Why Watching Moana Is Better Than Hanging With Your Crazy Uncle | Moana Review

We’ve all got them. That crazy uncle (or maybe whole families?) who can make holiday meals painful. But you still go to the Thanksgiving meal hoping that this year things might be different. I’m going to straight up suggest that you plan your exit strategy now— and that it should include watching Moana, playing in theaters […]

The Good Dinosaur | Review

“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?  Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While […]

Bridge of Spies | Review

I was treated to a sneak peek of the cold war thriller “Bridge of Spies” on Monday.  This movie opens in theaters nationwide today, and you need to put it on your list. On your OSCAR list that is.  Because I won’t be surprised to see a nomination or two come out of this one. […]

Ant-Man | Review

Marvel’s Ant-Man opens in theaters nationwide today. Full disclosure on my nerd-limits:  I didn’t know a whole lot about this movie.  I knew it starred Paul Rudd and that he shrunk to the size of an ant… and that was about it.  It was really all I needed to know though. Because:  Paul Rudd. He’s […]

Pixar’s Best: Inside Out Review

To answer the question you have all been asking:  Yes, Inside Out is the best Pixar movie I’ve ever seen. Toy Story 3?  Pfft… child’s play. Up?  They were just getting started. Bring tissues: this one is all about emotions and you will really have #allthefeels.  Even those of you that hate that phrase.  You […]

Avengers: Age of Ultron | Review

They got the band back together and just in time for summer. The Avengers fly into theaters today in the new movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. I caught a preview of the movie in IMAX 3D earlier this week with Mr. Shenanigans to celebrate his birthday. You know I’m a fan of the genre so I’m […]

Monkey Kingdom Swings Into Theaters Today

I took one of my favorite monkeys to see Disneynature’s “Monkey Kingdom” last week.  Seth (age 8) and I had a wonderful mother-son outing. He was excited to learn about the macaque monkey troop that was front and center of this film. I was excited to spend some one-on-one time with this cool little dude. My […]

Have Courage and Be Kind | Cinderella Review

I was provided complimentary tickets to preview this movie.  I was not compensated in any way for this review and all thoughts are my own. I went to see the live action remake of Cinderella this week  in an advanced screening.  There’s a lot to say about the movie- but to get to the point: […]

My First Time Into the Woods | Review

I attended a press release of this movie. I was not compensated in any way for this review and all thoughts are my own. As a kid I cherished a good musical. I remember watching Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Oklahoma on TV with my mom.  My lovely Aunt Teresa took me to my […]