Last year’s Oscar winner for Best Animated Film was this film that I’m dedicating this post; Coco. And for good reason. A few years ago the animated movie that was all the rage was Inside Out so of course, I wanted to watch it. When I finally did I was overwhelmingly underwhelmed. The movie didn’t catch my interest as much as I imagined and the emotional moments were almost laughably unemotional. It was so awful in fact that I didn’t finish it. So, since then, I watch critically-acclaimed children’s movies with little expectations so I won’t be too disappointed and that’s how I went into my viewing of Coco.
It was all the talk last year and I could only hope that it would be as good as everyone said it was. Um…it was!!! And more.
Coco follows the story of a young boy whose love for music takes him on a magical journey to the Land of the Dead where he embarks on an utterly riveting adventure. While there was a lot of marketing buzz around Coco I’m glad that I didn’t know the plot of the film so I could watch with fresh eyes and emotions.
Through the first half of the movie, I was definitely engaged in the story for its interesting storyline and beautiful cultural magnificence. Before this movie, I didn’t really know anything about the Day of the Dead or its significance to those who celebrate it but now, after this film, I think it’s an utterly beautiful holiday.
As I said before, the first half of the film was already enjoyable but it wasn’t until a shocking twist that I definitely didn’t see coming in the second half of the story that I truly realized how magnificent this movie was.
Let me warn you now. If you watch Coco be prepared to have plenty of tissues because this film released the waterworks on multiple occasions. It’s rare to watch a movie and not see a certain twist coming but this movie just kept dishing out the twists that took me on an emotional rollercoaster.
By the end of the film, I was a weeping, applauding mess. And that song “Remember Me” is Disney gold. It’s SUCH a beautiful song. Oh my goodness.
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Eight episodes in and Star Wars: Resistance is keeping afloat with its quality. The latest episode, ‘Synara’s Score’, leaves the topic of the First Order and the Resistance behind and moves toward an action-packed dispute with pirates. As the Colossus’s Ace Pilots leave the outpost defenseless and the Colossus’s cannons are down in need of repairs it is up to Yeager, Kaz, Tam to save the day.
While I enjoyed the last two episodes of the series a lot more this one managed to be engaging which is all I care about. Its action was riveting and its storyline was decent. The secret pirate that Kazuda Xiono rescued becomes a more integral part of the story which I was glad to see. But beyond that, the episode was, meh.
I’d give it 85 out of a 100 and 3.5 out of 5 stars. The very end of the episode, however, definitely seemed promising but with only two episodes left in the series it doesn’t look like this series will be surpassing Star Wars: Rebels or Star Wars: The Clone Wars anytime soon.
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Disney has always contributed a huge chunk to the year’s box-office numbers but next year very well may be the company’s greatest year at the box-office, as some of its most-anticipated films are coming out next year. Of course, this year for Disney is nowhere close to over box-office wise with Ralph Breaks the Internet coming out next week and Mary Poppins Returns finishing out the year. But, as 2018 comes closer and closer to an end, let’s look at some of the Disney movies coming out next year that we can start getting excited for.
January and February may be devoid of any highly-anticipated Disney films but March will change that as it debuts one of the most looked forward to movies of next year; Captain Marvel. This film is exciting for several reasons. One; it’s the first female-led Marvel movie in the MCU. Two; it’s a movie focused on one of Marvel’s most prominent superheroes. And three; it’s the last piece of the puzzle that’s leading us to the events of Avengers 4. Who couldn’t be more excited?
Captain Marvel is set to be released for March 8, 2019.
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Even though I’m an adult there are still certain cartoons that I love to watch and one of those cartoons is Teen Titans Go! This cartoon focused on the DC Comic teen heroes consisting of Batman’s infamous sidekick, Robin, the boy with a beastly ability, Beast Boy, the half-robot, half-human hero with a favorite catchphrase (“Booyah!”) Cyborg, the alien princess with powers from another world, Starfire, and the half-demon girl who uses her dark powers for good, Raven. These five get into all sort of laughable mischief and aren’t afraid to make a song or two along the way.
They have become so popular on Cartoon Network in fact that this summer they received their own movie which came out in actual movie theaters worldwide. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find time to go and watch it when it was in the movie theaters but with it arriving on Digital I was determined. And, I’m glad to say, it was just as fun and hilarious as I expected it to be.
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A couple of days ago I tweeted a fun twitter poll about one of Star Wars‘ greatest new characters; Rey and to my great surprise it got a lot more traction than I expected. It was a day-long poll so it’s over with but what was so incredible about the poll were the results. And so, I wanted to share those results with you all because it’s just fun.
So as you can see from this tweet I asked everyone in which film did they prefer Rey and look at those numbers! The Force Awakens just barely managed to edge out The Last Jedi. Isn’t that awesome?
A lot of times I say that Star Wars fans are divided about these current trilogy movies straight down the middle but there is never an actual statistic to back that claim but this proves that point immensely.
I was so fascinated by the results of this poll that I felt that I had to share it with you all and I hope you enjoyed. Next week I will introduce another Star Wars but this time I’ll make sure to write a post about it that day so you all can get in on the action as well. 🙂
If you were to choose which movie you thought Rey was the coolest which movie would you pick? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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(And by the way, I pick Rey from The Last Jedi.) 🙂
Yesterday it was reported that Narcos actor Pedro Pascal was potentially joining The Mandalorian for the lead role which was undoubtedly an exciting prospect but now more casting news has arrived.
It seems that Deadpool actress, Gina Carano, is set to join Pedro Pascal in a lead role in the upcoming live-action series. Of course, this hasn’t been officially announced by Star Wars yet but with The Hollywood Reporter breaking the news it definitely seems legitimate.
Oh, I’m getting more excited for this show by the second. What do you think of this news? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
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A Wrinkle In Time was one of the most anticipated films early in the year but when the film received terrible reviews it quickly became something I didn’t care to see. But, thanks to Netflix, I decided to watch it yesterday and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised.
One thing I knew going into this film was that it is undeniably gorgeous and this was elaborated many times in the course of the movie. But the beauty of the film, surprisingly, wasn’t the main aspect of the film that pulled me in. It was, in fact, the story.
A Wrinkle in Time is a film, at its root, that is about accepting one’s faults and letting those imperfections shine in the most beautiful ways. That concept leads to the movie’s lead character, Storm Reid’s Meg.
Meg is your typical insecure tween girl. She gets bullied at school which makes her feel hateful toward her image in the world. She doesn’t want to give in to the sadness that lives within her because of her father’s disappearance so she shuts everyone else out and treats everyone in a cold manner. She doesn’t allow herself to be the powerful warrior that she can be because she believes she’s not good enough. But during the course of her wild adventure with her adopted younger brother Charles Wallace and her newfound friend Calvin, she learns to love herself and feel confident in the incredible person that she is.
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