Tom and Jerry. (2021) Quick Review.

Tom and Jerry is one of those timeless properties where a creative team only need to get a few things right to be successful. The protagonists have to be silent. That needs to be some solid slapstick set pieces that homage the character’s roots. You’d think that in 2020 these would be easier to pullContinue reading “Tom and Jerry. (2021) Quick Review.”

Over The Moon . The Most Gorgeously Derivative Animated Film Ever Made.

A reoccurring theme in recent cinema is the emergence of Hollywood trying to pander to Chinese audiences but this can also go the other way. A good example of this is the case of Perl Studios. Initially envisioned as the Chinese arm of DreamWorks under the name Oriental DreamWorks They rebranded during the production ofContinue reading “Over The Moon . The Most Gorgeously Derivative Animated Film Ever Made.”

Scoob. Movie Review

The initial theatrical trailers for the latest attempt to bring Scooby-Doo back to the big screen looked rather promising. Then the pandemic hit, and the film was one of the first shuffled off the theatrical schedule and released as a premium VOD rental. This was irritating for viewers like this writer who was keen toContinue reading “Scoob. Movie Review”

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 +.)”

My Spy. Paragraph Review.

Do you want to see a family comedy that feels directly imported from 2005? Dave Batista and Chloe Coleman (one of the children from Big Little Lies) are here to provide exactly that in this very standard “buff action star has to look after children” comedy. That description may seem a little bit harsh, butContinue reading “My Spy. Paragraph Review.”