Secret Society of Second Born Royals (Disney +.) Review.

it is time to take out some more Disney straight to streaming trash. This time we have a Disney Channel production that was shifted onto +. This is not an outright mark against it. The Disney Channel has produced some pop culture phenomenon’s in its time even if most of them come with a layerContinue reading “Secret Society of Second Born Royals (Disney +.) Review.”

Live From The Space Stage: A HALYX Story. (Defunctland.) Review.

Of the thousands of YouTube channels in the video essay/documentary scene Defunctland  is one of the best around.  Created by Kevin Perjurer and focusing on defunct theme park attractions and pop culture as well as a side series focusing on the runs of culturally important children’s TV shows.  The creative team behind the channel takeContinue reading “Live From The Space Stage: A HALYX Story. (Defunctland.) Review.”

The One and Only Ivan (Disney +) Review.

Disney’s treatment and roll out of its with subscription exclusives (outside of Hamilton) has become a running theme of these reviews. Here comes another one. This time its arrival on streaming it’s directly as a result of the pandemic with it being pencilled in as a full theatrical release until relatively late in the day.Continue reading “The One and Only Ivan (Disney +) Review.”

Magic Camp. (Disney +) Review

Since it launched worldwide Disney + has developed a reputation as the media empires dumping ground. Outside of The Mandalorian, Hamilton and few other exceptions it’s where the product they Disney doesn’t want general audiences to see gets rebranded as streaming exclusive and sent out to die. Magic Camp to be a prime example ofContinue reading “Magic Camp. (Disney +) Review”

Howard (Disney +). Review

As a musical theatre fan, the name Howard Ashman is very familiar but it has to be said that outside of the Disney renaissance this viewer is not hugely familiar with his work (his song writing partner Alan Menken on the other hand has done a metric tonne of work since Ashman’s passing.) This documentaryContinue reading “Howard (Disney +). Review”

The Hamilton Review. Hamilton London Live Experience and Disney + Pro Shot Review

Every year (aside from 2020 for obvious reasons) I go into London’s West End as part of my yearly Wimbledon visit and try and see a few of the newly opened London shows. Heading into the Victoria Palace Theatre in 2018 beyond the fact I was seeing the hottest ticket in town within the openingContinue reading “The Hamilton Review. Hamilton London Live Experience and Disney + Pro Shot Review”

Lockdown Streaming Reviews #18. Artemis Fowl, (Disney +)

This adaptation of the much-loved book series was already looking shaky quality wise when it was announced as being booted from cinemas and going directly to Disney + as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Then the review embargo lifted and it became clear that high fantasy story of an antihero child genius was looking like anotherContinue reading “Lockdown Streaming Reviews #18. Artemis Fowl, (Disney +)”

Lockdown Streaming Reviews. #12 The Mandalorian. Full Season (Disney +) Spoilers

This article is a follow up. Make sure to read my previous review of the Cineworld Unlimited screening for Chapter 1 of The Mandalorian. https://atomic-temporary-166590075.wpcomstaging.com/2020/03/23/the-mandalorian-chapter-one-cineworld-unlimited-screening-review/?fbclid=IwAR1A8H4pz4RVBJvimzBqkqa4DbEN4LWiz4  Now that all eight chapters/ episodes are up on Disney + UK what did I make of the full season. What I was not expecting when looking at the seasonContinue reading “Lockdown Streaming Reviews. #12 The Mandalorian. Full Season (Disney +) Spoilers”

Lockdown Streaming Reviews #5. Lady and the Tramp 2019 Live Action. (Disney +.)

On one level the Disney live action remakes as they exist in 2020 are the perfect example of corporately calculated cinema that will rake in the dough regardless of how many people point out its creative bankruptcy. That said they are also far too easy targets for the kind of overwritten analytical thrashing popularized byContinue reading “Lockdown Streaming Reviews #5. Lady and the Tramp 2019 Live Action. (Disney +.)”

Lockdown Streaming Reviews #4. A Celebration of The Music of Coco. (Disney +.)

On paper it makes sense that a film celebrating Mexican music and culture would get a concert film/ special. Then you remember that part of what makes the examination of these themes in the film so effective is that despite the bright colours and visually stunning animation it’s a very down beat story about theContinue reading “Lockdown Streaming Reviews #4. A Celebration of The Music of Coco. (Disney +.)”