I Am Obsessed With Buying Forky Merchandise

The day was June 1, 2019. I was in Salt Lake City with my theater group during performance week. My good friend Ben and me walked passed the Disney Store during our lunch break. We had already eaten, so we had some time to kill. I said to Ben, "We will find us a friend … Continue reading I Am Obsessed With Buying Forky Merchandise

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Booksmart – Quick Thoughts

Booksmart might not reinvent the wheel when it comes to this kind of teen comedy, but I'll be damned if it doesn't refine that wheel until it's as smooth as a baby's bottom. That was a bad sentence I just typed. Sorry. This movie is so smarty written and so visually interesting, that it's almost … Continue reading Booksmart – Quick Thoughts

Pokemon: Detective Pikachu – Quick Thoughts

Detective Pikachu is an incredibly fun mix of Zootopia and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? that is a must see for even the most casual of Pokemon fans. I was entranced by the amazing CGI Pokemon and the world that they inhabited even when the plot started to feel a little familiar. The banter between Ryan … Continue reading Pokemon: Detective Pikachu – Quick Thoughts

Long Shot – Quick Thoughts

Long Shot is a great evolution of the 90's rom-com. It keeps those movies' spirit intact while bringing them into the modern world and addressing issues that are applicable to the rom-com audience of today. The chemistry between Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron is surprisingly sweet. It's nothing groundbreaking, but Long Shot is a well-written … Continue reading Long Shot – Quick Thoughts

The Missing Link – Quick Thoughts

LAIKA is one of my favorite movie studios working today. Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings are some of the best animated movies I've ever seen. (Boxtrolls is fine.) But LAIKA has never done well financially. When they announced The Missing Link, an adventure movie with the studios first all-star cast, I thought … Continue reading The Missing Link – Quick Thoughts

Shazam! – Quick Thoughts

Whoopsies! Bad opinion alert! Avert your eyes!¬†Shazam! is my favorite superhero movie of the year so far. Even though it is first and foremost a comedy, (and it sure delivers on that front) Shazam! has a really effective emotional center to it. The depiction of the foster family feels genuine and it grounds the movie … Continue reading Shazam! – Quick Thoughts