Aladdin

With the original Aladdin (1992) being probably my favorite animated movie of all-time, you can imagine that I have been anticipating this movie for a while. The thing is, I really didn’t have incredibly high expectations. I was skeptical that they would be able to tell this iconic tale in the same kind of playful and fun…

Detective Pikachu

I was one of those kids who wasn’t allowed to watch/play Pokemon growing up, so I have virtually no knowledge of all of the types of Pokemon or what they do. That definitely takes me outside of the target demographic for this movie, as it became clear that Detective Pikachu is primarily a nostalgia piece. However, as…

Avengers: Endgame

Hey everyone! A lot has happened in the past couple of weeks. For one, the biggest movie of the decade has just finished its second weekend and has already passed Titanic to become the second highest grossing film of all-time(as I predicted in my WTE article) and is very likely to give Avatar a scare…

Shazam!

I didn’t really grow up with Shazam but was he sounded interesting enough so I decided to read into his origins a little bit. It turns out he was first created in 1939 by Fawcett Publications in lieu of success that National Comics, later renamed Detective Comics or DC, was having with Batman and Superman….

Captain Marvel

The stage is now all set in the MCU for the big conclusion that is Avengers: Endgame that will be coming out April 26th. Captain Marvel has been officially introduced and it is clear how big of a role she is going to play in the upcoming blockbuster. I have been a bit nervous about the movie for a…

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Everyone who reads my blog knows I am a Disney fanatic. The stories they tell never fail to tug and the heartstrings and leave you feeling a sense of pure joy and happiness.   Animation has never had the same kind of effect on me with the Shrek or Kung Fu Panda franchises, but the How to Train Your Dragon movies have…

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

The LEGO Movie hit theaters in 2014 and surprised many with its solid box office turnout of close to $500M on a budget of just $80M. This movie’s success opened the door for Warner Brothers Studios to commit to a larger slate of LEGO-based movies over the past few years. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is directed…

Mary Poppins Returns

I may be a little too young to be able to fully appreciate the greatness that is the original Mary Poppins from 1964. Though I have seen it, I admit it has been a long time and I probably should’ve refreshed my memory before watching Mary Poppins Returns. Regardless, when I heard Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda…

Aquaman

The DCEU has not had much success in recent years and there is much uncertainty about which direction the studio will move in for their upcoming movies. Wonder Woman showed a lot of promise but Justice League pretty much did all that it could to take away any positive outlook on the future of the DCEU. That…

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

Could this be the first year since Rango won the award in 2011 that a non-Disney/Pixar animated wins Best Animated Feature? Of course, there weren’t any Disney/Pixar Films released that year, so you have to go even further back in time to the last time when a non-Disney film beat out Disney movies to win…

Creed II

It’s crazy that it has now been 42 years since the original Rocky movie was released and we have now had 8 movies in the series. I found it interesting that Ryan Coogler (Director of Creed, Black Panther) took a step back on Creed II and just did some of the screenwriting while Stevan Caple…

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Aaaand……exhale. I can’t begin to express to you all how thankful I am that Ralph Breaks the Internet doesn’t suck. When I saw the first trailer I immediately thought it was just going to be a pointless money grab with non-stop pop-culture references and product placement out the hundred acre wood. Turns out, only one of those things…