Dreamworks, Film

The Bad Guys – Film Review

Dreamworks’ The Bad Guys was exactly what I needed. This goofy film is full of creative animation, hilarious jokes, and homages to the heist movie genre.

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“Earwig and the Witch” is aggressively mediocre

I wanted a cute film about music and found family, made in the traditional Ghibli way, and instead, I got Earwig and the Witch, which looks and reads like an early 2000s wannabe Disney straight-to-VHS mockbuster -designed to fool well-meaning grandparents or just something to keep kids quiet for an hour and a half. It’s… Continue reading “Earwig and the Witch” is aggressively mediocre

Foreign

The Wonderful Journey in “Night on the Galactic Railroad.”

What’s up with trains being a symbol of the journey to the afterlife? I’m not complaining. Just making an observation Seriously. Especially in Japanese culture and media, it seems that if a character is going to the afterlife, there will be a train to take them there: Over the Garden Wall, Spirited Away, The Twilight… Continue reading The Wonderful Journey in “Night on the Galactic Railroad.”

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You will like “Green Eggs and Ham.” You will, I swear it. Damn.

Do you like Netflix’s new show, Green Eggs and Ham? Yes. I do. I do like Green Eggs and Ham. I will watch it here and there. I will watch it anywhere. And so should you. If not for the awesome story, at least for the great, ear-wormy sound track. I’ve always loved Dr. Seuss… Continue reading You will like “Green Eggs and Ham.” You will, I swear it. Damn.

Film, Halloween Review

The Scary Godmother movies: simpler movies for simpler times make them the perfect nostalgic duo

With Halloween just a few days away, I figured it was time to break out the big guns. As in the ultimate in Halloween cartoons. The one that everybody looks forward to watching at this time of year. A classic. A cult classic even. One that truly embodies the spirit of the holiday. That’s right,… Continue reading The Scary Godmother movies: simpler movies for simpler times make them the perfect nostalgic duo

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The Breadwinner deserves its accolades

Warning, some major spoilers The Breadwinner (2017) is an animated film produced by and directed by Angelina Jolie and  Mimi Polk Gitlin. It focuses on a girl named Parvana who is living in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and dresses as a boy to support her family after her father is jailed. While working, she meets Shauzia, an old… Continue reading The Breadwinner deserves its accolades