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A24 Gets Family Friendly with Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

A24 is a studio whose name is synonymous with some of the best films in modern time. It’s given us a couple of truly horrifying movies from Ari Aster in Hereditary and Midsommar, along with Kevin Smith’s Tusk. Last year,… Continue Reading →

Hocus Pocus 2 Has All the Charm of the First Film, But Will That Work in 2022?

October is upon us, for 2022. We can expect many horror films, family friendly spooks and pumpkin-spiced everything to envelope all the senses. I particularly love this season, ’cause of the opening of the annual haunted attractions and hayrides. But,… Continue Reading →

Rumble is a Spectacularly Average Kid’s Movie

I am a fan of professional wrestling. There is very little that I do not love about sports entertainment. And why would I? It has violence, freaks of nature, pageantry and colorful characters that are over the top, but still… Continue Reading →

Minions: The Rise of Gru is the Family Movie 2022 Needs!

Minions. That simple word elicits two different responses in my brain. First, I think of an evil necromancer, commanding a legion of undead ghouls. These minions are disgustingly putrid, wretched creatures with open sores oozing God knows what. Their existence… Continue Reading →

Lightyear is All About Making Mistakes

Pixar is a name that usually puts smiles on people’s faces. While the film studio has been around since 1986, it took almost 10 years for the company to release its first fully computer-animated feature film, Toy Story (1995). Since… Continue Reading →

Pixar’s Turning Red is a Weirdly Wonderful Family Film

Many, many years ago (more than I would like to think), I was a young kid on the verge of adolescence. I remember being a dork in school, getting picked on quite a bit. My dad had combed my hair… Continue Reading →

Musical Animals Are Back in Style with Sing 2

Being a dad of a 7-year-old future diva, I find myself watching way more cartoons and family oriented content than I am used to. Growing up, I watched all sorts of weird stuff. Anyone who has read these blog posts… Continue Reading →

Disney’s Onward Adds Some Magic Back Into the Modern World

Pixar is known for making some of the best digitally animated films of all time. After they were acquired by Disney in 2006, the tradition continued. It is hard to find any movie in their combined collection that could be… Continue Reading →

Movies in the Spirit of Halloween

There are friends I know who wait all year to watch Halloween movies the same way some people wait to watch Christmas movies. I’m not just talking about scary movies — although Scary Movie does take place at Halloween. I’m… Continue Reading →

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