Coco (2017)


In Disney/Pixar’s vibrant tale of family, fun and adventure, aspiring young musician named Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors. There, the charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael Garcia Bernal) becomes an unexpected friend who helps Miguel uncover the mysteries behind his family’s stories and traditions.

~ Coco Official Website


Me encantó! Que soprenda! Me lloré los dos veces que lo ví. Creo que debo comprar para ver muchas más veces e incluso en español, lo que me hará llorar aún más.

I loved it! What a surprise! I cried the two times I’ve seen it. I think I must buy to watch many more times and even in Spanish, which will make me cry even more.

I am too cynical to buy into memories and would never go to visit a worm food at the cemetery. However, this movie exemplifies Dia de los Muertos and really brings home the idea that people live as long as they are rememberded…despite death. This shame made me cry for they pain I may have caused my grandmother due to a difference in ideas. The grandmother character was the epitome of the Mexican grandmother…con la chancla! 😀 😀 😀 …with the slipper!

Once again, Disney/Pixar are geniuses and have created a colorful, deeply meaningful movie that reaches all age audiences, in my opinion…from infant to centenarian!

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)


GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin (Will Tilston), whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh.  Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

~ Goodbye Christopher Robin | Fox Searchlight


Being a Disney fan, I was destined to see this move and I was floored by the true story behind yet another Disney star.

My immediate recollections revolved around the father, who seemed very pleased when the world revolved around him. Selfish is the first word that comes to mind. And very dislikable, until he develops and interest in his son, sho ignites his creativity to pen Winnie-the-Pooh. The mother was just as selfish and returns for a performance as a mother that walls short in both substance and stamina. If I remember correctly, their selfishness bubbles over and everything turns out okay. Unbelievable and that’s probably why I can’t remember the canned ending.

Cuteness through the trees if you can stand the walk thorugh this hundered acre plot.

Tomorrowland (2015)



Bound by a shared destiny, a teen (Britt Robertson) bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius (George Clooney) inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Source: Internet Movie Database


This movie reminded me very much of the Disney franchise that I had come to enjoy as a kid, though I was a little confused at the beginning, not knowing if I was at a state fair or at Disneyland, a la the Small World ride. The plot was so interesting, as were the special effects, which probably distracted me from work.

When I went next door to cook lunch, I found dad asleep while watching it. He advised me later that the beginning was slow, but I would have to disagree. George Clooney was an interesting character and I was surprised to see Hugh Laurie in this movie.