Review: Cars 3

While the ending is punchy, the forgettable setup for this racer story is slow and predictable. Lightning McQueen finds himself outclassed by new and faster racers and threatened with retirement, he vows to be the one who decides when he’s done racing. The Cars franchise is probably the most brittle of the Pixar series and…

Remake Rumble Review: Beauty and the Beast

I do like Disney films, but when I say “before this review that I’d only seen Beauty and the Beast once before”, I know it will shock many readers! This movie is the darling of a lot of people I know. However, even though I’d only seen it once, I did remember the moment! I…

Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2D)

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a gift to all fans of the franchise and sets an inspiring precedent for Disney and LucasFilm’s efforts. Set before the events of Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope the story sees a young woman, Jyn, roped into the Rebel Alliance due to her connection to the evil…

Review: Moana

Disney’s latest is lavishly designed, beautifully animated and a lot of fun. Set in ancient Polynesia, when a darkness begins to sicken the islands, it is up to a chieftain’s daughter named Moana to travel far over the ocean and find the demigod Maui, who was responsible for the calamity. Whenever I go to see…

Review: Doctor Strange

One wonders why Marvel, of all franchises, is in a rush? Super surgeon Doctor Stephen Strange has his towering ego dashed to the ground when he is in a terrible car accident that ruins both of his hands. Seeking any medical aid to restore his fame and fortune, Strange is directed to the mystical Ancient…

Review: The Sword in the Stone

A great look back at one of my most nostalgic Disney classics. While visibly flawed, I can’t help but enjoy it enormously. Disney’s 1963 crack at the legend of King Arthur remains their one and only attempt. Curious considering how involved and incredible and magical the stories and characters can be. The Sword in the…

Review: The Jungle Book (1967)

Like most Disney classics, The Jungle Book is starting to show its age, but it is an enjoyable light hearted walk through the jungle with some great songs. Mowgli is a boy raised by wolves in the jungle, and while he is content living with them and the other animals, a tiger called Shere Khan…

Review: The Jungle Book (2D) (2016)

Jon Favreau directs Disney’s “live action” remake of the classic Jungle Book story, following closely to Disney’s own interpretation but giving it much needed character work and storyline! Told from the perspective of Bagheera the panther, Mowgli is a “man club” who grew up among the wolves. But when a vicious tiger known as Shere…

Review: Star Wars – Force Awakens (2D)

Oh boy. Dear reader, you are probably chomping at the bit to know what I think of the newest, Disney-funded installment of Hollywood’s best blockbuster franchise. But you are also likely not wanting too many spoilers… so I will give you a short opinion and rating now, and you can stop reading further. Star Wars: The…