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Disney’s Planes: You’ve Seen it Before, But You Haven’t

I have mixed feelings about Disneytoon’s latest animated offering, Planes. The characters feel recycled from Cars and it’s readily apparent they tried to recapture the same vibe by borrowing heavily from Radiator Spring’s residents. There’s the gruff old-timer with a mysterious backstory and heart of gold, there’s the hapless and slow best friend, the love […]

Monsters University: The Original Party School

The closing moments of Monsters Inc. are some of the most beautiful bits of film ever made. Sully opens the Boo’s door. She exclaims, “Kitty!” and all is right in the world. It’s a lovely, quiet assurance they’ll be lifelong friends. When I first heard Disney/Pixar were making another Monsters movie, I assumed it would […]

How to write a movie review for a movie everyone has already seen

1. Acknowledge everyone has seen the movie being reviewed. In this case, it’s Pixar’s Finding Nemo 3D.

2. Add personal touch. Finding Nemo was first released on May 30, 2003. It was the first movie Sam saw in a theater and it scared the ever-living snot bubbles out of his core. The worst scene […]