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The Disney Movie Review

The Disney Movie Review takes a 360 degree look at recent Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm movies to give a more complete look at what’s going on in the wonderful world of Disney. We dive into the news and rumors and tell our readers and listeners which movies are worth your time and money–and which ones aren’t.
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Nov 16, 2020

Hop on a plane and join us as Kristin tells us what Disney World is like during a pandemic. Should you even go?

Plus we look at some of the virtual events Disney has coming up and whether Disney has done enough to provide fans with Coronavirus approved entertainment.

And, of course, we touch on the election and encourage everyone to Have Courage and Be Kind.

Oct 5, 2020

Disney released Mulan as part of an experiment to test "premiere access content." So how did it work? Plus we give our thoughts on the movie. And, Disney has restored salary cuts to their executives, right after laying off 28,000 workers. 

Aug 31, 2020

Disney has not so quietly been bringing in LGBTQ+ stories into its media properties. We talk about that in light of Chadwick Boseman's passing.

Aug 17, 2020

Cameron^2 took over the show this week so we can review 'The Greatest Showman', the newest addition to Disney+. We see if the craze holds up more than two years after its original release.

Aug 10, 2020

It's been a long time and there isn't a whole lot of news, but we had to talk about Disney's plan to release Mulan.

Jun 29, 2020

Disney created its first openly gay animated couple and coronavirus stopped plans to release 'Mulan' in July.

Jun 1, 2020

Disney World will be open for Business in July, but how will the experience change?

May 4, 2020

Coronavirus has shut down Most of Disney - movies, parks, sports. As the world prepares to reopen, we talk about how Disney can move forward with a little game of True or False.

Mar 23, 2020

This week we look into how Coronavirus is affecting Disney and how Disney is fighting back. Plus, Disney got a new CEO before all of this started. How do you think he is doing? Be safe and take care of your health -- including your mental health. 

 

P.S. We are working on staging a comeback. 

Nov 18, 2019

We're back to launch Disney Plus and we give you some theories on what this means for Disney.

While we aren't back for a weekly show, this won't be a one-time episode. We're figuring out how to keep this going in a sustainable way, but you know we'll always Keep Moving Forward.

Aug 5, 2019

For our last show we dive into Disney's record year, the theme parks, and the Disney Wisdom we want to pass on.

Jul 29, 2019

In our second-to-last episode, we break down the photorealistic version of The Lion King and talk about where this fits in our rankings of the live-action remakes.

Jul 15, 2019

This week we talk about the Disneyland brawl, Mulan's teaser, the reaction to the casting for the live-action version of The Little Mermaid, and what it means that Disney World is getting more deluxe. Plus, why the show will be ending soon.

Jul 8, 2019

This week we break down Spider-Man far from home. What we liked and what we didn't.

Jun 24, 2019

This week Pixar released the fourth Toy Story film. So far they have never made a bad Toy Story, and they continue the trend of excellence with Toy Story 4. This week we break down the entire movie and how we would rank it in the franchise.

Jun 17, 2019

This week we dive into Disney's live-action movies to rank them from best to worst. Spoiler Alert: We all have the same #1. From there, our choices vary wildly. 

Then we take a look at Frozen 2 and talk about whether we think it can live up to the first one.

Jun 10, 2019

This week there was kind of a smorgasbord of news this week as Disney has the top 3 domestic earners through the first half of the year. We take a look at those films and how Aladdin may have broken Disney's "Memorial Day" curse.

Plus, people are ALREADY stealing things from Galaxy's Edge.

 
May 27, 2019

I can't figure out why I like this movie, but I do. It broke Disney's "Memorial Day Curse" earning more than $86 million domestically. There is bad acting, weird script choices and some off special effects, but Aladdin finds its magic where it counts.

May 27, 2019

Disney gave us a final look at Toy Story and our first look at Maleficent. Is she good or bad?

May 27, 2019

Disney gave us a final look at Toy Story and our first look at Maleficent. Is she good or bad?

May 20, 2019

This week Disney stuck a deal that could (will) lead to them owning Hulu outright by 2024, Endgame continues to get closer to breaking Avatar's Worldwide Box Office record, James Gunn spoke out about his firing, and the new class of Disney Legends are out. It was a busy week for Disney but we break it all down this week.

May 13, 2019

This week we dive into the allegations against Jim Cummings, the voice of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. It's not pretty but it's also a matter of he-said-she-said.

Plus we got a new trailer for Spider-Man: Far from Home and it fits into Ed's theory about a multiverse.

Then Disney released a new slate with some interesting changes for Artemis Fowl and Avatar. 

And Cameron gives us an update on his recent trip to Disney World.

Apr 28, 2019

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I'm torn about this one. No, really, I am.

I really encourage you to listen to our way-too-long Podcast on this film because we get into some great conversations.

On one side you have the Marvel fan in me. It's the one who has been to every opening night for nearly every Marvel film since Iron Man 2. That's the guy who researches movies and characters to learn more about their powers and possible story directions. That Ken easily gives this a 10/10.

Then there is that other side of me. The one who goes to the movies to see something he didn't even know he wanted to see. The one who feels movies should run as tight as possible, so every line of dialogue and scene has a purpose. The guy who feels like it shouldn't take a full hour of exposition to get us into the main plot of the movie. That Ken marks this down at about a 7/10.

I'm torn because all the things I love about EndGame are exactly what I hate about it. Consider all the things you have to know just to understand the motivations of the characters. You'll need to brush off Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man, the entire Captain America trilogy, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2., Ant-Man and the Wasp, and *maybe* Captain Marvel. Far from being a sequel, this is a behemoth of a feat to wrap up 11 years of movies. As a fan, this is great. As a casual movie goer, it leads to a bloated film that tries to wrap up too much in one sitting. As a fan it was everything I wanted to see (and more) but as casual viewer it had the predictable formula of a super hero movie.

The fan in me knows that this movie wasn't made for the casual movie-goer. It was made for you and I, the fans. Endgame really was/is the tightest story the Russo Brothers could weave for the adoring fans who have stuck with the MCU for so long. It's for everyone who could name every single Avenger on the battlefield in the final battle with Thanos and his army. It was not for the people who knew that a major Marvel film would have some sort of major battle and think that to be cliche.

So is it an epic conclusion or a cliche outing of superhero antics we've sen over and over? Is it detail-driven film that pays off all the knowledge we've amassed since 2008 or bloated film that could have lost 30% of its girth and still got the point across? The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

Long term fans are going to love it. Short-term fans probably will too. This is what we do. We are fanatics. Want to watch an action flick? The last battle alone makes this worthy. But I keep stopping myself from fully getting on board. As a movie itself, I just think it is good, not great.

The MCU is roughly the length of one season of a TV show, but I've always felt like people could join the ride at any time. That's probably not true anymore, but I'm not sure I can hold EndGame responsible for that. Instead, I consistently come down to the fact that EndGame does great fan-service, but it is a good-not-great movie.

Final Rating: 8/10

Apr 22, 2019

This week Bob Iger announced he really does plan to leave the Disney Company at some point. No really. 

Apr 22, 2019

This is for those of you who may not have sat through 11 years of Marvel movies. We give a quick overview of who is who and why they matter in the upcoming movie. 

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