Could films be encouraging and contributing to the neglect of household pets? That was a question that would once have made me roll my eyes. I have always been sceptical about the impact that films have on their audiences and have never bought into the idea that violent film’s equal violent people and other similar notions. As an avid watcher of horror films since the … Continue reading Disney’s G-Force; Irresponsible Filmmaking
The untold story of the Sleeping Beauty villain is explored in this visually compelling box office hit. Maleficent, a rebellious and vindictive fairy, seeks to right the wrongs done to her by a human man that she once loved by cursing his infant daughter. However she learns during the child’s first sixteen years that she may hold the key to peace between the human world and the world … Continue reading Maleficent
As it’s Wednesday I thought I’d revive an old feature! As Disney’s Maleficent is released today, I thought it’d be apt to do a Top Five Live Action Disney Movies category. It’s been a long time, and some of you may not have ever seen this feature on here before, but the rules are simple, comment your top five list in the comments below 🙂 I’ll … Continue reading Feature Revival: What Are Your Top Five…Live Action Disney Movies
I’m not sure that this was the first film I saw in the cinema but I’d have been 6 when it came out and I distinctly remember my brother and me getting excited about going to see it, so it’s a pretty safe bet that it was the first! I don’t remember much about this film at all, so there’s not a lot I can say … Continue reading Day 15: The First Movie you saw in Theatres
Obviously there are loads of films I could’ve chosen, I like a lot of animated films! A Goofy Movie comes to mind as a favourite simply because I used to watch it religiously as a kid with my brother. In fact we’d watch it most nights. Goofy is my favourite Disney character, even though he ignored me at Disneyland Paris in favour of younger and more … Continue reading Day 12: Your Favourite Animated Movie
Disney takes a slightly different approach with the adorable docudrama Chimpanzee, in which young chimp Oscar must learn independence the hard way when his mother is killed during an attack by rival chimpanzees, led by the uniquely named Scar *rolls eyes*. Despite the unoriginal name of rival chimp gang leader Scar, Chimpanzee is a fresh take on a cute, family film and the stunning, natural rainforest location allows for some beautiful visuals. The cinematography … Continue reading Chimpanzee
Disney’s latest animated film comes in the form of ‘Wreck it Ralph’. Executive producer John Lasseter brought us many Pixar films so it’s no wonder that Wreck it Ralph’s visuals rival those of Toy Story, which it has been heavily compared to since its US release.
Wreck it Ralph, a video game character voiced by John C. Reilly, is so dissatisfied with his ‘bad guy’ image in arcade game “Fix it Feliz Jr” that he decides to travel to other games to try and win a medal, believing that it will win the affections of the other game characters. It’s a very clever premise, with intertextual references to existing arcade games, and some cleverly invented new ideas.