IS DISNEY PAYING CRITICS? | Citation Needed

(This post is a work of satire.) All right everyone, check this!!!! Disney is paying critics, but everyone already knows that. What they might not know is how their new movie A Wrinkle In Time fits into all this. Well, let me tell you. What are the critics saying about Wrinkle in Time? 42% of Critics liked Wrinkle in Time, with… Continue reading IS DISNEY PAYING CRITICS? | Citation Needed

Intertextuality: Typecasting, Toy Story 3, and Rango

*This post has spoilers for Rango and Toy Story 3* The 2010’s decade has granted us with some wonderful animated classics, but few as beloved as 2010’s Toy Story 3 and few as wrongfully overlooked as 2011’s Rango. These films came from studios – Disney-Pixar and Paramount’s Nickelodeon Movies respectively –  with vastly different reputations. There’s differing characters – anthropomorphic toys… Continue reading Intertextuality: Typecasting, Toy Story 3, and Rango

Heroes Growing Old: Logan and Dead Men Tell No Tales

When I wrote my Person of the Year post about two weeks ago, I had somehow been under the impression that Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales was going to be the final installment of the Pirates franchise. Something in the marketing or the discussion around the movie made me think it was the final… Continue reading Heroes Growing Old: Logan and Dead Men Tell No Tales

The Marvel/Disney Partnership | The Science of Adaptation

In 2009, media empire Disney added another number to its repertoire – Marvel Comics and everything that came with them. This was a logical purchase – Marvel, coming off of the success of Iron Man and already laying the seeds for 2012’s massively successful The Avengers, it only made sense that one of the biggest names in Hollywood wanted… Continue reading The Marvel/Disney Partnership | The Science of Adaptation