• ‘Mulan’ Movie Review: Disney Needs To Do Some Reflection, Dishonors Animated Classic With Live-Action Remake

    
 Full disclosure: I am an avid fan of Disney’s 1998 animated classic Mulan. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched and rewatched the movie over the course of my life – perhaps a thousand times if not more. My sisters and I memorized every line of dialogue and every lyric to every […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 8 Months ago
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  • Movie Review: ‘The Secret Garden’ Blossoms In A Bleak Year For Cinema

    
 The Secret Garden is one of the most frequently revisited novels of all time. Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett and originally published in 1911, the book has gone one to receive several film, television, and even stage adaptations. I remember watching the 1993 film adaptation a long time ago, but I was a child […]
    • by Jeff Bennett
    • 9 Months ago
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  • Live-Action Sonic The Hedgehog: Good Or Bad?

    
 Video game movies. They’ve been around since time immemorial, and they’ll be around long after we’ve all passed on to higher realms of consciousness. And if one thing has held true for every film adaptation of a video game, it’s that they always tend to suck in one way or another. Even the half-decent […]
    • by Jeff Bennett
    • 11 Months ago
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  • Review: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Both Delights And Disappoints Compared to ‘New Leaf’

    
 Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch has been out for nearly a month, so what took me so long in writing this review? Well, to start off, I wanted to make sure I experienced enough of what the game has to offer before delivering a solid opinion on it. Moreover, I’ve been sucked […]
    • by Jeff Bennett
    • 1 Year ago
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  • Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Review: Fire Emblem Meets Persona In Nintendo Switch Crossover

    
 The Nintendo Switch is a hybrid in more ways than one. So is Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore, which combines gameplay elements of Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei with characters from Nintendo’s Fire Emblem series (particularly the original Fire Emblem and Awakening). The recently released Encore edition of the game is a slightly enhanced port […]
    • by Alan Hobbs
    • 1 Year ago
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  • ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 8 Review: Disappointingly Satisfying Finale To First Season

    
 The first season of The Mandalorian has finally aired to completion. That’s right, the show that almost singlehandedly carried Disney’s streaming service during its launch is over for the time being. Sure, the second season is already underway, but for now, this is it. I’ve been a champion of the series since its debut, […]
    • by Jeff Bennett
    • 1 Year ago
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  • Netflix’s ‘Witcher’ Series Brings Dark European Folklore To Life

    
 Netflix is approaching a critical juncture. The streaming company is facing more competition than ever, not only from the likes of Hulu and Amazon Prime, but also Disney Plus. Not to mention data that shows a rollercoaster of extreme highs and lows in both subscription rate and stock growth, it’s no secret that the […]
    • by Jeff Bennett
    • 1 Year ago
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  • ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 7 Review: Disney’s Breakout Hit Starts Breaking Bad

    
 At the end of my review for the previous episode of The Mandalorian, I speculated about how the show would handle wrapping up this season. So far, it’s seemed content to give us a steady flow of essentially self-contained stories. Past the third episode, you could probably watch a lot of the season out […]
    • by Jeff Bennett
    • 1 Year ago
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  • ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Review: Star Wars Finale Suffers From A Great Disturbance In The Force

    
 It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Disney could do no wrong when it acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012. The House of Mouse had led Marvel Studios to dominate the box office and was on a roll with animated hits both out of Pixar and its own in-house animation studies; logic would dictate that […]
    • by Jeff Bennett
    • 1 Year ago
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  • ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 6 Review: Bill Burr In Space

    
 The sixth episode of The Mandalorian is another self-contained story chronicling the adventures of everyone’s favorite bounty hunter on the run. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, this latest installment of the Star Wars spin-off series spins a good yarn. Baby Yoda plays an even smaller role here than it did in the previous episode, but […]
    • by Jeff Bennett
    • 1 Year ago
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