Category: Family

Imitation of Life (Scoob!, 2020)

So, originally, May was bringing the first theatrical Scooby Doo film in over a decade.  Thanks to a Pandemic (and no doubt a hope by the studio to replicate the success of Trolls World Tour on VOD) it is instead reaching us in our… Continue Reading “Imitation of Life (Scoob!, 2020)”

Quicktime (Sonic the Hedgehog, 2020)

Sonic popularity came about at a time when I had no access to video games. So I watched a lot of the discourse around the film lacking any real skin in the game.  There are two things that stood out.  One was the initial… Continue Reading “Quicktime (Sonic the Hedgehog, 2020)”

Sally Forth! (Onward, 2020)

It is Ian Lightfoot’s 16th birthday. Shy and reserved, he really has no friends and has always felt like his life was missing something very specific.  His dad.  When his mother was pregnant, Ian’s father died.  Sixteen years later the family has rebuilt itself… Continue Reading “Sally Forth! (Onward, 2020)”

The Gift of Serving Yourself (Klaus, 2019)

Jesper has lived a life of luxury and privilege. His father has gotten him into the prestigious academy he runs for mail service. In a last and desperate move to teach his son responsibility, he assigns Jesper to a remote island in the arctic… Continue Reading “The Gift of Serving Yourself (Klaus, 2019)”

Meet the New Kids (Toy Story 3, 2010)

While Pixar had pushed the Cars franchise at an aggressive rate, their other films had been allowed to remain largely untouched.  In spite of the second film’s success, it was not until 2010 that we saw the third installment of the Toy Story films.… Continue Reading “Meet the New Kids (Toy Story 3, 2010)”

Collectability (Toy Story 2, 1999)

Toy Story had almost cemented itself as a classic in the public mind within a few short years. This time, they open with a massive space adventure sequence which introduces Buzz’s arch nemesis Evil Emperor Zurg. When Woody gets stolen by a collector at… Continue Reading “Collectability (Toy Story 2, 1999)”

The Secret Life of Toys (Toy Story, 1995)

In the 80s Pixar’s team thought that computers could usher in a wave of new animation….animation by computer.  They made their name in the industry with the  short The Adventures of André and Wally B. A few years later it was followed up by… Continue Reading “The Secret Life of Toys (Toy Story, 1995)”

How Are We Alive (Toy Story 4, 2019)

Honestly, the Toy Story films are something rare.  Never feeling like a cash grab when you actually watch them, they stand together in a way other animated franchises rarely do….even from Pixar. Each film finds some new approach to its characters, new and thoughtful… Continue Reading “How Are We Alive (Toy Story 4, 2019)”

Pokémon Is a Mystery (Pokémon Detective Pikachu, 2019)

I will be honest…I went into this film knowing very little. Pokémon rose to prominence at a time where it passed me right by. So, I sat in the theater basically knowing that Pokémon are super powered animal things that people catch or somethings.… Continue Reading “Pokémon Is a Mystery (Pokémon Detective Pikachu, 2019)”

4K Review: Feel the Magic (The Harry Potter 8 Film Collection, 2018)

So, this one is going to be pretty short.  I have already explored the films themselves.  So here I am just going to look at the set itself. Really quickly…this is my set-up: The Television: Samsung – 49″ Class – LED – NU8000 Series… Continue Reading “4K Review: Feel the Magic (The Harry Potter 8 Film Collection, 2018)”