One of my biggest regrets is I did not read more “classic novels” when I was growing up. I was well into my adulthood before I read such books as Of Mice and Men and Watership Down. My first reading of A Wrinkle in Time was in 2009 when I was spearheading Hollywood Jesus’ LOST… [Read More]
Ava DuVernay has taken Madeleine L’Engle’s vision and created a dazzling tale of hope and love fit for today’s younger generation. We adults might find something to take from it as well—if we view the story from the eyes of a child.
Directed by Sean Baker, The Florida Project tells the story of 6-year-old Moonie (Brooklynn Prince) and her relationship with her young and impoverished mother Halley (Bria Vinaite). However, pulling back the camera, the film also shines a light on the lives of the ‘hidden homeless’ outside Orlando, Florida. Having no permanent address and residing in… [Read More]
This week, Steve welcomes back ScreenFish’rs Shelley McVea and Darrel Manson to talk about THE FLORIDA PROJECT. Directed by Sean Baker, THE FLORIDA PROJECT follows the stories of the hidden homeless in Kissimmee, FL and focuses on the relationship between Halley (Bria Viniate) and her young daughter, Moonie (Brooklynn Prince). Struggling to live week to… [Read More]
This week, Steve welcomes Alan Sharrer to talk about CARS 3, Pixar’s return to the world of… well… cars! Lightning McQueen is slowing down and feeling the pressure to retire but does he have one last race in him? The guys talk about the power of mentoring, legacy and personal value. PLUS, their kids weigh… [Read More]
The film Cars 3 opens with a blank screen as Lightning McQueen pumps himself up for the upcoming race: “Speed. I am speed.” Sound familiar?
Over the years, the Cars franchise has been widely viewed as the flat tire of the Pixar world. Despite decent reviews, the first entry remains one of the lowest financial successes in their canon (not counting merchandise, of course). When the utterly unforgivable second film was released, the franchise found itself left in a twisted… [Read More]
Usually, when it comes to a film’s protagonist, we consider the person who exhibits the most growth, or at least demonstrates the most action on behalf of the individual or others. Since 2003, Finding Nemo has been lauded for its artful tale of the titular little fish, netting box office splash, critical accolades, and the top spot… [Read More]
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We see what we are looking for; our view of a person – or a movie – depends, to a great extent, on who we are. Beauty and the Beast is about seeing beauty despite outward appearances. Ironically, the villagers can see only Belle’s outward beauty –… [Read More]
It’s been six years since the last installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. (Tell the truth: did you miss it?) Captain Jack Sparrow et al. are back in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales with the same mixture of comedy, adventure, and romance that the series is known for