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Pixar Animated Short ‘Purl’

This animated short has some critical social commentary and lands some hilarious jokes while doing it. Turns out, the short is based on Director Kristen Lester’s experience in animation: My first job,…More

Roma 5/5 stars

Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo in Roma© Alfonso Cuarón There’s always some hesitation on my part to watch films that aren’t in English. Surprisingly, that even extends to Spanish (even though I’m…More

2018: Year in Film

Watching movies is one of my favorite pastimes, so it’s no surprise I’ve seen a lot this year—thirty-four of which were released in 2018. This is my new annual tradition of collecting my favorite Letterboxd…More

Aquaman 2/5 stars

Jason Mamoa as Aquaman© Warner Bros. There’s a lot about Aquaman that wouldn’t have ever been possible in the past. Creating a world of underwater people (and making it believable) is a…More

Mrs. Doubtfire 3.5/5 stars

Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire © 20th Century Fox This review contains spoilers. I’d forgotten how terrible Sally Field’s character looks in this film. Sure, co-parenting with someone like…More

'The Lion King' Teaser Trailer

Ok, I’m officially hyped for this movie. Thank you Jon Favreau for bringing back James Earl Jones to play Mufasa. I would’ve called for a boycott otherwise. The Lion King debuts July 19, 2019. …More

‘Dark Phoenix’ Official Trailer

20th Century Fox’s swan song is Dark Phoenix, the last X-Men movie they’ll produce before the characters go back to Marvel Studios. I’m anxious to see Sophie Turner reprise her role as Jean Grey, since we…More

My 2017 Films

I should note up front that, of course, this is only of the films I saw and feel like mentioning. I saw significantly less films last year than I have in years past when I was doing a weekly podcast where I…More

Thor: Ragnarok

Official episode description from NightOwl.fm: Asgard is in “Hela” big trouble, but Thor and Hulk are here to save the day, of course. Join Tim and TJ on this comedic thrill ride! TJ and I are on a roll…More

Avengers: Infinity War Trailer

Official episode description from NightOwl.fm: TJ and Tim are here as earth’s mightiest heroes to avenge us all from infinity, or something like that. Join them to chat about the upcoming film ‘Avengers:…More

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer

Infinity War is by far the darkest trailer I’ve seen Marvel put out. You can tell the Avengers get their butts kicked big time by Thanos. He looks huge, powerful, and Josh Brolin’s modified voice is…More

‘Incredibles 2’ Teaser

This teaser gives away almost nothing. A refreshing move when we are surrounded by trailers and teasers that make actually watching the movie feel unnecessary. I’m beyond excited for this movie. The…More

‘Black Panther’ Official Trailer

I know this trailer came out a while ago, but I just can’t stop watching it! Black Panther looks, feels, and sounds very different to anything else we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The music…More

Spider-Man: Homecoming 4/5 stars

Tom Holland reprises the role he was born to play in the first installment of this new Spider-Man franchise. For the first time in a while, we get a Spider-Man film with only one villian, and a great…More

Despicable Me 3 2.5/5 stars

Steve Carell reprises the role of Gru for a third time, and here’s hoping it’s the last. Don’t get me wrong, I love Steve Carell, but the story of this movie falls flat and doesn’t develop most of the…More

Wonder Woman 4.5/5 stars

Wonder Woman is my favorite DC film so far. Her backstory is wonderfully written, and as a result you get a likeable character that inspires more hope than the DCEU Superman. …More

Zootopia Sloth Trailer

I first saw this trailer when I went to watch The Force Awakens, and it had the entire theater laughing. Kelly and I are definitely watching this one. Doesn’t it sometimes feel like sloths run the actual DMV? …More

‘Fantastic Four’ Sucked

Brooks Barnes writing for the New York Times: 20th Century Fox’s big-budget “Fantastic Four” went down in flames at the weekend box office, adding to fears about superhero fatigue[…] Superhero fatigue?…More

‘Fun Facts About The Incredibles’

The Incredibles is my favorite Pixar film. I hope they make a sequel, and Brad Bird has hinted at having interest in making one. Till then, these are some cool things you probably didn’t know about the…More

Magneto Blamed for JFK Murder

Kwame Opam on The Verge: To promote the upcoming X-men: Days of Future Past, a new viral site takes the 50th anniversary of JFK’s murder and spins a new conspiracy theory out of the historic tragedy. Some…More