Currently, the United States is in the grips of the Coronavirus pandemic, bringing our daily lives to a screeching halt. While I’m sure the economy will bounce back once we have gotten past “social distancing”, the one industry that will be dramatically – possibly ultimately – affected will be movies and entertainment.
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My “Comfort Movies”
We all have things that make us happy; something that pulls us out of the muck of a bad day or a bad few weeks. There are workouts, yoga sessions, walks in the sunlight, reading or writing. One of mine is sitting on the couch for a movie night. I recently came across a twitterContinue reading “My “Comfort Movies””
Life-Like: What’s the next Disney reimagining?
With the upcoming launch of the Disney+ streaming network on November 12, the Mouse House put out trailers and news for upcoming original content that can only be found on their service. One trailer that debuted is the upcoming retelling of Disney’s classic, Lady and the Tramp. With Disney banking on the success of modernContinue reading “Life-Like: What’s the next Disney reimagining?”
Spider-Man No More: Disney-Sony fallout forces Spider-Man from MCU
Just when we had gotten used to having Spider-Man home with his fellow heroes and saving the world in the MCU… he’s gone as quick as a Thanos snap.
The Lion King at 25
The Sun rising over the Pride Lands of Africa is one of the most iconic beginnings of a film — animated or live-action — in history. When you see that shot, you know what movie you are about to see. It might be hard to believe that a quarter of a century has passed sinceContinue reading “The Lion King at 25”
Mutant and Proud: A Fan’s Look Back at the X-Men Franchise’s Impact
In the 1990’s, I grew up watching X-Men: The Animated Series. I ran around my parents’ living room, emulating my favorite character, Wolverine, as I immersed myself into the colorful world of these individuals and their adventures. Although I was very young, the show taught me that it was okay to be different and weContinue reading “Mutant and Proud: A Fan’s Look Back at the X-Men Franchise’s Impact”
From ‘Twilight’ to Dark Knight: Robert Pattinson is cast as Batman in Matt Reeves’ Reboot.
Keaton. Kilmer. Clooney. Bale. Affleck. Over the years, these actors have answered the call of the Bat Signal to portray Gotham’s Caped Crusader in live-action films. Now another name is added to the list: Robert Pattinson has officially been cast in director Matt Reeves’ forthcoming superhero reboot, The Batman!
Oscars 2019 showed that change has come to Tinseltown
(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 magicalContinue reading “Oscars 2019 showed that change has come to Tinseltown”
Why I’m approaching the live-action ‘Aladdin’ with cautious optimism.
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. AfterContinue reading “Why I’m approaching the live-action ‘Aladdin’ with cautious optimism.”
The 2019 Oscars Nominations
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.