Moana

Release: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Jared Bush Directed by: Ron Clements; John Musker; Don Hall; Chris Williams Moana might just be Frozen‘s spiritual, tropical sequel. But to be honest, I’m only just guessing that — I never saw Frozen. Couldn’t stand the hype. When hype for a film made by a film company I generallyContinue reading “Moana”

Queen of Katwe

Release: Friday, September 23, 2016 (limited) [Theater] Written by: William Wheeler Directed by: Mira Nair Despite the illusion of diversity and the notion that films are now being tailor-made for niched audiences, director Mira Nair’s latest feels like a rarity, one that’s not only good for the soul, but good for Disney. Here is a work of substanceContinue reading “Queen of Katwe”

The Finest Hours

Release: Friday, January 29, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Scott Silver; Paul Tamasy; Eric Johnson Directed by: Craig Gillespie Chris Pine just wants to be the captain of everything. And I guess that’s a good thing because every time his number is called he responds with some kind of grand gesture that usually involves multiple lives being saved under hisContinue reading “The Finest Hours”

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release: Friday, December 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: J.J. Abrams; Lawrence Kasdan; Michael Arndt Directed by: J.J. Abrams It’s admittedly difficult to resist feeling giddy when the familiar yellow text starts scrolling into the distance against a background strewn with stars. As John Williams’ iconic score trumpets the arrival of a new era in perhaps the only franchise thatContinue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

The Good Dinosaur

Release: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Meg LeFauve Directed by: Peter Sohn Life’s pretty good if you’re a Pixar film. Contrary to the fact the ambitious animation studio is consistently held to a higher standard than the likes of DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Fox and Warner Bros. (to name a few), such an impressive track record hasContinue reading “The Good Dinosaur”

Tomorrowland

Release: Friday, May 22, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Brad Bird; Damon Lindelof Directed by: Brad Bird The thing to remember about Tomorrowland is how easily it will be forgotten. The rest of the summer season isn’t likely to spare much sympathy for those wishing this weren’t so. In a few short weeks Jurassic World is going to claw to piecesContinue reading “Tomorrowland”

McFarland USA

Release: Friday, February 20, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Christopher Cleveland; Bettina Gilois; Grant Thompson Directed by: Niki Caro Is this the part where I openly admit to becoming teary-eyed watching a Disney film? Or is that just way too honest? . . . . . hello . . . ? Guys . . . . . . ? AhContinue reading “McFarland USA”

TBT: Flubber (1997)

As we close out the first month of TBT’s for the year 2015 here, I’d just like to remind everyone not to panic. Although it seems like the calendar is already rushing by, uh. . . well, actually. Yeah it is just rushing by. I had a thought there for a second and lost it.Continue reading “TBT: Flubber (1997)”

TBT: Brink! (1998)

As the summer season of filmgoing winds down (well, sort of. . .Guardians of the Galaxy looms around the corner this weekend, so maybe that’s a premature statement) my inspired posts have really ramped up! Today’s TBT comes at you not from the brain of. . .well, me. . . but yeah, from someone else.Continue reading “TBT: Brink! (1998)”