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My Lowest Ranked Films of 2021

My three least favorite animated films of 2021

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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

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The “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise finishes on a low note.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is the long awaited finale to the How to Train Your Dragon franchise. Although it never reached the heights of other movie franchises nor enter the cultural zeitgeist, it did get a balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and a solid Netflix series. The movies have… Continue reading The “How to Train Your Dragon” franchise finishes on a low note.

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The importance of timing; a review and thoughts on Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai.”

Thankfully, this week was much, much easier than last week; if only I could say the same about the next few weeks. It’s the holidays, which is good for a lot of a lot of lines of work, but in my line, it just means shorter deadlines.And that just sucks. I have Christmas Day and… Continue reading The importance of timing; a review and thoughts on Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai.”

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Ralph Breaks the Internet proves Disney shouldn’t try to so hard to prove they’re “woke.”

There is something so pathetically contemporary about Ralph Breaks the Internet. It’s so quintessentially 2018 and not in a good way. It has memes, a YouTube/Buzzfeed expy, Disney princesses trying to be meta and woke, and managed to spawn an article on how the real villain is toxic masculinity, which might have been interesting if….IF,… Continue reading Ralph Breaks the Internet proves Disney shouldn’t try to so hard to prove they’re “woke.”