Is 80’s slashers the theme of the summer, my attempt to cash in on the nostalgia more shameless than New Coke… maybe not after this one. Final Exam is a neutered slasher that can be described in one word… BORING! Spend time with this cast of characters more notable by the unfunny nicknames I give […]
“It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.”- F. Scott Fitzgerald The concept of rose-colored nostalgia googles tells me that this might not be a great idea but if you give me […]
So after watching Toradora, a very melodramatic romantic comedy, it only seems fitting that I would follow it up with the exact opposite. Also fun fact in between watching K-ON! I decided to watch Synecdoche, New York which is a film about existential dread (safe to say emotionally I’ve been all over the place with […]
“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 […]
A beloved franchise is returning in modern times and is facing scrutiny from fans of the original. Also, in today’s news water is wet. Quite a few news outlets have already covered the topic, but I think I have the most bizarre hot take on this that you might want to buckle in. She-Ra is […]
Amazon Prime’s streaming service executives have their fingers crossed that Amy Sherman-Palladino’s (Gilmore Girls creator) comedic drama 1950’s period piece will be an Emmy winning series for the site. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has been universally applauded by critics and TV viewers alike reaching astronomical scores on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. I finally got a […]
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One is a fun adaptation that is certainly not flawless but for the target audience of younger children and video game fans this one should be a doosie. Before going into my thoughts on certain plot elements and potential spoilers I want to address some overarching points. The special […]
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Music and Musical
Why Doesn’t Disney Sell Anastasia Merchandise?
What Happened to Fox Animation Studios?
Is Anastasia Historically Accurate?
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.
Ready for more Goosebumps? Beware, because today we have some real spooky things to worry about so let’s get right into it. Cue the show intro. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNFx28NGLfI The Cuckoo Clock of Doom The episode opens up with Michael dribbling a basketball and being a normal kid when he stumbles upon some blood. Deciding to investigate […]