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  • Miss Congeniality

    Miss Congeniality

    ★★★½

    Apparently my wife and I are on this kick where we are showing our oldest child female comedies from the early aughts (See my Legally Blonde review). Once again, I don't think I had seen this film since it had came out. This isn't a revelatory statement, but I was blown away by how funny and talented Sandra Bullock is in this movie. It's not so much what she does in this movie, but how she carries herself on screen.…

  • Happiest Season

    Happiest Season

    ★★★½

    I've been all in with the holidays this year. 2020 has been such a mess that I've welcomed the festive distraction. Hulu dropped Happiest Season during Thanksgiving and it was perfect timing. With this and Palm Springs, Hulu is killing it with their original features. The film has all the clichés that you expect from the "coming home for the holidays" genre, but is original by having a lesbian couple as the featured players. This not only brings a fresh…

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  • Big Hero 6

    Big Hero 6

    ★★★½

    Like Wall-E and The Iron Giant, Big Hero 6’s major success stems from the lovability of a robot. Hallie coined him as, “The Marshmallow Man.” In the movie, he is known as Baymax and without having any facial features other than eyes, conveys the movie’s biggest comical and emotional moments. Because of the accessibility of this character, it makes the whole audience buy into a movie that overwhelmingly has a comic book theme that really appeals to younger boys. We…

  • About Time

    About Time

    ★★★★★

    Don't be fooled by the ads for this film. This time-traveling film is not just about love between two people, it's a story about a love for life. Director Richard Curtis takes a high concept, quickly grounds it, and then takes you on a journey that is surprising and heartfelt. As much as I love films and television, it's hard for me not to pick up my iPhone and start looking through Facebook when I slightly loose interest in the…