Category Archives: Family

The Mitchells vs The Machines

The Mitchells vs. The Machines is that one movie that is funny, greatly animated, a good message, and fun action for the whole family to enjoy!!! Real Rating: 4.5 Evil Appliances What I Like: -It is everything you need in a animated film, first off the animation is great with the blend of cartoon and […]

The Mitchells vs. the Machines

Friday Film Club: Jojo Rabbit (2019) & Better Days (2019)

Hi folks and welcome to the The Friday Film Club where both myself and Elwood will be highlighting a film which we feel is worth checking out. At the same time we would love to hear your own selections whether you’re choosing to just name them in the comments section or join us in arguing […]

Friday Film Club: Jojo Rabbit (2019) & Better Days (2019)

Movie Review:China’s Oscar contender “Better Days”

“Better Days” is a searing indictment of bullying culture and China’s insanely intense college admissions system, all tucked into a sadly compelling romantic thriller. The added-attention of an Oscar nomination gives a welcome boost to a movie much of the world missed in late 2019, but one well worth enduring and embracing. “Enduring” because Derek […]

Movie Review: Bullying as a romantic thriller — China’s Oscar contender “Better Days”

Review: “Tom and Jerry”

The oddest thing about the new “Tom and Jerry” film is that the titular cat and mouse rivals aren’t even really the stars of their own movie. The live-action/animated hybrid directed by Tim Story places its human characters in the center, the cartoon characters feeling more like comedic ornaments that adorn the scene as needed. […]

Review: “Tom and Jerry” (2021)

“Tom & Jerry” terrorize NYC

It’s a Tom & Jerry cartoon, so we’re not splitting the atom here. Besides, I’m pretty sure Jerry split that sucker over Tom’s noggin back in the ’50s, when they were at MGM. The “Tom & Jerry” movie is, first and foremost, cute. Animated animals — cats, a mouse, a rat, a dog, a goldfish, […]

Movie Review: “Tom & Jerry” terrorize NYC

Tom and Jerry Movie (2021)

Another day and date release in both theaters and on HBO Max is coming featuring animated characters from the past. I rarely watched Tom and Jerry, so don’t know that much about the history of the cartoon. One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when Jerry moves into New York City’s finest […]

FIRST LOOK: Tom and Jerry Movie (2021)

Movie Review: “Happy Cleaners” and the burden of Korean-American expectations

Good storytelling skates by on the tension between what we see, read or hear unfold, and what we hope or fear might happen as the tale unfolds. Dickens or “Dumb & Dumber,” it’s all about meeting or willfully defying our expectations, great or otherwise. “Happy Cleaners” is a Korean-American immigrants and their children drama, a […]

Movie Review: “Happy Cleaners” and the burden of Korean-American expectations

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

Disney dropped a new trailer today (view below) for “Raya and the Last Dragon” (opening in theaters and streaming on Disney+ March 5), and last week screened 30 minutes of footage for select journalists. It’s very evident that the animation studio is doubling down on cultural diversity with the badass warrior princess from Southeast Asia.…

‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Preview: Disney Unleashes Badass Warrior Princess from Southeast Asia

Hijinks at the Fire Department – Playing with Fire (2019)

We all got burned. So this is about a crew of firefighters led by Superintendent Jake Carson (John Cena). They can handle the most dangerous situations with ease, but they may have met their match. When they rescue three children from a burning cabin and their parents aren’t nearby, the crew will have to learn […]

Hijinks at the Fire Department – Playing with Fire (2019)

Nostalgia Review: Doctor Dolittle (1998)

Doctor Dolittle (1998) Released: June 26th, 1998 Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy Director: Betty Thomas Writers: Hugh Lofting (stories) Nat Maudlin, Larry Levlin (Screenplay) Cast: Eddie Murphy, Oliver Platt, Peter Boyle, Jeffrey Tambor, Chris Rock (Voice) Albert Brooks (Voice) Norm McDonald (Voice), Raven Symone Opening Thoughts: I find it interesting and a little sad that Eddie […]

Nostalgia Review: Doctor Dolittle (1998)