Movie Reviews

These are reviews of the live-action and animated feature-length films from the Walt Disney Studios. These reviews include films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures. In addition, this category includes films from Pixar Animations Studios and Marvel Studios.

There’s a reason Thor: Ragnarok is the best reviewed MCU movie on Rotten Tomatoes. Put simply, it’s good. It won’t hit the high numbers of Iron Man 3 or the flash of The Avengers, but without a doubt, Marvel is putting its best foot forward with Ragnarok. It’s clear Director Taika Watiti was given a lot of creative freedom and he used it to resurrect one of the weakest series in the MCU. Similar to the first movie, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is stripped of his hammer. Similar to the second film, Thor teams up with his adopted brother Loki (Tom Hiddelston). That is where the similarities end. Ragnarok combines hilarious comedy, intense action, and deep drama to create a well-rounded film that almost anyone can enjoy. There are plenty of funny one liners, like the “Friend from work” line that […]

Thor: Ragnarok Shows The Best of the MCU

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The Good: Probably the best and most accurate Spider-Man that we’ve seen. It’s incredibly funny and had a ton of emotional heart. The special effects are incredibly well done. It forms strong ties to the Marvel Cinematic Universe The Bad: The timeline appears to be a major mistake, but we’ll have to wait for more. It’s hard to follow the action in a few fight scenes. Spider-Man: Homecoming Spoiler Review This is the best Spider-man movie I’ve ever seen. There’s really no debating that. After six movies and three different spidey’s in the last 15 years, Sony finally got it right and Director John Watts has secured a $117 million opening weekend and likely a bright future for his career. Of course, this movie is really the product of an unprecedented partnership between Sony and Marvel Studios – a partnership […]

Spider-Man: Homecoming Is Best One Yet.

The Good: New characters bring delightful interactions Animation and sound design are brilliant Moral lesson is impactful Much better than the second film The Bad: Musical score is lacking Script organization lends itself to misunderstanding character motivations CARS 3 Spoiler Review It’s not exactly a compliment to say that Cars 3 is better than Cars 2. The first sequel to the 2006 Cars film is a low point in Pixar’s history. Still, that shouldn’t take away from the quality of Cars 3. In his directorial debut, Brian Fee brings a film that is a treat for the entire family. Listen to our full review below: An Aging Lightning McQueen The movie picks up as Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is at the top of his game. However, it soon becomes apparent that newcomer Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) will take the crown […]

Pixar Is Back On Track with ‘Cars 3’ – The ...

The Good: It’s much better than At Worlds End Javier Bardem lights up the screen as Captain Salazar The Bad: Johnny Depp’s performance as Captain Jack Sparrow brings down the entire movie. The writing is clunky and provides pointless gags that fall flat. This is unlikely to be the final Pirates movie. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review It’s telling when you walk out of a movie and say, “At least it’s not the worst in the series.” Yet that is where I was after seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. In our spoiler review I talk about how this movie could have been much better if the script went through one more round of revisions. (Listen to the full spoiler review below). Actually, it may not have been the script alone that doomed the […]

POTC: Dead Men Tell No Tales Spoiler Review

The Good: A full range of emotion from full out comedy to intense drama and everything in between. Deep character development on providing backstory for multiple characters A grooving soundtrack Powerful acting performances and chemistry that leaps off the screen The Bad: Can dive into potty humor at times Potentially not different enough from the first one in style. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review Marvel Studios recorded its fifteenth entry to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Friday with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The movie is a follow-up to the surprise hit from late summer 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy. There are minor spoilers in this article, but overall the movie is worth your time to see. (Listen to a full, spoiler review of the movie below)   Written and Directed by James Gunn […]

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Review – The Disney ...

This Week Cars 3 gets a full trailer and it looks like a return to form for the Franchise. Disney releases its entire slate of films through 2021 and refuses to name some movies that really should have names. Plus we talk Born in China and how Beauty and the Beast beat Star Wars…That and much much, more. For the Week of May 1, this is Episode 129 of The Disney Movie Review. Sorry for the long intro this week, but I wanted to let you know that I will be accepting advertisers for the show. (If you listen to the show and want to promote your business, you’ll be able to buy time for a discount!). That being said, I can promise you three things. 1.) I will always let you know when I am promoting an ad. 2.) I […]

Disney’s 2021 Slate And Born In China

This week, it’s our spoiler review of Beauty and the Beast. We talk about the lead actors, Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Autotune. Plus Gay LeFou made his debut but did it really matter in the grand scheme of things? And how does this compare to the original? That and much much more. For the week of March 18, 2017, this is episode 123 of the Disney Movie Review. NOTE: This week we go long. Way long. But it’s Beauty and the Beast. It deserves it. Hope you enjoy it!   Here’s the thing with Quasimodo’s lips THANK YOU! Thank you for listening! There are a lot of ways you can spend your time, but you chose to spend time with me and I am very grateful for that. If you enjoyed today’s show, please share it with your friends on […]

Beauty and the Beast Spoiler Review

This week, it’s our spoiler review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – How did Gareth Edwards handle this amazing responsibility? How did they bring back an actor from the dead? And we have mixed feelings about Darth Vader. That and much, much more. For the week of December 19, this is Episode 110 of The Disney Movie Review.   More on Medusa Seagulls Stop it Now – Bad lip reading  

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