FlixChatter Review: Pixar’s LIGHTYEAR (2022)

The first Toy Story movie left such a mark when it was released 27 years ago. Woody and Buzz were rivals-turned-friends who lead fellow Andy’s toys to some crazy adventures. Woody’s story is often explored in the Toy Story franchise, but Buzz’s story is only mentioned for the fact that it’s spawned from Andy’s favorite …

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FlixChatter Review: Turning Red (2022)

Pixar has always been able to take on weighty, serious subject and somehow make it a fun, humorous family entertainment. This time, filmmaker Domee Shi takes on a theme of teen puberty and the journey of self discovery. As a Southeast Asian-born critic, naturally it's wonderful to see part of myself represented in Turning Red's …

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FlixChatter Review: SOUL (2020)

It's been a while since I actually reviewed a Pixar movie. I haven't seen COCO and while I did see Onward last Spring, I didn't get a chance to review it. I've always liked movies about music and there is something so fun about SOUL that I watched it a day after its release on …

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Thursday Movie Picks #300: Movies About Animals

Happy Friday everyone! I'm a bit late to the TMP party but I love this week's topic that I still want to participate. The Thursday Movie Picks blogathon was spearheaded by Wandering Through the Shelves Blog. The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three …

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FlixChatter Review – COCO (2017)

Directed By: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina Written By: Lee Unkrich, Jason Katz , Matthew Aldrich & Adrian Molina Runtime: 1h 49min Before I get into this review, I want to address one of the main arguments I’ve heard about it: that Coco is a rip-off of DreamWorks’s 2013 film The Book of Life. I don’t think …

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Five for the Fifth: FEBRUARY 2016 Edition

Welcome to FlixChatter's primary blog series! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. 1. Well, it's February and V-day is next weekend. It seems that there are …

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Everybody’s Chattin + Trailer Spotlight: Finding Dory

Happy Midweek all! [just three more days until Friday] I've been thinking of taking a brief blogging break after the whirlwind film festivities of TCFF at the end of October. Well, I figure I should do that before the rush of holiday movies. I do have a top 10 TCFF picks to do still, so expect …

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