Snapshots - #39: Coco, Pitch Perfect 3, Star Wars: Episodes VII and VIII

Coco (2017), (♦♦♦♦): Miguel, a young aspiring singer, is afraid to defy his family's forsaking of music. On the Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday to celebrate the dead, Miguel is, unwillingly, granted night passage to the Land of the Dead, where he meets his ancestors and gets valuable life lessons.

This Disney/Pixar production has great animation and music, is colorful, fun, has endearing characters (both living and dead). Coco also has meaningful lessons about the value of traditions, the importance of family, loyalty, and honoring one's ancestors, all in a very entertaining package. Don't let the fact that it is an animated movie deter you from enjoying this gem. Coco is a great story to ponder for kids and adults alike.

Pitch Perfect 3 (2017), (♦♦♦♦): The members of the a cappella singing sensation ‘The Bellas’ have graduated from college and are realizing that they suck big time at real life. They miss the singing, the mischief, and the camaraderie. The father of on…

Funny Girl (♦♦♦♦♦)

Wow! I just finished watching this movie starring Barbra Streissand and Omar Sharif. What a man! What a couple! They look so beautiful together! I had so much fun! The music is lively and contagious; the plot so fresh and funny.

This film is about Fanny Brice (Barbra Streissand in an Oscar-winning role), a skinny, Jewish girl with an amazing voice and good comic timing, who starts working in a small theater and later becomes a Broadway superstar. Along the way she meets Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), a gorgeous gambler with gent’s manners, and they fall in love…They get married, have a child, and just when life seems utterly perfect, things start to crumble and threaten to tear them apart. What starts as a musical comedy ends up being a drama that will leave you breathless!