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Like all things, Hollywood has capitalized on our awareness of the prevalence of tropes, clichés, and recurring storytelling patterns by flattering our built-in cynicism and congratulating us for being so clever. For better and for worse, irreverence is now cool.
Join us as we predict which of these November movies will be HITs and which will BOMB based solely on watching the trailers!
I’m not one to judge people for falling under the sway of merchandising-based nostalgia (I had He-Man and the Masters of the Universe bed sheets as a kid, so I get it). However, I can’t help but feel that this renewed obsession with trying to make Star Wars the epicenter of popular culture again is in some way unhealthy.
Regardless of any personal misgivings I may have with Disney’s remake enterprise, even the worst ideas can be turned into good movies. So in the unlikely event that Jon Favreau may be reading this, here are five steps I would recommend him to take to make his Lion King roar.
“I’m not sure if the network executives understood the irony of making their 100th ‘original’ TV movie a remake of a largely successful film, but I guess since kids today have never heard of Elisabeth Shue or even know anything about the 1980s, it counts as an ‘original’ idea.”
The king has returned... but is that a good thing?
“So destroying a machine that’s beaming negative thoughts into our heads will somehow cause global warming to stop?”
Is one of the movie's biggest plot holes an intentional metaphor for that uncomfortable time for boys and girls?
See which movies made it to the top of Joey's list!
The yin and yang of arcade-inspired movies. Lets see how they match up!
Joey hopes he's not in the doghouse if he didn't include your favorite!
Does the legend of Robin Hood work with talking animals and recycled animation?
Sofie reviews the 2002 video game Kingdom Hearts.
How many channels are you paying for that you never, ever watch? The days when viewers would brag how many hundreds of channels they get are 20 years gone, at least. Here is the meager handful of channels viewers say they actually want... and what they're willing to pay for them.
“I wish they’d spent as much time working on the storyline as the visuals, but it is what it is.”
The Lion King: it's a family movie. And that's a good thing! Ursa discusses Winning All The Awards, family vs. children's media, and universal themes.
There's plenty of need to fear!
In this editorial, Joey asks if Disney (not Pixar) should really be making animated sequels like the just announced Frozen 2.
This episode, Ursa is truly... well... enchanted, and she's talking Disney, cynicism, magic, and why reference jokes do not a good film make. Plus, Amy Adams holds a live fish in her mouth while talking to Ariel.
Which ones made it to the top... of the worst?