Disney Live-Action: Not As It Once Was

Remember Meet the Deedles? Snow Dogs? Max Keeble’s Big Movie? Me neither, because I never saw them. These are all products of the debacle that was Disney live-action films of the early 2000s. It seemed the company was just churning out whatever cheap film they could make to get the attention of persistent 8-year-olds to drag their parents toContinue reading “Disney Live-Action: Not As It Once Was”

From a Mermaid to an Ice Queen: Is Frozen Better Than Beauty?

These days Sarabeth and I go to the movies about three times a year. Once in the summer to catch the newest Pixar movie, and twice in December for the latest Hunger Games and Hobbit installments. Since there will not be a Pixar movie released this year (insert ultra-sad face here), I insisted we catch Frozen because of all the hypeContinue reading “From a Mermaid to an Ice Queen: Is Frozen Better Than Beauty?”

What’s Your Disney Moment?

My social networking sites are exploding with clips from Frozen – especially videos of the hit song, “Let It Go.” I’ve been steadily refraining from watching these tempting clips since I haven’t seen the movie yet – but dying to. It seems to be a unanimous consensus that Frozen is as good as Beauty and the Beast and Lion King. IsContinue reading “What’s Your Disney Moment?”

Why Disney is Better Now Than When We Were Kids

Walt Disney Pictures, in the 90’s, presented us with unforgettable films such as The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, etc. These formidable and successful years for the Walt Disney Co. are also known as Disney’s renaissance years, following many, many years of mediocrity just barely creeping out of the once-vibrant studio. But theContinue reading “Why Disney is Better Now Than When We Were Kids”

Spoiler-free Monsters University Review

We don’t go to the movies often, but Pixar movies are are never missed in the Toy household. So last Saturday, Sarabeth and I went on a date to see Pixar’s newest film, Monsters University.  You’ll recall 2001’s Monsters Inc. being about monsters, but there was nothing scary about it (which actually made it even more brilliant). TheContinue reading “Spoiler-free Monsters University Review”

Why Pixar is Superior

It’s almost impossible to turn a corner in the street or flip through the TV and not see an ad for Disney/Pixar’s newest movie, Monsters University, which comes out this week. Sarabeth and I don’t go to the theaters often, but every summer we make an exception to hit the newest Pixar movie. This Saturday, for us, willContinue reading “Why Pixar is Superior”

Always Wreckin’ It

Poor Ralph. He just wants to be one of the good guys for once. He’s tired of his big, clumsy fists, tired of always hurting people, tired of wrecking everything. Peter would have liked Ralph. Peter’s problem didn’t lie in his fists, but in his mouth. Always spouting off an irrational answer, making promises heContinue reading “Always Wreckin’ It”