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Disney spent roughly $10 – $15 million for advertising time in the Super Bowl. Did they waste it? Maybe. This week also got new details on what fans can expect from Disney’s new streaming service (hint: Star Wars), and we found out how much the ESPN service will cost.And the first quarter results are in and the Disney parks are carrying the company. How long can that last? We talk about it in the podcast at the end of this article. What To Expect From Disney’s Streaming Service Well, it won’t include Avengers: Infinity War. That’s according to a new report from What’s On Netflix — the fan site that tracks what’s on Netflix. The last Marvel movie that will make it to the service is Black Panther. (Listen to our interview with someone who went to the Hollywood Premiere of […]

What To Expect From Disney’s Streaming Service

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This week Ant-Man and the Wasp got a trailer that looks anything but small. Who will the new villain be? Meanwhile, Black Panther is zooming towards a $150 million opening but some people on Facebook want to take it down. The Disney Studios will work to impress investors with its first-quarter numbers, but things aren’t looking too magical. We have that and more so let’s get into it. Ant-Man and The Wasp Trailer This was gigantic. Okay, there’s my contractual sentence about size. But really, this trailer was amazing. Who doesn’t like a skyscraper shrinking down to travel size? In case you happened to miss it, you can feast your eyes on its glory below. I love how much the trailer gave Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) to do. It looks like she will kick some serious booty. It should […]

Can Black Panther Beat Rotten Tomatoes?

Black Panther appears to be on a collision course with history. Early estimates say it could be one of the largest openings for a solo superhero movie. Meanwhile, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says he isn’t afraid of Disney’s new streaming service. Plus, Disney walked away with 10 Oscar nominations, but Cars 3 wasn’t on the list. We get into all of that below. Black Women and Black Panther Black Panther is a pretty important movie to me. For black males, it is one of the most important movies to hit the screen in the last decade. For black women, it is probably even more important. For centuries in the media, black men have had several roles. We have been the sidekick, the thug, the “troubled youth”, the criminal, and the enemy. Occasionally, a film would emerge where the black male was […]

Black Women and Black Panther

There wasn’t a lot of direct movie news this week. Most of the news revolved around Disney as a corporation. Still, there is plenty to chew on as Redbox responded to Disney’s lawsuit over copyright infringement. Also, the Disney Board will no longer have representatives from Facebook and Twitter due to conflicts of interests. On the Star Wars front, we realized we have four months left until Solo: A Star Wars Story and we have yet to see a poster or a teaser. This begs the question, does Star Wars actually needs marketing? Redbox Responds To Disney’s Lawsuit Back in Episode 159 — when we briefly discussed Disney’s lawsuit against Redbox — this seemed like an open and shut case. Redbox was buying Disney Blu-Rays and DVD’s and offering the accompanying digital download codes at a significant discount. Redbox does not have a distribution agreement with […]

Redbox Strikes Back Against Disney Lawsuit

It was quite the eventful week as Disney admitted to darkening the skin of extras in the live action version of Aladdin. In addition, Disney began charging wealthy guests for extra fast passes, a sharp change in direction from the current free system. Plus there was a new Star Wars comic that could fix most of the problems with The Last Jedi. It’s a lot to tackle so let’s get into it. Disney Darkens Skin of Extras in Live-Action Aladdin Of course minorities aren’t just dark-skinned white people. You know that, I know that and Disney knows it. That didn’t stop the company from using makeup and tans to help dozens of white extras look Middle Eastern for crowd scenes in the upcoming live-action Aladdin Movie. The Sunday Times reports that, “The company says it resorted to darkening white people […]

A Fa$t Pa$$ to Dark Skin

Disney has a problem. In fact, Disney has an F-word problem. Literally. Since 2009 when Disney bought Marvel, the studio has been making the cleanest and highest grossing action movies the world has ever seen. When you sit down for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you know you’re going to have a good time watching great acting and a compelling story with little to no foul language. For the first time, Disney might show signs of changing that. Reaching Out To Black Males This week Disney released the first track on the soundtrack for the new Marvel movie Black Panther. The song, called “All the Stars,” is by rapper Kendrick Lamar and it doesn’t pull any punches. The F-word and several other curse words are in the “rap song” — if you can call it that. I’m not […]

Disney’s F-word Problem

Which Disney movie had the best music this year? Which trailer left us wanting more? Who was the best director? Actor? Actress? And which film is the best Disney movie of the year? We’ll tell you this week on The Disney Movie Review. http://traffic.libsyn.com/thedisneymoviereview/12_25_2017_Episode_163_Disney_Oscars_2017.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

EP163: The Best of Disney 2017

Spoilers Ahead: I’m not even gonna try to keep this spoiler-free. You’ve been warned. I’ve sat through some truly awful movies since I started this blog. I’ve watched movies so terrible that I’ve begged God to grant me the strength to make it to the end credits while simultaneously writing an email to Bob Iger demanding a refund. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is not one of those movies. Right now, fans are overreacting. As I write this, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has the lowest fan rating of any Star Wars film on Rotten Tomatoes. With a 56 percent, it beat the record of Atack of the Clones by one point. I’ve seen several Star Wars fans say that this film makes the prequels look good, which is possibly the worst insult a Star Wars film could receive. I think many of these […]

The Last Jedi is Lazy, But Not All Bad