Despite how powerful she is, Captain Marvel was never a well-known hero. She wasn’t in the A-tier of heroes such as Captain America or Spider-Man. The latest Marvel Studios Phase Three entry stars Brie Larson as the titular hero and she couldn’t have been more needed than now.Read More »
(I apologize that this post is coming late but you know how life is!)
Last Sunday was Academy Awards Night for Hollywood’s finest. All the stars were out, there was no host and all of the awards would be televised. Along with the diverse list of nominees, this had all the makings of a magical night. And the viewers would not be disappointed.
When Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day hit theaters two weeks before Halloween in 2017, I didn’t know what to expect from it. I saw it as a slasher version of Bill Murray’s 1993 comedy classic Groundhog Day – minus Bill Murray, of course. What it did have though was a new actress, Jessica Rothe, who put in a starmaking performance. So what could they do for a follow-up with their spin on horror-film final girl trope?
Aladdin is one of the Disney’s best animated classics. Released in 1992, it was one of the leaders during the Disney film era known as the Disney Renaissance. Following the story of Aladdin, an Arabian street urchin, he comes across a magic lamp that contains a genie, voiced by the late, great Robin Williams. After that, he embarks on an adventure to not only save the princess but also the entire kingdom of Agrabah.
Now that a new special look trailer dropped last night during the Grammys, I’m still excited to see the live-action adaptation, but now with more caution thanks to a mega-star in blue.
The 2019 Oscar Nominations are out, and everyone has an opinion. This blogger is included on that list. Now, I’m not throwing a fit over the nominations but I will admit that there are some surprises…and snubs. But we’ll get to that later.Read More »
New year, new movies. Now that the fireworks have faded and the first week of the 2019 is in the books, let’s look to the rest of the year.
Some franchises are closing their current chapters like the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Star Wars sequel trilogy. Disney looks to continue their silver screen dominance with live action retellings and there will be those small films that aren’t making much noise for now that will roar with larger crowds through audience word of mouth. These lists are always fun to predict what could be really good and what could potentially bomb (I really hope nothing on this list does).
When I look back at 2018 in film, I will remember a few things: this was a great year for documentaries; foreign and world cinema are on the rise; smaller studios are creating the majority of original content and interesting projects right now; the superhero genre continues to grow and still has the ability to break the hearts of their fans, both positively and negatively. Overall, I’d like to think that 2018 was a very strong year for film – filled with its ups and downs, successes and failures. Many studio films balanced monetary and critical success excellently and smaller films challenged many perceptions we have and placed them under a sometimes uncomfortable microscope.
Big is a movie about wish fulfillment done right. A refreshingly sweet and funny film that is multi-layered with comedy, drama, fantasy, and a small subplot of romance. Plus, how can you replicate the charm of Tom Hanks as a big child? Looking at the films of today, I can’t immediately think of one that has this magic that can be relate to not just children but adults.
I never watched this Tom Hanks classic until a few weeks ago but how relatable this movie is makes it timeless.
I didn’t grow up watching the original Mary Poppins. The legendary Disney film was left out of my viewing collection until this year as I prepared for the new film featuring the perfect nanny. The movie is practically perfect in every way, just like Mary Poppins. How could Disney live up to the legacy that Julie Andrews set as she drifted down from London skies and into Disney legend? More than half a century later, remake-happy Hollywood touched on the legacy and built upon it with Mary Poppins Returns.