2 Cents Critic Podcast – Pixar’s Turning Red | Directed by Domee Shi (with Alysha/@alypil_aja)

Tune in as Booktwt buddy Alysha (@alypil_aja) stops by for a review of Pixar’s latest film, Turning Red! Even before Disney+ started streaming it on March 11, it had already garnered quite a bit of positive reception surrounding its subtext on puberty for adolescent girls and menstruation, which have long been social taboos. On top … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Pixar’s Turning Red | Directed by Domee Shi (with Alysha/@alypil_aja)

My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Turning Red

What’s new, everyone? Directed by Domee Shi (Oscar-winning Pixar short Bao) in her feature directorial debut and written by Shi and Julia Cho, Turning Red, the latest movie to be released by Pixar, follows unabashedly dorky 13-year-old Meilin “Mei” Lee (played by Rosalie Chiang) in the year 2002 as she hangs out with her equally nerdy best … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Pixar’s Turning Red

My 2 Cents on Disney’s Encanto

What’s new, everyone? I’ve finally got around to watching Encanto, the 60th animated movie to come out of Walt Disney Animation Studios, which started streaming on Disney+ on December 24 after having released theatrically on November 24. A musical with original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also has a Story By credit), it takes us to a secluded … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Disney’s Encanto

2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Polar Express | Directed by Robert Zemeckis (with Arthur’s Mom)

Tune in as Arthur’s Mom returns yet again to 2CC for a breakdown of The Polar Express, the 2004 animated Christmas movie adapted from Chris Van Allsburg’s 1985 picture book of the same name. The episode also covers morbid fan theories for TPE and other Christmas flicks, Arthur‘s surprisingly amenable attitude towards the notorious motion … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – The Polar Express | Directed by Robert Zemeckis (with Arthur’s Mom)

My 2 Cents on Disney+’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2021)

What’s new, everyone? On December 3, Disney+ dropped a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie—not a live-action adaptation of the heavily illustrated middle grade book series by Jeff Kinney, but an animated version this time around. It focuses on the series’s first book, which is also called Diary of a Wimpy Kid, as Greg Heffley (Brady Noon, … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Disney+’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2021)

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8

(NON-SPOILERY REVIEW—if you want my spoilery opinions, feel free to check out the chapter breakdowns on my blog) What’s new, everyone? If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you know that I watch RWBY, the Rooster Teeth fantasy anime-style web series where courageous Huntsmen and Huntresses are charged with protecting the fictional world of Remnant … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 14, “The Final Word”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full episode breakdown of “The Final Word”) What’s new, folks? Let’s dive into RWBY, the fantasy anime-style web series from Rooster Teeth Animation. Released on Rooster Teeth FIRST on March 27, Chapter 14 of Volume 8, “The Final Word,” was directed by Kerry Shawcross and written by Kiersi Burkhart, Miles Luna, … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 14, “The Final Word”

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 13, “Worthy”

What’s new, everyone? Let’s jump into RWBY, the fantasy anime-style web series from Rooster Teeth Animation. Released on Rooster Teeth FIRST on March 20, Chapter 13 of Volume 8, “Worthy,” was directed by Connor Pickens, with additional direction by Paula Decanini, and written by Kiersi Burkhart and Miles Luna. It’s the second episode after “Ultimatum” to … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 13, “Worthy”

My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 12, “Creation”

(SPOILER ALERT: This is a full episode breakdown of “Creation”) What’s new, readers? Let’s dive into RWBY, the fantasy anime-style web series from Rooster Teeth Animation. Chapter 12 of Volume 8, “Creation,” was released on Rooster Teeth FIRST on March 13, directed by Dustin Matthews and written by Eddy Rivas. We open on Grimm downing a … Continue reading My 2 Cents on RWBY: Volume 8—Chapter 12, “Creation”