“Captain Underpants” is Dumb, Self-Aware Fun

“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” is directed by David Soren and stars Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, and Nick Kroll.  The movie is based on the novels written by Dav Pilkey and is about two best friends who turn their evil principal into Captain Underpants, a bumbling hero with a lack of clothing … More “Captain Underpants” is Dumb, Self-Aware Fun

“Your Name.” is a Mental and Emotional Rollercoaster

“Your Name.” is written and directed by Makoto Shinkai, who also wrote the novel this film is based on and stars Ryûnosuke Kamiki and Mone Kamishiraishi.  The movie is a Japanese anime film about two complete strangers who switch bodies in their dreams, which eventually draws the two closer and closer to each other’s lives. … More “Your Name.” is a Mental and Emotional Rollercoaster

“The LEGO Batman Movie”: A Satisfying Spin-Off

“The LEGO Batman Movie” is directed by Chris McKay and stars Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Zach Galifianakis.  The film is about Batman being forced to fight against Gotham’s worst villains led by the Joker, all while dealing with his newly adopted son. This is a spin-off of 2014’s “The LEGO Movie”, a … More “The LEGO Batman Movie”: A Satisfying Spin-Off

“Moana”: A Visual and Emotional Delight

“Moana” is directed by Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, and Chris Williams, and stars Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, and Rachel House.  The movie is about the young girl of Moana who must search for the demigod Maui in order to save her island from a curse that threatens to take over. Disney Animation Studios … More “Moana”: A Visual and Emotional Delight