Little Women centers on the March sisters – Jo (Saoirse Ronan), Meg (Emma Watson), Amy (Florence Pugh), and Beth (Eliza Scanlen) as they transition from their idyllic childhood into the hardships of adulthood.Continue reading “Little Women (2019)”
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood follows Esquire journalist, Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), when he is assigned to profile Mister Rogers (Tom Hanks) as his estranged father (Chris Cooper) has recently came back into his life.
Knives Out is the latest film from Rian Johnson. It is a murder mystery that has some political undertones. The film stars Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jaime Lee Curtis, Toni Collette among many others.Continue reading “Knives Out (2019)”
Ready or Not is a film about a new bride, Grace (Samara Weaving), who marries into a very wealthy family. They get their wealth from games and as a tradition they play a game with the new family member on the day of their marriage. However what Grace thinks is a friendly game of hide and seek ends up being deadly.
The Lion King is a CGI animated version of the 1994 original Disney film. The star studded cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé as Nala, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Billy Eichner as Timon, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and James Earl Jones returning as Mufasa. Everyone already knows the plot for the most part, it’s Hamlet with lions.
Toy Story 4 revolves around the toy’s lives with their new kid, Bonnie. When she goes to her kindergarten orientation, Bonnie makes a new toy called Forky (Tony Hale) who goes through a sort of existential crisis. When Forky makes his escape, Woody (Tom Hanks) runs after him and unexpectedly reunites with Bo Peep (Annie Potts), leading him to question what his role is now in Bonnie’s life.
The Farewell is a film centered around the true story of a Chinese family who do not tell their grandmother that she has lung cancer. They travel to China to say their goodbyes by covering it as a wedding. This secret however hangs a huge toll over the family as they debate whether or not it is right for their “Nai Nai” to know.
Dumbo revolves around a circus family that find themselves demoted to be the elephant keepers. When baby Jumbo is born with huge ears, the world mocks him and calls him Dumbo until the kids discover that Dumbo can use his ears to fly.
Dumbo is another Disney live action film, but it isn’t necessarily a remake. The film diverges from the original film pretty early on in the film though it does keep some of the same elements.
LEGO Movie 2 is the sequel to the LEGO Movie which now finds Emmett (Chris Pratt) and his friends living in a dystopian, apocalyptic world as the boy’s sister is now allowed to play with LEGO’S and takes over. Once Lucy (Elizabeth Banks) and his friends are taken, it is up to Emmet to save them, but what he doesn’t know is that he may end up hurting his friends more than helping them.
LEGO Movie 2 is a fun, enjoyable, family film. However, it’s not as smart or inventive as it’s predecessor. The voice cast is great again in their roles, I enjoyed Chris Pratt in his other role as Rex Dangervest and Tiffany Haddish as the Queen. I was also surprised about how much I enjoyed some of the original songs in the film, especially the end credits song.
Incredibles 2 picks up immediately after its predecessor, with the Parr family fighting crime. Superheroes are still illegal though, so in an effort to legalize superheroes, Elastigirl is now in the spotlight leaving Mr. Incredible to stay home with his kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack, who are all going through some sort of trouble.
It took 14 years for everyone to get Incredibles 2 and its a worthy sequel. The animation is beautiful as always when it comes to Pixar. And I was very impressed with a lot of action sequences involving Elastigirl. Kudos to director Brad Bird for still coming up with inventive ways to showcase superpowers.