Lava Review

Preface/Premise

  • Alrighty, I don’t typically review many SUPER obscure things here on My Movie Thoughts but part of what makes it fun is that I can when I want to.
  • So for example: if I were to ask you what “Lava” is, you’d probably say that red hot magma stuff that comes out of volcanoes.
  • Lava is also the name of the newest Pixar short film airing before Inside Out.
  • It’s only 7 minutes long, but it’s something I haven’t stopped thinking about since I saw Inside Out and even though I loved that movie, I may have loved this short film even more.
  • So here are my quick thoughts on it!

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Inside Out Review

Preface

  • Pixar is back, ladies and gentlemen!
  • And yeah this is gonna be a short review because there isn’t a ton I want to spoil. The even shorter version: see this movie.

Premise

  • As I said, I don’t want to spoil too much of this movie for you guys so I’ll keep the description vague but ultimately Inside Out is a little hard to describe as is…
  • Inside Out is basically about a girl named Riley and how her five primary emotions (Joy, Anger, Sadness, Fear, and Disgust) work inside her mind.
  • And it’s so SMART.

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Marvel Announces Tom Holland as MCU Spider-Man!

Preface/Premise

  • Some of my friends have asked me, “John, why haven’t you done a post on the Spider-Man casting!?”
    • Well because if I did, I would have been wrong like three times… (I still think Ansel Elgort would have been awesome…)
  • After months upon months of speculation, and rumors and “confirmations” and even more rumors and “confirmations,” Marvel and Sony have finally cast their new Spider-Man and he is: Tom Holland!
  • And they have Jon Watts directing.
  • So, let’s talk about it because I love Spider-Man and I’m a fan of this.

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True Detective Season 2 Premiere Review

Preface

  • I try not to do episodic reviews of shows because I don’t watch a ton of shows that air week-to-week, I prefer the binge-style format, and when I do, I’m usually proven wrong.
    • Full Season 5 of Walking Dead Review will be up soon…
  • But True Detective is the show, okay.
  • If you guys don’t know how much I love True Detective, check out my Review of Season 1 here first of all. And when it comes to single seasons of television, the two I currently hail as the greatest single seasons of all time, the ones I reference in prayer to the TV gods are Breaking Bad Season 5 and True Detective Season 1.
  • I loved the first season of True Detective so much that I literally lent my DVD of it to my English teacher! (Who also loved it.)
  • Therefore, going in, I wasn’t expecting Season 2 to be nearly as good but this first episode was very decent overall.

Premise

  • So True Detective is a show on HBO that began airing last year in Season 1 with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.
  • But it’s an anthology style show, so Season 2 has a brand new cast and a brand new case to be solved.
  • Among that new cast is Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Vince Vaughn.
  • And this first episode is mainly setting up these characters for the rest of the season, not dealing too much with the case.
  • And even though I won’t be including too many spoilers, I’m gonna issue an official SPOILER WARNING.
  • So if you haven’t seen this episode, feel free to check it out, I do recommend it, then come back and read the rest!

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Clueless Review

Preface

  • Clueless is a movie that I saw a few years back and ultimately I didn’t like too much for some reasons I’ll discuss in this review.
  • But then I re-watched it upon special request and have a different opinion which I’m more happy to talk about!

Premise

  • So Clueless is about teen life in L.A. in the 90s, and particularly about the shenanigans of one girl named Cher and her friends.
  • The movie doesn’t have one, set, particular storyline to it from beginning to end but these escapades ultimately tie together in a really neat way.

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