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Some animals were simply made for the bigscreen, as the subjects of “Humpback Whales” prove all too swimmingly. It’s hard to believe there hasn’t already been a dedicated Imax nature doc about the massive creatures, but veteran filmmaker Greg MacGillivray (“Everest”) seizes the opportunity with striking imagery, which goes a long way toward compensating for his frequently over-earnest messaging. At least there are worse goals for a film to have than inspiring a new generation of ocean-life enthusiasts and researchers. Family auds should embrace the easygoing doc in large enough numbers to generate solid grosses in large-format venues.
Opening with a gorgeous upside-down underwater shot of a whale breaching the surface, MacGillivray and his exceptional camera team set a mood of mystery and wonder. It’s a shot that’s equaled all too rarely in the next 30-some minutes, though there are still plenty of awe-inspiring, if less evocative, »
- Geoff Berkshire
I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »
- Brad Brevet
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