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Watching ‘Soul’ a Second Time

Last year on Christmas Day families with a Disney+ subscription were invited to watch what I feel was one of the best pictures of the year, Soul. When I saw it the first time I was positively blown away by its wit, it’s charm, and most importantly, it’s brilliance. Ever since I watched it roughly two months ago I have been planning to rewatch it and that’s what I did this morning. Wow, wow, wow.

I’ve seen a lot of great Disney movies but Soul is honestly one of the most thought-provoking and imaginative films the studio has ever produced. Unlike most Disney movies, Soul honestly doesn’t feel as catered to children as other movies. The jokes are targeted towards adults who have experienced things and the subject material of the movie will go over a child’s head. And yet, it can bring an entire family together for its simply magnificent animation that tells such a beautiful story and its lovable characters.

I honestly cannot express enough how much I love this movie! It’s beautiful in every sense of the word and is one of Disney’s crowning achievements.

If you haven’t watched it yet I highly recommend it. It’s, in my opinion, the best picture of 2020,

The Movies of 202o; Ranked from Worst to Best

It’s been a rough year but yes, it’s almost over. I didn’t think that I would see that many movies that year but surprisingly, I’ve seen more than I expected. I’ve seen, in fact, more new films this year than I’ve ever seen; movies like Sunset Boulevard and Seven, The Sound of Music and The Bridge on the River Kwai, A Beautiful Mind and Pan’s Labyrinth, and so much more. As a movie lover, I have delved deep into the throes of Hollywood’s greatest films but I’m straying off course. I’m here to share my ranking of this year’s movies and so, with no further delay, here’s a ranking of the films I’ve seen in 2020.

15. Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl' Gets Premiere Date On Disney+ – Deadline

I cannot express to you just how bad this movie is. Artemis Fowl is a beloved children’s book that Disney decided to adapt into a film for Disney+ and the result was astronomically bad.

This movie was so, so very terrible that having never read the book I was still offended. Here’s a suggestion: never watch this movie.

14. The Trial of the Chicago 7

The Trial of the Chicago 7 movie review (2020) | Roger Ebert

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is such a crap fest of a movie. It’s one of those cliche movies with a recognizable cast about an important American event that’s getting Oscar buzz not because it’s actually good but because it’s reflective of the times. I watched this movie all the way through only because I had to write a review. And that was painful.

13. Wonder Woman 1984

Patty Jenkins Compares WW84's Message to Its Predecessor | CBR

Yes, the newest Wonder Woman film has suffered the dreadful sequel curse. Riddled with eye-rollable moments and lackluster action scenes which all culminate into a strange sequel that retains practically none of its predecessor’s charm, Wonder Woman 1984 is a botched film that struggles to convey a message that this movie didn’t need to say.

I wanted to watch Wonder Woman 1984 for escapism, not to be reminded of how messed up this world is.

12. Safety

Trailer For a New Inspirational Disney Sports Movie SAFETY — GeekTyrant

Safety is a cute, inspiring film but it’s ultimately forgettable.

11. Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Birds of Prey': Who Are the Birds In Harley Quinn's Upcoming Movie? -  Entertainment

Birds of Prey wasn’t received very well and for good reason. The movie is a bit confusing and muddled in its attempt to be cool and fresh but I find the film somewhat enjoyable, even though I’ve only seen it all the way through once.

10. Project Power

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Netflix movies can be pretty crappy but Project Power is a surprise hit. It’s a superhero film that feels way more realistic, delivering a powerful story that’s actually pretty fun to watch. Comic book movie alums Jamie Foxx and James Gordon-Levitt are the stars of this Netflix movie and they do a great job. If you’ve got Netflix, check it out. It’s actually pretty good.

9. Enola Holmes

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After having just finished the critically-acclaimed series, Sherlock I was really excited to meet Enola Holmes, Sherlock’s super intelligent and super eager for an adventure sister. The Netflix original film is well-made and actually had some nice surprises. It also manages to be feminist without being too on the nose (yes, I’m talking about you Wonder Woman 1984) or detracting from the overall fun of the mystery. Enola Holmes isn’t great but I personally found it more enjoyable than the two Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

8. Underwater

Underwater review – Kristen Stewart's soggy, silly monster movie | Kristen  Stewart | The Guardian

If you like Alien you’ll like Underwater. This movie starts quickly and it doesn’t stop. Get ready for a suspenseful ride.

7. The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man haunts us the way abusers always have - The Verge

Don’t sleep on The Invisible Man. This horrifying thriller is actually really good. With an on-the-edge-of-your-seat story that continues to surprise along the way, The Invisible Man is a must-watch if you have HBO Max.

6. American Utopia

David Byrne live on Broadway, NYC: Still the best musical experience on the  planet | NME

Earlier this year on HBO Max, a live Broadway production filmed by Spike Lee and helmed by Grammy-winning singer/songwriter David Byrne called American Utopia debuted and I decided to watch it. For nearly two hours I was sucked into a performance that had me dancing and totally immersed. I know David Byrne for his most iconic works as a member of the hit band, Talking Heads, but it was nice to see him as an older man still jamming. Now I’m a David Byrne fan.

5. Clouds

Clouds movie review & film summary (2020) | Roger Ebert

I was not expecting to enjoy this movie as much as I did but Clouds is undoubtedly, next to The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars, the best original piece of content that has come to Disney+ this year. This movie made me cry SOOOO HARD! It was a really headache-induced morning.

4. Da 5 Bloods

Da 5 Bloods movie review & film summary (2020) | Roger Ebert

Da 5 Bloods is a powerful film that has unfortunately not received the praise that it should. This movie surprised me in more ways than one and could very likely end up rewarding the film’s lead, Delroy Lindo, an Oscar nomination/win. No, Da 5 Bloods isn’t the best Spike Lee movie I’ve ever seen but it’s undoubtedly one of the best.

3. Tenet

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Christopher Nolan’s latest endeavor is a mind numbing, mind boggling, ridiculous attempt at trying to be the greatest action movie of all time, resulting in what was instead an inspired fail. Tenet is still one of the most visceral and unforgettable films I have ever laid eyes on but its greatness is just a bit too much. But still, give it a look if you have the chance. It’s worth it.

2. Hamilton

Hamilton is coming to theaters and Disney+, thanks to Disney's endless  hunger for content - The Verge

I never thought I would get the chance to see Hamilton. Disney+ made a dream of mine come true and thankfully, Hamilton lived up to the hype. It was everything I had hoped for and more. The music was scintillating, the performances inspiring, and the story was perfectly told, delivering enough humor, suspense, and drama to refrain from being a bit of a bore. Plus, to see a Broadway musical with a cast so diverse literally brought me to tears.

Hamilton is amazing and if you still haven’t seen it yet I implore you to give it a look. It really is something.

And 1. Soul

Netflix And Movie Trailers Of The Week: Invisible Man, Soul, And More -  CINEMABLEND

I was not expecting Soul to be as good as it was but boy was this film absolutely spectacular. With a story that’ll you have reevaluating your own life and meaning in this world, Soul is a fantastically animated, incredibly moving story that left me not only crying in the end but utterly touched. It’s, in my opinion, the best movie of the year.

So there’s my moving ranking of 2020. What will 2021 bring? Hopefully a better year than this.

What have been your favorite movies of 2020? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great New Year’s Eve.

‘Soul’ Should Be Nominated For Best Picture

Soul is, in my opinion, the best movie of the year. Its story is so perfectly written, its theme so telling for this year’s problems, that to ignore it and deem it unworthy of being considered for Best Picture seems preposterous.

As we all know, 2020 has not been a regular year, meaning the list of films lining up to nab a spot for the Best Picture race is slim and at a time like this it makes even more sense to nominate a great film like Soul for such a prestigious award nomination.

And let’s not forget, it’s happened before. Both Up and Toy Story 3 were great enough films that they were nominated for both Best Animated Feature and Best Picture. Soul should be the next movie to join that list.

It’s a remarkable film that deserves every bit of praise it can get and yeah, I hope I’m not the only one thinking this movie should get Best Picture. And yeah, I even think it should make history by becoming the first animated film ever to win Best Picture because it actually is that good.

What do you think? Do you think it should be nominated for Best Picture? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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

My Review of ‘Soul’

Disney/Pixar did it again! They made another great movie. Soul just may be the smartest Pixar movie since Inside Out as it deals with the afterlife, our personal journeys, and just what makes life worth living.

Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey lead viewers on a spectacular adventure with some of the best and most creative animated moments I’ve seen from a Pixar movie. The characters were hilarious, there were some legitimate laugh-out-loud moments, but as is always important with Pixar’s movies, it hits the heart as well.

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Movie Trailer Flashback: Here’s the Teaser Trailer for ‘Soul’

Every year Disney/Pixar releases a new movie for children (and adults) to obsess over. In a few weeks, the highly-anticipated Frozen II will be hitting theaters and making a killing at the box-office. The film has been eagerly awaited for six years since its predecessor, Frozen, blew the minds of nearly everyone who watched it. And just a few months ago, we got to see the “final” installment in the Toy Story franchise with Toy Story 4, a heartfelt film that’s designed to pluck at your heartstrings. However, next year there are three more Disney/Pixar movies to look forward to. OnwardSoul, and Raya and the Last Dragon. A few days ago the teaser trailer for Soul was released and of course, I watched it. Here it is.

Soul is heavily reminding me of Inside Out but I have hope that it will be better than Inside Out was. I don’t know, I just wasn’t a fan of the film, Inside Out. When I get Disney+ next week I’ll definitely give it another chance because maybe there was something that I was missing last time that I’ll get this time but one thing’s for certain, Soul is going to be good (and will very likely bring many tears to viewers’ eyes.)

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

Here’s the Teaser Trailer for ‘Soul’

Every year Disney/Pixar releases a new movie for children (and adults) to obsess over. In a few weeks, the highly-anticipated Frozen II will be hitting theaters and making a killing at the box-office. The film has been eagerly awaited for six years since its predecessor, Frozen, blew the minds of nearly everyone who watched it. And just a few months ago, we got to see the “final” installment in the Toy Story franchise with Toy Story 4, a heartfelt film that’s designed to pluck at your heartstrings. However, next year there are three more Disney/Pixar movies to look forward to. OnwardSoul, and Raya and the Last Dragon. A few days ago the teaser trailer for Soul was released and of course, I watched it. Here it is.

Soul is heavily reminding me of Inside Out but I have hope that it will be better than Inside Out was. I don’t know, I just wasn’t a fan of the film, Inside Out. When I get Disney+ next week I’ll definitely give it another chance because maybe there was something that I was missing last time that I’ll get this time but one thing’s for certain, Soul is going to be good (and will very likely bring many tears to viewers’ eyes.)

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