Vivarium

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{4.5/5} “You’re a mystery and I’m going to solve you.” Vivarium, released in 2019 Gemma and Tom are looking to buy a house. When they go to the real estate office, a guy named Martin tells them all about a new subdivision called Yonder. They aren’t expecting to buy a house there but they take […]

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 […]

Emma.

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{5/5} “I have none of the usual inducements of women to marry. Fortune I do not want. Employment I do not want. Consequence I do not want.” Emma., released in 2020 Although Emma isn’t interested in marriage for herself, she prides herself on her ability to make matches for others. When her friend Harriett receives […]

Knives Out

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{5/5} “Physical evidence can tell a clear story with a forked tongue.” Knives Out, released in 2019 Harlan Thrombey is dead, and the police are trying to determine whether it was suicide or murder. Harlan was a wealthy author, and had just withdrawn his support from family members in various ways. The police, along with […]

The Aeronauts

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{5/5} “Mr. Glaisher, you’re airborne for the first time in your life. I suggest you spend less time frowning at me and more taking in this beautiful world we’ve just left.” The Aeronauts, released in 2019 Amelia Wren is a balloon pilot who makes a spectacle of herself when she goes up. James Glaisher is […]

Walt Disney Animation movies

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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 -> 4.5/5 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 […]

Warner Bros. Animation movies

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Here are the movies from Warner Bros. Animation that I’ve seen. I’m not listing all the ones they’ve made, because there are too many. Batman movies Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993 -> 4.5/5 Batman: Under the Red Hood 2010 -> 4.5/5 Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 2012 & 2013 -> 4.5/5 (*) Batman: Gotham […]

Illumination movies

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Here are all the movies made by the Illumination studio. Although I wasn’t interested in their last couple of movies, they could return with something worth watching — a Sing sequel is forthcoming. Despicable Me movies Despicable Me 2010 -> 5/5 Despicable Me 2 2013 -> 4/5 Minions 2015 -> 3.5/5 Despicable Me 3 2017 […]