Last week a magical documentary series was released on Disney+ about the iconic, groundbreaking visual effects company Industrial, Light, and Magic and how their work has literally changed cinema.
It’s a six-part series that documents their inception all the way to their work now, shining a light on the cinematic magicians that have brought so many iconic films to life besides just Star Wars. I’m talking Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T the Extra-Terrestrial, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and so much more.
If you want to see history literally being made and how George Lucas has done more for the world than just bringing Star Wars into existence then I implore you to watch this series. It’s so good that I hope it gets an Emmy next year because it was absolutely incredible.
I don’t want to share too much information because each episode is filled with so many fantastic details and delightful insights into this company that it’s best to enjoy it for yourself. I can say this with absolute certainty though. George Lucas is one of the most incredible figures in history for his contribution to cinema and how he completely changed the world.
Yes, Light and Magic is a perfect show and it’s one of the best things I’ve watched on Disney+.
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Wow, Marvel Studios really has discovered the Disney formula because I keep crying at nearly every new installment. And unsurprisingly Ms. Marvel is no exception.
This episode gripped me from the beginning to the end with a fast-moving but very well-written storyline. We went back in time to discover the truth of Kamala’s family history. We’re seeing Kamala getting better and better at using her powers, which are really cool by the way. Kamran has entered the chat. If you’ve seen the episode you know what I mean. And all in all, that was a really fun, moving episode that had me wiping my tears at nearly 4am.
I can’t wait to see how the finale ends this chapter of Kamala’s story and sets up her next chapter in The Marvels.
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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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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.
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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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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