Two twin boys named Zack and Cody live in a hotel with their single (or widowed or divorced) mom. They do fun things together, along with two older girls named London, who is wealthy, and Maddie, who is smart. They make viewers laugh (and maybe cry) throughout their humor, actions, and more.
Warning: Contains Spoilers*** I saw a couple clips of this movie in junior high at school. But then I watched the full film at a friend’s house in 2018 and again recently. Note that this was originally published on Thanksgiving, 2018. While it’s off-season now, remember that the holiday season comes every year. Disney charactersContinue reading “Evaluation of “Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse” (2001)”
There are so many aspects of this film that stand out to me. It begins where a boy named Thackary is looking for his younger sister, Emily. He finds her being cursed by three witches, Winifred, Mary, and Sarah. They turn Thackary into an immortal black cat, but are then executed by the community shortly after. Three hundred years have passed (which surprised me) and the focus is now on a teenage boy, named Max, in his history class at school. The Halloween adventure begins.
Warning: Contains spoilers*** “The Jungle Book” was the first animated Disney feature since Walt Disney had died a year before in 1966. I did not watch the recent live-action remake, so it will not be part of this comparison. I actually saw the sequel from 2003 first. I didn’t see it in the movie theater,Continue reading “Feel “The Jungle Book” Rhythm: The 1967 and 2003 Cartoon Comparisons”
Warning: contains spoilers*** Many years have passed since Mary Poppins has left the Banks family. Michael and Jane are now adults. Michael is widowed and has three children: John, Annabel, and Georgie. Jane hangs out in the house too. Michael is at risk of losing his house. While his kids are in the park, MaryContinue reading “Imagine the Impossible… Review of “Mary Poppins Returns” (2018)”
Warning: contains spoilers*** After fourteen years of little to no hints to a sequel, we finally got it. The same family of superheroes returned to the silver screen. And the beginning picks up from where the first movie ended. Well, sort of. It starts of with Violet’s crush, Tony. He is being questioned for noticingContinue reading “It’s a Whole Review of Superheroes-for “The Incredibles 2” (2018)”
Warning: contains spoilers*** Many of us remember or grew up on the 1991 cartoon of “Beauty and the Beast”. I used to watch it as a small child. I have watched it in recent years, as well. Of course, I understood the story better more recently than as a little kid. A selfish prince isContinue reading “Be Our (or My) Guest… for this “Beauty & the Beast” Comparison: 1991 vs. 2017 Adaptations”
Warning: Contains spoilers*** I saw the first “Monster’s Inc.” film in the movie theatre when it first came out in 2001. I was 20 days away from turning 8. I liked it then. And then came the prequel, “Monster’s University” in 2013. With a better understanding of films and storytelling, I comprehended the story andContinue reading “Oh, “Monster’s University,” My Critique Sings for Thee (2013)”
I enjoyed this film as a child and re-watched it after many years. The story is about a young emperor, named Kuzco, who wants to build a summer resort for his 18th birthday. But he gets turned into a llama and ends up away from his palace. Meanwhile, his advisor, Yzma, wants to become the next ruler. There is even a funeral scene, similar to that part in “The Lion King” after Mufasa dies.
Warning: contains spoilers*** I haven’t watched the whole version of this Disney classic in years. I’ve watched it regularly as a small child. But now that I’m an adult, I can understand and pick up on stories and their elements more easily. We all know the story. A young maiden is a servant to herContinue reading “A “Cinderella” Critique is a List Your Brain Makes…When You’re Evaluating the 1950 Film”