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Chip ‘N Dale: Rescuing Our Sense of Relevance (And No Reboot Required)

Shared Universes, reboots, nostalgia, fan service, and easter eggs galore. It’s where it’s all at with movie-goers right now. Disney’s new Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers movie understands this. But amidst the zany jokes and noise is a story. What kinds of lessons does it hold for those of us who may be searching for …

Toy Story 2: Ways to Navigate Change By Playing with a St. Francis ‘Action Figure’

This is the third of a 23-part series in which we visit the Pixar movies in chronological order. Back in 1999, Hollywood wasn’t quite consumed with sequels, prequels and reboots as it is now. But still, it was surprising that Pixar was going there three movies in! Toy Story had already proved wildly successful with …

Field of Dreams: How to Hear Your Own Calling and Three Ways to Build On It

If you build it, He will come. That was mild mannered farmer and baseball-fan–with-daddy-issues Ray Kinella’s calling via whispering dembodied voice. And then a simple vision: take out a chunk of his cornfield and put in a ball field. Regulation Size. The professional looking paint. The big lights. Everything. Thirty years later, Major League Baseball …

‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’: Four Quotes That Will Blow Your Intergalactic Mind (And Two to Give You Perspective on Life)

Mostly Harmless. That’s my two word review of 2005’s movie adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Thanks for reading! ROLL CREDITS! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Director: Garth Jennings Screenwriter: Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick Cast: Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Zooey Daschanel, Sam Rockwell, Alan Rickman, Warwick Davis Runtime: 109 minutes Rated: …

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Lessons From an ‘Afterlife Crisis’

A holiday film BOGO! Yes, you read it right. A Halloween movie and a Christmas movie rolled into one. As the kids would say, YASSSSSSS! Enter The Nightmare Before Christmas, a world where every holiday has it own town where its citizens are tasked with preparations for their own respective dates. Most prominent of all …