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Review: The Bob’s Burgers Movie

Review: The Bob’s Burgers Movie

Year: 2022 | Rating: I'm just going to be honest, in the first few minutes of The Bob's Burgers Movie, I had a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach as I realized that one of my most anticipated movies of the year wasn't going to live up to my expectations. The voices, the animation style, the overall tone...it just felt off to me, for reasons that I still can't exactly put my finger on. But then the certified bop of an opening number, "Sunny Side Up Summer," got rolling and I felt much more optimistic that this was going to be a…
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Review: West Side Story (2021)

Review: West Side Story (2021)

Year: 2021 | Rating: Was West Side Story a remake that needed to happen? Now, listen, I know that a lot of people enjoyed this, but hear me out: By updating the visuals to modern standards and giving this film a grittier tone than the 1961 original, director Steven Spielberg and writer Tony Kushner have done a disservice to Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's songs by creating a tonal dissonance that modern audiences might be more inclined to blame on those songs due to them being the "outdated" part of the equation. And that's even if you consider the modern…
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