Rango

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “What our story needs is an unexpected event that will propel our hero into conflict.” Rango, released in 2011 Rango is a lizard who lives with humans until the car he’s riding in swerves and his terrarium shatters on the road. He walks through the desert to a town called Dirt, which is in […]

Laika movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here are all the movies that Laika has made — so far they’re all stop-motion animation. Two out of five are masterpieces, which is a pretty good ratio. Coraline 2009 -> 2.5/5 ParaNorman 2012 -> 4/5 The Boxtrolls 2014 -> 5/5 Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 -> 5/5 Missing Link 2019 -> 4/5

Missing Link

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{4/5} “Throw them into the inescapable pit of isolation and miserable disappointment.” Missing Link, released in 2019 After seeing the Loch Ness Monster but not getting any proof of its existence, adventurer Sir Lionel Frost gets an invitation he can’t refuse — he travels to the New World to get proof of the Sasquatch. When […]

Star Trek: The Animated Series

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

Star Trek: The Animated Series season 1 & 2, aired in 1973-4 I don’t usually review shows that I don’t watch all of but since I’m doing a big Star Trek rewatch I’ll mention this one. There are 22 episodes and they are half an hour each. The Original Series cast reprise their roles voicing […]

Pixar movies

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Here’s an update to this list. Toy Story movies Toy Story 1995 -> 5/5 Toy Story 2 1999 -> 5/5 Toy Story 3 2010 -> 4.5/5 Toy Story 4 2019 -> 5/5 Monsters, Inc. movies Monsters, Inc. 2001 -> 5/5 Monsters University 2013 -> 4.5/5 Finding Nemo movies Finding Nemo 2003 -> 4.5/5 Finding Dory […]

Toy Story 4

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{5/5} “To infinity and beyond.” Toy Story 4, released in 2019 Bonnie makes herself a new toy at kindergarten named Forky. Forky is mostly a spork so he has some trouble understanding he’s a toy. When Bonnie’s family goes on vacation, Woody reunites with Bo Peep at an antique store. He also meets Gabby Gabby, […]

Toy Story 3

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{4.5/5} “Are you classically trained?” Toy Story 3, released in 2010 Andy is 17, and doesn’t play with his toys any more. He’s going off to college so his mom says he has to do something with them. Andy decides to put them in the attic, but through a series of misadventures they end up […]

Toy Story 2

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{5/5} “But I don’t want to use my head!” Toy Story 2, released in 1999 Woody’s arm gets accidentally ripped, and then Andy doesn’t want to play with him — and doesn’t take him to cowboy camp. Then one of the toys’ worst fears comes — a yard sale. Woody goes out with the dog […]

Toy Story

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{5/5} “I don’t believe that man’s ever been to medical school.” Toy Story, released in 1995 Woody is a toy who belongs to Andy. When no humans are around, he comes alive along with his fellow toys. On Andy’s birthday he gets a Buzz Lightyear. This makes Woody concerned that Andy will play with his […]

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

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{4.5/5} “‘I thought this was a stealth mission.’ ‘They all start out that way. ‘” — Astrid & Hiccup How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, released in 2019 Hiccup gets a visit from Grimmel the Grisly, who’s been killing all night furies. Hiccup realizes that people won’t stop bothering them in Berk, so […]