Then vs. Now: Aladdin

Released 11/25/1992                              Rated: G

This movie is perfect. Everything from the casting, to the animation, to the way the characters play off each other, to the story, to Genie’s pop culture-reference infused antics, to the songs; ALL OF IT! I’ve actually had a difficult time coming up with something to say about this movie. Continue reading

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One for the Money

Released 01/27/2012                              Rated: PG-13

I just started reading this series. The characters stand out to me more so than the mysteries do, but I’m liking it. I remember the poster for this movie, but I apparently don’t remember the trailer because I thought it looked more like a comedy. To be clear, it is a comedy, I just feel like the preview was funnier. Continue reading

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Shopgirl

Released 11/04/2005                              Rated: R

I read this book a while ago. It’s not a full blown book per say, it’s a novella. Regardless of how long the book was, I didn’t care for it. It wasn’t a bad read or poorly done, but I just didn’t like it. It could have been the characters, it could have been the content, I’m not one hundred percent sure. But I liked the movie about as much. Continue reading

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Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Released 05/10/2019                              Rated: PG

When I first saw the trailer I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about how the pokémon looked, but the more I watched it the more it worked for me. Going into this movie I didn’t figure I’d get much out of it. I’ve never been huge into Pokémon. I watched the show a bit because of my siblings, and I had a small amount of cards when that was a thing, and I currently play Pokémon Go, but I’ve never considered it something I was super into. Y’all, I loved this movie! Continue reading

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Then vs. Now: Cinderella

Released 03/04/1950                               Rated: G

I grew up on Disney. I have watched these classics over and over to the point where they’re ingrained in my brain. Wanna know how I know? I chose to mute the “Work Song” (which is when the mice are making her dress) and despite the fact that I haven’t seen this movie in decades, I totally heard it in my head as the animation played out. It was as if I just saw it yesterday. Continue reading

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Risen

Released 02/19/2016                              Rated: PG-13

I really enjoyed this movie. I kind of wanted to see it when it released in theaters, but didn’t get around to it. It looked, in my personal opinion, like the best of the religious options out at the time, and I still hold to that. Continue reading

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Room

Released: 01/22/2016                              Rated: R

I can’t talk about Room without getting into specifics so [SPOILERS AHEAD].

OMG, y’all. This movie…

Truth be told I don’t even really remember seeing the trailer around the time it came out. Honestly, that doesn’t surprise me. More than likely it wouldn’t have preceded any of the types of movies my husband and I went to see in theaters. The main reason I wanted to see this movie now was to see something else Brie Larson has been in as Captain Marvel just came out and I realized I’m not very familiar with her work. We loved her in Scott Pilgrim, but we hadn’t seen anything she’s starred in yet. Continue reading

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