“It’s not a happily-ever-after story,” said my elder daughter Ida when asked what she thought of the new Little Women movie.
When I saw the trailer for “Troop Zero,” featuring Allison Janney, Jim Gaffigan, and Viola Davis, I was instantly charmed and knew I wanted to watch it with my family.
In honor of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker being the third movie of a third trilogy, I’m going to begin my review by sharing three of the possible introductions I brainstormed in the nine hours since I walked out of the theatre.
My daughter worships Harriet. Literally. Last year I overheard her praying to Harriet Tubman to offer her guidance and courage.
A few months ago, I watched a documentary on Netflix called “The Pixar Story” which charted the rise of the animation studio through its first several movies and told the story of its partnership with and ultimate acquisition by Disney.
Eleven years ago, Marvel took a huge risk. They attempted a blockbuster film about a beloved, though not strikingly popular superhero, starring an actor who was a troubled darling of small cinema in the middle of an upswing following imprisonment and rehab.