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 Thomas Crown Affair, 1999 (♦♦♦♦♦)

Thomas Crown (Pierce Brosnan) seemingly has it all: he is a powerful businessman, he is filthy rich, sexy, lives life to its fullest, but he lacks something…A little Monet painting hanging in the Metropolitan Museum of New York, valued in hundreds of millions of dollars. So he sets his sight on getting the thing he covets the most, by stealing it, of course! After the heist, the local police detectives involved in the investigation get unwanted help from a female insurance bounty hunter (Rene Russo) who is Thomas Crown’s match in every way, which turns the case into a very exciting cat and mouse game.
This is easily one of my favorite movies; Brosnan is amazing as Thomas Crown, the sexy billionaire who orchestrates heists on the side. The heist is elegant, smooth even, and Rene Russo is spot on as his sexy lover/nemesis. Oh, if only more movies were as slick as this one!