“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is a colorful, charming romp that can’t stack up to the original

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cksYkEzUa7k While watching The Lego Movie in theaters in 2014 it was like my soul was teleported out of this “adult” shell and swapped with the soul of my younger, more doe-eyed childhood self. Every inch of color and Lego design made my mouth drop; my body moved with each playing of the endlessly catchy … Continue reading “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” is a colorful, charming romp that can’t stack up to the original

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” proves more Spiders are better than one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tg52up16eq0 Right now, my love for Spider-Man is at an all-time high. Sure, over the 17 years since he made his big screen debut he’s gone through enough reboots and actors to make Batman and Superman’s heads spin off their chiseled shoulders, but each new outing has managed to bring something interesting to my favorite … Continue reading “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” proves more Spiders are better than one

Moana is a visually dazzling, if familiar, high-seas adventure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKFuXETZUsI No one would blame you if you walked out of Moana thinking you’ve been told the same tale time and time again— one where a hero(ine) must defy expectations, and go on a huge journey to save the day. But one thing it has going for it is that no other mainstream animated film … Continue reading Moana is a visually dazzling, if familiar, high-seas adventure