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Alexander’s bad day makes a good family movie

Whatever else children take from Judith Viorst’s delightful “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” the sly subtext of this picture-heavy book is how exhausting and sometimes misguided the optimism of the eternally optimistic can be.
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‘Boxtrolls’ is the best animated film of 2014

There’s something about stop motion 3D animation — the not-quite-real textures of skin and hair, the quite real cloth and metal, the subtle gloomy lighting effects — that says “spooky.”