Disney’s “The Lion King” is Visually Riveting, but an Ultimately Bland Recycling of the Original

Critically-acclaimed director, writer, and producer Jon Favreau oversees this photo-realistic remake of Disney’s 1994 animated feature The Lion King. The original film was directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, and written by trio Irene Mecchi, Jonathan Roberts, Linda Woolverton. This time around, in addition to Favreau taking over the director’s chair, newcomers Jeff Nathanson […]

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Toy Story 4 – Childlike Existentialism

Director: Josh Cooley Writers: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, and Stephany Folsom Producers: Peter Docter, Mark Nielsen, Jonas Rivera, Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich   ————————————————————————————————————————————– Toy Story 4 somehow manages to explore the most complex and profound themes at the heart of human existence through the eyes […]

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Perhaps the Best Film in Every Universe

The geniuses behind marvelously wacky projects like The Lego Movie bring another memorable film to the table: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Directors Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman are supported by screenwriter Phil Lord to deliver this tale that shows us the first mixed-race superhero in a film’s lead role, Miles Morales, the Spider-Man for a […]

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