What My Three Favorite Movies Have in Common

Pixar and Disney movies aside, I have three ultimate favorite movies that I can’t ever get enough of and they all have one thing in common. Aside from the fact that they’re all based on true stories and were nominated for best picture (one won), there’s an underlying theme that drives stubborn dreamers like me backContinue reading “What My Three Favorite Movies Have in Common”

What Makes “The Walking Dead” So Great?

I know I’m late in the game by about six years, but thanks to Netflix I just got hooked on The Walking Dead. I don’t know why I’ve put it off for so many years, to tell  the truth. I like zombies, I adore suspense… maybe because I have yet to watch a major drama series that’sContinue reading “What Makes “The Walking Dead” So Great?”

A Love Letter to Disney

A while back I wrote a love letter to Pixar Animation Studios. I’ll never forget watching my viewership skyrocket that week. What was that all about? A couple of weeks later I received an email from Pixar Headquarters thanking me for my post and saying that it’s been making the rounds in the studio. Imagine that!Continue reading “A Love Letter to Disney”

Make This Your Next Netflix Movie

Hilarity ensues in the Netflix original The Fundamentals of Caring. It’s the first Netflix original I’ve ventured to watch, but wow, I was impressed! I expected just another melodramatic indie film that attempts to tie everything together at the end just for the sake of closing out smoothly. But this Paul Rudd-led film was anything but aContinue reading “Make This Your Next Netflix Movie”

How Finding Dory Will Make Me a Better Dad

You may laugh, but I highly doubt I’m the only dad who wanted one specific thing for Father’s Day: to go see Finding Dory. It couldn’t have come at a better time as we’re struggling through a hard time in our extended family. (Thank you so much Pixar, for consistently providing a light to us in dark times.) The movie’s releaseContinue reading “How Finding Dory Will Make Me a Better Dad”

What Keeps Me Watching Toy Story

Even as a thirty-something year old, Toy Story remains one of my most absolute favorite movies of all time. And like each Pixar film, it’s riddled with tiny things that keep me coming back to it that most people might not really notice. Here are a few examples that I believe help make Toy Story great: 1. Woody is justContinue reading “What Keeps Me Watching Toy Story”

Disney Live-Action: Not As It Once Was

Remember Meet the Deedles? Snow Dogs? Max Keeble’s Big Movie? Me neither, because I never saw them. These are all products of the debacle that was Disney live-action films of the early 2000s. It seemed the company was just churning out whatever cheap film they could make to get the attention of persistent 8-year-olds to drag their parents toContinue reading “Disney Live-Action: Not As It Once Was”