Toybox in orbit over earth with a sunrise ahead

Review: Planetes Anime

Planetes is a well made, character-driven anime that depicts life and work in Earth’s orbit in the near future of 2075. Its realistic portrayal of space combined with its complex, well-rounded ensemble cast delivers humor and fun along with a strong helping of angst and character drama.

Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Forky

Review: Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4 upholds the legacy of its predecessors while reexamining some of the darker messages established in past Toy Story films. I very much enjoyed it.

Review: Aladdin (2019)

Disney's 2019 live action adaptation of the 1992 classic got some cheers from the audience I saw it with, but left me somewhat disappointed. While Will Smith managed to put in a respectable performance as the Genie, this new version of Aladdin came up short with regards to characters, pacing, and even failed to equal the original's spectacle and song.

Review: RWBY Volume 6

Season 6 of RWBY continues the long running series and marks a nice rebound from season 5 in terms of fight scenes and pacing. More of Remnant's mysteries are revealed, one of RWBY's long time rivals is notably defeated, and the season ends on an upbeat note while still retaining the sense of uncertainty that has made the show so great ever since Beacon fell in season 3.

Review: Tomb Raider (2018)

It seems like there's a rule that says that live action movies based on video games have to be awful. Tomb Raider (2018) somehow managed to buck that trend. While it has its share of missteps, it is one of the first big screen video game adaptations to do its source material justice.