The Pixar Pedestal+ Luca Review

The work of Pixar Animation Studios is one of this writer’s great passions. Very few would argue with the run of Golden age classics. These run roughly between the releases of Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 3 (2010 ( depending on how individuals feel about the original Cars.) Since then Viewers will acknowledge theyContinue reading “The Pixar Pedestal+ Luca Review”

Disney + Premier Access in Cinemas. #1. Cruella.

Modern Disney live-action remakes have developed a distinct formula. Stale, bland and without much sense of creative energy. These productions make money on birthright alone. For the opening act Cruella, a period piece origin story for Cruella de Vil set in a punk rock 1970s London looks like it’s following the predetermined path to aContinue reading “Disney + Premier Access in Cinemas. #1. Cruella.”

Nomadland Is…Good. What Does it Matter?

This viewer is the sort of movie fan who is up for seeing almost anything. Even with that, this was the year where the Oscars (rightfully) barely registered a blip on the cultural radar. Award season still mattered to a section of #filmTwitter armchair pundits. They will always be invested in these things regardless ofContinue reading “Nomadland Is…Good. What Does it Matter?”

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Review. (Mild Spoilers)

After the distinctly creative focused approach taken by Wandavision, this author assumed that the next up to bat season within the new brand of MCU TV shows would be more convenient to the franchise formula This is not necessarily a bad thing. Marvel has done a solid job proving that itself over the last 13Continue reading “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Review. (Mild Spoilers)”

How on Earth is Disney’s Streaming Mighty Ducks Reboot… Kind of Good

In 2021 all streaming services are in the business of nostalgia to some extent. The most blatant in this regard is Disney Plus. The mouse is fairly shameless as to what properties they will bring back for the sake of nostalgia dollars. The majority of Disney’s original streaming content beyond big marquee titles simply isn’tContinue reading “How on Earth is Disney’s Streaming Mighty Ducks Reboot… Kind of Good”

WandaVision (Disney +) Review.

In the years since the MCU as an entity became so dominant over modern pop culture, it has become a very easy target. People forget that the MCU foundation wasn’t laid by Disney. It is all thanks to Kevin Feige and his production teams. Regardless of what certain pretentious art house obsessives will tell youContinue reading “WandaVision (Disney +) Review.”

Godmothererd. Quick Review.

In this critic’s recent review of the 2019 Disney + Christmas effort Noelle, it was mentioned that for 2020 the streaming service looked to be putting out another sub Enchanted offering in the form of Godmothered. Having now seen the film in certain respects this very much the case. It’s essentially Enchanted with Fairy GodmothersContinue reading “Godmothererd. Quick Review.”

Black Beauty (2020.) Quick Review.

This Disney + original (acquired rather than produced in house)is the latest adaptation of the Anna Sewell novel features Mackenzie Foy in the lead live-action role and Kate Winslet as the voice of the horse. Director-writer and editor Ashley Avis shows off her hugely impressive visual eye but it’s not hard to see why theContinue reading “Black Beauty (2020.) Quick Review.”

The Right Stuff (2020 National Geographic Mini Series.) Quick Review

Over the last few months, Disney + has been stepping it up in terms of pumping out new original content every single week. Well, they’re nowhere near the level of Netflix as of yet (the pandemic certainly hasn’t helped in this regard) but they are certainly getting there. One of the newer offerings is thisContinue reading “The Right Stuff (2020 National Geographic Mini Series.) Quick Review”

Noelle. Quick Review.

This Anna Kendrick Christmas vehicle was one of the initial originals released upon Disney +’s original US launch. When Disney + arrived in the UK this past March the film was missing. The Disney + UK and US sites aren’t exact mirrors of each other. Someone at Disney had the good sense to realise there’sContinue reading “Noelle. Quick Review.”