Posts tagged "Disney"

Summer Movie Forecast 2016

Summer Movie Forecast 2016
With Batman already fighting Superman in March and The Jungle Book absolutely crushing the box office last weekend, nobody could blame you for thinking the summer movie season was already under way.  You’d be wrong though.  Summer officially starts (for movie geeks anyway) on May 6, when Captain America: Civil War is unleashed. As regular... Read more »

Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit

Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit
ZOOTOPIA Genre: Animated Comedy Rating: PG Running Time: 108 mins. Premise: A bunny cop (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) teams up with a sly fox (Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery of a missing otter, and uncover a mass conspiracy involving predators and prey in the process. Behind-the-Scenes: The story for Zootopia started out as a James Bond... Read more »

Hammering Out... Cinderella

Hammering Out... Cinderella
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie. Next up: CINDERELLA. JOHN: Disney really has this movie thing figured out.  They only release a handful of movies each year, which are either animated in-house, Marvel, Pixar, feel-good sports dramas, or live action remakes of... Read more »
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Hammering Out... Big Hero 6

Hammering Out... Big Hero 6
Hammering Out… is a series of movie reviews featuring a lively he said/she said discussion between John and Julie.  Next up: BIG HERO 6. JOHN: With Marvel dominating the multiplexes, DC releasing a schedule of movies for the next 10 years (hopefully not all directed by Zack Snyder), and TV clogged with episodes of S.H.I.E.L.D.,... Read more »

Movie Revue: Frozen, Best Man, Dallas Buyers, All Is Lost, Oldboy

Movie Revue: Frozen, Best Man, Dallas Buyers, All Is Lost, Oldboy
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. FROZEN.  With Frozen, Disney Animation has officially out-Pixar’d Pixar.  Just look at the last three Disney titles (this, Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph) compared to Pixar’s (Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University).  Kind of speaks for itself,... Read more »

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful (***)

Movie Review: Oz The Great and Powerful (***)
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Genre: Fantasy Adventure Rating: PG Running Time: 130 mins. Premise: A prequel to The Wizard of Oz.  Circus illusionist Oz (James Franco) gets swept up in a tornado and finds himself in the magical land of Oz.  With the help of a flying monkey in a bellhop uniform, a china doll girl,... Read more »
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"Brave" Proves That Even Mediocre Pixar Is Still Worth Seeing

"Brave" Proves That Even Mediocre Pixar Is Still Worth Seeing
BRAVE Genre: Animated action drama Premise: Faced with an unwanted arranged marriage, young and headstrong Merida (voiced by Kelly MacDonald) sets out to buck the expectations of her parents, change her fate and rewrite destiny.  Cue the bears. Behind-the-Scenes: Long deemed a “boys club,” this was supposed to be Pixar’s first movie directed by a woman – Brenda... Read more »

Movie Review: John Carter (**1/2)

Movie Review: John Carter (**1/2)
JOHN CARTER Genre: Sci-Fi Action Adventure Premise: A rugged Civil War vet (FNL’s Taylor Kitsch) is transplanted to Mars, where he finds himself in the middle of a Martian conflict between races and a brave princess (Lynn Collins) in need of a savior. Behind-the-Scenes: Making news more for its budget (over $250 mil) than its quality.  Based on... Read more »

A "Worst of the Year" 1-2 Punch: Ghost Rider and This Means War

A "Worst of the Year" 1-2 Punch: Ghost Rider and This Means War
Mark it down: by year’s end, we’ll look back at Feb. 17-19 and realize it was one of the worst moviegoing weekends of the year.  Though it was saved in the end by The Secret World of Arietty and another viewing of Drive on Blu-Ray (which, if you haven’t seen, you need to), the two... Read more »
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Movie Review - Winnie the Pooh (***1/2 out of 5)

Movie Review - Winnie the Pooh (***1/2 out of 5)
Disney has released Pooh-related movies fairly regularly for the last few years, but none have come as close to capturing the spirit of the classic Adventures of Winnie the Pooh as the new (and imaginatively named) Winnie the Pooh.  Kids and parents tired of all the PG-13 blockbuster shenanigans can relax in the sweet, good-natured... Read more »