Movie Review – Soul

Soul US (2020) Dirs. Pete Docter & Kemp Powers What is your purpose in life? Is it a talent, a person, a hobby, a calling? Some people go through life without any real direction, following the school, job, marry, kids, retirement, and death pattern and nothing to show for it at the end. Are they … Continue reading Movie Review – Soul

Onward

Onward US (2020) Dir. Dan Scanlon Growing up without a parent is hard enough when you knew them for a short while but worse if you didn’t get a chance to know them at all. Obviously, if you did get a chance to meet your deceased parent you’d take it, even if it meant dabbling … Continue reading Onward

Ralph Breaks The Internet

Ralph Breaks The Internet US (2018) Dirs. Phil Johnston & Rich Moore No, he doesn’t post a picture of his bare bottom although this is probably the only thing Ralph doesn’t do as he ventures from the safe-haven of his old school arcade game into the vast, busy and heavily populated digital world of the … Continue reading Ralph Breaks The Internet

Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 US (2018) Dir. Brad Bird Usually in Hollywood, when a film becomes a massive hit the studio bean counters start making plans for a sequel. After the success of The Incredibles in 2004, Brad Bird of Pixar decided to work on other projects instead of instantly capitalising on his latest cash cow, making … Continue reading Incredibles 2

Coco

Coco US (2017) Dirs. Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina Every year at the Oscars it is inevitable that either a Pixar or Disney film is going to win Best Animated Film regardless of whether it deserves it or not. In lieu of egregiously overlooking anime and other foreign language animated films, the 2018 winner Coco … Continue reading Coco

Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 US (2014) Dirs. Don Hall & Chris Williams Perhaps it is just me but somehow this Disney film seemed to have slipped under my radar, which is unusual considering how much of a mighty publicity machine Uncle Walt’s company is, especially in pushing their animated fare. Still, it means the surprise is … Continue reading Big Hero 6

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. James Gunn It’s comic book sequel time as the eponymous motley crew of aliens, humans, animals and miscellaneous return to wreak havoc across the stars to the hit sounds of a 70’s and 80’s mix tape, in the hope of swelling the coffers of … Continue reading Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book US (2016) Dir. Jon Favreau Having recently got round to viewing the celebrated 1967 animated version of Rudyard Kipling’s famous tale from Disney, it is time to take a look at their recent updated live action version from Hollywood. The story is largely the same as before, expanded at the expense of … Continue reading The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book US (1967) Dir. Wolfgang Reitherman Yes, I know there is a new CGI version of this classic Rudyard Kipling tale out but the reason for reviewing this eximious Disney version now is twofold - first, the 2016 version will be held up against this film making it necessary to watch for the … Continue reading The Jungle Book

Zootropolis

Zootropolis (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Running Time: 109 minutes approx. For many people Disney represents the embodiment of the idyllic fantasy world of princes and princesses, music and magic, and happy ever after. But if we look beyond the twee, sugary aesthetic they do occasionally face up to the … Continue reading Zootropolis