After months of waiting, Marvel fans finally got their first glimpse of the trailer for Avengers: Endgame. In 24 hours, the trailer was viewed more than 289 million times. That’s not really a surprise. It is the sequel to one of the highest grossing films of the year and the culmination of a 10 year long series. What was a surprise was how little we actually saw in the trailer. There were no action sequences or shots of people using their powers. Thanos, the mad titan who decimated half of the world’s population, barely makes an appearance. In fact, only four people get to talk in the trailer at all – Tony Stark (Iron Man), Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), Steve Rogers (Captain America), and Scott Lang (Ant-Man). Not quite your typical Marvel trailer. The only new information we received was […]

EP211: Marvel Showed Us Nothing. It Was Awesome.

With any luck, we’ll have a trailer for Avengers by the time you read this. But as of 1:46pm ET on Sunday afternoon, said trailer has not arrived. So this week we dive into the Artemis Fowl teaser and ask whether Disney can make a successful young adult movie. Then we examine Fox’s attempt to make Deadpool PG-13 in Once Upon a Deadpool and why the debate over the the “live-action” version of “The Lion King” is far from silly. Plus, will you still subscribe to Disney Plus if it has ads? Cause it will probably have ads. Artemis Fowl Teaser   We shouldn’t be nervous about Artemis Fowl.  It’s directed by Kenneth Branagh, who did Thor and Cinderella. It’s based on a series of beloved books that many grew up reading. And it basically has a young boy “wizard” at its center. It […]

EP210: Will A PG-13 Deadpool Work?

Six years ago we left the world of Wreck-It Ralph, humming along with owl city and asking “When can we do this again?” This weekend we finally got to go back to the world of Wreck-It Ralph and it didn’t disappoint. Ralph Breaks the Internet is one of Disney Animation’s funniest films in recent memory and a worthy sequel to one of their best films. What is Friendship in the 21st Century? As you would guess, this film places Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope (Sarah Silverman) on to the internet to fix Vanellope’s broken game “Sugar Rush.”  As you might expect, Ralph and Vanellope encounter all the wonders and faults of the internet, including a pop-up named JP Spamly (Bill Hader) and a search engine names Knowsmore (Alan Tudyk). Where the first movie was mainly about Ralph, Directors Rich Moore […]

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Leaves You Laughing

Stan Lee will forever be known as the man who built Marvel Comics. The former president, who died at the age of 95 last week, is certainly best known for his comic creations of Spider-man, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and scores more. Tributes from artists are continuing to pour in from around the world. Those characters are part of the obvious legacy of the man, but there are three other things that Stan Lee left us with, whether you know it or not. Believable Characters Stan Lee had a way of giving his supernatural superheroes surprisingly human characteristics. They were flawed and they made mistakes. In addition, Lee’s super heroes were based in everyday locations. New York City. San Francisco. Places you could visit. Even with characters he didn’t create — like Captain America — Lee was somehow able […]

EP208: In Memory of Stan

Download this show for offline listening The next time you’re in a store to buy the latest Disney movie, you might want to double check the labels to make sure you are getting a digital copy along with your blu-ray and DVD combo pack. Some Disney fans are finding that the newest movies do not have a digital download code attached to their purchase.  Two Good Reasons to Get Rid of Digital Codes There are two good reasons Disney would make this change. This first is due to the ongoing feud with Redbox. Ever since Redbox started re-selling digital download codes to Disney movies, Disney has been searching for a way to keep the codes from falling into the wrong hands. Removing digital download codes from certain combo packs could be a direct assault on Redbox. This would make sense […]

EP207: Are Digital Download Codes Going Away?

Download this show for offline listening If Disney was hoping to create the “definitive version of The Nutcracker,” they’ve got a lot more work to do. The Nutcracker and The Four Realms plays like the first draft of a script from a college senior submitting her final project. In fact, the Four Realms is close to being a really good movie, but it falls short in so many ways. Let’s start with the good parts. Mackenzie Foy and Matthew Macfayden add a lot of emotion to their characters of Clara and Mr. Stahlbaum respectively.  Costume designer Jenny Beavan should win an Oscar for her creativity in this film. Ballerina Misty Copeland treats all of us to an amazing performance that most of us could not afford to see otherwise. It’s cliche to say the best part of a movie is the end […]

EP206: The Nutcracker Gets Lost in ‘Four Realms’

Download this show for offline listening This week we got the first reviews for the test screenings Aladdin…and viewers weren’t too impressed. Lucasfilm killed a joke about Kylo Ren in Ralph Wrecks the Internet because it struck a little too close to home. Plus, Disney is looking to reboot the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Captain Jack probably won’t be back. That and much much on episode 205 of The Disney Movie Review Not a Diamond, Just Rough. Early reviews are in for Aladdin and it looks like test screeners weren’t entirely impressed. The movie, which is slated to be released in 2019, is credited as being “Pretty Okay” by those in the know. Others have said it is “swell, but not super memorable.” I’ve heard it’s swell but not super memorable.— ViewerAnon (@ViewerAnon) October 25, 2018 Of […]

EP205: Aladdin Viewers Are Just Whelmed

Download this show for offline listening It’s not unusual for Disney Princesses to catch the ire of those looking for an easy target, but this time the call is coming from inside the house. Kristen Bell, the voice of Princess Anna in Frozen, recently gave an interview to Parents Magazine where she discussed her feelings on Disney’s first princess. Why Kristen Doesn’t Like Snow “Every time we close ‘Snow White,’ I look at my girls and ask, ‘Don’t you think it’s weird that Snow White didn’t ask the old witch why she needed to eat the apple? Or where she got that apple?’” Bell said during the interview. “I say, ‘I would never take food from a stranger, would you?’ And my kids are like, ‘No!’ And I’m like, ‘OK, I’m doing something right.'” Bell went on to say that she […]

EP204: Princess Anna isn’t a Fan of Snow White