Film, Foreign, Netflix

An American movie with a Chinese twist: Over the Moon is beautiful

Ever since I first saw the trailer for Over the Moon, I wanted to watch it. It looked so bright, colorful, interesting, and emotional. And it was nice to see that it was also going to take advantage of the opportunity to use Chinese culture rather than just having it act as a backdrop. And… Continue reading An American movie with a Chinese twist: Over the Moon is beautiful

Film, Netflix

“The Willoughbys” though no masterpiece is bright, funny and entertaining

It’s good to see original animated movies or animated movies that are based on lesser known books and works. It allows for a far more lenient adaptation; the creators don’t need to worry about pissing off too many fans. I never read The Willoughbys even though I think Lois Lowry is a brilliant author. Though… Continue reading “The Willoughbys” though no masterpiece is bright, funny and entertaining

Disney, Film, Pixar

Pixar’s newest film continues the studio’s age of mediocrity.

Warning: Spoilers. This review is also kind of long. I’m kind of  pissed. What the heck happened with Pixar? This is a company that produced a nearly dialogue-less film about two robots falling in love; a movie about a rat who pursues his dream of becoming a chef; and a movie about an old man… Continue reading Pixar’s newest film continues the studio’s age of mediocrity.

Film, Foreign

April and the definitely, weird, out of the ordinary world.

Originally published 1/07/18. This post has been edited. April and the Extraordinary World (2015) (or April et le Monde Truque) is an original work co-directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci. It is a French-Belgian-Canadian production. I’ve found that French/Canadian cartoons tend to be a little more risqué in nature than American ones, even if they’re meant… Continue reading April and the definitely, weird, out of the ordinary world.