REVIEW: Zootopia is a Whole New World of Disney Animation

I will admit it, when I first heard about and saw snippets about Zootopia, I wasn’t super excited. “Another movie about animals that can talk,what will make this one any different,” I thought. I then saw the sloth DMV scene at the D23 Expo, laughed, and thought it had some …

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy’s Surprising Fit in the Marvel Universe

I had avoided most of the previews and trailers of Guardians of the Galaxy, other than a short trailer at last year’s D23 Expo out in Anaheim. Basically, what that trailer told me was that it was sci-fi, not your average superhero movie, and there was a raccoon and a …

Review: Frozen Took Me By Surprise and Melted My Heart

I will fully admit, as I saw the endless promotion for Disney’s 53rd Animated Feature, Frozen start to begin, I was less than interested. Olaf the Snowman, clearly designed to appeal to the youngest of Disney fans, didn’t excite me at all. I wanted to know more about the story …

Spoiler-Free Review: Iron Man 3 Changes the World

I’ve said before that it is very difficult to choose a favorite Avenger movie; I do love Captain America and his storyline (and am excited for part two to come out soon), but I do believe Iron Man holds the biggest place in my heart as far as the Marvel …

REVIEW: Les Misèrables – a Triumph from Stage to Screen

Les Misérables is one of the first stage productions I saw as a teenager in high school, after having grown up seeing musicals and other shows with my family. I’ve mentioned before how my mother was in the Corps de Ballet at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, and a …

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln: A Powerful Look At Our Nation’s History

In our present day of social media, apps and instant gratification, it can be hard to impart the lessons of our U.S. history and the people that made our land great, in a way that has a memorable effect. Because of this, the motion picture industry can be a powerful …

REVIEW: Wreck-It Ralph Is a Game-Changing Masterpiece From Disney Animation

I will admit, I fell in love with Wreck-It Ralph before I even saw one clip from the movie. We first heard about it at the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim in August of 2011. When I heard it was an 8-bit game bad guy that traveled to other video …

Guest MOVIE REVIEW: The Bourne Legacy

A few weeks back, my husband had the opportunity to attend a screening of Universal Pictures The Bourne Legacy – here’s his review of the film: The Bourne Legacy is a good movie, and good addition to the Bourne franchise.  It can best be reviewed by breaking the movie down …

REVIEW: The Odd Life of Timothy Green – A Heartwarming Instant Classic

I was almost reluctant to attend a media screening of Disney’s The Odd Life of Timothy Green, simply because I knew it would be a tear-jerker. Since I cry at the drop of a hat (just watching or listening to other people’s kids at Walt Disney World makes me tear …

John Carter – The Greatest Movie You Don’t Want to See

When buzz first surfaced about John Carter, I took little notice. I thought it was cool that Andrew Stanton was branching out from Pixar animated films, the fact that it was an Edgar Rice Burroughs story piqued my interest slightly, but seeing the first teaser trailer, it was lost again …