Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog

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{4.5/5} “I also need to be a little bit more careful about what I say on this blog. Apparently the LAPD and Captain Hammer are among our viewers.” Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, released in 2008 Dr. Horrible wants to rule the world. He has a video blog in which he talks to his fans, and […]

Big Fish

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{5/5} “Now there comes a point when a reasonable man will swallow his pride and admits that he’s made a terrible mistake. The truth is, I was never a reasonable man.” Big Fish, released in 2003 Edward Bloom has led a life filled with one fantastic thing after another — that is, if you believe […]

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 […]

Bill & Ted Face the Music

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{4.5/5} “Woah.” Bill & Ted Face the Music, released in 2020 Bill and Ted were once told that they would write a song that would save the world. They’ve been trying to write that song for 25 years, but now the people of the future are demanding they do it in the next 75 minutes. […]

Agents of SHIELD (season 7)

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{5/5} “Come with me if you want to continue to exist.” — Enoch Agents of SHIELD season 7, aired in 2020 Simmons has been to the future and brought back some things to help the team. The agents have followed the Chronicoms back in time to 1931. The Chronicoms want Earth from themselves and know […]

Exhalation

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{5/5} “The universe began as an enormous breath being held. Who knows why, but whatever the reason, I am glad that it did, because I owe my existence to that fact. All my desires and ruminations are no more and no less than eddy currents generated by the gradual exhalation of our universe. And until […]

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 […]

Shorefall

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{4.5/5} “Humankind is most innovative at turning innovation to the cruelest ends. Power alters the soul far more than any innovation I could imagine, even at the height of my privileges… Eventually I came to realize, Sancia — you can’t make laws or policies or dictums to constrain this impulse… You must overwrite all the […]

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 […]

The Pursuit of William Abbey

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{4.5/5} “I have witnessed sunrise in the frozen steppes of Asia: symphonies of azures and silvers, punched through with snowy whiteness as if the sun was sending sharpened heralds to announce its progress. I have watched dawn on the China Sea, the water a mirror of slippery gold that burns the sky to puffy white. […]