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Submarine is a subtle charmer

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Director: Richard Ayoade
Screenplay by: Richard Ayoade
Cast: Craign Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, Paddy Considine, Sally Hawkins

I came to know about Submarine because I was (and still am) obsessed with Alex Turner and the Arctic Monkeys. I found out that there was this coming-of-age film with a soundtrack written entirely by Alex Turner during the pre-Suck It And See era; it signified the change in sound Arctic Monkeys was headed towards, from its indie rock garage band roots.

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Lessons in History and Parenting: A Review of Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Director: Rob Minkoff
Screenplay: Craig Wright
Cast: Ty Burrell, Stephen Colbert, Stanley Tucci, Leslie Mann 

Some animated movies were made only to attract a horde of children audience and rake millions at the box office. Before seeing Mr. Peabody and Sherman, I have the nagging feeling that it’s just one of those movies.  

Thank goodness it was not.

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The film starts by introducing Mr. Peabody, who unlike any other dog, is intellectual and human-like in a lot of ways. And by that, I mean he can stand upright, speak different languages, play musical instruments, argue in court by himself, and bartend. Sounds silly, eh? That’s not the end of it. Because Mr. Peabody is so bright, he is supposedly responsible for the invention of various groundbreaking items such as alternative energy resources, the fist bump, and Zumba and the Wayback Machine, a big red time machine carefully ensconced in his futuristic house.

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