Disenchanted

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{3.5/5} “I love festivals, we have them all the time where I come from. They were usually interrupted by evil forces of some kind, but when they weren’t they really brought people together.” Disenchanted, released in 2022 Giselle and Robert decide to move to Monroeville, but teenaged Morgan isn’t happy about it. Morgan doesn’t have […]

Wednesday (season 1)

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{5/5} “‘Please excuse Wednesday, she’s allergic to colour.’ ‘What happens to you?’ ‘I break out into hives and then the flesh peels off my bones.’” — Morticia, Enid & Wednesday Wednesday season 1, aired in 2022 Gomez and Morticia Addams send their daughter Wednesday to a new boarding school, Nevermore, because she was expelled from […]

Lovecraft Country

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{5/5} “Nature holds itself impervious to the wishings of would-be sorcerers. But… There are cracks. Not exceptions to the rules, you understand — there’s no such thing — but special cases, natural anomalies that can be discovered and exploited by men of sufficient vision.” Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff, published in 2016 Atticus returned home […]

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

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{5/5} “‘That was such a heartbreaking story.’ ‘I know, I hate stories where everybody lives.’” — Mantis & Drax The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, released in 2022 When Christmastime arrives on Nowhere, a band creates a song about it for Peter Quill but it’s not exactly accurate. Mantis and Drax get the idea […]

Castle in the Sky

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{4/5} “The tree. We protected it, so it protects us.” Castle in the Sky, released in 1986 Pazu catches a girl who falls from the sky, Sheeta. Pirates are after her, for some reason. Sheeta has a crystal that lets her float — that might be the reason. Laputa is a legendary castle that floats […]

Ponyo

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{4.5/5} “You’re not busy. You’re five.” Ponyo, released in 2008 Sosuke rescues a goldfish he names Ponyo. Ponyo heals his cut, so he thinks she’s magical. She is — she can grow arms and legs if she wants. A man who walks out of the ocean and has some control over it steals her back. […]

The Suicide Squad

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{4/5} “Recently I made a promise to myself that the next time I got a boyfriend I’d be on the lookout for red flags. And if I saw any, I would do the healthy thing, and I would murder him.” — Harley Quinn The Suicide Squad, released in 2021 The Suicide Squad is on a […]

Birds of Prey

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{4.5/5} “I’m telling you, if you want boys to respect you, you have to show them you’re serious. Blow something up. Shoot someone.” Birds of Prey aka Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, released in 2020 Harley Quinn and the Joker have broken up. While drunk, she decides to blow […]

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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{5/5} “It was like an earthquake that didn’t disturb a single blade of grass, an eclipse that didn’t cast a single shadow, a vast but invisible change. A sudden breeze plucked the edge of the diary. It smelled of salt and warm stone and a dozen faraway scents that did not belong in a scrubby […]

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

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{4.5/5} “Just because someone stumbles and loses their way doesn’t mean they’re lost forever.” Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, released in 2022 Doctor Strange fights alongside a young girl in his dream and then he meets her the next day. America says the dream wasn’t a dream but something that happened in another […]