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‘Chip ‘N Dale: Rescue Rangers’ Review: A Mixed Bag with the best ensemble dark horse

What the hell am I supposed to do when a Disney movie has the shitty 2019 design of Sonic as a character?

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‘Klaus’ is the only animated Santa focused film that has earned my Jewish respect

In honor of a long year: I am reposting my review of "Klaus" from 2019 - with no edits Christmas specials really aren’t my jam. I’m Jewish. I don’t celebrate Christmas and don’t plan on ever having a tree in my home. And I really don’t get Santa and how he fits into the whole… Continue reading ‘Klaus’ is the only animated Santa focused film that has earned my Jewish respect

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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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100% cotton underwear makes for a near 100% film in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

This review was originally posted on January 28, 2018. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie was probably the best superhero film of 2017. And for damn good reason. It’s an adaptation that holds true to the spirit of its source material and finding a way to work well in a new format. If you’re a… Continue reading 100% cotton underwear makes for a near 100% film in Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

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‘Pom Poko’ is a movie that’s balls to the walls weird.

(This review was originally published on June 24, 2018 and has been updated.) Pom Poko (1994), directed by the late Isao Takahata, is one of the less popular Ghibli films in the West. And after seeing it for the first, and possibly only time, I completely understand why. I don’t how popular it is in Japan,… Continue reading ‘Pom Poko’ is a movie that’s balls to the walls weird.