Luck. (Apple TV +) Quick Review.

Of all the careers and legacies tarnished by the dawn of #metoo the allegations and ousting of John Lassiter were the most difficult to process from a personal perspective. As a viewer who grew up with a lot of classic era Pixar and watched him guide Disney feature animation into the CG era in real-time.Continue reading “Luck. (Apple TV +) Quick Review.”

DC League of Super Pets. Why?

The thought Of initially covering this very kid-centric animated feature didn’t seem too appetizing. Just look at any of the trailers or general marketing campaign. It’s exactly what viewers think it is. The sort of targeted at the very young animation with enough mildly amusing moments and DC references in hope that adults don’t seeContinue reading “DC League of Super Pets. Why?”

The Railway Children Return. Review.

In the era of legacy sequels, some can bring a certain energy best summarized by the following question. How and why do they even exist? Who asked for a sequel to the 1970 version of The Railway Children? Full disclosure. This reviewer has never seen the specific version this is a sequel to. The RailwayContinue reading “The Railway Children Return. Review.”

Man VS Bee. Netflix. Review.

Projects like this seem like the kind of thing that it would be easy to take Netflix to task for. The product that causes an avalanche of snarky quote tweets that say certain things with the hope of going viral. Then you have the critics who might have watched the series but we’ll give itContinue reading “Man VS Bee. Netflix. Review.”

Lightyear. More Interesting For What It Isn’t.  

As a confessed die-hard Pixar fan on paper, it was great to finally see them back in cinemas. The joy of seeing that little bouncing lamp on the screen was designed to bring this viewer a pang of joy like few other media-related events in 2022. One just wishes it had been with a distinctlyContinue reading “Lightyear. More Interesting For What It Isn’t.  “

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.”

Toy Story In Concert. Edinburgh (Usher Hall.) Review.

In the age of Disney +, the entire Pixar canon is available at the push of a button for nothing more than the cost of a subscription. This doesn’t account for the viewers that still have physical media collections. Some (including this writer) still treasure them in the age of continued streaming dominance. What willContinue reading “Toy Story In Concert. Edinburgh (Usher Hall.) 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.”

Clifford The Big Red Dog (2021.) Quick Review.

When the trailer for this new live-action incarnation of the popular children’s property came out the internet seemed desperate to turn it into an ironic meme. This request typically came from the type of audience still be yearning for midnight screenings of Cats (2019.) Their knowledge of so bad it’s good entertainment typically only extendsContinue reading “Clifford The Big Red Dog (2021.) Quick Review.”

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. What?

What if this writer told you that as part of the 20th-anniversary celebrations for the Philosopher’s Stone film that was a bizarro world Harry Potter quiz show. Hosted by Helen Mirren of all people. Seeming the only British actress of the time who was not in the films. Proceedings have a decidedly American focus withContinue reading “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. What?”