Lou both entertains and touches your heart.
The Boss Baby is a lackluster snoozer with no discernible audience.
Beauty and the Beast is a faithful, often beautiful reproduction of the original.
Almost nothing about A Dog’s Purpose feels genuine or natural.
Moana is a brilliant crown jewel in a treasure chest overflowing with legendary gems.
The Angry Birds Movie misses the mark and instead caused me to exclaim, “What the flock!”
A 12-year-old boy is kidnapped from the local orphanage and embarks on a fantastical journey in the recklessly reimagined Pan. J.M. Barrie‘s beloved character Peter Pan returns for another in a long list of many remakes, reboots and reimaginings. To date, I’ve enjoyed none of them, including the iconic 1953 animated Disney film. I did love both 2004’s […]
A trio of would-be henchmen search for a new master in the animated spin-off film Minions. Minions are a curious species of creature finding contentment only when they’re in the employ of an evil overlord.That’s the flimsy main plot of the first film featuring the strange little yellow characters made famous in the Despicable Me […]
If you ask anyone about the Despicable Me movies, they’re sure to mention the Minions, the tiny yellow creatures that steal the show. It was only a matter of time before the Minions had their own film. I really looked forward to this feature because the Minions appeal to those of us who like slapstick […]
In the ‘90s, there was a sitcom on Fox called Herman’s Head in which four actors portrayed the emotions at odds in lead character Herman’s brain. The show was funny and creative, and it lasted for three seasons. When I first heard about Inside Out, I immediately thought of Herman’s Head. If this animated Pixar […]
A young girl’s inner emotions struggle to cope with major change in Pixar‘s intriguing animated film Inside Out. 11-year-old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) has lived a bit of a charmed existence up to this point in her young life. She’s popular with all of her friends, she’s a natural hockey player and she has two […]
I’m happy to admit that I’m a big fan of Disney animated films and theme parks. That doesn’t mean that I inhale everything Disney without restraint. I have my limits. There was a dull time when Disney churned out such dreck as Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp’s Adventure and Cinderella III: A Twist in […]