Tag: Disney

Movie Review: Soul

Movie Review: Soul
SOUL Genre: Animated Rating: PG Running Time: 102 mins. Where Can You See It?: Disney+ Premise: Joe Gardner (voiced by Jamie Foxx) is a sad sack grade school music teacher who dreams of playing piano in a jazz band. After a modestly successful audition, Joe falls into a sewer hole and finds his soul separated from his body and that... Read more »

Movie Review: Hamilton

Movie Review: Hamilton
HAMILTON Genre: Musical Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 160 mins. Where Can You See It?: Disney + Premise: Filmed version of the Tony-award winning Broadway musical about Alexander Hamilton and the “damn fool that shot him” (Aaron Burr, sir), created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Behind-the-Scenes: Filmed during one of the original cast’s final performances in June 2016. [Fun fact: I... Read more »

Movie Review: Onward

Movie Review: Onward
ONWARD Genre: Animation Rating: PG Running Time: 110 mins. Where Can You See It?: In theaters now  Premise: In a fantastical realm where magic has long fallen out of favor, two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley (Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), receive a long-lost message from their dead dad and set out on an adventure (with their... Read more »
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Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Movie Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 153 mins. Premise: As the First Order closes in on the Resistance, Rey tries to convince Luke Skywalker to come out of hiding and join the fight. Behind-the-Scenes: While other new Star Wars films have had troubled productions – firing directors, rewriting scripts, pushing... Read more »

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Weeks 9-11 (June 27-July 11, 1997)

Summer Movies 1997 Revisited: Weeks 9-11 (June 27-July 11, 1997)
This weekend sees the much anticipated release of the trilogy capper War of the Planet of the Apes. It’s the only big release this weekend, but The Big Sick is expanding and last week’s Spider-Man: Homecoming is still going strong. Go see ’em all! I’ve fallen a bit behind over the last few weeks so... Read more »

Movie Review - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Movie Review - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Genre: Action/Adventure Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 129 mins. Premise: Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) chases down a McGuffin – er, the trident of Poseidon – with an old enemy (Javier Bardem) hot on his trail and out for revenge. Behind-the-Scenes: Though the series has seen diminishing box office returns domestically, the last... Read more »
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There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast

There's still "Something There" with the new Beauty and the Beast
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Genre: Fantasy Musical Rating: PG Running Time: 129 mins. Premise: When her father is held prisoner in the Beast’s castle, Belle (Emma Watson) volunteers to take his place and finds the castle and everyone living inside has been cursed by a witch. The handsome prince is now a hideous Beast (Dan Stevens), and the support... Read more »

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 »
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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 »