Tangled (2010)

When “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” was released in 1937, the Disney Animated Films began. Now, “Tangled”, the 50th animated feature from the House of Mouse is absolutely remarkable. This time, the studio sticks to the classic fairy tale and gives it a complete makeover. Albeit the movie does suffer a little bit, but […]

Monster House (2006)

Horror is a genre in movies that is very hard to aim towards kids. Mostly though, the subject is primarily for adults and teenagers. But 2006’s “Monster House” offers a nice blend at bringing the horror genre to all age groups. It’s a film that’s very good to look at, as well as admiring the […]

The King and I (1956)

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II are quite possibly the greatest music-writing team in the history of musical theatre. Together, the duo wrote some of the most renowned stage plays of all time. These include productions as The Sound of Music, South Pacific, and Carousel. All of these productions had wonderful film adaptations throughout the […]

Hoodwinked

A couple of years ago, I did a review of this movie and gave it good press. Looking at the film a couple of years later, I see that the movie has aged a bit. But it’s still quite good and the entire production is still very entertaining. “Hoodwinked”, while not bad, just needs to […]

Ghostbusters (1984)

The 1980s were a decade full of memorabilia that’s easily recognized to this day. One piece of memorabilia from this decade is the 1984 successful comedy “Ghostbusters”. The movie is mostly remembered for its special effects and characters. But people often forget about the story and how good of a movie it is. And after […]

Spaceballs (1987)

Comedian-director Mel Brooks is mostly recognized throughout the film industry for his parodies of popular movie genres. For example, 1974’s “Blazing Saddles” is a spoof of the western genre, and 1981’s “History of the World Part 1” parodies the epic genre. But the director’s 1987 effort “Spaceballs” tackles on a very tough subject for parody: […]

Allegro Non Troppo (1976)

When Walt Disney made “Fantasia” in 1940, he thought it would provide a great series of cartoons set to classical music. Unfortunately, Walt Disney did not see this idea happen, as the movie was a critical failure at the box office and he did not live to see what would follow. It wouldn’t be until […]

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

There is a reason why films are considered classics: they stand the test of time. And “Jason and the Argonauts” from 1963 is a prime example of this. The main reason that this movie is considered a classic is because of the special effects done by Ray Harryhausen, who, in the film, gave us one […]

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Let’s head back to the early 1990s, a time when Jim Carrey was on the rise of becoming a Hollywood star. The turning point for him was 1994’s “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, which guaranteed Carrey a hit, and he eventually rose fame. But looking at the film now, it’s quite easy why the movie was […]

Vanilla Sky

Whenever you want to judge a film, you, as the audience, try to decide whether or not if the movie you’re watching is great, good, bad, or just plain awful. And the movie “Vanilla Sky” falls into the later categories. This movie is bad in that you do not have a clue as to what’s […]

The Music Man

If there ever was a film that showcased patriotism within the musical genre, it would have to be 1962’s “The Music Man”. Based off the Meredith Wilson play of the same name, “The Music Man” presents Americana for what it’s worth. This movie has brilliant and memorable songs, a near-perfect cast, and a story about […]

On the Waterfront

Rarely does a film produce itself as perfect. “On the Waterfront” is a great example of this notion. This movie has outstanding acting performances, great music, amazing direction and scenery, and has a brilliant story to go along. There is nothing wrong or anything that is bad with the movie whatsoever, it’s just amazing. “On […]

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

The documentary genre of film is one that is really taken seriously amongst the movie industry. In a typical documentary film, you get a glimpse at actual events that really happened and hear the truth being told. And then there’s the 1984 movie called “This is Spinal Tap”, a parody of the entire documentary genre […]

Into the West (1993)

This is one of those films that not many people know about, but should take a look at. “Into the West” is a family movie that contains some heavy material that is best recommended for viewing with older audiences. This movie that has been praised by critics everywhere, but it’s a film everyone’s ignored. It’s […]

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

If a summer movie is well deserved of the title of popcorn flick, then “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” fits that description perfectly. It’s a film that has you exited at the beginning, but at the conclusion of it all you feel empty inside. The film delivers on everything that makes a summer […]

Curious George

If you were a kid and loved to read books, then chances are you were introduced to a series of books entitled “Curious George”. These books followed the titular character, which is a monkey and goes on adventures with his companion The Man in the Yellow Hat to see how the world and its environment […]

Edward Scissorhands

Director Tim Burton tells a very unique way to present a story. And this is put to a great extent in his 1990 film “Edward Scissorhands”. It’s basically a modern-day fairy tale that Burton created with the help of Johnny Depp playing the title character. This film brings together some of the elements that make […]

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

A perfect example on how to do a stop-motion animated film, “Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” succeeds in every way possible. It has an interesting story, it’s tremendously funny, the cast does an excellent job at lending their voices to this animated film, and this movie brings together a lot of genres […]