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…

Sex and the City 2 (♦♦♦)

  In this second installment, Carrie and the girls go to the “new” Middle East for a much needed vacation. This time they are juggling motherhood, marriage, aging and some of the stuff they never left behind, namely insecurities. Carrie is so insecure in the direction that her marriage with Mr. Big is taking, that she feels inclined to kiss Adrian! She never loved Adrian in first place! What’s that about?! Charlotte has a nanny, better looking and younger than she is, and who wears no bra! When does that happen in real life? Samantha stays true to her original self, except now she is a control freak with aging issues. Miranda and Steve seem more mismatched than ever. If they ever had any chemistry, it is gone by now.
I loved the series and the first movie, but I could have been OK if I hadn’t seen this one.