This week, Bob Iger resigned from Donald Trump’s Advisory Council. We talked about what’s changed since he initially decided to serve on the council and whether this move could hurt Disney. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales pushed Disney past $3 billion at the global box office, but were critics too harsh on the movie? Also, attendance was down at all of the Disney parks in 2016. What does this mean for your summer vacation? That, and much, much more. For the week of June 3, 2017, this is Episode 134 of The Disney Movie Review. Listen to the full episode below IGER LEAVES TRUMP COUNCIL Probably the biggest news for Disney this week was the announcement that Disney CEO Bob Iger will step down from President Donald Trump’s advisory council. The move comes in response to […]

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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 […]

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There are a couple of things you need to know before we get started. 1.) Up is not my favorite Disney movie. It’s not even my favorite Pixar movie. 2.) “Success” doesn’t mean “best.” That second point is really important. In fact, success is so subjective that we spent an entire episode trying to determine which film is the “most successful” Disney movie of all time. Listen to our full episode of The Disney Movie Review below. How to Define ‘Success’ Everyone has different metrics and that colors the results. If money is the only thing that matters, then Star Wars: The Force Awakens likely sits on top of your “most successful” list. If you are looking for Oscar statues, Mary Poppins might make your list since it won awards for Best Actress, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Song, and Best Visual Effects. […]

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This week on the podcast we talk about Pixar’s new trailer for Cars 3. Then we move on to Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2, which opened to more than $145 million but could still fail. We talk about how that might be a good thing. Then we dive into those rumors surrounding Johnny Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The conversation gets really interesting once we talk about the plans Disney has for the film in China. Plus we talk about that new nighttime fireworks show and launch a contest that could add a new Disney movie to your collection. That and much, much more. For the week of May 15, 2017, this is episode 131 of The Disney Movie Review. (Listen to the full episode below) Disney Movie Giveaway Before we get […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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This week we took a look at Disney’s slate of live-action remakes. Ever since Alice in Wonderland raked in more than $1 billion worldwide, it seems like the Disney live-action remake machine has gone into overdrive. With the recent success of Beauty and the Beast, we can expect even more. This week we look at the current slate and evaluate the good and the bad, and we have a healthy discussion about The Song of the South. Plus we recommend a few movies that Disney should consider remaking and which ones they should never, ever touch. That and much, much more. For the week of April 24, 2017, this is Episode 128 of The Disney Movie Review. Listen to the full podcast here: DISNEY’S SCHEDULED LIVE-ACTION REMAKES Here is the current list of remakes that we know of: Dumbo, Mulan, The […]

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Rey Standing by Shore in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
This week, Lucasfilm Releases the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Marvel released the trailer for Thor: Ragnarok and Disney Nature got in on the fun to release their Dolphins Trailer. We ask whether Disney Animation is paying enough attention to boys, Plus a lot of people are upset about a lingerie inspired by Disney Princesses. That and much, much more. For the week of April 17, 2017 episode 127 WARNING: While we don’t mention anything explicit, we do talk about lingerie in this episode. Star Wars: The Last Jedi This week Lucasfilm released the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi (which you can see here). Ed, Cameron and Kristin felt like this was a pretty good look at the movie while I was the odd man out on this discussion. I think my expectations were a […]

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