Review – Christopher Robin

Who doesn't love Winnie the Pooh?  Created by English author A. A. Milne (and artist E. H. Shepard) for the aptly-titled 1926 anthology Winnie-the-Pooh, Pooh and his cast of characters have been delighting children of all ages for over ninety years, now.  We all have a character in the Hundred Acre Wood that we can... Continue Reading →

Review – A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

As far as A Wrinkle in Time is concerned, I'm a complete noob.  I've not seen any previous adaptations, I've not read Madeleine L'Engle's novel, and I've never even met someone else who was enthusiastic and/or familiar enough with the property to initiate a conversation with me about it.  I went into this screening knowing only... Continue Reading →

Review – Early Man

Nick Park, creator of Wallace & Gromit and the man behind the underrated Chicken Run, returns with Aardman Animation in their latest effort, the prehistoric comedy Early Man.  Park's trademark character designs and stop-motion animation - his medium of choice - are back in full force as Park and his crew deign to stand tall against... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Alice in Wonderland (1951)

Original US release date: July 28. 1951 Production budget: $3,000,000 Worldwide gross: $5,200,000 Remember Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?  The first feature-length animated film in movie history?  The one that grossed $185 million on a $1.5 million budget, simply by virtue of being the first of its kind?  Well, that was almost Alice in Wonderland.  Walt... Continue Reading →

Review – Paddington 2

I had absolutely no interest in seeing Paddington 2.  None.  I saw the first film, just a week or two ago, and didn't love it.  It wasn't poorly made, or anything.  It just wasn't made for me.  The humor and presentation were squarely aimed at kids, with little for adults to enjoy.  And there's nothing wrong... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Marley & Me

Original US release date: December 25, 2008 Production budget: $60,000,000 Worldwide gross: $242,717,113 Ah, the joys of pet ownership.  There have been many, many films about the bond between animal and human throughout the years.  Few seem to have resonated as much or left the same lasting impression upon viewing audiences as David Frankel's 2008... Continue Reading →

#ThrowbackThursday – Sky High (2005)

Original US release date: July 29, 2005 Production budget: $35,000,000 Worldwide gross: $86,369,815 It had been a long time since I'd watched 2005's Disney superhero original Sky High.  I had a recollection of enjoying it, but memory is a funny thing and I couldn't help but wonder if my opinion would change upon this revisit. ... Continue Reading →

Review – Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Well, here we have a big one.  It seems like awareness of the new Beauty and the Beast live-action adaptation from acclaimed musical director Bill Condon has permeated every corner of our existence.  From the trailer dropping and scoring a record number of views to the latest controversy surrounding LeFou's (Josh Gad) sexual orientation, the film certainly has... Continue Reading →

103. Sing

You may remember that I'm not a big fan of Illumination Entertainment's films, so far, and I especially didn't care for their shameless Toy Story clone (rip-off), The Secret Life of Pets.  The lack of originality in that film was borderline insulting and, combined with the lackluster Despicable Me series, didn't fill me with much hope... Continue Reading →

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