Onward (2020)

I watched the 2020 Disney and Pixar computer animated fantasy adventure movie on Netfix DVD. Directed by Dan Scanlon (worked on Cars, Monsters University), produced by Kori Rae (worked on Monsters, Inc. , The Incredibles, Monster’s University) and written by Scanlon, Jason Headley and Keith Bunin. The story is about a world inhabited with mythical creatures living normal lives but there may still be some of their ancient magic out there.

The voices in this movie are Tom Holland (Spiderman), Chris Pratt (Starlord), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Elaine on Seinfeld, New Adventures of Old Christine, Christmas Vacation), Octavia Spencer (The Divergent Series), Mel Rodriguez (Panic Room, Garfield-The Movie, Captain Underpants), Kyle Bornheimer, Lena Waithe, Ali Wong (Ralph Breaks the Internet), Grey DeLisle (Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi, voice for Daphne in Scooby-Doo franchise),

Tracey Ullman (Tracey Ullman Show, Corpse Bride, Flushed Away), Wilmer Valderrama, John Ratzenberger (Cliff on Cheers, Toy Story, Ratatouille, WALL-E, UP, Brave) and Bonnie Hunt

(Rain Man, Jumanji, Jerry Maguire, A Bug’s Life, Monsters Inc., Cars, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Monsters University, Cars 3, Toy Story 4).

I liked the movie and will give it 3 out of 5 stars. Check out Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes for more information on this movie.

Dark Waters (2019)

I watched the 2019 biographical thriller Dark Waters on Netflix DVD. This true story is about Robert Bilott, played by Mark Ruffalo, the lawyer that took on Dupont. The ironic part is that Bilott was working for a law firm that defended chemical companies. The others stars are  Anne HathawayTim RobbinsBill CampVictor GarberMare WinninghamWilliam Jackson Harper, and Bill Pullman. Several of the real people from the story play parts in the movie also.

The movie was directed by Todd Haynes and written by Mario Correa and Matthew Michael Carnahan. This is a film that shows the incredibly horrible side of a giant corporation (Dupont) and an unlikely hero (Bilott)) fighting for the common man. I really enjoyed this movie and will give it 4.25 out of 5 stars. The extras on the disc are excellent and I’ll give them 5 out of 5. Read more on Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

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