Does ‘Lightyear’ Come to Our Rescue?

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CREDIT: Pixar/Screenshot

Starring: Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, Uzo Aduba, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, Isiah Whitlock Jr., James Brolin

Director: Angus MacLane

Running Time: 105 Minutes

Rating: PG

Release Date: June 17, 2022 (Theaters)

I went ahead and saw Lightyear with my dad on the day before Father’s Day. You can certainly celebrate Father’s Day all weekend, after all! I think I also saw the first two Toy Storys with my dad (plus the rest of my immediate family) way back when, so this was a pretty cool way to sequelize that. As the credits were playing, I scrolled through the RunPee app, and then I explained to my dad what RunPee is. Kind of funny that he’s never heard about it before now even though it’s been around for years. That must’ve been what it was like for Buzz Lightyear when the other characters explained how he was affected by all the time dilation. I enjoy cinematic discussions about time dilation! (Even if they don’t hold up to the scrutiny of real-life physics.) The robot cat was also pretty cool, even though he wasn’t terribly feline.

Grade: 400 Lightyears out of 300 Rescues

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 6/17/22

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Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (CREDIT: Paramount Plus/Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Brian and Charles (Theaters)
Lightyear (Theaters) – The story of the man behind the toy.
Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe (June 23 on Paramount+)

TV
-Mark Twain Prize Ceremony (June 21 on PBS) – Jon Stewart is this year’s honoree.
Wellington Paranormal Season 3 Premiere (June 22 on The CW) – The Stateside premiere, that is. These episodes already aired in New Zealand.

Sports
-2022 U.S. Open (June 16-19 on NBC) – The golf version.
-NBA Draft (June 23 on ABC and ESPN)