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Zootopia

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Zootopia is a beautiful and fun tale about Judy Hopps, a sweet little bunny with big dreams of becoming a police officer. She's from a small farming town, (growing carrots, of course), so being a police officer in a big city surrounded by predators seems far out of reach. When she arrives on the scene in the sprawling city of Zootopia, she meets a con artist fox named Nick. They must work together to solve an urgent mystery.

Zootopia has a lot going for it. There's action, funny characters and jokes, a sweet message about love and acceptance, and incredible visuals. Disney strikes again with the same studio that created Brave, Tangled, Wreck-it-Ralph,  Big Hero 6, and Frozen. The concept of animals living together in a world of predators and prey is adorable and fun.

Yet, despite all it has going for it, I didn't love Zootopia. I certainly liked it. But, love is such a strong word. After the emotional powerhouse of Inside Out last year, Zootopia left me feeling a bit like s…

Top 5 Movies Featuring Cats

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I love cats. Many people share my love! One of the basic guide rules for actors is never act with kids or animals. These are the best cinematic examples of movies where actors straight up broke that rule for the love of cats. Did I miss any cat classics? Let me know in the comments!

5. The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1986)
This adorable children's movie follows the adventure of a little orange kitty named Milo and a dog named Otis. So, even if you're more of a dog lover, you'll still appreciate this one. This little gem was originally made for Japanese tv, and was re-dubbed with English and heavily edited for a "happier" story line for Americans. WARNING: This movie may break the Adorable-O-Meter. Don't say I didn't warn you.

4. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)
The voices of Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, and Don Ameche bring these adorable little critters to life. A golden retriever, a bulldog, and yes,...a meow meow kitty are all on another…

Best Movies for Spring

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The air warms, the days get longer, the sky gets bluer, and the sun gets brighter. I love spring! I've put together a list of movies that are perfect for that time of year.


5. Alice In Wonderland (2010)
Lewis Carroll's wickedly imaginative novel gets the modern Tim Burton spin. Critics are a bit split over this one, but I have found Alice in Wonderland to be a fun, richly creative, and visually beautiful take on the book. It ain't Gone With the Wind, but it's a wonderful spring time movie with enough visual power and story interest to get multiple views.

Also, Disney is blessing the world with a sequel, Alice In Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass.  It's coming out in May 2016.

4. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Wes Anderson paints is cinematic worlds with bold colors and fun characters. Grand Budapest is a great spring movie for it's palette of gorgeous colors, humorous levity, quirky story, and memorable characters played by a stellar cast.

3. Mary Poppins