The Lego Movie

A most pleasant surprise YES Release date: February 7, 2014Director: Phil Lord, Christopher MillerLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Folks having a hard time. Parents.  When should you watch this movie: When you need a distraction from the horror show of reality. While you’re babysitting and the kids suggest watching something terrible and/or boringContinue reading “The Lego Movie”

Treasure Planet

Daddy issues in space YES Release date: November 27, 2002Director: Ron Clements, John MuskerLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: 90s kids. People who grew up playing the Tony Hawk video games. When should you watch this movie: When you feel the call for adventure. When the DNC refuses to cancel student loans again. TheContinue reading “Treasure Planet”

The Prince of Egypt

Why did they let us watch this in elementary school?? YES Release date: December 16, 1998Director: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon WellsLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Curious gentiles. Jews in their 20s. Musical enthusiasts. When should you watch this movie: During Passover, when you can’t go home for seder. The sell: The PrinceContinue reading “The Prince of Egypt”

Surf’s Up

Stop trying to monetize your hobbies YES Release date: June 8, 2007Director: Ash Brannon, Chris BuckLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of 7 Days in Hell. Fans of Waterlogged (1962). When should you watch this movie: When summer feels really far away. When you desperately need a boost of serotonin. The sell: AnimatedContinue reading “Surf’s Up”

Meet The Robinsons

Just an absolute delight YES Release date: March 23, 2007Director: Stephan Anderson Language: English Who should watch this movie: Anyone who did Science Olympiad in middle school. Millennials who can’t afford therapy. When should you watch this movie: When your’e in a creative rut. When you miss your family. The sell: This is the movieContinue reading “Meet The Robinsons”

Night Is Short, Walk On Girl / 夜は短し歩けよ乙女

I will only be accepting confessions of love in the form of guerrilla theater YES Release date: April 7, 2017Director: Masaki YuasaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: University students. Theater nerds. Anyone who’s been out drinking in Kansai (Kanto folks need not apply).  When should you watch this movie: When you’ve just discovered GenContinue reading “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl / 夜は短し歩けよ乙女”