Disenchanted (2022) Review.  

The first Enchanted is a film that really should not work. The shortest possible pitch of “What if Shrek was earnest?” sounds like something that should have been tried and failed after the DreamWorks juggernaut was released in 2001. Critically well before Disney’s response during the 2007 holiday season. Yet it’s one of those lightning-in-a-bottleContinue reading “Disenchanted (2022) Review.  “

Amsterdam. Quick Review.

One of online film discourses’ favourite things to trot out every time he makes a new film is that David O Russell is a terrible person. That said his variety of star power-driven mid-level Oscar bait has always proved successful enough for a variety of studios to finance it. As this writer has said inContinue reading “Amsterdam. Quick Review.”

See How They Run. Quick Review.

The resurgence in comedically inflected whodunits very much impacted by the success of the burgeoning Knives Out franchise is one of this author’s favourite Hollywood trends as of 2022. It’s a more effective use of Rian Johnson as a creative force then. indulging in his attempt to be subversive by having one of the mostContinue reading “See How They Run. Quick Review.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi. (Disney +) Review.

As has been covered with each review of a Star Wars Disney + show the blog’s original intention certainly wasn’t to cover all of them. This author did not grow up with Star Wars and is not necessarily a massive fan. That said the three seasons released before this one have been interesting to discuss.Continue reading “Obi-Wan Kenobi. (Disney +) Review.”

The Princess (Disney +/Hulu.) Quick Review

Not to be confused with the recent Diana documentary this reviewer just covered here’s the latest 20th Century Studios R-rated cast off. Star of perpetually YA adjacent mediocrity Joey king is your classic “strong-willed princess” heroine. Set to be part of an arranged marriage and stuck at the top of the tower we watch herContinue reading “The Princess (Disney +/Hulu.) Quick Review”

Fresh. Quick Review

This reviewer heard some buzz regarding this Fox/Disney acquisition from Sundance when it premiered. Given it’s an adult-orientated movie from the House of Mouse it forgoes theatrical release and is sent straight to streaming. Daisy Edgar Jones plays a central character struggling with the perils of modern dating. She meets Sebastian Stan in a supermarketContinue reading “Fresh. Quick Review”

Better Nate Than Ever. Quick Review.

This reviewer tends to cover a lot of Disney + original movies on this blog. To put it nicely they mostly suck. Even some of the bigger titles have an air of the sort of thing the mouse house does not want the general public to see. So it gets quietly buried on streaming. ThisContinue reading “Better Nate Than Ever. Quick Review.”

Cheaper by the Dozen 2022. (Disney +) Kidz Bop This Is Us.

In the tradition of continued IP mining of Fox properties acquired by Disney in the merger here is a new version of Cheaper by the Dozen. In 2022 the Bakers are now a mixed-race blended family led by Zach Braff and Gabriel Union as the parents. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this. It’s the obviousContinue reading “Cheaper by the Dozen 2022. (Disney +) Kidz Bop This Is Us.”

No Exit. Quick Review.

There’s a broader conversation to be had about how as of 2022 new R rated titles from the Merged Disney/Fox are likely to be nothing more than content fillers for SVOD streaming. That said their first 2021 release feels like the sort of mid-tier studio thriller that benefits from this model. A college student andContinue reading “No Exit. Quick Review.”

The Book of Boba Fett is a Work of Corporate Calculated Cynically Evil Genius. That Doesn’t Make it Good. (FULL SPOILERS)

Since The Mandalorian remains the most coveted piece of media on this site I guess this writer is obliged to talk about Boba Fett given how things eventually panned out with the seven-episode season.This viewer went in with no anticipation whatsoever. Disney + are currently alternating Star Wars and Marvel series release schedules. A seasonContinue reading “The Book of Boba Fett is a Work of Corporate Calculated Cynically Evil Genius. That Doesn’t Make it Good. (FULL SPOILERS)”