Movie still of Finding Dory (2016)

Finding Dory: A Fun Sequel That Doesn’t Disappoint

Man, this is the summer of sequels, isn’t it? But they’re either sequels nobody wanted (Now You See Me 2) or sequels that came decades after their predecessors (Independence Day: Resurgence). Fortunately, Finding Dory falls into the latter category because practically everyone wanted to revisit the beloved Finding Nemo characters. Hell, Ellen DeGeneres even campaigned for a sequel until Disney was finally like OMG FINE ELLEN. Continue reading “Finding Dory: A Fun Sequel That Doesn’t Disappoint”

disney pixar's inside out

Inside Out: Pixar Gives Me All the Feels

After Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) has a stressful move from Minnesota to San Francisco, it’s up to her emotions—Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Anger (Lewis Black)—to figure out how to make her happy again. Continue reading “Inside Out: Pixar Gives Me All the Feels”

Monsters University (2013)

Monsters University is Kid-Animal House

If you’ve been reading my reviews long enough, you know I have a beef with sequels. Generally, I try to avoid them because, well, they suck. My rule has always been “If you have to put a number after the title of the movie, then you shouldn’t make the movie.” (The exceptions, of course, are movies in trilogies or series where the other films continue the unfinished journey of the first film, like Star Wars). Continue reading “Monsters University is Kid-Animal House”

Disney Pixar's Brave

Brave? Great Scot!

I think it’s safe to say that Pixar creates the best animated films out there. Don’t get me wrong. DreamWorks has been doing very well recently, but there’s something about the attention to detail in the graphics and stories that makes Pixar the best. I lead with this only because I have a confession. Continue reading “Brave? Great Scot!”