Review – Puberty, Pimples, And Peculiar Pandas (“Turning Red”)

1985’s Teen Wolf plot has been spun into an eye-candy children’s treat about a vivacious, energetic 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian schoolgirl who has everything going for her. . . until she gets stressed and turns into a giant red panda! Another Pixar film (distributed by Disney) that is being shown exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service, has…

Review – Magical Miraculous Madrigals (“Encanto”)

After the monstrous success of Moana, Coco, Luca, and Raya & the Last Dragon, you can see a pattern emerging of story structure, toe-tapping music, vibrant bright colors, and similar-looking characters. Hey, once you have a good thing going, ya stick with it! Right?! Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigal’s, who…

Review – Not Creepy, Kooky, Or Spooky (“Addams Family 2”)

In yet another animated sequel that nobody wanted, here comes the CGI animated Addams Family again, but this time (like Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation), the family is going on vacation, because it was either that or time-travel, body-switching, or a long-lost relative. It’s all about Wednesday. Wednesday Addams (Chloë Grace Moretz), that is. This precocious,…