Coco Review

Following the lukewarm critical and public reception to numerous of their recent films (particularly The Good Dinosaur and Cars 3), Pixar hits home with their musical tale titled Coco. Based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Coco features a variety of enjoyable characters, exciting moments, and an overall light mood. Coco follows the character of Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez), a young … Continue reading Coco Review

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Review

Moviegoers around the world hoping to see a cute, five-minute short with their viewing of Pixar’s Coco, are instead being kidnapped for over twenty minutes to see Disney’s Olaf’s Frozen Adventure. A Christmas special starring the cast of Frozen, this short is full of forgettable music, beautiful animation, and a runtime that seems to go on forever. With nobody to celebrate Christmas with in the … Continue reading Olaf’s Frozen Adventure Review

The Emoji Movie: The Death of Creativity

The Emoji Movie takes everything selfish and wrong with our technology-obsessed generation and wears it like a badge. The film, which revolves around smartphone emojis, exists for the sole purpose to appeal to the masses, with zero attempts at creativity made. Films like The Emoji Movie are my least favorite kind of film to watch, ones that indulge in overused tropes and treat the audience … Continue reading The Emoji Movie: The Death of Creativity

Despicable Me 3 Review

The Despicable Me series returns with its fourth, and regrettably most tired, film in the franchise. Full of hackneyed protagonists and uneven writing, Despicable Me 3 struggles to rise above mediocrity. The film takes place shortly after the events of the previous installment, as we see Gru (Steve Carell) and Lucy (Kristen Wiig) attempt to foil the evil plot of Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker). Upon failing this … Continue reading Despicable Me 3 Review

Captain Underpants Review

DreamWorks has never been the company to stray away from a strange idea, hence their most recent major release, Captain Underpants. Based on the book by the same name, the film follows the story of two mischievous elementary school kids named George Beard (Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch), who spend hours a day writing comic books together. Sadly, George and Harold go to … Continue reading Captain Underpants Review

The Nightmare Before Christmas Review

Whenever I think of stop motion animation, the first film that always comes to mind is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ve always found this film to be such a blast, and it fits well into my lifelong fascination with bizarre cinema. Often many people (I included) act as though it’s the Citizen Kane of stop motion. This has recently got me thinking if all the praise is really warranted? Our … Continue reading The Nightmare Before Christmas Review