What I Liked About Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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Once again, I find myself jumping onto the hype train super late. Whilst the world was collectively losing their minds over the release of a brand new Star Wars movie, I was sitting back reading spoilers online with only the mildest of interests. I was never a huge fan of Star Wars to begin with and, despite how good those trailers were, it wasn’t enough to get me on board.

Then, of course, the film came out and people would not stop going on about how good it was. Everyone from aging men who grew up watching the originals to little girls who were now made die-hard fans were praising it. I pretty much had to watch it now. And I did. It was amazing. Here are the reasons why. Continue reading

Gravity Falls – L’P ZDWFKLQJ BRX

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Why must the good cartoons end so early? Yes, recently, we saw the end of Gravity Falls, possibly one of the best Disney cartoons ever – hell, probably one of the best cartoons period. I only got into the series relatively late (in fact, I started watching the show during it’s Season 2 hiatus) but I feel like I’ve been with it since the beginning. From the very first episode, something about it resonated with me and now that it’s over, there’s an empty hole that needs to be filled by another high quality show (ironic considering I only started watching Gravity Falls because Legend of Korra had ended).

So, since Gravity Falls celebrated its end with one hell of a final episode, I want to celebrate it too in my own way – by explaining why it’s so good and hopefully convince you to watch it if you haven’t already. Continue reading

Why I Love The Nightmare Before Christmas

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Merry Christmas, everybody! Unless you’re reading this after Christmas in which case this intro bit is a little awkward now but whatever. The point is, is that I love Christmas and like most people, I have my own personal traditions I like to uphold. One of those is watching a certain movie. We all have at least one Christmas-related film or TV special we love to watch during the season and mine is The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Ten Worlds I Want in Kingdom Hearts

WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for the following films:

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Kingdom Hearts may have tested my patience quite a few times over the years and the complete lack of Kingdom Hearts III info makes it hard to get excited for it. Despite that, whenever new details do emerge, showing off what Disney characters and films will be represented, we’re going to get hyped – no matter what. There’s just something inherently exciting about seeing which characters we’ll be able to interact with and which worlds we’ll explore. So, here’s a list of what worlds I would personally love to see in a future Kingdom Hearts game, whether it be KH III or in the next saga. Continue reading

Big Hero 6 – Super Hero or Super Zero?

(WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Big Hero 6 and Frozen)

The latest animated Disney film, Big Hero 6, is now out on DVD and the like, meaning I finally had a chance to watch it after months of everybody telling me that I needed to see it. I was honestly surprised by how much everyone seemed to like it. With Frozen still making the rounds despite being over two years old, I was worried that Big Hero 6 would kind of just pass everyone by; instantly dismissed by little kids everywhere just because it wasn’t Frozen. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case. Continue reading

Is Toy Story 4 Necessary?

(originally posted November 14th 2014)

(WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Toy Story 3)

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No. No, it really isn’t. Anyone who grew up with the original trilogy of Toy Story films (still the best film trilogy – suck it Lord of the Rings) most likely had the same reaction as I did when this was announced – a tilted head, a slightly agape expression, followed by a slowly drawn out and confused “Why?” Continue reading

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX – Why I’m Excited

(originally posted July 4th 2014)

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I have a very odd relationship with the ‘Kingdom Hearts’ series. Despite my frustration at some of its themes and its overall plot in general, any new information regarding the franchise excites me. The first ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ trailer made me squeal like a girl and the more recent trailer for the upcoming ‘2.5’ left me with a wide grin on my face. Maybe it’s the nostalgia or the fact that the good of the series outweighs the bad – whatever the reason, I still enjoy the series, and I’m especially looking forward to the aforementioned remakes. Continue reading

Enchanted – Disney Does Disney

(originally posted June 27th 2014)

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I don’t know exactly when the idea of Disney parodies started, but they have existed for a very long time. We’ve all seen them, and we’ve all probably made jokes about the atypical Disney film. So, what happens when the company itself decides to make one? Well, you get ‘Enchanted,’ a hybrid of live-action and animation released in 2007. Continue reading

Frozen – Is It Really That Good?

(originally posted May 9th 2014)

(WARNING: The following post contains spoilers for ‘Frozen’)

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I can already see many of you pulling out all manner of weapons and typing my name into Google in the hopes of finding my address just by reading that title, so let me explain: I don’t hate ‘Frozen.’ I like ‘Frozen.’ It was a good movie. But when I found out how popular it was, I couldn’t help but raise an eyebrow. Was it really worthy of such praise? Did it truly deserve to be the highest grossing animated film ever? Well, having re-watched the film, I’m going to break down all the points I deem important; both positive and negative, and try and find out why people love it so much. Continue reading

My Five Favourite Pixar Movies… That Aren’t Toy Story

(originally posted April 4th 2014)

With ‘Finding Dory,’ ‘The Incredibles 2,’ ‘Cars 3’ and a couple of original films in the works, Pixar has got their work cut out for them for the next several years. Pixar is, in my opinion, one of the best animated film studios out there and though every film hasn’t been a complete hit, they’ve always had consistent quality; you know what you can expect from a Pixar film – it’ll be funny, touching and have superb animation. So, I feel it’s appropriate to list my five favourite Pixar films… with a slight handicap.

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