Monthly Archives: July 2019

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (11/2019)


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This week has been all about summer blockbuster films.  The Lion King and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are already out in theaters.  Even as we enter the last day of July, there are still plenty of great movies coming out in the near future.

While we’re on the subject, a trailer just dropped for a movie that centers around a popular children’s show character.  He showed the world how to be kind to everyone that they meet in their life.  His neighborhood had music, puppetry, a mailman, a trolley, and many other fantastic elements.  This is A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a biographical drama about the beloved TV icon Fred Rogers.  Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) is an award-winning journalist who accepts an assignment from Esquire to write a profile piece on Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks).  The film is set to release on Thanksgiving Day.

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Fred Rogers is well-known for his hit PBS series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood back in 1968.  He would teach audiences worldwide about various issues and even took them on field trips to different factories to explore how things are really made.  The show ran for over thirty-three years, spanning a total of thirty-one season overall.

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While the film doesn’t release till late Fall, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood looks really amazing.  This is another anticipated film that people are already excited for this summer.  Mr. Rogers touched the lives of millions of children worldwide, teaching every one of them how special they are.  It’s times like this where we could use a little Mr. Rogers in our lives.

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Look out for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood this Thanksgiving.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


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The Lion King is one of the biggest anticipated films of the summer.  Twenty-five years since Disney released the original cartoon version and a new CGI remastered version came out.  You know its going to be a great summer in entertainment when a nostalgic Disney classic like The Lion King is out in theaters.

And yet, The Lion King is merely just one of few blockbusters films out this summer.  Another blockbuster film is a comedy-drama that centers around Los Angeles during the 1960s.  This is Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. 

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.  It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, a former television actor who struggles to transition to film in 1969.  He leans onto his best friend Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), a longtime stunt double and Vietnam War veteran, for support during his tough times.  Booth and Dalton navigate through an ever-changing scenery in Hollywood during the 1960s.  Some other notable cast members include Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olymphant, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, and Luke Perry.  The film was released this past weekend on July 26th.

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If you’re looking for a good blockbuster about the life and times of Hollywood, then Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the movie for you.  It acts as Tarantino’s nod towards Los Angeles during the 1960s.  The film features multiple story lines set in a modern fairy tale tribute to Hollywood’s golden age.

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With that, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is worth checking out this summer.  It’s a great film from Quentin Tarantino featuring a great cast of celebrities with some amazing Hollywood stories.

The Lion King – 2019 Remastered Version


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It has been a slow week lately in terms of PR nightmares and whatnot.  This is mainly due to the fact that summer is the season of amazing summer blockbuster titles.  Some movies are already out while others will be released in the near future.  Even still, the anticipation remains the same for many moviegoers.

One of the most anticipated films of 2019 recently dropped less than two weeks ago.  It’s the familiar tale from Disney about the young lion heir to the king of Africa.  Coming straight from Disney is… The Lion King.

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The Lion King is out in theaters, completely rejuvenated in photo-realistic animation.  This classic story from Disney is about a pride of lions who rule over the land known as Pride Rock.  King Mufasa and Queen Sarabi welcome Simba, their newest son aimed to the be king in the future.  Not everyone is too happy with the celebration.  Mufasa’s brother, Scar, aims to usurp Mufasa from his position as king so he could take over the land.

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If you’re a 90s kid, you know the story all too well.  There’s no need to summarize it even more since the nostalgia is so strong.  Only this time it is completely redone in new photo-realistic animation techniques.  And yes, you do have to watch Mufasa die ALL over again.

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With that, The Lion King is one of the hottest blockbusters out this summer.  All of the same characters, both major and minor, make an appearance in the film.  Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa, Zazu, and the hyenas all return for this timeless Disney film.

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Twenty-five years later, The Lion King is released in theaters yet again.  Be sure to check out The Lion King this summer!