Beach Boys ’68: A Review of Two New Sets

I thought it was going to happen. I thought it was actually bound to happen... A Beach Boys archival set spanning the entirety of 1968. Why wouldn't there be? The Beach Boys enterprise has been releasing comprehensive, almost exhaustive sets detailing the makings of some of their classic albums in the recent years. About two … Continue reading Beach Boys ’68: A Review of Two New Sets

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Ralph Mirrors My Past

You know, I'll be brutally honest here... There are days where I question my love for Disney. Now don't be alarmed, I'll always love Walt Disney's work - from the majority of his animated features to his television show to his best live-action movies to Disneyland itself - and it'll always be a pivotal part … Continue reading Ralph Mirrors My Past

Follow-Up: ‘The Lion King’ and The Future of Animation

Back in September 2016, I wrote about how Walt Disney Pictures' redo of The Jungle Book raised a lot of questions for animation's future. Then I updated said article after Disney officially announced that they were going to remake The Lion King, but now that its teaser is here and there's a plethora of other information out there... … Continue reading Follow-Up: ‘The Lion King’ and The Future of Animation

Modern Mouse: Contemporary Ideas and Disney Animation…

It appears that the latest Walt Disney Animation Studios film is starting a lot of conversations... Opening next week, Ralph Breaks The Internet, the sequel to the studio's video game-centric hit, happens to be a somewhat rare contemporary Disney animated feature. Since the trailers and marketing materials have highlighted lots of pop cultural references, memes, and … Continue reading Modern Mouse: Contemporary Ideas and Disney Animation…

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – An Animation Thesis

Quite timely... My fifth pick for my "Animation Thesis" review series is a film that's unique in that it can be both a Halloween movie and a Christmas movie... The motion picture is none other than The Nightmare Before Christmas. Released in the autumn of 1993 from Walt Disney Pictures through their "adult" Touchstone Pictures label, The … Continue reading ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – An Animation Thesis

SOLO, Some 4 Months Later, and Other Things…

Yesterday, it was announced that current Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is piloting the starship for another three years. All in the same week that Solo came to physical media. A controversial decision, but one that makes me happy... It's obvious. Kennedy's staying because numbers don't lie. Combined, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Rogue One, and Star Wars: The Last … Continue reading SOLO, Some 4 Months Later, and Other Things…

I Can’t Get Angry About Live-Action Remakes Anymore…

Recently, a particular quote from an incredibly divisive entry in a massive franchise has been on my mind... "Not fighting what we hate, saving what we love..." A film released by Walt Disney Pictures no less, the same studio specializing in live-action/CG remakes of their animated features. Those who know me well will know that … Continue reading I Can’t Get Angry About Live-Action Remakes Anymore…

‘Infinity War’ Appreciation

I love Avengers: Infinity War... Even though I consider Black Panther to be the best of this year's Marvel Cinematic Universe crop, I've really taken a liking to Avengers: Infinity War. It's just such a big, jam-packed, layered entry in the MCU that effortlessly manages to explore over twenty characters, many of which previously established through other films, … Continue reading ‘Infinity War’ Appreciation