When Hamilton bypassed theaters and launched on Disney+, there were questions about whether or not it would be eligible for an Oscar. It turned out, however, that Hamilton did not meet the qualifications even with a planned theatrical release. It’s a filmed Broadway musical so it’s not exactly a documentary either. When Disney submitted the film to the Critics Choice Awards, they did so as a TV movie. This answered the immediate question of how…"Hamilton Benefits From Category Fraud At Emmys"
In what may be one of the quickest theater-to-home releases for a studio tentpole, Black Widow is now available on home video to buy or rent. Before I dive into my thoughts on the film, we need to talk about the end credits. Because the film displays the credits during an opening montage, there is no mid-credit scene. Instead, the scene comes at the very end of the credits. If you’re watching at home, a…"Black Widow Arrives on Home Video"
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. is inspired by hit series Doogie Howser, M.D. but series creator Kourtney Kang puts her own spin on the dramedy. Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha is a teenage doctor living with her family in Hawai‘i. She’s 16-years-old and she’s regardless of her occupation and education, she’s still a teenager. Lahela might have a job but she still lives with her parents. And yes, she must stick to her curfew. Having her mother, Dr. Clara…"Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. Shows Some Promise"
Pixar’s Dug Days–launching Wednesday on Disney+–makes for sentimental viewing after the passing of Ed Asner over the weekend. All five shorts feature Dug (Bob Peterson) and his human, Carl Fredricksen (Ed Asner), with the lovable pooch taking in the backyard. The shorts focus on a wide variety of subjects be it puppies, flowers (okay, fireworks), a strange smell, etc. “Flowers” in particular is a short that is almost certainly going to resonate with every single…"Dug Days Is Sentimental After Ed Asner’s Death"
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes its long-delayed arrival as the second post-blip feature in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Before you read any further, the film features both a mid-credits scene and an end-credits scene. In theory, this is the second feature film of Phase 4. However, Black Widow was first but it takes place during the Phase 3 era. This film is noticeably post-blip with its references (signs or a line…"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"
Marvel Studios’ What If…? takes what we know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) but delivers the animated action with a twist. The series draws on the Marvel Comics anthology series of the same name. Like the comic series, this is also an anthology series. We revisit key moments of the MCU through the eyes of Marvel newcomer Jeffrey Wright, who voices The Watcher, and see what would happen had characters done A instead of…"What If…?: Animated Series Depicts A Different MCU"
Luca, the Italian-set film from Pixar, is now available for audiences to watch at home on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. PSA: Please stick around for the credits as there is a post-credits scene. One can’t help but feel bad for Pixar on some level. This is the second consecutive Pixar film to go straight to streaming because of the pandemic. I don’t doubt that the film would have done solid box office.…"Luca: Pixar Film Now On Blu-Ray, DVD"
The Princess Diaries, the Garry Marshall film that put Anne Hathaway on the map, marks the 20th anniversary since its 2001 release. The gist of the film sees the shy Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) learning that she’s actually the heir to the throne of Genovia. Imagine living your entire life not knowing that you’re royalty! How her mom, Helen Thermopolis (Caroline Goodall), managed to hide this is beyond me! Everything changes for Mia when her…"The Princess Diaries Marks 20th Anniversary"
Jungle Cruise takes audiences on a journey to the Backside of Water as the Disney ride comes to the big screen in this action-adventure. Fans of the attraction will certainly be pleased. Dwayne Johnson is no stranger to the wonderful world of Disney and his performance in the film does right by anyone who has ever skippered the Disney attraction. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the ride, let me suggest tuning to…"Jungle Cruise: A Journey to the Backside of Water"
If you’ve ever been to any of the Disney parks, the ten-part documentary series, Behind the Attraction, is going to be a must-watch series. The first five episodes of this awesome behind-the-scenes series are available today. That’s right, you can watch five episodes in a row instead of waiting a week for the next installment. Obviously, Disney is making us wait before we can watch the final five episodes. Of the first five episodes available,…"Behind the Attraction: Disney’s Must-Watch Series"