Zootopia is a great place to visit, except maybe skip the DMV.
Imagine you were about to receive a phone call from Harry Connick Jr. You know, the singer (with eight platinum or multiplatinum albums, three Grammy awards, two Emmys, and Tony-nominated work on Broadway) the actor (who has appeared in 22 movies) and the judge from American Idol. How would you feel? Nervous? Excited? Wanting to throw up? That pretty much sums up my recent conversation with the man.
Christmas Eve doesn’t fit into any of those descriptions. It’s a comedy, but it’s not the funniest film you’ll ever see. It has some tender moments, but it won’t make you weep giant tears either.
Now, finally, the red velvet curtains have been pulled back and we get to see the “new” Peanuts. And you know what? They are exactly like the old ones – maybe even better.
The new faith-based comedy Moms’ Night Out is taking a real beating among critics which is a real shame as this is not only a very well done “Christian” film, … Continue Reading ‘Moms’ Night Out’: Made for Women, but Men will Like it too
Even at its’ silliest, “Frozen” never feels like a “children’s” movie but is totally appropriate for the whole family or even a fun “date night” movie. Yes, it is that good.
Gravity is truly a one of kind film that is beautiful to look at, takes full advantage of today’s 3D technology and is spot on with the music and sound effects. Oh, and the acting is pretty good too.
Instead of a sequel, the folks at Pixar and Disney decided to go the prequel route to explore how these two oddballs met in the first place and the result is pretty favorable. There’s no re-hashing here, it’s a whole new story with familiar friends. Unlike other “origin” stories, this one is fun to sit through.
Zack Snyder took great pains to create a different movie than what we have been to used to seeing after the 2006 Superman Returns snooze-fest. Taking a cue from the Dark Knight series and getting a little help from Christopher Nolan himself, Snyder created not necessarily a darker story, but a much more serious one.