Review: ‘Disenchanted’ Brings Back the Disney Princess Meta-Comedy with Style

In 2007, Amy Adams announced herself as a superstar with her lead performance in Enchanted. The actress had already been nominated for an Oscar for Junebug, but the musical comedy showcased her immense talent. Not only could she fully commit to a silly character, but she proved a gravitational force. Despite getting squeezed out of … Continue reading Review: ‘Disenchanted’ Brings Back the Disney Princess Meta-Comedy with Style

Review: ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Soars As Another Smash Success for Cartoon Saloon

Quietly emerging over the last decade, the Irish animation house Cartoon Saloon continues to showcase hand-drawn works. After breaking onto the scene with The Secret of Kells, the studio has continued to surprise with success after success. The animation team has never missed an Oscar nomination and scored several critical successes. The studio's most recent … Continue reading Review: ‘My Father’s Dragon’ Soars As Another Smash Success for Cartoon Saloon

Review: ‘Wendell & Wild’ Prioritizes Ambition and Vision Despite a Messy Story

Few animation art forms create division like Stop-Motion. Many fans of traditional 2D animation outright refuse to see these films. This unwillingness to watch stop-motion often stems from the real fears associated with The Nightmare Before Christmas or Coraline. For the fans of the medium, these films created our fascination with the art form. Luckily, … Continue reading Review: ‘Wendell & Wild’ Prioritizes Ambition and Vision Despite a Messy Story

‘Hocus Pocus’ – Revisiting Disney’s 1993 Cult Classic

Perform a quick Google search of “Millenials and no…” and the first topic suggested is millennials and nostalgia. At this point, it is common knowledge that the millennial generation, for better or worse, is known as the nostalgia generation. The answer to whether there is any basis for this will not be discussed in this … Continue reading ‘Hocus Pocus’ – Revisiting Disney’s 1993 Cult Classic

Review: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Brings a Shallow Sanderson Sister Story Back to Salem

The long-awaited sequel rarely results in a masterpiece. Even so, the ability to see our favorite characters on screen can be quite the draw. Hollywood's latest trend has led to a spike in cult favorites returning to the silver screen. In the last couple of years, we've seen the Bill and Ted, Clerks, and Saw … Continue reading Review: ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Brings a Shallow Sanderson Sister Story Back to Salem

Review: ‘Goodbye Don Glees’ Cannot Support Its Lush Visuals Thanks to a Rote Narrative

Sometimes, working in a coming-of-age story can be a good thing for a director. Due to their prevalence, the audience awareness of a tale allows for some simple shorthand. More impressive directors may use the opportunity to subvert the genre. Yet others allow the shorthand to speak for itself, instead opting to design a visual … Continue reading Review: ‘Goodbye Don Glees’ Cannot Support Its Lush Visuals Thanks to a Rote Narrative

Review: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ – Something Wicked This Way Comes

What does it mean to be human? A question not too easily answered but definitely pondered throughout history. Perhaps an all-encompassing answer does not exist. From the onset of our existence until our passing, our lives are defined by experiences that shape who we are and how we perceive and react to the world around … Continue reading Review: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’ – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Review: ‘Pinnochio’ Features Wooden Performances and Worse CGI. Monstro, Please End Us Quickly

The Disney remake train roars back into this week. Since Disney took its first swing at Pinocchio back in 1940, therHamilton Luske's and Ben Sharpsteen's animated features, the animated feature from Hamilton Luske and Ben Sharpsteen remains the most iconic. It seemed inevitable that Disney would want to reinvigorate the classic story with a live-action … Continue reading Review: ‘Pinnochio’ Features Wooden Performances and Worse CGI. Monstro, Please End Us Quickly

House of the Dragon – ‘The Rogue Prince’ – Episode Recap

After a tough break for Daemon Taragaryen (Matt Smith), the chess board seems to have been thrown to the ground. This week on House of the Dragon, we are in full catchup mode. Six months have passed since the death of Queen Aemma and Baby Baelon. Before we catch up with the latest gossip in … Continue reading House of the Dragon – ‘The Rogue Prince’ – Episode Recap

Review: ‘The Princess’ wants to be ‘Die Hard’ in a Castle

Le-Van Kiet's The Princess is, based on-premise, a very simple film. The storyline is straightforward, and the setting is almost entirely unvarying. Neither of these things are necessarily detrimental to a film if done correctly. Kiet manages to present a tight, if not wholly interesting, final product. Most of the fault for the film's shortcomings … Continue reading Review: ‘The Princess’ wants to be ‘Die Hard’ in a Castle