Review: ‘Noelle’ Tries to Recapture The Magic of ‘Elf,’ But Falls a Little Short

The cheesy and earnest holiday film remains a staple of holiday programming. For as much fun as the Rankin and Bass films became, the wholesome stories always played it safe. For Disney+, the choice to release in November made it imperative they had Christmas programming for the holiday season. The star-studded Noelle gives the new … Continue reading Review: ‘Noelle’ Tries to Recapture The Magic of ‘Elf,’ But Falls a Little Short

TV Recap – ‘Barry’: Death, Trauma, and Jokes Take Center Stage in ‘The Show Must Go On, Probably’

Barry came out swinging in its first episode back on HBO. After a massive cliffhanger that could have easily been a series finale last year, Bill Hader and Alec Berg made sure that the momentum picked up where they left it with the new season. Both Hader and Henry Winkler took home Emmys for Best Actor and Supporting Actor … Continue reading TV Recap – ‘Barry’: Death, Trauma, and Jokes Take Center Stage in ‘The Show Must Go On, Probably’

Review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Fails to Live Up to Its Predecessor, But Still a Good Time

Very few people were ready for what Wreck-It Ralph was serving when the 2012 film hit theaters. The popular story of a villain becoming the hero felt rather fresh and original back then, making the love letter to video games a surprise hit for the House of Mouse. However, few would have expected Wreck-It Ralph to become just … Continue reading Review: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Fails to Live Up to Its Predecessor, But Still a Good Time

2008 in Review: ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’

The rise of Judd Apatow in the early 2000s changed comedy. From "Freaks and Geeks" to "Undeclared," and eventually "The 40-Year-Old-Virgin," Apatow's humor and style redefined comedic filmmaking. However, while Apatow himself may have some faults as a filmmaker (seriously, why are his movies so long), his proteges created some of the lasting work of the decade. … Continue reading 2008 in Review: ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’