Review of “The Monster” (2016)

A young teen girl named Lizzy is waiting for her mom to wake up. Impatient, she opens the door to her mother’s bedroom and demands that she gets up. After getting ready, the mom, Kathy, and Lizzy, drive to see Lizzy’s dad, since it’s his turn to look after her. But on the way, theyContinue reading “Review of “The Monster” (2016)”

Critique of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996)

One of the few Disney films to focus on religion, as well as use the word that’s the opposite of heaven and “God,” it focuses on a young man, named Quasimodo, who is responsible for ringing the bell in the tower of Notre Dame. However, due to his physical appearance, Frollo, Quasimodo’s master (who tookContinue reading “Critique of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (1996)”

Review of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982)

A young boy, named Elliott, believes that an alien is somewhere out there. But his family won’t believe him. Regardless of that, he puts candy out on the floor, and the alien comes to him.  Not only does Elliott befriend the alien, E.T. (although his name gets revealed later), he also teaches him different skills.Continue reading “Review of “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982)”

My Journey with “Chicken Little” (2005)

When the ads and trailers for “Chicken Little” were promoted in 2005, I remember getting excited about the film. I even announced its release on the day it came out in 7th grade math class, after the teacher proclaimed that it was the last day of the 1st quarter. Then came the moment I sawContinue reading “My Journey with “Chicken Little” (2005)”

Critique of “The Brave Little Toaster” (1987)

This movie focuses on appliances, who are alive when people are not around. There are a few appliances, such as the radio, a little blanket, a vacuum cleaner, a lamp stand, and of course, the toaster. They go on a quest to find their master, Robert, who was a little boy who once lived inContinue reading “Critique of “The Brave Little Toaster” (1987)”

My Favorite Episodes of “Codename: Kids Next Door”

This was one of my favorite shows on Cartoon Network as a child… up until a certain point. But when the global pandemic hit in March 2020, I experienced regression as a way to relieve stress. For me, that was to regain interest in some of my favorite childhood TV programs – starting with “Codename:Continue reading “My Favorite Episodes of “Codename: Kids Next Door””

My Top Unanswered Questions About “Codename: Kids Next Door”

I enjoyed this show as a child up to a certain point. However, I have heard that the later episodes toward the end of the later seasons got weirder. I reunited with this show at the beginning of the global pandemic in the spring of 2020. I heard that a certain level of stress canContinue reading “My Top Unanswered Questions About “Codename: Kids Next Door””

Evaluation of “Max Keeble’s Big Move” (2001)

Max Keeble starts his first day of middle school and joins his friends, Megan and Robert. However, the principal is a tyrant and wants to ruin things for everyone and cut budgets on important aspects of the school. Since Max’s parents tell him that they will move to Chicago at some point, he thinks heContinue reading “Evaluation of “Max Keeble’s Big Move” (2001)”

Review of “Jimmy’s Neutron’s ‘Attack of the Twonkies’” TV Special (2005)

Jimmy is presenting a holographic model of the planet, Twonkus-3’s orbit around the sun, yet fails to please his classmates. Shortly after, Principal Willoughby announces the grand opening of a library. He even wrote a song for the Lindbergh Elementary School chorus to sing when that time comes. Later, Jimmy visits Twonkus-3 and gathers someContinue reading “Review of “Jimmy’s Neutron’s ‘Attack of the Twonkies’” TV Special (2005)”

Review of “Fiddler on the Roof” (1971)

The film (based on the famous live musical) starts off with a poor milkman, named Tevye. He narrates to the audience (or breaks the fourth wall) about his life, people, their traditions, and culture. He and his wife want to marry their oldest daughter, Tzeitel, to a man named Lazar Wolf. But Tzeitel resists. She falls in love with a younger man called Motel and Tevye approves… at least for a bit.