Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio takes the classic story everyone knows and moves it up a few decades by dropping it into Fascist Italy. Before I dive into plot and such, let’s talk about the animation. Despite what some people might tell you otherwise, animation is film. It always has been and always will be. I delayed writing my review until after my second viewing of the new film. The film is even more impressive one…"Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio Pushes Animation Into A New Direction"
The casting of Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke in Raymond & Ray is enough to pique one’s interest but neither can save the film. On paper, this is a film that should work. In terms of execution, it fails on almost every level. I like both of the starring actors but in watching at home, the film had to fight for my attention. It’s never a good sign when a streaming film has to fight…"Raymond & Ray: A Yawnfest Of A Film"
After watching The Clone Wars and Obi-Wan Kenobi, I’m reevaluating Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones with a new review. My initial review ran during the Road to IX but since that time, I feel that the prequels were really enhanced by The Clone Wars. When one watches The Clone Wars, they get more out of the prequels. Adding onto that, Part V of Obi-Wan Kenobi puts the movie into a completely…"Attack of the Clones: Reevaluating The Star Wars Prequel"
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part VI is an epic finale that delivers all the goods that any Star Wars fan could have wanted this season. To say that the finale was anything but epic would certainly be an understatement. This episode had everything that I was wanting. Well, it took almost all of the runtime but I am not complaining over here. I heard complaints about the third episode as if nobody thought they were waiting for…"Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part VI Delivers All The Goods"
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part V delivers its best episode to date in the penultimate episode and sets up what will likely be an explosive finale. Disney learned from its mistake upon launching the series on May 27. This time around, there is a warning to alert viewers about unsuitable images. I’ll get to it soon but given Star Wars history, I’m sure that you can figure it out. I’ve been staying up for launch of every…"Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part V – The Best Episode Yet"
As Obi-Wan Kenobi starts the back half of the series with Part IV, the Star Wars series delivers its shortest episode yet at 38 minutes. The following contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part IV. Please read at your own risk if you didn’t watch the episode yet. The episode continues immediately where we left off following the end of Part III. Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) is now in Reva/Third Sister’s (Moses Ingram) custody on Nur.…"Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part IV – The Shortest One Yet"
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part III marks the the halfway point of the 6-part limited series in the long-awaited Star Wars prequel series. Please be warned ahead of reading that the following contains light spoilers for the newest episode streaming on Disney+. One quick note before I dive into my review: the racist attacks on Moses Ingram have no place in the Star Wars fandom. For far too many years, people are using “bad writing” to make…"Obi-Wan Kenobi: Part III – The Halfway Point"
Ewan McGregor steps back into the saddle–er, into the robe–for the new Lucasfilm limited series, Obi-Wan Kenobi, on Disney+. The following is light on spoilers but as is my custom for a show or movie of this nature, I’m using the artwork to separate the rest of my review. While it’s been 17 years in real life, it’s only been ten years since Revenge of the Sith. There was a time when I didn’t think…"Obi-Wan Kenobi: Hello There, Old Friend"
Danny Boyle’s Oscar-nominated Trainspotting marks its 25th anniversary since opening in theaters in North America in 1996. I watched the film for the first time a few days before the film’s anniversary. This is honestly one of those films that people will either like or don’t like. The film may have become a cult classic but it focuses on heroin culture. Additionally, there’s a focus on the poverty in the Edinburgh area. Maybe Trainspotting has…"Trainspotting Marks North American 25th Anniversary"
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is now available for fans to buy or rent on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital. Given that Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn was the best thing in DC’s Suicide Squad, it was only natural that the character would be given a spin-off. Jared Leto doesn’t come back to reprise his role from the film’s predecessor. In fact, there character is only alluded to…"Birds of Prey now on Blu-ray, DVD"