, and who wouldn't want to see Colin Farrell as a vampire? I really truly loved David Tennant as the vampire hunter Peter Vincent - he stole every scene he was in and seemed to be having a ton of fun on this film (I'm also a devout Whovian so there might be a little bias here...). The effects in this film are also top-notch and the blood is prominent without being too over the top. I think my favorite aspect of the film was the vampires themselves, especially Colin Ferrell. He did a great job as Jerry (what kind of name is that for a vampire!?) and ooozed creepiness.

All in all this was a great movie and one I would thoroughly recommend for a horror-movie night or any time really. Just don't invite any vampires into your house.
A World In Reverse
This is Tim Burton's take on the Planet of the Apes. I actually really liked it, enjoying the look of the apes and their world in which they rule over the humans. It is very interesting to think about. While it isn't the best of Tim Burton's films, I think it certainly is one of his good ones. I really liked Helena Bonham Carter's character and thought she did a great job as the main female ape character.