Pixar’s recent fare has ranged from downright disappointing (Lightyear) to pretty good (Turning Red). But most of it has been relatively bland and forgettable. So needless to say, I had pretty low expectations for Elemental, especially since its director Peter Sohn is responsible for the all-time worst Pixar film - The Good Dinosaur. But I… Continue reading “Elemental” is an elementary tale
I’m usually VERY apprehensive when it comes to movie sequels; for every Shrek 2 where the second is arguably more iconic than the first, there’s the unnecessary and forgettable Frozen 2. But that wasn’t the case with Spider-Man: Across the SpiderVerse. I have been looking forward to this movie since I saw Into the SpiderVerse… Continue reading “Across the Spider-Verse” is magnificient
My feelings about Maokoto Shinkai’s work are…complicated to say the least. I find his films to be beautiful - but they’re kind of repetitive in terms of tropes. And as someone who very much did NOT like Weathering With You, I did not originally have high hopes for Suzume. I mean, the love interest is… Continue reading “Suzume” is Shinkai at his best
I’m not a gamer. I’ve never been able to get the hang of most games - ask my boyfriend - and I don’t know much about many video game characters. But like most Zillenials…I know the basics about Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame…And luckily, that’s all you really need to know to watch The… Continue reading “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is exactly what you expect. And that’s a problem.
( Passover is this week, which means it's time for the annual 'Prince of Egypt' post.This review was originally posted on April 1, 2018. It has been slightly updated) It’s almost Passover. And we’re (still) dealing with a plague. Believe me, when I say, we are dealing with it with the utmost amount of ironic… Continue reading “The Prince of Egypt” is (still) the epitome of animated films