Movie Review: ‘Cruella’

An interesting thought occurred to me as I sat down to watch Craig Gillespie’s “Cruella.” I am not a studied acolyte of the works of Dodie Smith. Or of Bill Peet’s animated classic, let alone Glenn Close’s two turns as the nefarious Cruella de Vil. So, it would seem natural that my indoctrination to this [...]

By |2021-05-28T13:45:52-07:00May 28th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Raya and the Last Dragon

The difficulty of appreciating a film like “Raya and the Last Dragon” does not lie with the animation or the characters. Both are strong aspects of the film, which opens in theaters and on Disney Plus with Premier Access today. The challenge isn’t with the fact that I was not too fond of the movie. [...]

By |2021-03-05T09:23:12-07:00March 5th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Movie Review: Soul

I could start this review out with a cliché that somehow connects this soulless reviewer with a discussion on Disney-Pixar’s “Soul,” premiering on Disney Plus Christmas Day. However, I am not soulless. I might be a sourpuss, but I am not soulless. “Soul” is the story of Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx. Joe is [...]

By |2020-12-22T23:43:50-07:00December 22nd, 2020|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Joachim Rønning returns to the Disney fold with "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," featuring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is not memorable. I stared at a blank, white page on my computer for a great, long while as I started to think about how to open my review of “Maleficent: Mistress of [...]

By |2019-10-18T22:01:50-07:00October 18th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Advance Screening- Aladdin (Phx)

Enter to win a family four pack of tickets to ALADDIN Tuesday, May 21 Harkins AZ Mills IMAX 7 PM A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be [...]

By |2019-05-09T23:53:44-07:00May 9th, 2019|Arizona, Screenings|1 Comment

Review: “DUMBO”

Tim Burton's 2019 re-imagining of the 1941 animated Disney classic is a weird piece of cinema.  Not weird in the Tim Burton way, but in the why-did-they-make-this and who-is-the-intended-audience way.   It's also a surprisingly scathing commentary on the corporate behemoth Disney itself has become. With the original having a runtime of just 64 minutes, it [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:10:17-07:00March 27th, 2019|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Interview: Michelle Robinson – “Ralph Breaks the Internet”

  The sequel to "Wreck-it Ralph", Ralph Breaks the Internet, is out in theaters now! (You can read our review HERE) Just prior to its release we had a quick chat with Michelle Robinson who was the  “Character Look Development Supervisor” for the movie.  Michelle has a long history with Disney Animation and has worked on [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:06-07:00November 23rd, 2018|Interviews, News & Articles|0 Comments

Movie Review: “A Wrinkle in Time”

After nearly 60 years of uninterrupted publication, the “unfilmable” beloved novel “A Wrinkle in Time” finally has a feature film.  But is it possible for a Disney movie to capture the magic, science, and fantasy and do justice to the themes explored within the imaginative narrative?  Considering concerned parents on both sides have tried to [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:02:52-07:00March 9th, 2018|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Advance Movie Screening – “Cars 3” (Phx)

Enter to win a pair of 3D advance screening passes to Disney/Pixar's CARS 3 Monday, June 12th 7 PM AMC Arizona Center CARS 3 rolls into Real D 3D on Friday, June 16th Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:04:06-07:00June 1st, 2017|Arizona, Screenings|0 Comments

Advance Movie Screening – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” (ABQ)

Enter to win a pair of advance screening passes to PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES Tuesday, May 23, 2017  7:00 PM Regal Winrock 16 3D Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led [...]

By |2019-03-11T17:04:09-07:00May 19th, 2017|New Mexico, Screenings|0 Comments