The Little Prince

Release: Friday, August 5, 2016 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Irena Brignull; Bob Persichetti Directed by: Mark Osborne The Little Prince is a gem. It’s a crime it never received a theatrical release. It’s a heartwarming journey rivaling anything Pixar has created on an emotional and intellectual level, and perhaps it’s the complex, multi-layered animation that truly sets theContinue reading “The Little Prince”

The BFG

Release: Friday, July 1, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Melissa Mathison Directed by: Steven Spielberg Great Gallywampers and fiddly tweezlesticks, I is very pleased indeed that Steven Spielberg has delivered the goodles in his very first venture into Roald Dahl‘s brilliant imagurnation. The BFG is breathtaker beautiful, and not just thanks to its scrumptioutious imagery, neither. It recalls the warminess andContinue reading “The BFG”

Genre Grandeur – The BFG (1989) – Digital Shortbread

Originally posted on MovieRob:
For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Adventure Films, here’s a review of The BFG (1989) by Tom of Digital Shortbread Thanks again to Damien of Riley on Film for choosing this month’s genre. Next month’s Genre has been chosen by Summer of Serendipitous Anachronisms. She has chosen quite a…

TBT: The B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant) (1989)

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and now here we are, at the end of Roald Dahl month on TBT. I hope you all have enjoyed going through these posts as much as I have in creating them. I have to confess, when we entered the new year I had absolutely noContinue reading “TBT: The B.F.G. (Big Friendly Giant) (1989)”

TBT: Matilda (1996)

Throwback Thursday is here once again, offering up only the most nostalgic trips back in time as possible. This week is certainly no different. We go back to a time and place where children were best seen and not heard from; where it was alright for their parents to be downright nasty to them (evenContinue reading “TBT: Matilda (1996)”

TBT: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

As we continue to make our way through Roald Dahl January, I can’t help but think this has been one of my favorite months for this thread. Of course, this particular January is stuffed with five Thursdays, so I am going to have to dig deep to find five film adaptations of this man’s brilliantContinue reading “TBT: Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)”

TBT: James and the Giant Peach (1996)

This originally was going to be a randomly selected movie from the 90’s as my TBT of this week; as it turns out this also marks my second review of a Roald Dahl-adapted movie. Hooray for coincidences! Ah, this was such a childhood favorite . . . (apologies for the forthcoming gushing, which will beContinue reading “TBT: James and the Giant Peach (1996)”

TBT: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Holy Gene Wilder, it’s an actual, legitimate “throwback” post for once! 😀 (Yes, this is not that new Johnny Depp remake, the one that looks more like a horror movie.) This one currently stands as the oldest film I’ve reviewed so far but it might also strike a second landmark as being one of myContinue reading “TBT: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)”