Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

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This weekend saw the ninth main entry in the original Star Wars movie series. Having spanned more than 40 years, The Rise Of Skywalker closed the book (supposedly) on the story of the Skywalkers.

We’ve seen the good (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return Of The Jedi, and The Force Awakens), the bad (The Phantom Menace, Attack Of The Clones, and Revenge Of The Sith), and the mediocre (The Last Jedi). Sprinkled between the main entries in the Star Wars saga were Solo and Rogue One. And now we have The Rise Of Skywalker.

Rey and Kylo Ren From Star Wars Episode 9

The Rise Of Skywalker is a fitting end to the Star Wars Skywalker saga. It ties up the previous 8 movies with a touching end and a great new start.

There will be haters of The Rise Of Skywalker. There were for the other movies. It’s certain for this one as well.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: The Next Level

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Jumanji: The Next Level is the 4th movie in the Jumanji series. The first movie in the Jumanji series was the Robin Williams Jumanji. It was followed by the sequel Zathura: A Space Adventure. Then, the board game mysteriously became a video game with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. Now, we have The Next Level.

Was there really a need for another Jumanji movie? No… I don’t think there was. Is Jumanji: The Next Level enjoyable? Yes… it was.

Cast of Jumanji The Next Level in dramatic pose

Jumanji: The Next Level sees the cast of Welcome To The Jungle return to the world of Jumanji along with two new characters, Eddie (Danny DeVito) and Milo (Danny Glover). The returning cast were Martha (Morgan Turner), Spencer (Alex Wolf), Bethany (Madison Iseman), and Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain). There was also Alex (Colin Hanks) returning.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

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As I typed out the title for the latest Reel Leadership article, I couldn’t help but want to sing the song It’s a Beautiful Day in This Neighborhood. The title of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood brings back all sorts of memories.

Yet, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood won’t tell you the story you were expecting. At least it didn’t for me.

Mr. Rogers tossing his loafer from one hand to another

Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers

I was expecting this movie to be about Mr. Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks), his life, and Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. In A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, you get to see people from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. These include Mr. McFeely (Daniel Krell), president and CEO of The Fred Rogers Company Bill Isler (Enrico Colantoni), and producer Margy (Carmen Cusack). But these people aren’t the main focus.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Frozen 2

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Pam and I go to the movie theater often. In the last couple of years, I can’t recall the movie theater being as packed as it recently has. I believe there’s one movie that has caused families to flock back to the theater. That movie?

Frozen II

You may remember the original Frozen movie from 2013. Frozen released to great fanfare. And for good reason. The original Frozen movie was fantastic. From memorable songs such as Let It Go to amazing animation. The original Frozen was a winner.

Elsa, Kristoff, and Anna from Frozen 2

We’re now six years out from its original release. Frozen 2 has now hit the theater. People are coming in droves to the theater.

Frozen 2 continues where Frozen and Olaf’s Frozen Adventure left off. Elsa (Idina Menzel) is the queen of Arendelle. Though she’s the queen, she feels a strange pull to another land. A strange land. A land her mother had warned her and Anna (Kristen Bell) of.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 21 Bridges

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21 Bridges is a hot new release that faces some stiff competition. Released on the same weekend as Frozen 2, the sequel to the original Frozen movie, 21 Bridges has an uphill battle to win. However, if you’re able to leave the kids at home (or send them to see Frozen 2), you will be able to see a thrilling cop drama.

21 Bridges tells the story of NYPD detective Andre Davis (Chadwick Boseman from Black Panther). His world is turned upside down as a massive manhunt begins for two cop killers, Michael (Stephan James) and Ray (Taylor Kitsch).

Chadwick Boseman in 21 Bridges

The story goes even deeper as Andre realizes something isn’t right with the narrative being told about the murder of 8 cops. There is a dark web being spun. And it’s not by the cop killers.