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‘Lightyear’ Is the Best Pixar Movie In Years

The Toy Story franchise is one of the greatest of all time. Spanning decades these movies have brought joy and many a tear to the eyes of children and adults. After Toy Story 4 it seemed that there was no reason for more of these movies…until Lightyear.

From the first moment I heard about this movie I knew it was going to be good and yet it still managed to surpass my expectations. The film is simple with a fast moving plot that takes you on quite the predictable adventure but the film was fun, funny, and heartwarming. When the credits started rolling I had the largest smile on my face.

Lightyear is the perfect summer flick for families to go see this month, specifically in IMAX. Pixar’s animation has gotten better and better and Lightyear is utterly stunning.

And while Tim Allen is the iconic voice of Buzz Lightyear Chris Evans did a great job bringing him to life. I’m very excited that he is now part of this lovable universe.

I’m giving Lightyear 4.5 out of 5 stars and 95 out of 100. This movie made me very happy.

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New Footage of ‘Avatar 2’, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, and So Much More Debut at Cinemacon

It feels like a lifetime ago when I was sharing updates of a movie from a comic-con but here we are. This week Cinemacon is taking place and there have been a whole bunch of exciting developments. So, let’s get to the movie news of the week.

The Greta Gerwig-helmed Barbie film starring Margot Robbie as Barbie, Ryan Gosling as Ken, Simu Liu, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, Alexandra Shipp, Issa Rae, and so many other actors has released its first official image. Here it is.

This is an amazing picture for only one reason: the car. It looks like an actual Barbie car brought to life and that alone is shocking. Now, is Margot Robbie giving me Barbie vibes? She’s blond, she’s pretty, but I’m not quite sure yet. We’ll see.

Apparently will be dropping on the same day as Oppenheimer next year, July 23.

The Batman is officially getting a sequel with Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves returning! While this isn’t necessarily surprising it is nice to hear.

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‘Turning Red’ Is So Cute!

Pixar does it again. They have another lovable, memorable installment on their hands with Domee Shi’s direction and knack for storytelling. This movie will hit women hard who’s been through all of the growing pains of womanhood; from burgeoning feelings for boys to want to begin to feel like a woman. It’s a lot, it can be complicated, and this movie illustrates this perfectly.

Pixar always understands the assignment and with Turning Red there’s so much to love; the animation, the humor, and the characters. The fact that this movie was attacked by bigoted critics who were somehow offended by this uber-cute film is beyond me. This is a lovely movie to watch with the whole family and it has the potential to be the Best Animated Film winner.

I’m giving it 93 out of 100 and 4 out of 5 stars.

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In Case You Didn’t Know It, ‘West Side Story’ Is Coming to Disney+ On Wednesday

Yes, Steven Spielberg’s attempt at recreating one of the most iconic and beloved musicals of all time, West Side Story, is finally coming to Disney+ on Wednesday. I have to admit, I’m kind of excited.

After recently watching E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for the first time (which was one of the most magical movie experiences I’ve ever had, I couldn’t stop crying for the last thirty minutes by the way) and seeing the last hour of The Color Purple on AMC today I was once again reminded about the incredible filmmaker that Steven Spielberg is.

He is a magician, deftly using his incredible genius to make some of the greatest movies of all time. And now I get to see how he handles a musical. That’s a fascinating thought.

Thankfully I’ve only seen West Side Story once so I’ve honestly forgotten most of the story. I’m very excited to share my review with you all and hopefully, I’ll enjoy it more than I did the original.

And then two days after that, I get to see The Batman. Oh my goodness, I’m so excited!

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Have You Seen ‘Snowdrop’?

This month Disney+ dropped an original K-Drama series called Snowdrop. It was a sudden release of something I’d never heard of before but, considering that it was on Disney+, I decided to give it a chance.

This show shocked me in so many ways. From the very first episode I was hooked into the story but by the third episode, I couldn’t stop obsessing over this show which is the epitome of an emotional rollercoaster.

Snowdrop is not what you think it is. It’s a riveting, tense, dramatic thriller with 16 episodes that are each roughly an hour and a half long. Basically, you’re going to get a heck of a story that takes plenty of time to set up what is one of the most emotional finales I’ve ever seen.

If you like drama and a heck of a good tv show I HIGHLY recommend Disney+’s newest obsession, Snowdrop. It is truly remarkable.

I’m giving it 97 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars. It was basically the perfect story and I enjoyed binge-watching it over two weeks very much.

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Ranking the Shows of 2021: From Worst to Best

For the first time, I am also ranking the shows I’ve watched this year considering that I’ve seen so many it feels right to do so. So, here goes nothing. Enjoy!

10. The Wheel of Time

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This show really wasn’t very good at all. I came in halfway through after my sister had binge-watched the first four episodes and found it entertaining enough to intrigue me to check it out. Unfortunately, the second half of the show was the worst half and it was quite agitating if I’m being honest. But I did enjoy watching it with my sister. We laughed through most of it and yes, I was mostly watching it for the plot.

The plot:

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But on a more serious note, I don’t recommend this series, that’s for sure.

⭐⭐

9. The Bad Batch

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I wanted to love this show and at times it gave me plenty of things to enjoy but this series just felt lazily written more often than not. With convenient obstacles allowing predictable new stages of this show to take place, I was more exasperated than happy while watching this cartoon.

But the animation was beautiful.

⭐⭐⭐½

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