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“Children of The Sea” is a unique film, but not always great

It’s a very loose and fluid plot - and the entire third act feels like a drug trip and existential dread. And while the story may not be cohesive - the art is certainly beautiful.

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.

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Disney’s Frozen II is not the sequel we asked for or needed. And it’s still a let down

It’s a bit late for this hot take, but 2019 has been the year of unnecessary and just kind of shitty Disney sequel films. Particularly animated ones. I mean from what I heard even Endgame ended up being a disappointment.'   It’s not exactly making me excited for the new Star Wars film, but that… Continue reading Disney’s Frozen II is not the sequel we asked for or needed. And it’s still a let down

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Baffling? Brilliant? What the heck is “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part?”

  I’m not sure what I just saw. It’s either a brilliant or an incoherent mess of a movie. Like, I left the theater after seeing The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part absolutely baffled. It’s not bad per se. I’ve seen much worse movies. But, this movie is just so different in tone, humor… Continue reading Baffling? Brilliant? What the heck is “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part?”

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“AKIRA” is an anime classic that stands the test of time, if not always your understanding

It seems appropriate to start the new year off with something impressive, outstanding... And something readily available on streaming platforms. And for those reasons, and several others, I decided to start 2019 off with the anime classic: AKIRA. The movie is set in the city of Neo Tokyo in the then far off year of...2019.… Continue reading “AKIRA” is an anime classic that stands the test of time, if not always your understanding

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“The Dragon Prince” is a victim of high expectations

As soon as Netflix made the announcement for The Dragon Prince was made, expectations for the show were extremely high. Aaron Ehasz and Giancarlo Volpe, who are both producers for The Dragon Prince worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender, as a writer and director respectively. They were responsible for some of Avatar’s best episodes and… Continue reading “The Dragon Prince” is a victim of high expectations