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…

The Postcard Killers by James Patterson & Liza Marklund (♦♦♦)

I liked this book, though I was exhausted after I finished it, probably because it is a very easy read and I wanted to know how it ended. It could have been better though…It had a great premise, but it lacked something, though I don’t know what.

In many of Europe’s most important capitals there have been gruesome murders, resembling famous works of art, preceded by postcards sent to relatively unknown journalists in every one of those cities. The suspects are a handsome young man and a beautiful woman. They are likeable, well-off and easily seduce their victims, always young couples on their honeymoon trips. Jacob Kanon, an American detective travels to Europe in search for the killers. He has a very personal interest in their capture, but when Swedish authorities set the suspects free, Jacob will stop at nothing to find them and bring them to justice.