Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “Our specialty is second contact. Still pretty important. We get all the paperwork signed, make sure we’re spelling the name of the planet right, get to know all the good places to eat.” Star Trek: Lower Decks season 1, aired in 2020 Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, and Rutherford serve on the USS Cerritos. Mariner […]

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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{4.5/5} “I don’t know why the sacrifice didn’t work. The science seemed so solid.” Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, released in 2008 The penguins slingshot the plane on Madagascar and Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman make it to Africa. Alex finds his parents and the others find animals of their own species. When Alex finds out […]

Madagascar

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{5/5} “Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.” Madagascar, released in 2005 Alex, Marty, Gloria, and Melman are animals at the Central Park Zoo. Marty the zebra gets the idea that he’d like to see the wild. When his friends rescue him it creates an incident that leads them to being packed off in […]

Fantastic Mr. Fox

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{5/5} “Here, put these bandit hats on.” Fantastic Mr. Fox, released in 2009 Mr. Fox writes a column for the newspaper. He used to steal chickens but he promised his wife he’d stop. He moved his family to a tree because living in a hole in the ground made him feel poor. Now he has […]

The Boxtrolls

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{5/5} “‘Ever wonder what they’re thinking about, Mr. Trout?’ ‘I imagine they’re reevaluating their life choices.’” The Boxtrolls, released in 2014 The boxtrolls come out at night to steal little things from the humans that they find interesting. And once they stole a toddler — Eggs has been raised by the boxtrolls and doesn’t even […]

The Willoughbys

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{4.5/5} “I love the smell of fresh yarn in the morning.” The Willoughbys, released in 2020 The Willoughbys have a proud family history but the current family to hold the name has a problem. The parents, although wildly in love with each other, don’t really care for their children. So Tim, Jane, and the twins […]

Onward

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{4/5} “Long ago, the world was full of wonder. It was adventurous. It was exciting. And most of all, there was magic.” Onward, released in 2020 Ian is turning 16 and wanted to invite some friends over for a party but doesn’t quite do it. He also doesn’t quite get onto the freeway during his […]

Walt Disney Animation movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here are the movies from Walt Disney Animation Studios that I’ve seen. I’m not listing ones I watched as a child. Wreck-It Ralph movies Wreck-It Ralph 2012 -> 4.5/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet 2018 -> 4/5 Frozen movies Frozen 2013 -> 4.5/5 Frozen II 2019 -> 4/5 Standalone movies Beauty and the Beast 1991 -> […]

Studio Ghibli movies

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Here are all the movies released by Japan’s Studio Ghibli that I’ve seen. Hayao Miyazaki, the most prolific director for the studio by far, also directed Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (4.5/5) prior to the founding of the studio. My Neighbor Totoro 1988 -> 4/5 Kiki’s Delivery Service 1989 -> 4/5 Porco Rosso […]

DreamWorks Animation movies

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Here are the movies from DreamWorks Animation I’ve seen. There are a bunch more. Shrek movies Shrek 2001 -> 5/5 Shrek 2 2004 -> 4.5/5 Madagascar movies Madagascar 2005 -> 5/5 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 -> 4.5/5 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted 2012 -> 3/5 Penguins of Madagascar 2014 -> watched the 1st part […]