Let’s Talk: ‘The Mandalorian: Chapter 13’

Okay, first off, I’ve got to deal with the fact that we’ve only got three episodes left! I don’t know if I can fully process the notion that in three weeks’ time we will have to wait an entire year to see Season 3, whatever that means.

This season is moving in a direction I wasn’t expecting and now I have no idea what to expect. What seemed like a simple story about a Mandalorian and his thrilling adventures with his adopted son has turned into what feels like a full-blown Star Wars: Rebels sequel. So, with no further words, here are my thoughts on that stunning thirteenth chapter.


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A ‘Tangled’ Appreciation Post

I. Love. Tangled! My love for this movie was rekindled when I realized it was the tenth anniversary this week (it’s been out for ten years?!) and so my sister and I decided to watch it (mutually, it’s our favorite Disney princess movie next to Moana.) It’s just so good!

I remember when I watched it for the first time ten (or was it nine?) years ago. It was Christmas night, my family and I had decided to spend the holiday in an Embassy Suites in a nearby city of ours just for fun, my sister and I got our very first Barbie dolls (my sister’s was an African-American Ballerina Barbie and I had an African-American cool-girl Barbie), and as we sat eating a kids’ meal (I remember having pizza) we watched Tangled for the first time.

My sister isn’t a fan of Disney musicals. Not for any particular reason. She just doesn’t like the cheesy musical numbers. And yet, even then, in 2010 (or 2011, I’m not quite sure) she loved this movie just as much as I did.

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My Review of ‘Project Power’

Sometimes I just don’t get it. Project Power, a Netflix original film starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph-Gordon Levitt, is actually a really good streaming service movie but it’s barely gotten any shoutouts or praise.

Imagine Taken meets Beats meets a rated-R DC Comics level superhero story. That’s Project Power. It could’ve been corny but it wasn’t. Everything made sense, the characters were likable, and even though the movie ended predictably it was pretty darn enjoyable. I found myself laughing quite a few times but most of the time I was stunned into silence by the film’s rapid-pacing and dire circumstances.

No, Project Power is not the best movie I’ve ever seen but it’s a pretty great Netflix movie. I’ll give it 95 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. If you’re bored and at home with a Netflix subscription check this one out. I have a feeling you might like it.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving and yeah, it’s a different sort of Thanksgiving but hey, we made it another year and that’s something to be truly thankful for.

I thank you all, my readers, for dropping by and I’m here to celebrate the festivities with you all, in spirit. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I’ll share more posts with you tomorrow.

Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!😊

It’s Official: ‘Frozen II’ Is Better than ‘Frozen’

When I watched Frozen II for the first time there were some things I liked about it but ultimately I found it confusing and not as enjoyable as the first one. The Academy apparently agreed with my initial assumption and didn’t award the film an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Movie but after a year and three viewings I’ve reached a different conclusion; Frozen II is better than Frozen.

I’ve started coming to this realization after my second viewing earlier this year which opened my eyes to the story and left me dazzled by the complexity/darkness of the film’s plot. This wasn’t your typical Disney princess story or a typical Disney movie in general? There were no arched eyebrow-ed antagonists or cackling broads to combat. In fact, there wasn’t really a villain at all.

It was a story of personal transformation, of righting the wrongs of the past, and truth. It’s a beautiful story and a powerful conclusion to a story that already pushed the boundaries with Frozen.

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