Spy

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{5/5} “I’m immune to 179 different types of poison. I know because I ingested them all at once when I was deep undercover in an underground poison-ingesting crime ring.” Spy, released in 2015 Susan Cooper works for the FBI — while Bradley Fine goes into the field on missions, she’s the voice in his ear […]

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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{5/5} “Maybe you could write a haiku to express your feelings.” Hunt for the Wilderpeople, released in 2016 Ricky is a kid who’s been in some trouble, and the police bring him to a couple who live in the middle of the country, Bella and Hec. Bella is enthusiastic about taking care of Ricky, but […]

Night Moves

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{4.5/5} “Cutthroat trout… They like to fight, they like to jump. Sometimes they break free. I respect that in a fish.” Night Moves, released in 2013 Dena, Josh, and Harmon are radical environmentalists who are planning on blowing up a dam. They buy a boat, and they buy a lot of ammonium nitrate fertilizer. They […]

Catch Me If You Can

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{5/5} “Why didn’t I concur?” Catch Me If You Can, released in 2002 When Frank Abagnale, Jr. shows up to his new school wearing the uniform from his old school he’s mistaken for a substitute teacher. He decides to play along and ends up doing it for a week. When his parents get a divorce, […]

Rango

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{4.5/5} “What our story needs is an unexpected event that will propel our hero into conflict.” Rango, released in 2011 Rango is a lizard who lives with humans until the car he’s riding in swerves and his terrarium shatters on the road. He walks through the desert to a town called Dirt, which is in […]

Tolkien

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{5/5} “Lock all this all in your heart. Lock it tight, and it will be there forever.” Tolkien, released in 2019 John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is orphaned along with his brother at a young age.  He finds friendship at school, and he finds romance with a fellow orphan. His friends vow to change the world […]

Laika movies

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here are all the movies that Laika has made — so far they’re all stop-motion animation. Two out of five are masterpieces, which is a pretty good ratio. Coraline 2009 -> 2.5/5 ParaNorman 2012 -> 4/5 The Boxtrolls 2014 -> 5/5 Kubo and the Two Strings 2016 -> 5/5 Missing Link 2019 -> 4/5

Missing Link

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{4/5} “Throw them into the inescapable pit of isolation and miserable disappointment.” Missing Link, released in 2019 After seeing the Loch Ness Monster but not getting any proof of its existence, adventurer Sir Lionel Frost gets an invitation he can’t refuse — he travels to the New World to get proof of the Sasquatch. When […]

Pirates of the Caribbean

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{4.5/5} “You will always remember this as the day that you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow.” Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, released in 2003 Will Turner’s beloved Elizabeth has been taken by pirates. He makes a deal with jailed Captain Jack Sparrow — he’ll get him out of jail if […]

Glass

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{4/5} “I urge you to look past capes and monologuing villains.” Glass, released in 2019 David Dunn now owns a security store that he runs with his son Joseph. He also continues his work as the Overseer, taking down bad guys. He’s on the lookout for someone who kidnapped several girls, and then finds him. […]