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Moana - Learning from everything

Moana - Learning from everything

Finally, Disney gives us a princess that truly breaks the mold. They tried with Merida from “Brave,” but didn’t quite succeed. “Moana” not only accurately portrays Polynesian culture but Moana herself grabs onto life and is determined to learn all it has to offer.
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The Little Prince - Wonder and Awe

The Little Prince - Wonder and Awe

The new Netflix original animated movie, “The Little Prince” follows an unnamed Little Girl through a summer vacation that looks like an academic boot camp with her mother as the drill sergeant. In the midst of her gray, monochrome existence, she meets the Aviator, her eccentric next door neighbor who unlocks her imagination as he regales her with the story about a little prince who lives on asteroid B-612.
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The Secret Life of Pets - Overcoming Self

The Secret Life of Pets - Overcoming Self

Set in a Manhattan hi-rise, “The Secret Life of Pets,” exposes what our pets do when we walk out the door for work or school. Chubby kitty Chloe swats aside her food bowl in favor of what’s in the fridge. Buddy, a dachshund, turns on a mixer and uses it to massage his back. Cute terrier Max (Louis C.K.), on the other hand, waits eagerly by the door for his owner, Katie to come back. She throws him for a loop one fine day when she brings home a brother for Max in the form of Duke, a huge, hair...
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The BFG - An Unlikely Friendship

The BFG - An Unlikely Friendship

Frobscottle (noun): Giant Country’s green fizzy drink where the bubbles go down instead of up causing giggle-inducing whizzpoppers! In American English, Frobscottle is pop (or soda depending on where you’re from) which causes no-holds-barred flatulence as opposed to burps. Fans of Roald Dahl’s book can even make their own if you look up the recipe online; although I would suspect that non-movie Frobscottle’s bubbles would go up instead of down. Too bad.The BFG, the latest...
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Zootopia - Cute, but not innocent

Zootopia - Cute, but not innocent

Zootopia, the latest offering from Disney Animation Studios, splashes the screen with vivid color, lots of humor, and a great cast of characters, even if some of them are really scary and some of them are cute and fuzzy. Unfortunately, lurking beneath the surface are some messages that will have adults scratching their heads.Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) dreams that she can be a police officer but never before has a bunny made it through the academy. Determined as she is, she works hard and grad...
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