The Sea Beast is basically about Karl Urban’s character adopting a child by accident. He’s a grumpy monster hunter. She’s an adorable spirited sprite. It goes a lot better than his adoption of Hughie over on The Boys. Or Hughie adopting him? However you want to take it. The one thing I took away from … More The Sea Beast
So from the trailer and even from reading about it I feared the Aladdin vibes would be strong in Wish Dragon- and they are definitely there don’t get me wrong- but this story about a magic wish granting dragon was different in all the right ways. And for me that makes it worth a watch.
I’ve been trying to stay positive recently but movies (and books obviously) are my happy place and when something annoys you it just annoys you. Actually this is mostly because I watched Nomadland and while a really good movie it has the number one thing that annoys me…
Howl’s Moving Castle Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki After getting HBO Max solely to see the Studio Ghibli films (unseen to me before now!) and weeks of going back and forth where to start I jumped right in with Howl’s Moving Castle and honestly think I made an excellent choice! Now I can worry I started … More My First Stay at Howl’s Moving Castle
It is very much a goal this year to expand my film watching and that means getting back into the classics I’ve never seen before. So the 1992 version of Aladdin which is on Disney+ seemed like a perfect place to start. And I honestly thought this would be a simple win. I was definitely … More Aladdin vs. Aladdin
The Addams Family Directed by: Conrad Vernon & Greg Tiernan Their creepy and their kooky their all together spooky animating Oscar Isaac is actually a cruelty
Toy Story 4 Directed By: Josh Cooley These stupid toys! Why? Why are they better at pulling the emotion than almost any other movie I’ve seen this year? I spent most of this movie contemplating the likely fate of a spork, being annoyed with a toy and wishing he would grow up and thinking that … More Return of the Toys: Toy Story 4
Alice in Wonderland (1951) My March Blind Spot Series Pick was Alice in Wonderland. It’s of course the famous tale of the girl who falls down a rabbit hole and into Wonderland. Much as I love the story (and wonder who goes around sticking their heads down holes?) I’ve never seen this version.
The Breadwinner Directed By: Nora Twomey Grade: A “Stories remain in our hearts even when all else is gone.” And this is a beautiful story, based on a book by Deborah Ellis, about a young girl in Afghanistan who must pretend to be a boy simply in order to keep her family afloat.