Turning Red (Disney+ – 2022)

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Pixar’s Turning Red follows Meilein (Rosalie Chiang), a 13-year-old girl who is torn between being her mother’s perfect daughter and being her boyband-obsessed self. This is made even more difficult when she starts turning into a giant red panda whenever she experiences strong emotions.

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Top 10 Movies of 2020

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2020 is finally over! It’s been quite the year to say the least. A lot of movies were pushed back, so my top 10 list this year consists of some smaller fair. I also haven’t had the chance to fully review each movie on this list now that I have a full time job, so I will provide a mini-review for those.

First up, here’s some Honorable Mentions: The Glorias, Wolfwalkers, and Palm Springs

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Soul (2020)

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Soul follows Joe Gardener (Jaime Foxx), a band teacher, who is finally getting the big gig he has been waiting for. But later that day, Joe gets into an accident and dies. His soul travels to the Great Beyond, but he escapes to the Great Before as he is not ready to die. He teams up with another soul, named 22 (Tina Fey), in order to try to get back to his life on Earth.

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Toy Story 4 (2019)

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Toy Story 4 revolves around the toy’s lives with their new kid, Bonnie. When she goes to her kindergarten orientation, Bonnie makes a new toy called Forky (Tony Hale) who goes through a sort of existential crisis. When Forky makes his escape, Woody (Tom Hanks) runs after him and unexpectedly reunites with Bo Peep (Annie Potts), leading him to question what his role is now in Bonnie’s life.

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Incredibles 2 (2018)

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Incredibles 2 picks up immediately after its predecessor, with the Parr family fighting crime. Superheroes are still illegal though, so in an effort to legalize superheroes, Elastigirl is now in the spotlight leaving Mr. Incredible to stay home with his kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack, who are all going through some sort of trouble.

It took 14 years for everyone to get Incredibles 2 and its a worthy sequel. The animation is beautiful as always when it comes to Pixar. And I was very impressed with a lot of action sequences involving Elastigirl. Kudos to director Brad Bird for still coming up with inventive ways to showcase superpowers.

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Coco (2017) – in English & Spanish


I was really excited for Coco and being from a Mexican family, I am so happy to see the Mexican culture being more represented in Hollywood. This movie surrounds the Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos. Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) is a young boy who has dreams of being a musician, but he has a family who has banned music. He looks up to a famous musician named Ernesto de la Cruz (voiced by Benjamin Bratt) and once he strums his guitar that he finds himself in the Land of the Dead and must find a way to get back.

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