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…

The Gentlemen

They just don’t make movies like The Gentlemen very often anymore. It marks Guy Ritchie’s return to the R-rated universe after directing more family-friendly films such as Aladdin, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and Sherlock Holmes in recent years. While many people have different opinions about his recent films, most…

1917

Director Sam Mendes jumped back in the directors’ chair for the first time since taking on the previous two bond movies of Skyfall and Spectre. The former of those two movies is phenomenal while that latter left a bit more to be desired out of the beloved action star 007. As a result, Mendes decided…

Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji: The Next Level is the sequel to the 2017 sequel that is actually less like a sequel and more like a remake of Robin William’s 1995 movie titled Jumanji. Except, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle isn’t really a remake at all, but more of a reboot that is loosely inspired from the 1995 movie but…

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

42 years and 11 theatrical releases later, the Skywalker saga has come to a close. Hopefully, by this point, most of you have had a chance to see the latest and final installment in the Star Wars saga. I’ve found it nearly impossible over the years to review Star Wars movies without spoilers so I’m…

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…