‘101 Dalmatians’ Is SO CUTE!

My family and I are having a Disney+ challenge. We are watching every movie on the streaming service starting from A-Z. The ride has been interesting (we’re still in the A’s by the way) but so far I’ve discovered some Disney movies that I’ve actually legitimately enjoyed. One such movie was the live-action remake of 101 Dalmatians in 1996.

Starring Glenn Close as the horrifyingly wicked Cruella de Vil and written by John Hughes (writer of 80s’ classics like The Breakfast ClubFerris Bueller’s Day Off, and Sixteen Candles), the film grabbed my heartstrings early and never let go.

This movie made me nearly cry a couple of times, had me laughing throughout and kept a smile plastered on my face because it was that cute. If you like animals, as I do, then you will LOVE 101 Dalmatians as I did. Such a lovely movie.

I’m giving this movie 4 out 5 stars and 91 out of 100.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a splendid day.

What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy?

Over the last four decades, we have been given three different Star Wars trilogies. Each trilogy has had its outstanding moments and decisions (or characters) that we’re not particularly fond of but no one can deny the beauty of this story that has inspired and brought together generations of fans.

So, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I wanted this to be the topic. Enjoy!

The Prequel Trilogy

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Before Luke Skywalker, before the Empire and Darth Vader, the Cloud City and the magical world of the forest moon of Endor, there was the prequel trilogy; a story of Anakin Skywalker, the rise of Emperor Palpatine, and the horrifying fall of the Jedi.

There are love and darkness, politics and deception, epic lightsaber duels and Force battles, but most importantly, there’s a story that not many trilogies are able to tell; a hero’s descent into villainy. Continue reading What’s Your Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy?

The Dark Knight Lives (THIRTY-FIVE)

The rest of the walk back to the apartment building was fraught with a tense silence. Katherine knew Marcon’s opinion of her had changed in the blink of an eye. She could sense it in his body behavior. In the way, he stopped talking to her and looking her in the eye.

When they reached their apartment building they made their way up the stairs until they were before the doors of their apartments.

“Thanks for the good time,” Katherine said.

Marcon seemed distracted as he opened the door to his apartment. “Y-yeah, your welcome.” Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (THIRTY-FIVE)

A Movie Ranking: Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most prominent actresses in Hollywood for her iconic roles and in some of Hollywood’s greatest films. I’m proud to say, nine years ago on an inaugural trip to Disney World for the first time to embark on a Disney Cruise, the Disney Dream, she waved at us as she drove by on a golf cart. It was very exciting.

So, on that note, I thought it would be fun to include her in this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

4. Toy Story 3

Tom Hanks, Joan Cusack, Tim Allen, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Jodi Benson, Blake Clark, Estelle Harris, Jeff Pidgeon, and Don Rickles in Toy Story 3 (2010)

Apparently, Whoopi Goldberg voiced a character in Toy Story 3 at some point in the film. That’s pretty cool.

3. Ghost

Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990)

If you’ve never seen Ghost do yourself a favor and please watch it. I saw it once several years ago but it stuck with me for its brilliant storytelling and acting. This movie is a classic for a reason and easily one of the best performances of Whoopi Goldberg’s career.

In fact, Whoopi Goldberg would go on to win Best Supporting Actress for this film because she was that phenomenal. A stellar movie.

2. The Lion King

Rowan Atkinson, Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Jim Cummings, and Moira Kelly in The Lion King (1994)

Have you ever watched a perfect children’s movie? This is one of them.

1. The Color Purple

The Color Purple (1985)

I’ve never seen this movie all the way through due to some really adult themes in this film but I can say this much, I’ve seen a great deal of it and it is truly an incredible movie. In fact, it’s undoubtedly one of the best films of all time.

Nominated for a whopping eleven! Oscars, the film would unfortunately go on to not win any Oscars, showcasing once again the often depressing prejudice of Hollywood. Whoopi Goldberg would garner her first Oscar nomination for this film and deservedly so.

I thank you for reading this week’s movie ranking and I hope you have a lovely day.

 

The ‘Fast and Furious 9’ Trailer Has Arrived

Fast and Furious 9 is coming to a theater near you every soon. Here’s the the nearly four-minute-long trailer to help get you pumped for the next step in the saga.

No, this isn’t the greatest trailer I’ve ever seen but it foreshadows another dumbly fun film to watch on the cusp of summer filled with explosions, action, and cool music to help amp up the already adrenaline-packed experience.

And if you’re a fan of the franchise that ending will probably have you pretty excited. Continue reading The ‘Fast and Furious 9’ Trailer Has Arrived

The Dark Knight Lives (THIRTY-THREE)

Pamela Isley knew that getting rid of Robin was her highest priority. But how could she get rid of him? How could she lure him out of his secrecy to fall into yet another trap? Next time it wouldn’t be easy to kill him. He would be ready. But so would she.

She sat in the limo, his unmasked face from the former evening in her mind. There was something familiar about him. Like she’d seen him before. She knew, if she discovered the truth of his real identity, she would be able to find a way to destroy him.

She sighed, resting back in her seat as she looked out of the window at a gloomy Gotham in the night. Continue reading The Dark Knight Lives (THIRTY-THREE)