The new Mulan will be different, and that’s fine

I had planned on writing this post in February, and then got distracted. I assumed that I’d never be able to finish it before the movie came out… Boy howdy, did life have other plans! When talking about the 2019 Lion King movie, my friends and I were discussing the casting (recasting?) of James Earl Jones as… Continue reading The new Mulan will be different, and that’s fine

More Greatest Hits: Blogging Search Terms Part 2!

This is a follow-up to my post Blogging Search Terms; or, My Greatest Hits where I used WordPress Search Terms to create a kind of a Q&A. How this basically works is that in some cases, WordPress analytics allows me to see what people searched on google to find this blog. So, below, I’ve compiled a… Continue reading More Greatest Hits: Blogging Search Terms Part 2!

A Visit to Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

This past weekend I went to Walt Disney World and got my first look at the new sections of Hollywood Studios. It was a lot of fun! I just wanted to highlight everything that’s new in the park. On the way in There’s a new gondola system called the Skyliner which brings guest from certain… Continue reading A Visit to Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Is Star Wars Cinema? (Hollywood Curmudgeons, Pt 2)

(Previously on “Hollywood Curmudgeons”: Martin Scorsese remarked that Marvel Cinematic Universe films were not true “Cinema,” because they didn’t tell “human” stories, and instead focus on spectacle, but then again, people said the same thing about The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and now that’s regarded as one of the best movies ever.) So there’s this ongoing… Continue reading Is Star Wars Cinema? (Hollywood Curmudgeons, Pt 2)

Pros and Cons of Disney’s upcoming Jungle Cruise Movie

When Disneyland first opened in 1955, the Adventureland section of the park boasted few rides. Among them was the soon-to-be Disney-Park staple, The Jungle Cruise – a slow-moving dark ride through the jungles of the word. The Jungle Cruise has since become a part of every Disney Park in the world. And it’s funny –… Continue reading Pros and Cons of Disney’s upcoming Jungle Cruise Movie

How to Fix the Pirates of the Caribbean

Disney has been cranking out movies in its theme-park-ride-inspired film franchise Pirates of the Caribbean every few years, with five since 2003. These movies have been of… how shall we say… diminishing quality. The first, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl from 2003 is a delightful and hilarious pirate-fantasy-adventure that remains one of Disney’s best movies from… Continue reading How to Fix the Pirates of the Caribbean

IS DISNEY PAYING CRITICS? | Citation Needed

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 the Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus reading “A… 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