Review: ‘Frozen II’ Is Not as Good As the Original, But Holds Its Own

Back in 2013, the phenomenon that was Frozen stormed into theaters. At the time, I worked at Disney and for a couple weeks, there were very few requests for anything outside of Olaf or Sven. However, the mood eventually changed, and as the ugly winter of 2013 continued, audiences became hooked. The Idina Menzel ballad "Let It … Continue reading Review: ‘Frozen II’ Is Not as Good As the Original, But Holds Its Own

Trailer Talk: ‘Frozen 2’ Shows Off Some Impressive Visuals and a New Epic Tone

Like every cast member at Disney in 2014, I was drowned in the nonstop sounds of one Frozen. The film was a massive hit, and grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide. At the time of its release, Frozen actually became the fourth highest grossing animated film in the domestic box office (behind Shrek 2, The Lion King, and Toy Story … Continue reading Trailer Talk: ‘Frozen 2’ Shows Off Some Impressive Visuals and a New Epic Tone

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’