Top 5 Disney Animated Films

Robin Hood (1973) I have very fond memories of watching this film at a friend’s house as a child. Whenever I visited, we watched this movie. I am fairly confident that I watched Robin Hood about 900 times before my fourteenth birthday. What I enjoy about this adaptation is the excellent dialogue and the dream-like [...]

Top 5 Under Appreciated Disney Movies

1.Iron Will Release Date: 14 January 1994 Synopsis: When Will Stoneman's father dies, he is left alone to take care of his mother and their land. Needing money to maintain it, he decides to join a cross country dogsled race. This race will require days of racing for long hours, through harsh weather and terrain. [...]

Movie Review-Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Director: JJ Abrams Rating: PG-13 Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher Screenplay: Lawrence Kasdan, JJ Abrams, & Michael Arndt Based on Characters By: George Lucas Music By: John Williams Cinematography: Daniel Mindel Running Time: 135 Minutes Premiered: December 18, 2015 (US Release) Synopsis: Three decades after the defeat of the [...]

Movie Review: The Sword in the Stone (1963)

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman Rating: G Starring: Rickie Sorensen, Sebastian Cabot, Karl Swenson Screenplay: Bill Peet Based on The Once & Future King by: T.H. White Music By: George Bruns Cinematography/Art Direction: Ken Anderson Running Time: 79 Minutes Premiered: December 25, 1963 (US Release) DVD Release Date: March 20, 2001 Synopsis: The wizard Merlin teaches a [...]

Top 5 Fairy Tale Origins

Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood, also known as Little Red Cap, is a European fairy tale that is over 2000 years old. The story has gone through numerous adaptations and readings throughout history. The African version most likely evolved from the Middle Eastern iteration, The Wolf and the Kids. That version appears [...]

Movie Review: Cinderella

Director: Kenneth Branagh Rating: PG Starring: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett Screenplay: Chris Weitz Music By: Patrick Doyle Cinematography: Haris Zambarloukos Running Time: 105 Minutes Premiered: March 13, 2015 Synopsis: When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give [...]

Movie Review: Into the Woods

Review contains mild spoilers. Director: Rob Marshall Rating: PG Starring: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine Screenplay: James Lapine Based on the Play by: Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine Music By: Stephen Sondheim Cinematography: Dion Beebe Running Time: 125 Minutes Premiered: December 25, 2014 (US Release) Synopsis: A witch tasks a [...]

Movie Review: Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6, otherwise known as: science is fun. I love science and think it is great that Disney released a movie showing how scientific application can lead to amazing inventions. Though, I have yet to meet a scientist who secretly moonlights as a superhero. Unless that is the real reason some of my science [...]

Movie Review: Maleficent

I know Maleficent premiered several months ago. However, my best friend and I saw it again a couple of days ago at the local discount cinema. Plus, Once Upon a Time returns this week and I feel the need to reconnect with fairy tales after a summer of absence. Director: Robert Stromberg Rating: PG Starring: Angelina [...]