fbpx

Tag: Disney

Disney+ streaming service flashes its content-ankles (news).

October 15, 2019 | By | Reply More
Disney+ streaming service flashes its content-ankles (news).

Disney+ is dropping a load of content on its new streaming service amalgamated from the likes of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic in a brazen attempt to woo the customers away from that mean old Netflix (and Amazon Prime to a much lesser extent). Said air drop is going down on November […]

Read More

Disney is worried the kids have abandoned Star Wars (news).

August 9, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Disney is worried the kids have abandoned Star Wars (news).

Are the kids now abandoning Star Wars? Disney’s financial results and their Star Wars franchise specifically is increasingly looking like a bad bet for the Mouse. Especially in the face of a run of very successful Marvel movies. Star Wars, only for your dad? I hope not. Otherwise it’ll end up like Star Trek as […]

Read More

X-Men coming to the MCU! Disney buys 21st Century Fox.

March 20, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
X-Men coming to the MCU! Disney buys 21st Century Fox.

At 12 a.m. today The Walt Disney Company finally finished its official purchase of 21st Century Fox – the first part of the Mouse’s cunning master plan to crush Netflix and slay Amazon Prime before Jeff Bezos can build his first L5 Orbital Station. As well as the movie business merger, opening up the possibility […]

Read More

Mary Poppins Returns [2018] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

February 5, 2019 | By | 1 Reply More
Mary Poppins Returns [2018] (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

One is not sure whether it is foolish or challenging to revisit the vintage magic, festivity and wonderment of the 60s classic musical ‘Mary Poppins’ to serve up for the millennium-age masses. It is only human nature for Poppins purists to compare and contrast the beloved Julie Andrews-starring vehicle with whatever modern-day remake that dares to invoke the bouncy […]

Read More

Aladdin (Disney’s live-action movie reboot: first trailer).

October 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
Aladdin (Disney’s live-action movie reboot: first trailer).

Are you ready for Aladdin, Disney’s live-action remake of the previously animated street rat Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and a certain Genie who’s the key to their future? Directed by Guy Ritchie – yeah, we know, we know – who brings, err, visceral action to the port city of Agrabah, the film stars Will Smith as […]

Read More

Frozen (a film review by Mark R. Leeper) (2013).

December 9, 2013 | By | 5 Replies More
Frozen (a film review by Mark R. Leeper) (2013).

You might not notice it, but ‘Frozen’ has a more complex and interesting plot than most Disney animation films do. The chief conflict is between two sister princesses who love each other even as they do conflict. The real villains in this tale are not people but Elsa’s (super-)power to freeze with a touch and […]

Read More

Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion by Pablo Hidalgo (book review).

February 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion by Pablo Hidalgo (book review).

Star Wars: The Essential Reader’s Companion by Pablo Hidalgo Thought the Star Wars universe was just six films and some Vodafone ads? Shame on you. With over 200 books, young adult novels, short stories and novellas, there’s a whole lot more out there. The thing is, if you have never picked up a book with […]

Read More

George Lucas’s retirement plan… Disney!

October 31, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
George Lucas’s retirement plan… Disney!

Star Wars, now (TM) the House of Mouse. Yes, George Lucas has been making noises for a while now about how he won’t be producing films forever and how he wanted to secure his legacy for Star Wars. And the way he’s doing it? By selling Lucasfilm to Disney for £2.5 billion (that’s $4.05 billion […]

Read More

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

August 30, 2012 | By | Reply More
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Frank’s Take).

The whimsical wonderment behind The Odd Life of Timothy Green is undeniably sweet and sentimental. This is the kind of nostalgic Disney-esque style filmmaking that satisfies the uplifting verve of movie audiences looking to escape into a magical malaise of the cutesy curiosities. Armed with a thought-provoking message about a pocketful of miracles resting on […]

Read More

error

Enjoy scifi? Please spread the word :)

SFcrowsnest