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Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

  Puss in Boots: The Last Wish , is a direct sequel to the 2011 Puss in Boots film. Puss in Boots comes to the horrific realization that he is on the last of his nine lives, and is now scared to be the adventures swashbuckler he has always been. He sets out on a mission to find a wishing star fragment to wish for all his lives back. What follows is  The Good, The Bad, and The Spoilers  of  Puss in Boots: The Last Wish . The Good I went into Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will little to no expectations being that this is a sequel to a movie spin-off that wasn’t that great. After watching this one, I was shocked by how much I loved this movie. One of the things that makes the Shrek films so much fun is the way they give us fun reimagining of well-known fairy tales. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish gives us several including a great new depiction of Goldilocks, voiced by Florence Pugh. The animation of this film is a huge leap from previous films. It looks and feels a lot like Spider-

Avatar: The Way of Water

  After 13 years of waiting, the sequel to the top lifetime grossing movie, James Cameron’s Avatar (2009) , finally arrives to theaters this weekend. Avatar: The Way of Water takes places years after the events of the 2009 original. It follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) as he works to protect his family and his people by fleeing their forest home and hiding with the sea clans. The Sully family must adapt to a new culture and environment, while their pursuers work to hunt them down. What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The Spoilers of  Avatar: The Way of Water. The Good One of the things that was so great about 2009’s Avatar , what the visuals of the planet Pandora. Avatar: The Way of Water checks all those same boxes and goes beyond. This movie is simply beautiful to watch. It is remarkable how Cameron not only shows us a new area of Pandora, but truly gives the audience a look at a developed and vibrant ecosystem.   I particularly enjoyed how the ocean Na’vi are presented

The Whale

  Brendan Fraser makes a return to the silver screen in A24’s The Whale . The Whale centers around an obese teacher who has become a hermit. When he realizes that he is dying, he makes an effort to reconnect to his estranged daughter (Sadie Sink) in hopes of making amends to a relationship that may already be beyond repair. What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The Spoilers of  Violent Night. The Good The Whale is being hailed as a glorious return to Hollywood for Brendan Fraser, but it is worth noting that the acting in this movie is glorious across the board. Brendan Fraser does an amazing job portraying Charlie, the 400-pound English teacher, who is battling more inner demons than just his weight. Hong Chau plays Kim, who is Charlie’s caregiver and friend. In my opinion, Chau’s acting was the most well delivered. Her joys and struggles with Charlie, the pain of losing her brother, and the hurt she felt form being betrayed all felt so real. Charlie’s daughter Ellie is played b

Violent Night

  A new Christmas movie has just arrived to theaters, but it’s not your normal yuletide tale. David Harbour depicts a tired and rundown Santa. While delivering gifts, he finds himself stuck in the middle of a heist with a family who needs him. Santa must use all his skills and magic to make these mercenaries pay. After all, they are on the naughty list. What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The Spoilers of  Violent Night. The Good Violent Night checks all the boxes any good action movie tries to check. True to it’s name, there is plenty of violence that is entertaining, while also sometimes gruesome. Factor in the cheesy Christmas jokes and it makes for comical entertainment. Probably the best part of this movie is that not only is the story entertaining, but it leaves you wanting to know so much more about Harbour’s Santa character. Audiences come to find out that this Santa use to be a Viking warrior 1100 years ago, but how it happened is a mystery. Santa also mentions many