Raya and the Last Dragon is Heartwarming

Disney has done it again as the cast and crew of Raya and the Last Dragon take viewers on another heartwarming adventure. One thing I love about this film is that it is authentic in every sense of the word.  While the film itself takes place in the fantasy world of Kumandra, it is inspired by the Southeast Asian culture.  This also includes the fighting styles that we see on screen.  We can see this…

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Elizabeth Olsen: WandaVision Work Deserves Emmy

The performance by Elizabeth Olsen in the eighth episode of WandaVision is the type of acting work that should be honored with an Emmy. This article contains spoilers for “Previously On,” the eighth episode of WandaVision. Elizabeth Olsen broke through the scene with her performance in Martha Marcy May Marlene.  The film was the 2011 version of Winter’s Bone in that the Sundance-premiering indie had the same chance of repeating with Oscar nominations. It didn’t…

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WandaVision, Disney+, and the Binge-Watch Culture

By launching a weekly series like WandaVision rather than all episodes at the same time, Disney+ is making sure viewers keep coming back. WandaVision and The Mandalorian both have viewers coming back each week.  One is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe while the other is a Star Wars series.  At the end of the day, however, the episodes have viewers talking.  Unfortunately, they are also the type of series where you have to watch…

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Flora and Ulysses: A Unique Comic Book Film

Flora and Ulysses isn’t your run of the mill superhero story but with many Marvel and DC films over the years, it offers a change of pace. The opening of Flora and Ulysses name drops the likes of Silver Surfer and Wolverine before going into Incandesto (Darien Martin), a character created by Flora’s (Matilda Lawler) father.  They are superheroes in the comic book world but we never see them “show up in the real world”…

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Disney+: What’s New in February

Last week, Disney has announced the films, television series, and specials that are coming to Disney+ in the month of February. In addition to the Disney+ exclusives, the streamer is the home for movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic.  What follows below are original films, new episodes, and new library titles heading to Disney+ in January.  It goes without saying that library title availability varies by region and subject to…

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Movie Theaters: I Will Return When The Time Comes

While most people are staying away during the pandemic, movie theaters are still important and people will return once vaccinated. One of the things I keep going back this early in the year is The Big Picture by Ben Fritz.  It’s been a few years since the book was published but what Fritz has to say is still relevant.  Do not be surprised if you see me come back to this book throughout the year…

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WandaVision: A Marvel Love Letter To Sitcom History

WandaVision is the Marvel Cinematic Universe sitcom we need right now but the series is a true love letter to television history in general. It’s been a while since Marvel released anything new for audiences to consume.  Because of the pandemic, Black Widow is delayed until May at the earliest.  My money is on another delay with how slow the vaccines are in getting rolled out.  But hey, I’ll take any new product from Marvel…

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Gina Carano Must Be Fired From The Mandalorian

The Walt Disney Company has an obligation to fire actress Gina Carano from The Mandalorian following her Twitter activity. I don’t take this lightly.  This is not only something I say as a Star Wars fan but I also feel an obligation to speak out as a Disney shareholder.  If Cara Dune is part of The Mandalorian‘s third season, it will make for some rather uncomfortable viewing.  Should Dune be brought back for season 3,…

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Soul: One of The Best Pixar Films Ever Made

Soul is perhaps the best film to come from the world of Pixar as director/co-writer Pete Docter manages to best his earlier film, Inside Out. Before you read any further, you should know that there is a post-credits tag scene. It’s no surprise that Soul is one of the best films to come from 2020.  After all, Pete Docter is the same filmmaker behind Oscar winner Inside Out.  Going into this year, Inside Out was…

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Disney+: What’s New In January

A few days ago, Disney announced the films, television series, and specials that are coming to Disney+ in the month of January. In addition to the Disney+ exclusives, the streamer is the home for movies and series from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic.  What follows below are original films, new episodes, and new library titles heading to Disney+ in January.  It goes without saying that library title availability varies by region and subject…

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