The Lion King

THE LION KING - Featuring the voices of JD McCrary and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Disney’s “The Lion King” is directed by Jon Favreau. In theaters July 19, 2019. © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Disney has been in a frenzy remaking live-action versions of their old animated classics of late. The Lion King is the third remake so far this year, right behind the recently released Aladdin, and Dumbo that only came out a few months ago. What’s fascinating about these remakes is that every single one of them… Continue reading The Lion King

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Continuing the aftermath of Endgame, what I noticed was how this third tier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has altered the way the stories are told. The classic Marvel way was to tell linear stories in the context of an overlaying arc. This time there are three diverging storylines told concurrently while seeded with hints of what’s… Continue reading Spider-Man: Far From Home

Avengers: Endgame

Marvel Studios' AVENGERS: ENDGAME..L to R: Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), War Machine/James Rhodey (Don Cheadle), Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), Nebula (Karen Gillan), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Ant-Man/Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson)..Photo: Film Frame..©Marvel Studios 2019

Okay, so first off, [spoiler!], but then [spoiler!] happens, totally throwing a curve ball into all the [spoiler!], but it’s fine, take a breath, since [spoiler!] all of a sudden [spoiler!] and [spoiler] and [spoiler!][spoiler!](holy shit!)[spoiler!], but not for long, since [spoiler!] comes back, and [spoiler!] disappears and [spoiler!] beats the tar outta [spoiler!] just… Continue reading Avengers: Endgame

The Jungle Book

Director Jon Favreau has remade Disney’s animated musical adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, which focused on the initial story of an Indian boy raised by wolves. Previously filmed by Zolton Korda in 1942, that film is far removed from what we today recognize as the story, because it focused solely on the third… Continue reading The Jungle Book