‘Despicable Me 3’ misses its minions despite the vibrant villainy

 

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Theatrical release poster. Universal Pictures.

As animated sequels go, there’s often a formulaic approach to replicate its predecessor as much as possible while freshening up the story with minor alterations. As the third installment in this main franchise, “Despicable Me 3” made its attempt at replicating it’s original charm and fun; however, it fell short in the sense that it missed out on a key component of the series: the minions. Not a bad installment at all, and it’s actually a step up from the second in the trio in my opinion, but at its core, the Despicable Me franchise is only as good as its first foray into the villain-turned-good story line.

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Big Brother 19: Two Night Premiere Recap

Big Brother’s 19 season is well underway, and with a cast of 16 new house guests vying for the $500,000 prize at the end of the summer, things are sure to be pretty hectic right from the start. The show’s always promoted its famous tag line of “expect the unexpected,” with each season building up anticipation in what the unique twist could be. This season’s premiere did not disappoint on either of those fronts. We saw lots of chaos, an abundance of twists, and already one house guest was sent packing.

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Big Brother: Ranking the Past 18 Seasons

With the premiere of Big Brother 19 gearing up this evening, I thought I’d take a look back at the past 18 seasons and celebrate the highs and the lows, the twists and the shocks, and the fun along with the bad. Some seasons were grand, while others were very lackluster. I’m hoping BB19 stacks up well in comparison to other seasons, and this cast so far seems great, so we’ll see when all is said and done where this season would rank.

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Happy Anniversary to The Boy Who Lived

If you don’t know who The Boy Who Lived is, I wonder if the rock you are living under is cozy. If you do know who he is, I’m happy you’ve gotten to experience his world. This Monday, June 26th, marks the twenty year anniversary of when his story was first available. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first released in the UK on this date, and it’s been twenty amazing, magical years.

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‘Cars 3’ races to its finish

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Theatrical release poster. Walt Disney Studios & Pixar Animation.

Cars 3” follows the story of Lightning McQueen, the once young and spry race car as he attempts racing glory once more amidst a slew of younger, more powerful racers on the scene. As the third installment in Pixar’s “Cars” franchise, it wraps the trio up nicely while still paving the way for other characters to shine in the possible future. Still, how many films about racing glory can we endure?

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Welcome Back

Hey everyone,

It’s been a while since I posted anything on here, and my stint with examiner.com has ended last year. With that being said, I’ve decided to get back into it and update my blog/site with new content. The site’s been redesigned and expanded, so I won’t just cover film anymore. I’m delving into things I love in television, games, and books as well. I’ll try to post content more regularly and won’t focus entirely on reviews, but will also post reminders or pertinent news within the realm of what I love.

As always, I’d appreciate just a quick glance or any feedback. I would like to reach as many readers as possible, so would also appreciate sharing some posts you may particularly like.

New content will be added in the near future, so keep an eye out for it in the coming days. Again, I appreciate any support, sharing, comments, or anything of the sort.

Thanks,
Dan