Big Hero 6 (2014)

I have the Oscars to thank for seeing Big Hero 6 – if it weren’t nominated for Best Animated Film, I probably would not have rushed to see it. I can’t tell you why, but it didn’t catch my attention when it was being promoted. After seeing it, however, I’m glad it was nominated because it…

Up (2009)

If the opening sequence for Up doesn’t tug at your heart, there must be something wrong with you. The few minutes of wordless montage showing the near-lifelong relationship of Carl and Ellie is more effective at telling a love story than many full length romance movies. As kids, they were filled with the spirit of adventure…

The Lion King (1994)

As one of my favorite movies of all time, I can pretty much recite the whole of The Lion King while watching. It’s Disney at its best. Every one knows the plot, so I’ll save you the summary paragraph and just say that there’s not much to be done that could make the movie any…

Top Films of 2013

In celebration of the end of the year, I have decided to put together a list of my 10 favorite movies released this year. Whether because they changed my outlook, taught me something, were innovative or simply entertained me – the following are my favorites. I am completely incapable of ranking favorites, so disregard the…

Frozen (2013)

Disney’s Frozen is everything it should be. They’re known for princesses, love stories, charming humor, lovable animal characters and whimsy – with all of these, their latest film succeeds. Going into it I was unsure: the trailer was just okay and my friends had expressed a similar lack of enthusiasm. Nevertheless, it’s a Disney movie and…