Author: Teaira Lacson

The Boss Baby Is About As Good As You Expect (Which Is “Not At All”)

Overview: The distribution of love for babies is threatened when a new puppy is due to hit the market. To prevent this, reinforcements are sent in via the Boss Baby; DreamWorks Animation; 2017; Rated PG; 98 minutes. Look Who’s Talking: Babies and young children being portrayed with adult qualities? Still creepy. Admittedly, being one of the many who would get emoji-heart eyes when a tiny human dons hypebeast clothing, I have come to reject projecting adult characteristics onto children…all thanks to The Boss Baby. The deep voice of Alec Baldwin emitting from a human tamagotchi was cringeworthy from the first...

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Sing Hits a Flat Note

Overview: To reignite interest in the declining state of his theater, an ambitious and optimistic koala holds a singing competition. Universal Pictures; 2016; PG; 110 minutes. The Demise of the Tell-All Trailer: Within the series of three main trailers launched to promote Sing, the rise, the fall, and the comeback bares it all in the span of less than ten minutes. What you see is what you get. Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) hopes to uplift the contestants by reassuring them, “You know what’s great about hitting rock bottom? There’s only one way left to go, and that’s up!” The...

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Moana is a Pro-Active Jewel of a Disney Princess Film

Overview: A chieftain’s daughter ventures beyond her island’s safe waters, relying on her inner spirit and bloodline of wayfinding to save her people. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; 2016; Rated PG; 113 minutes. The Much Anticipated Brown Princess: Seven years have past since someone occupied the throne that Tiana. Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, and Elsa occupied as Disney princesses. Although each of these past princesses delivered heartwarming stories of personal growth, love, and family, they left more to be desired for girls, women, and people of color. Finally, Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) isn’t confined to the limited genetic influence of the traditional Disney princess reproductive...

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What We’re Watching: Star Trek Beyond & Lights Out

  *whispers* I haven’t seen the original Ghostbusters… Changing that now #AEwww pic.twitter.com/UlRqI9cj3c — Teaira Lacson (@TeairaLacson) July 20, 2016 #AEwww: FANTASTIC PLANET (1973). pic.twitter.com/zzoENpTLZp — Sean K. Cureton (@seankcureton) July 17, 2016 #Aewww The Heat while eating more KFC than a human being can probably handle — Sean W. Fallon (@Equiatic_Bind) July 16, 2016 #AEwww does the LA LA LAND trailer count? I’ve practically got it on loop. pic.twitter.com/YmP9iKtrtj — The Neon Diego (@deggowaffles) July 15, 2016 Theatrical Releases for Friday, July 22: Nationwide Expansion Limited Nationwide Nationwide Grade: C Limited Nationwide Nationwide Blu-ray/DVD Releases for Tuesday, July...

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What We’re Watching: Ghostbusters & Cafe Society

What We’re Watching: 4 Spielberg films I’ve yet to see. First up: Always #AEwww pic.twitter.com/cXpbhz4yQJ — Richard Newby (@RICHARDLNEWBY) July 14, 2016 Theatrical Releases for Friday, July 15: Limited Limited Nationwide Limited LA Blu-ray/DVD Releases for Tuesday, July 19:  Grade: B New on Netflix, July 15 – July 21:  Grade: C   Featured Image: Columbia...

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