“Ralph Breaks the Internet” continues the excellent storytelling and life lessons of the original

“Wreck It Ralph” is one of my favorite Disney movies of the last decade. As a lover of video games (albeit a novice and terrible player of them), it was an absolute delight and had such a strong message of friendship and acceptance that still makes me cry every time I watch it. I even … Continue reading “Ralph Breaks the Internet” continues the excellent storytelling and life lessons of the original

“Incredibles 2” is fun, action-packed, and worth the wait

Believe it or not, 2004 was 14 years ago. I know, math, right? But that means it’s been almost a decade and a half since the original “Incredibles” was released in theaters. I loved it when I saw it in college, reveling in the by-gone design and old-school comic book-feel of the world writer/director Brad … Continue reading “Incredibles 2” is fun, action-packed, and worth the wait

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Finding Dory” (2016)

Another sequel? What is the deal, Disney/Pixar? The deal is they're nailing them! In 2003, “Finding Nemo” opened in theaters and we all laughed and cried as a little clown fish took a big adventure across the sea. But also in that movie, we met a blue regal tang named Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Finding Dory” (2016)

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Wall-E” (2008)

For some reason, I had it in my head that there was a rule I couldn't review newer Disney movies. Then I remembered I made this series up and I can do whatever I want. So here's Disney-Pixar's “WALL-E”! Set in the distant but eerily possible future, Earth has become uninhabitable due to our extravagant … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Wall-E” (2008)

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Good Dinosaur” (2015)

First published in the Holyoke Enterprise on December 24th, 2015. Do my wife and I attend matinees of animated films alongside parents with small children? Yes, of course we do. Duh. Especially Disney/Pixar films. After over a month in theaters, we finally made it to see “The Good Dinosaur” and while not their best effort, … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “The Good Dinosaur” (2015)