Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

Set 6 years after the events of Wreck it Ralph (2012), we find Ralph and Vanellope living a carefree if predictable existence at the arcade.  So, when Vanellopes game is broken and the two must travel to the strange new world of the internet, to buy the piece to fix it, it’s very exciting for Vanellope.  Not so for Ralph, who fears he may lose his best friend to an exciting new racing game.

Featuring the voice talents of Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly and Gal Gadot.

1hr. 56min.

Casablanca (1943)

Set in Northern Africa during WWII, the small city of Casablanca becomes a melting pot for a variety of desperate individuals trying to escape the dangers of war.  Rick (Humphrey Bogart) is a bitter night club owner who one night has Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman), a woman from his past, walk back into his life as she literally walks through the clubs doors.

This atmospheric masterpiece was filmed almost entirely on just three sets, while the script was being handed out as it was written daily, giving the film the sense of urgency and uncertainty that has made it one of the greatest films of all time.  Caping it off is the unforgettably romantic and poignant theme song “As Time Goes By”.

1hr. 42min.

Trolls (2016)

The trolls are a happy-go-lucky group that are menaced by the miserable Bergens, who believe in order for them to be happy they must eat a troll.  Unfortunately for the Bergens, the trolls have escaped.

After 20 years, (right when the happiest of all the trolls Princess Poppy (Anna Kendrick) is about to assume the throne from her father), the Bergens have finally tracked them down.  Now it’s up to Poppy and pessimistic Branch (Justin Timberlake) to track them down and save the trolls.  Along the way, many songs are sung and a new understanding of others is learned in this story that is both tune-filled and eye-popping in it’s cinema photography.

1hr. 32min.

Christopher Robin (2018)

Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) is now long grown up, with a wife (Hayley Atwell) and a child.  He spends all of his time trying to provide for his family, by working long hours at a luggage making company.  When he must stay in the city and work the holiday weekend that he and his family were to go to his family home in the country, Christopher Robin is suddenly confronted by his old friend Winnie-the-Pooh.  Together they must search for Poohs’ other friends, as well as find the happiness that seems to elude Christopher Robin.

1hr. 44min.

Gone with the Wind (1939)

David O Selznick produced this sweeping epic, which spans twelve years in the life of a spoiled, clever and beautiful southern belle, Scarlett O’Hara, played to perfection by Vivian Leigh.  The story begins during the heyday of the plantation owners in the Deep South, continues through the horrors of the civil war and concludes with the rebuilding of more than homes during the post war era. Clark Gable also stars as the rogue and hero, Rhett Butler.

This film swept the oscars that year, winning eight academy awards. It was the first film to do so.

3hrs. 45min.

The Emperor’s New Groove (2000)

Selfish Emperor Kuzco (David Spade) has it all, but when he fires his advisor Yzma (Eartha Kitt) she takes her revenge. Through a complicated turn of events, instead of being poisoned, Kuzco is turned into a llama and found miles away from his palace by a pesant named Pacha (John Goodman). The two form an unlikely alliance, as they make their way back to the city.  Along the way they must overcome the elements and each other.

1hr. 17min.

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Moments after Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie join the Chronicle a theft of Lady Holiday’s (Diana Rigg) jewels is committed.  In order to get a follow up interview with Lady Holiday, and save their jobs, the gang head to London where they quickly become involved with an even more complicated plot that seems to be centered around an aspiring model (Miss Piggy).

Featuring gigantic musical numbers and several cameos, this is one of the Muppets best films.

1hr. 37min.

Balto (1995)

Balto (Kevin Bacon) is a part husky/wolf outcast living in the small city of Nome, Alaska in the 1920s. He is feared and mistrusted by everyone except a goose named Boris (Bob Hoskins) and a female husky named Jenna (Bridget Fonda). When the children of the town start to succumb to a Diphtheria outbreak, it’s up to Balto to lead a team of dogs to retrieve the medicine.

Based on a real life incident, this film is full of humor, adventure and warmth.

1hr. 17min.