Recently, Steve Norton and I were lucky enough to attend an advance screening of The Big Sick in Toronto, which had two surprise guests – Kumail Nanjiani and his wife, Emily V. Gordon! This film had already been released in select cities in the States at the time of the advance screening, and will have… [Read More]
A few years ago, the idea of Guardians of the Galaxy was seen as a risk by Marvel that likely wouldn’t pay off. After all, a talking tree and raccoon…really? In the end, though, we were both pleasantly wrong and surprised. Director James Gunn gave us a fun and epic space opera that continues to entertain today. Ask… [Read More]
There are four main animals that we get to meet and learn about: giant pandas, golden snub-nosed monkeys, snow leopards, and chiru antelope. The film flows back and forth between these animals as season moves to season.
In Lion a child faces perhaps the most frightening of all prosepects—being separated from his family and far from home. That he manages to find a new family in a faraway land may seem like a rescue (and it is), but what of the family he lost?
Finding Dory served up a sequel/spinoff of the world that Nemo inhabited, with Ellen DeGeneres’ squeaky regal blue tang heading off in search of the family she had long forgotten about. With the help of Nemo and his dad Marlin, as well as a new cast of characters including the near-sighted whale Destiny, the echo-location-free… [Read More]
Finally, the film is about wonder and faith. When Meacham tells Grace the non-tall tale version of his encounter so many years before, he says he didn’t experience fear, but rather awe at the magic in the world. He says, “It changed the way I see the world.”
What does it mean to be a good parent? Is it doing what you can so the child is ready for the world? What if you think society is by and large a failure? Can you teach your children to be “philosopher kings” by stepping away from all the flaws of the everyday world?
You’re going to see Captain America: Civil War for the action, so that’s what you’re going to get. And you’re going to like it.
With their newest release The Good Dinosaur, Pixar builds upon their canon of work and manages to amaze with astounding visuals.