Taking place five years before Rogue One and the Battle of Yavin, the first season of Andor changes Star Wars as we know it. Through the years, the Star Wars canon has opened up in ways that audiences could not have imagined. George Lucas certainly could not have dreamed it up even if he tried. We know that Lucas is a great world builder but it’s taken many people to expand on what Star Wars…"Andor Changes Star Wars As We Know It"
The updates are in for the Thanksgiving weekend box office and it’s not good news for either Strange World or Devotion. One takeaway from this weekend is that we’re still not back to the pre-pandemic numbers. This weekend’s box office is down 12% compared to last year. It’s not even close to what the numbers were in 2018. Will numbers return to normal next year or is this going to be the new normal? When…"Thanksgiving Box Office Update: Not Good for Strange World, Devotion"
Don Hall is back with the newest Disney adventure taking us into strange new worlds–sorry, no Star Trek here–in Strange World. I’m sorry but I couldn’t resist a Strange New Worlds comment. After all, this is the year of the strange on both the big screen and small. To anybody expecting to see Pike’s Peak aka Anson Mount, I’m sorry to disappoint you but this has nothing to do with that franchise. It’s nice to…"Strange World: A New Disney Adventure"
In a shocking development, Bob Iger has agreed to return as Disney CEO for two years while Bob Chapek exits the company. The news comes nearly a year after Iger’s exit as Executive Chairman. If you recall, he stepped down as CEO in February 2020, which paved the way for Bob Chapek to step into the role. SXSW 2020 would have been one of Chapek’s first public appearances but then the Covid-19 pandemic forced the…"Bob Iger Returns As Disney CEO, Bob Chapek Is Out"
Disenchanted, the long-overdue sequel to Disney’s 2007 hit film Enchanted, is finally making its arrival for audiences to watch on Disney+. I love Enchanted but I’m not quite sure that I’m at the same level for Disenchanted. Where the first film sees Disney go meta by doing a hybrid animated/live-action Disney Princess movie, the sequel does the same for villains. The fact that this film sees Amy Adams’ Giselle becoming the wicked stepmother is something…"Disenchanted: Enchanted Sequel Falls Short"
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi follows Ahsoka Tano and Dooku as the anthology series fills in some of the gaps in Star Wars history. There are a few phrases that I throw around every now and then: either in Dave Filoni I trust or in Kevin Feige I trust. When it comes to Filoni, he’s basically George Lucas’s hand-picked successor when it comes to Star Wars storytelling. What I love about these six episodes…"Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi Fills In Missing History"
After leaving audiences with somewhat of a cliffhanger, Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law nailed the ending in its season finale. Marvel didn’t make any season finale images available yet so I’ll replace the above image when they do. I shouldn’t have to tell you to make sure to watch through the mid-credits but I’ll remind you anyway. I’m going to get into episode spoilers below the logo image below so please do not read until…"She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Nails The Ending"
Disney has given Pinocchio the live-action treatment so please prepare yourself to be horrified again by children turning into donkeys. The fact that Disney isn’t lifting the review embargo until the film’s Disney+ launch means they don’t have much faith in it. In all fairness, it would have gotten a theatrical release but then Covid meant releasing the film on Disney+. While Robert Zemeckis directs the film, it’s hard to believe that Sam Mendes and…"Pinocchio: Disney Gives It Live-Action Treatment"
Mary McCartney takes us inside the walls of Abbey Road Studios for her feature directorial debut, If These Walls Could Sing. The film premiered during Labor Day weekend at the Telluride Film Festival. Over the years, the fest has become a mecca for studios to launch their Oscar contenders. In any event, Disney is using the opportunity to launch the Abbey Road documentary. If you’re not launching a musical doc at SXSW, Telluride is the…"If These Walls Could Sing: A History of Abbey Road Studios"
As Marvel’s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law makes its arrival on Disney+, it fills the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow size in hole in our hearts. “I’m not a superhero. That is for billionaires, narcissists, and adult orphans for some reason.” – Jen Walters/She-Hulk Press were only sent the first four episodes for review. Every episode includes a tag scene that follow the initial credits. The run-times for Episodes 1-4 are 35, 28, 32, and 34 minutes,…"She-Hulk: Attorney at Law Embraces Comedy"