Fun Fact: Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes

Rene Descartes was a French philosopher in the 17th century who many consider to be a founder of modern philosophy. His best known statement was Cogito, ergo sum, which was Latin for “I think, therefore I am.”

Onward (2020 Film) Review

Onward movie poster

Pixar is the king of animation companies which is the reason Disney bought them out so quickly. While their track record hasn’t always been perfect, most of their films have been fantastic. I remember seeing the trailer for Onward but I wasn’t tempted to see it in theaters. But once it arrived on Disney+, it didn’t take me long to watch it.

Onward Ian and Barley Lightfoot

The movie is about two elf brothers who now live in a modern world that used to overflow in magic. The youngest brother Ian Lightfoot lacks confidence while his big brother Barley Lightfoot is overflowing with passion for magic. Their father died many years ago which hurt the both of them in many different ways.

Ian Lightfoot Onward

One day, their mom takes out a magical staff owned by their dad. It came with a letter informing both sons that there is a spell that can bring him back for a single day. Things go horribly wrong when the magic fails and only brings back their dad from the waist down.

Guinevere van Onward

Due to Barley’s knowledge of old magic, he knows they need to find a magical gemstone to finish the spell. But they only have until sunset to complete their quest or their dad will be lost to the afterlife forever. Both brothers will have to work out their differences because this quest won’t be easy.

Onward Disney Pixar

I found Onward to be a very enjoyable film though I was expecting better out of it. I really enjoyed how Barley was a pretty awesome big brother, which I never really had in my personal life. The ending does throw a minor curveball, which I disliked yet respected.

Score: B+

The Score (2001 Film) Review

The Score movie poster

I almost forgot why I put The Score on my to-watch list. I had mentioned to a former manager of mine about the acting talent of Edward Norton and he mentioned this movie. I also found it neat that it also stars Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando. They both played Vito Corleone in The Godfather film series just at different ages of the character. Apparently this movie was the only time both men shared screen time together.

The Score Robert De Niro

The film is mainly about Nick Wells, a master thief who doesn’t try to hurt or murder anyone during a mission. He just wants his “prize” and takes every careful step to acquire what he’s after. His “boss” of sorts is the aging Max, who offers Nick one last big heist so Nick can retire.

Robert De Niro and Marlon Brando

The target is in Canada, as a priceless sceptre from French royal history had been hidden in a piano leg and attempted to be smuggled in the United States. It ended up being stuck inside a high security facility with more guards and cameras to make any man sweat with fear.

Edward Norton The Score

Nick’s “partner” in the job is Jack Teller. Nick already hates Jack for being reckless and stupid. But Jack has been pretending to be a mentally challenged janitor at the facility to gain a chance to steal the sceptre. If Nick wants the heist to be a success, he’s going to need Jack the entire time.

The Score Edward Norton

Overall I found The Score to be an enjoyable film. I don’t really get excited by stories about heists but it was interesting although a bit predictable. While the film didn’t really walk away with any notable accolades, all three of its most famous actors do well here.

Score: B