The new versions of animated classics essentially diminish the originals. They say by their very existence that those older versions are not good enough for today’s world. I dissent.
This week, Steve welcomes ScreenFish newbie Derek Wong to delve into the tale as old as time when they chat about Disney’s remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Can the 2017 version live up to the legacy of the original? What does it mean to be timeless?Has true beauty changed? All this and more, only… [Read More]
This year, there are no blockbusters, no Marvel superheroes, on my list of my favorite films. This year, the films that caught my eye – and held onto my imagination, days later – weren’t the ones with the biggest budgets, or even always the most-known cast and crew. This year, the films were films that… [Read More]
It’s no surprise that Disney holds a monopoly when it comes to films about fairy tales and princesses. Not only are the films all-time classics, but the princesses themselves cross generation to generation, with the help of the parks of course. Over the last few years, Disney has made a 180 degree turn in the… [Read More]
Finding Dory served up a sequel/spinoff of the world that Nemo inhabited, with Ellen DeGeneres’ squeaky regal blue tang heading off in search of the family she had long forgotten about. With the help of Nemo and his dad Marlin, as well as a new cast of characters including the near-sighted whale Destiny, the echo-location-free… [Read More]
Anytime you watch a Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) or Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) vehicle, you know that you’re in for a wild ride of the imagination. Given that they were handed the keys by Walt Disney Pictures for Tomorrowland, the comparisons to visual, family-inspiring flicks like Escape to Witch Mountain are representative of the genre. Examining the… [Read More]
Lindelof’s “Lost” and Bird’s “The Incredibles” meet in a forward-thinking adventure about exploration, technology, and how tomorrow can influence today.
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