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 – Cars, Catastrophes, And Clod-Heads (“F9”)

The Fast ‘n’ Furious franchise jumped the tracks a while ago with Fast Five, but really went bonkers with Fast ‘n’ Furious 6. After that, every film has been less a movie and more a Warner Bros. cartoon with LOL unimaginable leaps in logic, gravity, physics, and hilarious plot devices. Any franchise that delivers such…