…See What’s Happening

  “The Lion King” is a story and a film that elicits a strong response. From that jaw-dropping sunrise and goosebump-inducing first note to the final credits, the animated classic is seared into our collective memories. It is perfection and untouchable. Which is why what I’m about to write hurts a little. It’s not that…

…Take Action

The Oscars may be over, but the film industry’s drama is still going strong. The day started with the release of a pointedly worded letter from actress Emma Thompson regarding her departure from Skydance Animation’s film “Luck.” If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly recommend taking a look at her powerful statement expecting better…

…Rebuild

  As we prepare to enter into Academy Awards crunchtime, it’s nice to break up the Oscar picks with something a bit lighter. “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” definitely fits the bill. In this second installment, the LEGO film franchise has lost none of its self-awareness. In fact, it takes its meta-nature to…

…Finish Strong

It’s getting to that time of year where people are ready for it to be over. We personify the year, blaming an arbitrary number assigned to another revolution around the sun.

…Lend an Ear

Today, everyone’s favorite mouse turns the big 9-0. On this day in 1928 “Steamboat Willie” debuted and the world met Mickey Mouse. It’s hard to imagine that 90 years ago anyone could have foreseen how much this little mouse would change the world. Of course, he didn’t do it by himself. Apparently even an animated lady…

…Draw You In

Happy Saturday, fellow crusaders! In our neck of the woods it’s the first chilly weekend of autumn. While it’s sad to see the warmer days of fall go, the cooler temps provide the perfect excuse to do some prep work for the winter hibernation with a binge-viewing weekend.