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

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{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 […]

The Garden of Words

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{4.5/5} “We’re human, after all. We’ve all got our little quirks.” The Garden of Words, released in 2013 Akizuki is a high school student who dreams of becoming a shoemaker. He likes to sit in the park when it’s raining, which is where he meets Yukino. She’s a mysterious young woman who eats chocolate and […]

The Good Dinosaur

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{4.5/5} “Sometimes you gotta get through your fear to see the beauty on the other side.” The Good Dinosaur, released in 2015 Arlo and his family are farmers — they’re also dinosaurs. His mom and dad built a silo to keep their food away from scavengers. When they were done, they put their marks on […]

Shaun the Sheep Movie

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{4.5/5} Shaun the sheep is tired of the daily grind and decides to take a day off. His plan partially consists of letting the Farmer sleep in the trailer. When the trailer rolls down the hill into the Big City, Shaun and the rest of the sheep — and Bitzer the dog — must go […]

Inside Out

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{5/5} “All these facts and opinions look the same. I can’t tell them apart.” Inside Out, released in 2015 Riley is an 11-year-old girl. Inside her head, her emotions try to keep things under control. Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger all have their role to play. When Riley moves to a new city she […]

The Boxtrolls

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{5/5} “You’re the worst pickpocket I’ve ever seen… Here. Buy a book on how to be a better thief.” The Boxtrolls, released in 2014 Humans and boxtrolls don’t get along very well — humans think boxtrolls steal their babies and eat them, and boxtrolls are afraid of humans and only come out at night. Boxtroll […]

The Book of Life

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{4.5/5} “Did I mention I also studied fencing?” The Book of Life, released in 2014 Manolo wants to be a musician but his father wants him to be a bullfighter in the family tradition. Joaquin is a soldier, like his father who died fighting a fearsome bandit. Manola and¬†Joaquin both like Maria, who’s been away […]