*Note: The above picture is from a Disney cartoon, and not actually a picture of Steve Kelley*
We talk about some of the classics from our childhoods like Aladdin and The Lion King, but we also go way back and talk about some of the older films that started it all, like Dumbo.
But wait, there’s more!
Steve brings out some of his useless trivia knowledge and talks about how some of our favorite classics were actually supposed to end. Cherished classics like Cinderella and The Little Mermaid were inspired by old allegories that had endings that were… well, let’s just say Disney cleaned them up a little bit. Even The Lion King had an ending that was different from what was originally envisioned.
So tune in and relive some of your favorite Disney moments. For every listener that downloads the podcasts and comments on the ReviewSTL Facebook page, Kevin will give you a shout out on the next podcast!
It’s been awhile since you were treated to the meanderings and rants of this comic fan, but fear not!! I have returned!
On this edition of “The Longbox”, I’m going to give you my thoughts and insights on the recent casting of Gal Gadot (Fast 6) as DC’s flagship female character, Wonder Woman. Was she the right choice? How will she fit into the future plans of the DC cinematic universe? Are the powers that be trying to throw too many characters in the Man of Steel sequel? All of those questions and more will be answered here (not very well, mind you).
When word began to spread on Saturday night that actor Paul Walker had passed away, one phrase I continued to hear throughout the bar I was sitting in was, “The guy from Fast and Furious.”
Yes, Walker was a mainstay in the popular film franchise, and was actually in the midst of filming the 7th installment of the Fast and Furious at the time of his death. However, the actor had appeared and starred in dozens of other films throughout his acting career. Here is a list of Walker’s top 5 movies outside the Fast and Furious franchise.
This Disney movie from 2006, tells the story of a man and his dogs. While in Antarctica, a scientist is separated from his 8 beloved sled dogs.
Yes, the film is more about the dogs than Walker, but it is a family-friendly, and a times tear jerking film.
Synopsis: An adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. The film tells the story of a scientific expedition who is forced to leave behind their beloved sled dogs due to an accident and perilous weather conditions. During the harsh winter the dogs must struggle for survival alone in the intense frozen wilderness for over 6 months.
Walker’s character of the star quarterback is rather forgettable when you throw in a whip cream bikini and a stripping teacher, but the movie was popular among teenagers in the early 2000s.
The film also features James Van Der Beek, Scott Caan, and Jon Voight. The soundtrack to the film was pretty damn good as well.
Synopsis: James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) leads the action in this exciting, funny coming-of-age story about a small-town high schooler confronting the pressures and temptations of gridiron glory. At first, backup quarterback Jonathan “Mox” Moxom (Van Der Beek) is nowhere close to being a football star. He’s perfectly content to stay on the bench and out of the win-at-all-cost strategies of coach Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight in a powerful performance). But when the starting quarterback is injured, Mox is in the game… and in direct conflict with his hotheaded coach and girlfriend. Soon everyone in Mox’s football-crazed community will realize there’s not just a new star quarterback in town, there’s a new kind of hero.
This week on Reel Spoilers we have shunned new releases. It was a light week as most studios feared Hunger Games: Catching Fire wasn’t done sucking up all the money in the marketplace. (And rightly so). Frozen came out but kids movies don’t really lend themselves to what we do (Spoiler Alert: It was cute and good triumphed over evil).
So instead we present to you our “Christmas Merry Movie Fun Time Explosion.” We’ve each come up with a film for our three categories (Weird, Funny & Forgotten). So sit by the fire and sip our eggnog of seasonal cinema.
It’s Reel Spoilers #24 – Christmas Merry Movie Fun Time Explosion.
You’ve been warned.
This week on Reel Spoilers it’s all about The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Bad news for fans of snark because, well…we all actually liked it. But you can’t talk about a movie based on a series of “Young Adult” novels without bringing up Twilight. So our snark streak continues abated. Whew!
Also, we give a textual analysis of the three biggest “Kid Lit” properties – Twilight, Hunger Games, and Harry Potter. Don’t worry. It’s not as boring as it sounds.
It’s Reel Spoilers #23 – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. May the podcasts be ever in your favor.