It’s a glorious return to theaters…for me. It’s not easy to be a movie blog when you’re not…. at the movies. However, despite such a hiatus from the current zeitgeist it seems I am still here…unlucky you. Not that I needed mainstream content to keep my little rodeo afloat, but this is good context to … Continue reading To Cruell and Back, Disney’s Live-Action Remakes Are a Little Spotty
Went expected another Wrinkle in Time, a clusterfuck of poorly executed ideas creating an utter shamble of a movie. I expected nothing, yet this was way worse than I could have imagined it. I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t have a script and just went with a 40-beat sheet; then again there was a … Continue reading Artemis Fowl (K DAY 2020)
We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the old Clone Wars, Grievous is trying to persuade Kenobi that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes his multi-armed form and says, “Now I am … Continue reading The Rise of Skywalker: A Desperate Plea For Attention
The Villain of Frozen II After the great bamboozle that was Hans Christian Anderson being the villain of his own story, Frozen II figured there was only one twist that could top that…. there being no antagonist at all. The lurking evil wasn’t some mystical magical forest entity or some cosmic event. The real evil … Continue reading Frozen II: The Big Review (Part II)
Frozen II is the most confused I’ve been at the movies all year, and it’s an odd beast to tango with. It is not a bad film by any means (I guess), but it also has me wondering “how did you fuck up this badly” (and with that line we are no longer family friendly, … Continue reading Frozen II: The Big Review
I'm sure that's a title that grabs your attention. So you may or may not be aware of this at this point... but I'm really bad at this. Sometimes I just want to recommend a movie or discuss a movie but I don't have enough substance to contribute to the conversation outside of a couple … Continue reading Manson Murders, Demonic Dongs, and Devil Daddy
In the last one: At least I’m glad that my favorite Disney movie doesn’t have any people in it so good luck making a live-action version of The Lion-King. Haha could you imagine… well good luck to whatever Disney property is the next victim. *Goes to check Disney’s line-up* AW F- And so it continues... UCK. … Continue reading “You’ve Never Seen a Tale Like This” Crystal The Lion King (Review)
https://media.giphy.com/media/X98PijOYa3Tl6/giphy.gif I just want to emphasize Jasmine’s facial expression here. Remember when during A Whole New World it just looked like Jasmine was having the time of her life and it was this incredible journey: wind in your hair through this soft blue sky and despite it being this epic adventure across the world and … Continue reading Diet Aladdin (2019) Review
Remember when this was my main review format? Yeah, apparently me neither. This isn't even how I did it; it was always one film not this weird fudge, marry, kill movies edition. Alright, let's review away. The Good - How to Train Your Dragon: The hidden World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkcucKDrbOI How to Train Your Dragon is an … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Animated Sequels
Does Disney just make these live-action movies for the purpose of giving children sensory overload at this point. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to put it succinctly is an overstimulating and over bloated movie with such an over reliance on CGI environments that it hopes it provides enough spectacle to take an extremely lackluster … Continue reading ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Feels Like a Fever-Dream
"It's pretty much just Hook, but without the bastardization of Neverland" I don't know about you but I think that's one for the box cover. I think that's the thing that Christopher Robin gets right, the adaptation of Pooh and friends just looks great. You do get a sense of that there's respect for the … Continue reading ‘Christopher Robin’ a Film That Will Test How Much You Love “Nothing”
Disney: There you go, we did it. You can stop asking for it now. It’s been 84 years and finally we got the long-awaited sequel to The Incredibles. The first thing I want to make clear because I think it’s the most important WARNING IF YOU DO OR MAY SUFFER FROM EPILEPTIC SEIZURES THIS MOVIE … Continue reading The Incredibles 2 (no spoiler review)
Kathleen Kennedy needs to STOP because she’s ruining my Star Wars. You might not know this, but I am the biggest Star Wars fan in the entire galaxy. I have read all the novels, I have a shelf of all the collectible toys still pristine in their original packaging, and I have dressed as a … Continue reading I Can’t Believe They Ruined Star Wars! (Rant/Angry Review)
A Wrinkle in Time (more like a Drinkle of Wine,Please), Ava DuVernay’s big Disney adaptation featuring the future American president…Mindy Kaling. Adapting the 1960’s book by Madeleine L’Engle, the science fiction story hopes to use the vibrancy of cinema to bring this modern novel to a contemporary audience. However, the reception to this film has … Continue reading 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, Are the Critics Wrong on ‘A Wrinkle in Time’? (Long Review)
I don't get it. Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It-Ralph 2 trailer released and it seems pretty well-received. Let's be honest. It's not much different than the critically beloved The Emoji Movie. So why do as critics we find that something like The Emoji Movie which takes place inside our phones get deemed a shameless pandering … Continue reading Wreck-It-Ralph 2 trailer and the Disney Double Standard.
It’s that time of year again. The Oscars! The talk around the prestigious March 4 Academy Award show is now in full effect. The nominees have just been released and as always there are a couple of surprises. I’m assuming everyone else is going to cover the snubs and surprises and since I really haven’t … Continue reading These Shorts are Amazing! Know Your Nominee: Best Animated Short Film (2018)
Table of Content Introduction Overview/review Characters Rasputin Music and Musical Why Doesn't Disney Sell Anastasia Merchandise? What Happened to Fox Animation Studios? Animation Is Anastasia Historically Accurate? Conclusion Introduction It’s fair to call Anastasia (Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, 1997) a classic right? It’s well received, sitting at an 86% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, and a 7.1/10 on IMDb. It holds a legacy as an Oscar nominated film and the historical feat of pioneering the “rich” history of the Fox Animation Studio… more on that later. The film has recently just become two decades old, and it hasn’t disappeared from relevancy. On the contrary, it just got adapted into a Broadway musical by the same team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens who earned the film its, “Oscar nominations for Best Original Song (“Journey to the Past”) and for Best Music: Original Musical or Comedy Score” – Adam Hetrick Playbill The film even a box-office success, earning a nearly a hundred forty million worldwide on an estimated fifty-million-dollar budget. Still, I just feel that despite the “success” of the film, this film garners the same amount of admiration as Disney’s more lackluster efforts such as Treasure Planet or Atlantis: the Lost Empire. That said why don’t we take a look and see if Anastasia has withstood the test of time.
All right, let’s review Star Wars:The Last Jedi. I start this off by saying, I admittedly don’t have high stakes in major tent-pole blockbusters movies. I don’t really get wrapped up in the hype culture and the big hullabaloo that surrounds films like this. At the same time, I don’t really consider myself a film … Continue reading K Presents The Big Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review (Spoilers)
Wonder is the recent film adaption of the shared title 2012 published book by R.J. Palacio. Wonder is the heart-warming tale of Auggie Pullman, a kid with Treacher Collins Syndrome (genetically caused facial deformity) trying to integrate himself into the world by going to the 5th grade. Throughout the year, Auggie attests to harshness of … Continue reading Best Adapted Screenplay Nominee? ‘Wonder’ is Absolutely Wonderful.