Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sonic The Hedgehog 2

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Sonic, the blue blur, returns for a second movie outing. Once again, the team behind the Sonic The Hedgehog movies does a bang-up job. Sonic 2 brings Sonic (Ben Schwartz) to life along with his video game compatriots Knuckles (Idris Elba) and Tails (Colleen O’Shaughnessey).

The return to the big screen also includes the big baddie Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey), Agent Stone (Lee Madjoub), and Sonic’s “parents” Tom (James Marsden) and Maddie Wachowski (Tika Sumpter). Even Maddie’s sister Rachel (Natasha Rothwell) returns. This time she also brings with her a fiance, Randall (Shemar Moore from Criminal Minds).

Sonic facing off against Knuckles

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Morbius

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After many delays, the world is finally able to see the new Sony Spider-Man-based film Morbius. Morbius stars Jared Leto as Doctor Michael Morbius. Morbius has a rare blood disease that causes extreme pain and physical issues. One of those is difficulty in mobility.

Morbius is a brilliant scientist who seeks out a cure for his disease. He takes steps many people would never consider until he eventually finds a cure.

Jared Leto as Morbius

While the cure heals his condition and he can walk again, the cure also makes him into a living vampire. He now longs for blood.

Uh oh. That can’t be good.

Critics may have hated the film but I found myself enjoying Morbius. It was great seeing a childhood favorite on the big screen and done well.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Lost City

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The Lost City is surprising audiences. I wasn’t sure what to expect when Pamela and I went to the Cinema Carousel to watch the movie.

It looked interesting with Sandra Bullock as Loretta and Channing Tatum as Alan (and Dash the cover model). The movie excelled at the laughs. Our theater couldn’t withhold their laughter. The humor was the best part of the movie.

What is the premise of The Lost City? Loretta is a romance novel writer. She inserts herself as a character, Angela. Alan is a goofy male cover model (think Fabio), which Loretta’s character Dash is based on.

Channing Tatum and Sandra Bullock in The Lost City

Loretta is kidnapped after attending a book launch party (should I be scared for mine?!?). Alan sees the kidnapping. He decides he will be a hero in real life by attempting to rescue Loretta.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Turning Red

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In what has to be one of the most controversial Pixar/Disney movies released in recent history, Turning Red is stirring up controversy. My Facebook feed is full of people concerned about the message sent in this movie.

Many moms complain that the movie teaches disrespect, broaches the topic of periods, and more. A review of Turning Red on CinemaBlend was taken down because of its critique that the film’s audience is too narrow.

Image from Turning Red movie

What I saw was a fun, animated movie that talks about important subjects. These subjects include coming of age, body changes, and more. This movie can do more for you than almost any other movie when it comes to talking to your children about growing up.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Psych 3: This Is Gus

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I remember watching the original Psych television series on the USA Network. I would laugh my head off at the crazy antics of the fake psychic Shawn Spencer (James Roday Rodriguez) and his sidekick Burton “Gus” Guster (Dulé Hill).

Shawn and Gus in a funny pose from Psych 3: This Is Gus

Shawn is hyper-observant and has an eidetic memory. He uses these skills to solve crimes and bring justice to those who have been wronged.

Because Shawn has these skills, he can fake being a psychic. He sees something, remembers it, and then pieces it together to make it seem like he has otherworldly abilities.

This leads to hilarity throughout the original series. Shawn continues the fakery throughout Psych 3: This Is Gus as well.