Review: ‘Billy Flanigan: The Happiest Man on Earth’ Strives for More than a Human Interest Story

Appearances can be deceiving, and the exploration of a person's life can yield surprising results. On its face, the documentary Billy Flanigan: The Happiest Man on Earth appears to be a fun discussion about the life of a Disney performer. As those within the theme park community know, these kinds of films have been extremely … Continue reading Review: ‘Billy Flanigan: The Happiest Man on Earth’ Strives for More than a Human Interest Story

Review: ‘The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales’ Wrestles with the Disney Legacy

Before I begin, I want to be honest about my background before reviewing Abigail E. Disney and Kathleen Hughes’ The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales. Prior to my life as a critic, I was a Walt Disney World Cast Member for more than four years. Therefore, the life depicted in Ms. Disney’s film contains … Continue reading Review: ‘The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales’ Wrestles with the Disney Legacy

Review: ‘She-Hulk’ Scores Big Laughs to Stand Out in the MCU

The promise of Marvel television has mostly been undermined over the past two years. When WandaVision took off, it was due to its willingness to embrace the medium. Meanwhile, other series like Hawkeye and Falcon & The Winter Soldier felt like long movies. None of the shows have been outright failures, but a failure to … Continue reading Review: ‘She-Hulk’ Scores Big Laughs to Stand Out in the MCU

Review: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Builds Bridges Between Two Pasts, Missing the Chance to Innovate

As LucasFilm continues to thwart its name to produce television series, the ideas continue to get smaller. The Star Wars experiment on Disney+ once felt like a genuine way to expand the surprisingly tiny narrative from a galaxy far, far away. A universe beholden to one family's destiny was shaken off within the first season of The Mandalorian, resulting … Continue reading Review: ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Builds Bridges Between Two Pasts, Missing the Chance to Innovate

Review: ‘Lightyear’ Barely Makes Orbit Despite a Gorgeous Takeoff

For months, jokes came in from every corner of the internet. Disney and Pixar had made one of the safest bets imaginable, spinning off Toy Story star Buzz Lightyear into his own film. With a new cast, headlined by Chris Evans, there was no doubt a future hit was in store for the animation powerhouse. However, shortly after … Continue reading Review: ‘Lightyear’ Barely Makes Orbit Despite a Gorgeous Takeoff

Review: Move Aside Peter Parker, ‘Ms. Marvel’ is Taking Over the MCU

There are rare moments in geek culture that create the lightning bolt moment. Ironically, this one wears one on her torso. The Marvel Cinematic Universe's latest series lands on Disney+ today, and for the second straight series, we've been introduced to a brand new character. While Ms. Marvel bears the namesake of Captain Marvel, Kamala Khan and actress Iman … Continue reading Review: Move Aside Peter Parker, ‘Ms. Marvel’ is Taking Over the MCU

Review: ‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum’ Is a Wonderous Delight

Actor Jeff Goldblum remains one of the most exciting enigmas in pop culture. He's weird, charmingly funny, and attractive. Yet at the same time, he's so strange, you wonder if you need to call someone to make sure he's okay. His eccentric, tycoon-like energy makes him an extremely captivating watch, and thank god someone realized that. The … Continue reading Review: ‘The World According to Jeff Goldblum’ Is a Wonderous Delight

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

SPOILER REVIEW: ‘The Mandalorian’ Could Be the Best ‘Star Wars’ Since ‘Empire’

Back in the 1970s, there were real reasons to believe movies had been changed forever. New directors and visions were breaking through yearly. Warren Beatty's Bonnie and Clyde made violence and death sexy, yet horrifying. The Godfather placed the mafia into the public psyche, crafting the most exciting and cautionary tale the American Dream corrupting us to … Continue reading SPOILER REVIEW: ‘The Mandalorian’ Could Be the Best ‘Star Wars’ Since ‘Empire’

Review: ‘The Lion King’ Brings Nothing New to the Screen and Wastes Spectacular Visuals

Growing up, Walt Disney Animation Studios films were the backbone of my movie rotations. Mixed in with Batman features, Jurassic Park, and Star Wars, I watched classics and new releases until my VHS tapes wore out. When The Lion King (1994) released, it was the culmination of an incredible run for the animation studio. Along with Beauty and the Beast, Snow White and Toy Story, The Lion King should be … Continue reading Review: ‘The Lion King’ Brings Nothing New to the Screen and Wastes Spectacular Visuals