Dear Evan Hansen

Dear Evan Hansen is the film adaptation of the 2015 stage musical of the same name written by Steven Levenson, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The film is directed by Stephen Chbosky, known most for directing/writing Perks of Being a Wallflower, and co-writing the 2017 Beauty and the Beast. The story centers on Evan, a…

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is film number 25 in the MCU catalog and marks the first Asian character to join the Avengers. The character Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Edition Marvel #15 (1973) and was the titular character of his line of comics until 1983. The film is directed by Destin Daniel Cotton (The…

Jungle Cruise

As a huge fan of Disney Parks and a former Cast Member at The Magic Kingdom, you can imagine how much I anticipated the release of Jungle Cruise. I use the word “anticipated” not to indicate high expectations or overall excitement, but more so a bit of cautious optimism. I hoped this would be a great…

Luca

Another year, another summer Pixar film for the entire family. This is the 24th film to come out of the 16-time Oscar winning animation studio, and oddly enough the 13th to come out in the month of June. Luca is directed by first-time movie director Enrico Casarosa. That name likely won’t sound familiar, unless you…

Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon is not only the first Disney animated movie that was animated in part at the homes of more than 400 Disney animators, it is also the first movie I have ever scene that credit FOUR directors. It is directed by Don Hall and Carlos Lopez Estrada, as well as co-directed…

Soul

The book-end to a 2020 in movies for me just so happened to be the first Pixar film to not get a theatrical release. Sounds very 2020-like doesn’t it? Soul is the creative baby of Pixar’s current Chief Creative Officer Pete Doctor (Monsters Inc., Up, Inside Out) and was co-directed by Kemp Powers. Doctor started…

Wonder Woman 1984

Just in time for the holidays, Wonder Woman 1984 found finally found its way into theaters and also on HBO Max for those not quite ready to head back to theaters. WW84 was originally supposed to be a Christmas movie for 2019, before getting delayed to June, and then even further as we watched the pandemic close theaters for…

Mulan

Did Mulan’s live-action remake bring honor to the original?

Ranking Every Episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender

Before Avatar: The Last Airbender was added to Netflix in May I had never seen it before in my life. Four months and two full watch-throughs later and I can confidently say that ATLA is one of my favorite shows ever made. Being the way I am, of course I had to try to rank…

Tenet

If I could go back 184 days to the last time I watched a movie in theaters I would’ve probably told myself to soak it in. I would’ve said to make sure to enjoy it because it would be the last movie I watch for six months, and my past self probably would’ve likely laughed…

The Top 10 Things I Watched During COVID Quarantine

First, let me address the fact that I am writing this as if the mandatory COVID quarantine is now subsiding for the most part. I realize that many of you would still consider yourselves in quarantine. However, I am from Indiana, and we went into Phase 5 of reopening on July 4th. Which essentially means…