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Review: Star Wars Disney Canon Graphic Novels

I’ve been a casual Star Wars fan forever. I happily admit that the original trilogy are some of the best movies ever made, but I found the sheer scope of the fandom and expanded universe much too daunting for me. Every so often I might try a novel here or there based on recommendations from…… Continue reading Review: Star Wars Disney Canon Graphic Novels

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Tinker Bell Answers

We’ve reached the home stretch, friends! Quick-fire answers to all of Google’s random questions about Tinker Bell movies, to the best of my ability. I’d love to make you gifs and clips and stuff of some of these, but I can’t, so we’re making do… Links are provided where available. If you want pictures, here’s…… Continue reading Tinker Bell Answers

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“Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast”: Maybe the Best Yet

Oh my god y’all this movie. Took me an extra week and a half to get it watched, but it’s totally worth it. Here’s the description: Return to Pixie Hollow for a heartwarming adventure, Disney’s TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVER BEAST. An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of…… Continue reading “Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast”: Maybe the Best Yet

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Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Movies

This week, I’m posting lists of my favorite stories that have female protagonists or POVs. Today I’m featuring movies. Leave your recommendations in the comments, especially if they’re nothing like these, and check back Friday for open discussion on strong female characters! Albert Nobbs – This is an odd example because the title character, played…… Continue reading Where to Find Strong Female Characters in Movies

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“Pixie Hollow Games” and Final Thoughts

In Pixie Hollow Games, a 20-minute special, Tinker Bell’s friend Rosetta takes part in the Pixie Hollow Games despite her distaste for dirt. Rosetta is my second-favorite character, after Vidia. (I know, I’d be surprised too, except after Pinkie Pie turned out to be my favorite pony, nothing surprises me anymore). So, I really enjoyed…… Continue reading “Pixie Hollow Games” and Final Thoughts

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“The Pirate Fairy”: A New Direction

This movie opens not with Tinker Bell, but with Zarina, a fairy we haven’t seen before. She’s a Dustkeeper fairy, one of the workers who maintains the flow of pixie dust for the others. We find out she’s an inquisitive fairy, running experiments on the dust even though tampering with dust is forbidden. She goes…… Continue reading “The Pirate Fairy”: A New Direction

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“Secret of the Wings”: More on Discrimination in Pixie Hollow

Please note you can’t find this movie by searching “Tinker Bell” on Netflix, you have to search “Secret of the Wings.” Carry on — spoilers ahead. In the fourth Tinker Bell movie, we discover that warm-temperature fairies aren’t allowed into the Winter Forest, and winter fairies aren’t allowed into the warm-weather segments of Pixie Hollow.…… Continue reading “Secret of the Wings”: More on Discrimination in Pixie Hollow

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“Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”: Mostly Notes for Parents

In this third Tinker Bell movie, Tink and her friends are spending the summer on the mainland. On her first day, Tink is captured by a little human girl, and they become friends. The other fairies also play important roles, but the focus is on the female fairies from the first two movies this time…… Continue reading “Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue”: Mostly Notes for Parents

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“Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”: I Love Tinker Bell Now

First off, I’m happy to see the same characters again in the opening montage, especially the little bluebirds. Kids like to see the same characters again, and so do I! I’d worried about the baby bird!After the establishing action, Tink travels beyond the borders of Pixie Hollow on a quest to secretly fix a magic…… Continue reading “Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure”: I Love Tinker Bell Now

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“Tinker Bell”: The State of Activism in Pixie Hollow

After Rose and Natacha started talking about how great the Tinker Bell movies were, I figured there must be something to them. Basically, the first movie was like a cross between A Bug’s Life and My Little Pony, two properties to which I’m deeply attached. I didn’t love it quite as much as those, but it’s…… Continue reading “Tinker Bell”: The State of Activism in Pixie Hollow