#RemakesRevisited: 101 Dalmatians (1996)

Directed by: Steve Herek Written by: Dodie Smith (Novel), John Hughes (Screenplay) Starring: Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Hugh Laurie, Mark Williams An evil high-fashion designer plots to steal Dalmatian puppies in order to make an extravagant fur coat, but instead creates an extravagant mess. (Source: IMDb) Growing up in the early... Continue Reading →

Aladdin (2019) – Review

Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad The Overview A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. (Source: IMDb) The Review Even as my fingers type the title of yet... Continue Reading →

Incredibles 2 (2018) – Review

Director: Brad Bird Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Eli Fucile, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson The Overview Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. (Source: IMDb) The Review 2004 was a different time. There was no... Continue Reading →

A Wrinkle in Time (2018) – Review

Director: Ava DuVernay Starring: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris Pine The Overview After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him. (Source: IMDb) The Review A film with a young... Continue Reading →

Coco (2018) – Review

Director: Lee Unkrich Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach The Overview Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. (Source: IMDb) The Review After their last original story, Inside Out, was met with such acclaim,... Continue Reading →

Cars 3 (2017) – Review

Director: Brian Fee Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillon, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt   The Overview Lightning McQueen sets out to prove to a new generation of racers that he's still the best race car in the world. (Source: IMDb)   The Good My dislike for the Cars franchise is somewhat... Continue Reading →

Moana Review

Director: Ron Clements & John Musker Starring: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House, Temuera Morrison, Jemaine Clement, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk The Overview In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right. (Source: IMDb) The... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Ratatouille

Ratatouille (2007) Directed by: Brad Bird & Jan Pinkava Starring: Patton Oswalt, Ian Holm, Lou Romano, Peter Sohn, Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett, Brad Garrett Written by Luke Twitter | Website  'Ratatouille' is only the second Pixar film to feature a cast predominantly made up of humans – the first being director Brad Bird’s... Continue Reading →

Looking back on… Brave

Brave (2012) Directed by: Mark Andrews & Brenda Chapman Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Robbie Coltrane, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson Written by...well me actually! Across their illustrious career, with films spanning almost 8 decades, Disney have proven to be particularly prolific at creating stories with either anthropomorphic animals or pitch-perfect princesses. In... Continue Reading →

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