Frozen 2

In 2013, Frozen took the world by snowstorm and proved that love can thaw even the coldest of hearts, my own. It introduced an incredible ensemble of lovable characters in an action-packed film with plenty of drama, humor, and heartwarming moments. For the first time in what seems like forever, all of those characters are…

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Esteemed director Quentin Tarantino is back with his 9th film, counting Kill Bill as one film, to hit the big screen since he burst onto the scene with Reservoir Dogs in 1992. I have never truly understood Tarantino or the way he does movies. In fact, some of his most popular movies are titles that I just…

Toy Story 4

Leading up to the release of Toy Story 4 all I consistently heard was that people didn’t really want another sequel. Many friends approached me and said “I am not actually that excited for Toy Story 4. They ended the franchise so perfectly in the last movie.” Though I think many of those people thought they were contradicting…

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…

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…

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…

A Star is Born

I have been a big fan of Bradley Cooper since his duo of unrelated “American Movies” came out in 2013 and 2014 (American Hustle, American Sniper). His latest film A Star is Born is not only a soulful and emotional experience to watch, but it also represents Cooper’s directing debut. Alongside Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott, Cooper takes us…