Why Books Are (Almost) Always Better Than the Movie

It’s not uncommon to go watch a movie and be completely disappointed by the outcome, especially when it’s a movie based off of a book that you love. Only once in a blue moon will the movie be better than the movie (Forest Gump) or the movie will not completely change key points in theContinue reading “Why Books Are (Almost) Always Better Than the Movie”

Why Inside Out is the Perfect Father’s Day Movie

Alright, hopefully you’ve all seen Jurassic World by this point, because obviously, that’s the movie to take your dads to with there being dinosaurs and explosions and all that fun stuff. And the hype is true – it really is almost as good as the original! But if you’re looking for something else now that that’s over, you mightContinue reading “Why Inside Out is the Perfect Father’s Day Movie”

What to Expect From Pixar’s Inside Out (Spoiler Free)

I had the opportunity to attend an advanced screening of Inside Out last night where the director and producer took us on a virtual tour of the Pixar studios (yes, Finding Dory and Toy Story 4 are actually happening). My strong desire to visit  Pixar in Emeryville, CA only deepened. The short film before the movie, Lava, was kind ofContinue reading “What to Expect From Pixar’s Inside Out (Spoiler Free)”

Go See Jurassic World

The Internet is currently inundated with reviews for the country’s latest record-breaking box-office smash hit, Jurassic World I’ve been waiting forever to see this movie, and have been more excited than the average person. In preparation to the release I watched the previous three Jurassic movies, read both books, got the Jurassic World blizzard, and have been playing dinosaurs withContinue reading “Go See Jurassic World”

Which Came First, the Ant or the Bug?

You remember back toward the end of the century it seemed all the movie companies were copying each other? It was Dante’s Peak vs. Volcano, Armageddon vs. Deep Impact,and perhaps the biggest showdown of all was DreamWorks’ Antz vs. Disney/Pixar’s A Bug’s Life. I don’t know the story behind what went on with the volcano and the astroid movies (although I can say that Armageddon isContinue reading “Which Came First, the Ant or the Bug?”

The Great Animation Movie Debate!

I texted a good friend of mine the other day bragging about the perfect reviews Pixar’s Inside Out is garnishing (an extremely rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes). A month before its release, critics are calling it emotional, inventive, and the best Pixar film to date. It’s also clear that the animated movie deals with some prettyContinue reading “The Great Animation Movie Debate!”