After 60 years, Mary Poppins Returns! With Emily Blunt stepping into the legacy (and Oscar-winning) legacy of Julie Andrews, Poppins automatically has massive expectations to live up to the charm of the original Disney classic. But, is the result practically perfect? Or does the sequel ‘go fly a kite’? In a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious conversation, I’m joined… [Read More]
The Nutcracker has become an established holiday tradition. Most of us know it as the ballet and its Tchaikovsky music and now, Disney is bringing forth a new incarnation of the story in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The credits say the film is “suggested by the short story ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse… [Read More]
Young Han Solo finds adventure when he joins a gang of galactic smugglers, including a 196-year-old Wookie named Chewbacca. Indebted to the gangster Dryden Vos, the crew devises a daring plan to travel to the mining planet Kessel to steal a batch of valuable coaxium. In need of a fast ship, Solo meets Lando Calrissian,… [Read More]
Produced by Brigham Taylor (Jungle Book, Tomorrowland), Disney’s Christopher Robin reintroduces fans to such beloved characters as Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and many more. Taking place in the mid-1940s, Christopher Robin is now a family man living in London. When he receives a surprise visit from his beloved childhood bear, Winnie the Pooh, the… [Read More]
Picking up where they left off, INCREDIBLES 2 reintroduces us to the Parr family as they seek to bring evil-doers to justice in a world where superheroes are illegal. When a mysterious billionaire invites them to work with him, Elastigirl goes back to work while Bob takes care of the homefront. As a result, Pixar… [Read More]
Incredibles 2 is a fantastic way to spend a couple hours in an air-conditioned theater. Whether it holds up to fourteen years of waiting will depend on your personal perspective.
Incredibles 2 continues the story of the Parr family from The Incredibles. While it is ostensibly a superhero story, at its heart this is a film about family and especially about parenting as children go through all the changes of growing up.
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.
As one of the biggest films in box office history, Avengers: Infinity War has definitely left its mark on pop culture but the real story of the film is its surprisingly engaging villain. In Thanos, Marvel has created one of its most compelling characters, maintaining intelligence with equal levels of insanity. As his power grows, so… [Read More]
Directed by Ava Duvernay and based on the book by Madeline L’Engle, A WRINKLE IN TIME has a powerful message for young girls about courage and how to make a difference. Still, for some reason, the film has yet to catch on with critics. This week, Steve welcomes Amanda Jane Smith (BRICKS WITHOUT CLAY) and… [Read More]