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Friday, April 17 2015

Disneynature Lets the Clichés Overpower the Footage in ‘Monkey Kingdom’

As Monkey Kingdom turns into another cookie-cutter family film in which the underdog overcomes all odds, it's easy to lose track of the incredible documentary footage.


Friday, March 13 2015

‘Cinderella’ Is All Eye Candy and Empty Entertainment Calories

The audience already primed for more "happily ever after" will be more than satisfied with the results. Everyone else will wonder what the studio was thinking with this strategy.


Tuesday, February 24 2015

‘Big Hero 6’ Bursts at the Seams With Emotion

Big Hero 6 demonstrates how Disney does animated storytelling like no other.


Tuesday, November 4 2014

In ‘Maleficent’, Angelina Jolie Channels Shakespeare’s Richard III

Like the great antiheroes of history, Angelina Jolie's seductive performance as Maleficent gets you to root for her even as she commits acts of evil.


Tuesday, August 19 2014

Disney’s Best Heroes… and Villains

They're the reason to cheer or the inspiration for a jeer—and nobody does them better than Disney.


‘Hercules’ Lives in the Netherworld of Good Enough

Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics.


Monday, August 18 2014

‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ Is a Restored Classic Ready to Be Rediscovered

This film is entertaining and fun, while maintaining an emotional component throughout, making it a classic Disney film rightfully getting its due in this restored master.


Thursday, August 14 2014

‘Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers’ Is a Flat Reimagining

Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers tries to do too much, and in its efforts to be action-packed, funny, contemporary, and still tell a classic story, it becomes muddled.


Thursday, August 8 2013

The Month In Pop Entertainment: August 2013

Here are your pop culture options for end-of-summer fun.


Thursday, March 7 2013

Go Ahead, Disney… Rough Up ‘Star Wars’

Whatever Disney does to Star Wars, let's at least hope they keep its rough aesthetic.


May the Mouse Be With You (Short Ends and Leader) [8.Nov.12]
The 10 Greatest Disney Animated Films of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [27.Sep.11]
Tuning in to ‘Totally Tooned In’ (Mixed Media) [28.Mar.11]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays (Channel Surfing) [17.Aug.10]
Miley Cyrus: Can’t Be Tamed (Reviews) [15.Jul.10]
Earth (Reviews) [22.Apr.09]
Pure (Reviews) [11.Nov.08]
Spectrobes (Reviews) [22.Apr.07]
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