Aquatic Life Lessons

Finding Dory (2016) D: Andrew Stanton. W: Andrew Stanton & Victoria Strouse. Starring the voice talents of: Ellen DeGeneres/Albert Brooks/Ed O’Neill/Hayden Rolance/Idris Elba/Kaitlin Olsen/Ty Burrell/Diane Keaton/Eugene Levy/Dominic West. Such a highly anticipated sequel like Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory has a huge mountain to climb. Like its younger siblings, the Toy Story trilogy, the film…

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Go to Work, Disney!

Disney is raking in the cash this summer with The Jungle Book still out in theaters, its Marvel properties like Captain America: Civil War, and Finding Dory about to take off. Here is another one to add to it all. The first full trailer for Pete’s Dragon is now here. In cinemas August 12th, the…

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Disney’s New Little Lady

With early reviews of Disney/Pixar sequel Finding Dory hitting the web here is the first teaser for Disney Animation Studios new feature, Moana. Hitting theaters Thanksgiving weekend in the States and December 2nd for the UK, Moana looks a little Lilo & Stitch (2002) to me. Here’s hoping Broadway treasure Hamilton musical creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda…

Be Our Guest

The first teaser trailer for the live action Disney version of Beauty and the Beast is here! Starring Emma Watson as Belle this new film will join Cinderella and The Jungle Book as Disney works through its animated catalogue including alternative stories like Maleficent. The cast is extensive and from this first look it seems…

All Sparkle and No Heart

Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016). D: James Bobin. DP: Stuart Dryburgh. W: Linda Woolverton. Starring: Johnny Depp/Mia Wasikowska/Helena Bonham Carter/Anne Hathaway/Sacha Baron Cohen/Rhys Ifans/Matt Lucas/Andrew Scott. Voice talents of: Alan Rickman/Martin Sheen/Stephen Fry/Toby Jones. (Based on characters created by Lewis Carroll) Here lies the long to come forward sequel to Tim Burton’s 2010 live…

Marvel Melodrama not for the Uninitiated

Captain America: Civil War (2016). D: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo. DP: Trent Opaloch. W: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Starring: Chris Evans/Robert Downey Jr./Anthony Mackie/Scarlett Johansson/Sebastian Stan/Don Cheadle/Paul Bettany/Elizabeth Olsen/Chadwick Boseman/Emily VanCamp/Tom Holland/Daniel Bruhl/William Hurt/Martin Freeman/Marisa Tomei. I know you probably feel like you just sat down to watch a Marvel movie only a…

Leave the Bare Necessities Alone

The Jungle Book (2016). D: Jon Favreau. DP: Bill Pope. W: John Marks. Starring: Neel Sethi. Voice talents of: Idris Elba/Ben Kingsley/Bill Murray/Scarlett Johansson/Giancarlo Esposito/Lupita Nyong’o/Christopher Walken. (Based on Rudyard Kipling’s novel) It is simply hard to forget the 1967 Disney animated version of The Jungle Book. ‘The Bare Necessities’ tune has become synonymous with…

Sisterly Secrets

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016) D: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan. DP: Phedon Papamichael. W: Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin. Starring: Charlize Theron/Chris Hemsworth/Emily Blunt/Jessica Chastain/Nick Frost/Rob Brydon/Sheridan Smith/Alexandra Roach/Sam Claflin/Sope Disiru. Spring may be a time of renewal, a chance for the resurrection of the beauty of spring. Yet it can also be a time to clean…

The Little Guy is Still Everyone’s Favorite

Zootopia (2016) D: Byron Howard & Rich Moore. W: Phil Johnston & Jared Bush. Starring the voice talents of: Ginnifer Goodwin/Jason Bateman/Idris Elba/Jenny Slate/Nate Torrance/J.K. Simmons/Octavia Spencer/Alan Tudyk/Shakira/Bonnie Hunt/Don Lake. Disney’s latest feature quietly shines with a universal story about going after your dreams despite the obstacles. The film was released here in the UK…

Marvel Magic

Benedict Cumberbatch joins the Marvel universe as Doctor Strange and the first trailer has hit the internet today. Joined by Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofer, and Rachel McAdams the good doctor’s movie looks a bit Inception-esq. The film will hit theatres in November. Doctor Strange

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A Screen Giant

Here it comes. The big screen Disney adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Directed by Steven Spielberg with a John Williams score, the film takes on the mighty children’s book that is tender to many a reader out there. Mark Rylance (currently in Bridge of Spies out now) steps into the giant’s shoes. The first teaser…

A Safe Bet

The Good Dinosaur (2015) D: Peter Sohn. W: Meg LeFauve (with story credit to Peter Sohn, Bob Peterson, Erik Benson, Kelsey Mann). With the voice talents of: Jeffrey Wright/Frances McDormand/Raymond Ochoa/Steve Zahn/A.J. Buckley/Anna Paquin/Sam Elliot. Delays pushed the release of the new Pixar film, The Good Dinosaur, making it the second release from Pixar in…

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A Tale of Two Jungles

One of my favorite Disney animated features is coming again to the big screen in their live action (meaning CGI) adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. If this will do anything hopefully it will dispel my horrible memories of the 1994 live action version directed by Stephen Sommers. This version will play into our…

Bibbity Bobbity Blah

Cinderella (2015). D: Kenneth Branagh. DP: Haris Zambarloukos. W: Chris Weitz. Starring: Lily James/Cate Blanchett/Richard Madden/Helena Bonham Carter/Derek Jacobi/Nonso Anozie/Stellan Skarsgard/Sophie McShera/Holliday Granger/Ben Chaplin/Hayley Atwell. This spring Disney brings another of their beloved royalties to the big screen in the live action version of Cinderella. All glass and little substance, the film is clearly geared…