Review – Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

I have never watched a single second of the "Teen Titans Go!" animated series.  As a result, I wasn't especially pumped for this theatrical adaptation/continuation of the show.  The potty-humor-centered trailer then took it one step further and not only failed to sell me on the idea, but actually made me want to avoid the... Continue Reading →

Review – Incredibles 2

Fourteen years is a long time between installments within a film franchise and, for most, it would be too much to overcome.  Audiences have relatively short memories and many once-bankable intellectual properties have been met with apathy and disinterest after waiting too long to return to theaters.  Scream, Terminator, and Alien all struggled and ultimately... Continue Reading →

Review – Isle of Dogs

I was beginning to think I wasn't going to be able to find a way to catch Wes Anderson's latest film Isle of Dogs until my local theater went and surprised me by getting it over the weekend.  Truth be told, I've never been a huge Wes Anderson fan.  I don't outright dislike his work, but I'm... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Finding Nemo

Original US release date: May 30, 2003 Production budget: $94,000,000 Worldwide gross: $940,335,536 I've been a Pixar fan as long as most everyone else has been: since the beginning.  Still, in spite of that, I somehow missed seeing Finding Nemo in the theaters upon its original release.  I still don't really recall how that happened.  I've... Continue Reading →

Review – Peter Rabbit

Seeing as how practically everything in every corner of society is the source of controversy and outrage, these days, Will Gluck's Peter Rabbit has had its own faux outrage to deal with.  In some deep, dark corners of the Internet, a handful of folk who don't have any sort of creative insight, whatsoever, have accused the... Continue Reading →

Review – Early Man

Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit and the man behind the underrated Chicken Run, returns with Aardman Animation in their latest effort, the prehistoric comedy Early Man.  Park's trademark character designs and stop-motion animation - his medium of choice - are back in full force as Park and his crew deign to stand tall against... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Original US release date: July 28. 1951 Production budget: $3,000,000 Worldwide gross: $5,200,000 Remember Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?  The first feature-length animated film in movie history?  The one that grossed $185 million on a $1.5 million budget, simply by virtue of being the first of its kind?  Well, that was almost Alice in Wonderland.  Walt... Continue Reading →

Review – Coco

For the second time in 2017, Pixar is back with a new animated feature, this time in the form of Coco.  Earlier this summer, Cars 3 underperformed, at best, likely resulting in a rare financial loss for the studio.  Pixar's reputation has seemingly been tarnished a bit in the eyes of audiences, as 2015's The Good Dinosaur... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – The Simpsons Movie

Original US release date: July 27, 2007 Production budget: $75,000,000 Worldwide gross: $527,071,022 The Simpsons is my favorite television comedy of all-time (and my second-favorite television show, altogether, after Lost).  From day one, it's been a sharp-tongued, envelope-pushing, quick-witted cornucopia of one-liners, sight-gags, satire, and the most memorable characters ever created and designed for in-home... Continue Reading →

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