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Leonard Maltin

Ice Age: Continental Drift—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 13, 2012 1:00 AM
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I was charmed, and pleasantly surprised, when I saw 'Ice Age' a decade ago. Its enormous success has prompted multiple sequels, which have made a ton of money around the world (with Fox cannily hiring well-known actors and comedians to provide the voices for their individual countries). This money machine, with its sure-fire kid appeal, makes the fourth entry in the series, 'Ice Age: Continental Drift', virtually critic-proof.

Joyful Noise—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 13, 2012 1:00 AM
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It takes the combined personalities of Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton to wring entertainment value out of Joyful Noise, which they do to some degree, but it’s the lively choral music performances that partially salvage this kettle of corn. As longtime rivals in a small Georgia church choir, Latifah and Parton hurl insults and homilies back and forth with reckless abandon. The word “shameless” comes to mind after the fifth or sixth example sails by.

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