Tag: Disney

Movie Review: MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer

Posted: October 18, 2019 at 8:28 am   /   Movie Reviews

I think it’s safe to say that as soon as they saw how much money the original Maleficent raked in, Disney was ready to rubberstamp a sequel. Pulling in over $750 million in 2014, it was a smash hit and audiences seemed to enjoy the more sympathetic take on the typically-reviled antagonist of Sleeping Beauty.  […]

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Review: Disney-Pixar TOY STORY 4 Is Out Today on 4K/Blu-ray/Digital!

Posted: October 8, 2019 at 2:05 pm   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews

More toys. More adventure. More fun.  After Toy Story 3 perfectly wrapped up the trilogy in 2010, not many fans expected another sequel. Although the fourth entry in Disney-Pixar’s flagship series was met with some skepticism when it was announced, the collective guard was somewhat downed when the first trailer was released. And when audiences finally had […]

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Review: Disney ALADDIN Is Out Today on 4K/Blu-ray/Digital!

Posted: September 10, 2019 at 9:34 am   /   DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews

Bring home one of the biggest films of 2019 today! One of the most beloved Disney animated classics, Aladdin, received the live-action treatment earlier this year. The film grossed over $1 billion dollars worldwide, and became an instant favorite for fans young and old. Read our review here. You can now bring home the magic of […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Lion King’ Starring Donald Glover, Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Posted: July 19, 2019 at 9:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

1994’s The Lion King is one of, if not the most, beloved animated films released by Disney.  With a story inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, wonderful score by Hans Zimmer, catchy new songs by Elton John, and the beautiful hand-drawn animation of the Disney renaissance in the ’90s – the film was an instant classic. Today Simba and friends […]

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Movie Review: ‘Toy Story 4’ Starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts

Posted: June 21, 2019 at 8:56 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Toy Story franchise is truly something special. When Disney/Pixar released the original Toy Story in 1995, filmgoers were introduced to Woody and Buzz and stunned by the truly groundbreaking animation in which their stories were told. In a way, it marked the end of the 2D animation style we’d all grown accustomed to from […]

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Movie Review: Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott

Posted: May 24, 2019 at 8:16 am   /   Local

One jump ahead of disaster. It’s no secret: I’m a huge fan of Disney. I’m intrigued by their live-action remakes and have absolutely loved several of them: Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Junglebook. However, when I saw the marketing materials for Aladdin – the remake of one of my all-time favorite Disney animated features – […]

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Movie Review: Disneynature’s PENGUINS

Posted: April 17, 2019 at 9:25 am   /   Movie Reviews

Nearly every April since 2011, Disneynature has released a documentary in which we follow a certain species of animal in celebration of Earth Day. There’s been African Cats, Chimpanzee, Bears, and pandas in Born in China, but this year we’re following Steve, an adorable Adélie Penguin in Disneynature’s Penguins. Penguins is directed by Alastair Fothergill […]

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Movie Review: Tim Burton’s DUMBO Never Truly Takes Flight

Posted: March 29, 2019 at 7:01 am   /   Movie Reviews

The Disney live-action remake initiative has been an interesting project that’s sparked many debates amongst me and my peers.  While many have made somewhat fair arguments that these remakes are nothing more than cash grabs and nothing else, I’ve argued that advancements in technology over the years at least allows for more creative direction with […]

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Interview: Jonathan Weir Talks Playing Jafar in Disney’s ALADDIN National Tour, Nov. 7-25 at the Fabulous Fox

Posted: November 6, 2018 at 12:55 pm   /   Local

See Aladdin at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis November 7 – 25, 2018! The show is directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!), with new music by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (Newsies). Jonathan Weir plays the evil villain, Jafar, in the show. He and the cast of […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ Starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman

Posted: November 2, 2018 at 8:55 am   /   Movie Reviews

Disney’s latest film, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, is a gorgeous adaptation of the Tchaikovsky ballet (itself adapted from the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E. T. A. Hoffmann). Unfortunately, it never manages to craft a compelling story or characters to match the breathtaking visuals. Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young girl who, along with […]

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