Tag Archives: Disney

Nightcrawler

The 2014 Bobby James Awards: Film

The time has come. This is the moment you’ve all been [passively] waiting for – the announcement of the 2014 Bobby James Awards for “Best of Film.” The awards go to… …first, let’s start with one of the fan-voted awards, shall we? Blockbuster Character of the Year: “Emmett Brickowski” (Chris Pratt) – The LEGO Movie […]

Fifty Shades

A Media Comment: Hollywood’s New Obsession with Bizarre Sex

UPDATE (February 13, 2015): Forget about how bizarre Gone Girl was because this week, the film adaptation of E.L. James’ wildly popular book, Fifty Shades of Grey, opens nationwide. A lukewarm reception from American critics says expectations are met – and that the adaptation is a flatly acted soft-core porn that almost can’t survive against the […]

from The Lion King (1994). Voice:  Robert Guillaume

Tops: 10 Best [Animated] Supporting Disney Characters

Welcome to Tops!  Wildly popular on As Seen By (2011-2013), Tops is a feature highlighting the “10 Best” [insert topic] in television or movies!  Lists like the Top 10 Animated “Awww” Moments or Ten 21st Century Documentary Films The May Make You Want to Occupy a Street are among the most popular ever written for As Seen By.  Now, I’m bringing the Tops […]

"Hiccup" from DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon 2

A Media Comment: Animated Feature ≠ “Kid’s Movie”

Have you seen DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon 2 yet? If not, do so – it’s a fantastic animated feature that, in a roundabout way, is the basis for this post.  While I was surfing Facebook, I saw Moviepilot Animation’s article:  So Let’s Talk About How To Train Your Dragon’s Gay Character.  Upon completing the […]

Maleficent 2

Angelina Jolie is wickedly enchanting as “Maleficent”

Being a fan of Disney and Angelina Jolie, I was predisposed to like this big-budget summer venture titled Maleficent.  A reimagining of the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent is told from the point of view of the title character by a mysterious narrator.  A pleasant, but predictable third-act twist continues Disney’s notable feminist fairytale trend (recall last year’s hit Frozen?), leaving audiences with fond […]

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger (movie review)

OK – I finally got to see The Lone Ranger! Having done so, I’m confused – why is there all this negative buzz flying around?  Why have the pompous mainstream critics broken out their thesauri to shred it? I don’t get it.  Then again, some critics didn’t use a thesaurus at all, yes, I’m looking at […]

ENTERTAINMENT news: The Magical World of Disney

Disney has been the talk of Tinseltown this past week – from the strong weekend opening of Oz, The Great and Powerful ($79 million) to the announcement that Disney is shutting down their 2-D, hand-drawn animation division.  This week, Disney is adding more fuel to their blazing wildfire: they’re “re-imagining” Beauty and the Beast.  The newest […]

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