Your Name

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “He met someone and that someone changed him. That much is for sure.” Your Name, released in 2016 Mitsuha is a high school girl living in a small town where everyone knows her — she’s the mayor’s daughter. Taki is a high school boy living in Tokyo, and works in a restaurant. Somehow they […]

Moana

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{4.5/5} “If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” Moana, released in 2016 Moana’s father has taught her that she will one day be chief, everything she needs is on the island, and it would be dangerous to go beyond the reef. But the ocean calls to her. Her grandma […]

The Secret Life of Pets

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4/5} “We are descended from the mighty wolf. We have raw primal instincts. That are mere moments away from kicking in and leading us home.” The Secret Life of Pets, released in 2016 Max, a dog, has a great life in New York. He does wonder where his owner Katie goes every day. But he […]

Storks

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{4.5/5} “Make a plan. Stick to the plan. Always deliver.” Storks, released in 2016 Storks used to deliver babies, but now they deliver packages for an online store. Junior’s boss tells him he can be the new boss — all he has to do is tell Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, that she’s […]

The Lorax

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{4.5/5} “You do know that you are talking in rhyme, don’t you?” The Lorax, released in 2012 The Once-ler cut down a tree to make a thneed. People loved the thneed and they wanted more. The Lorax spoke for the trees — after speaking with him, the Once-ler promised he wouldn’t cut down any more […]

Kubo and the Two Strings

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{5/5} “‘Don’t you ever say anything encouraging?’ ‘I encourage you not to die.’” Kubo and the Two Strings, released in 2016 Kubo tells stories. One day he forgets that he’s not supposed to be out after dark, and his evil aunts come looking for him. Then he finds himself in a story with a talking […]

Pixar movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

You might not usually pay attention to which studio produces a movie, but one studio worth paying attention to is Pixar. Without a doubt, they have the best track record of any studio in terms of percentage of brilliant movies. I’ve seen all but one of them. When other producers of movies realize they have […]

Finding Dory

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{4.5/5} “Suck it, bipeds!” Finding Dory, released in 2016 Dory remembers that she’s from the Jewel of Morro Bay, California and Marlin and Nemo help her find her way there. It turns out it’s a marine life institute. Dory has been tagged. She runs into a grumpy octopus with 7 legs named Hank, who says […]

Anomalisa

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{4/5} “I love pressing the buttons… It’s so, I don’t know, buttony.” Anomalisa, released in 2016 Michael is an author who flies into Cincinnati for a day to give a presentation about customer service. He calls up his ex-girlfriend whom he hasn’t seen in 10 years but that doesn’t go well. He has a bit […]

Zootopia

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{4.5/5} “Life isn’t some cartoon musical where you sing a little song and all your insipid dreams magically come true. So let it go.” Zootopia, released in 2016 Judy Hopps is a determined bunny — she’s the first bunny to graduate from the police academy. Assigned to parking in Zootopia, she inserts herself into a […]