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Review - Inside Out

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Inside Out (2015), PG, 94 minutes - In my mind, a new release from Pixar is about as much of a 'must see' as a film can be. It may have taken me a month to work it into my schedule, but I was finally able to see it last weekend.

Inside Out continues Pixar's tradition of strong animated films that are oftentimes deeper and more emotional than they may appear on the surface. In it, a young girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias) is uprooted from the only home she has ever known (rural Minnesota) and transplanted to the big city (San Francisco) compliments of her father's job. As Riley adjusts to life in a new home, school, and city, her emotions (Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness) clash with each other as they try to help her navigate the many changes she faces. It's no walk in the park though, as these changes put Riley's emotions in new and unfamiliar territory as well.

The story is heartfelt and the humanoid emotions are by far the biggest stars of the film …

Review - Ant-Man (3D)

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Ant-Man (2015), PG-13, 117 minutes - Prior to the last few weeks, I had been pretty happy with the consistency with which I had been adding content to the blog this year.  That pace has decreased significantly over that time, but I honestly can't be too disappointed as we've been consumed by other much more important things.  To those who check in regularly, my apologies for the recent lack of updates.  If it is any consolation, Jurassic World (my last update) was the last movie I saw prior to this one.  I hope that I can get back to some sort of regularity, and with a little luck, catch up on a few films that I have not yet seen this summer.

Because of how busy my wife and I have been over the last few weeks, Ant-Man sort of snuck up on me.  Maybe it was due to my general lack of familiarity with the characters or maybe it was because I have been distracted by other things, but I didn't realize until this past Thursday that this week was indeed the week for Ant-Man to hit…