Category: Family

  • “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” Movie Review and Trailer

    “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” Movie Review and Trailer

    This, Andy Serkis directed version of the jungle book, was scheduled to arrive in theaters at the very same time as Jon Favreau’s live action version of Disney’s “The Jungle Book”. “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” was pushed back a year, but, ultimately ended up on Netflix. Life is tough in the jungle…..and in Hollywood. […]

  • “Moana” Movie Review and Trailer

    “Moana” Movie Review and Trailer

    1000 years ago the demigod, Maui (The Rock), stole the heart of Te Fiti and cursed the lands. The curse has finally reached the Island where Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) was born and will one day rule. But I get ahead of myself…… Growing up, Moana finds herself being called to the sea. She wants to […]

  • “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Movie Review

    “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Movie Review

    A confession, and all you thought you ever knew about the story of “Sleeping Beauty” changes forever. But, I am getting ahead of myself. Aurora (Elle Fanning) is now the Queen of her realm and all the special creatures of that land are peaceful and happy. The humans, who live across the river, are less […]

  • “The Lion King” Movie Review

    “The Lion King” Movie Review

    A pride of lions led by Mufasa (James Earl Jones) are gathering near their iconic Pride Rock monument to welcome the birth of the future king: Simba (JD McCrary and Donald Glover). Simba and his best friend Nala (Shahadi Wright Joseph and Beyonce) are curious cubs, sometimes egged on to do dangerous things by Simba’s […]

  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Movie Review

    “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Movie Review

    Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Astrid (America Ferrera) lead their band of misfits, including Toothless, on raids to save captured dragons. They are very successful in their rescue attempts, but by bringing the rescued dragons back to dragon / human utopia, Berk, they are causing security issues that concerns the Vikings. Berk is becoming too well […]

  • “Beauty and the Beast” Movie Review

    “Beauty and the Beast” Movie Review

    (Enchanting) A fantastic live action re-make of the 1991 animated feature. Belle (Emma Watson) is an oddity among women in the village. Belle can read, and, in fact, loves to read so she can get away, in her mind, from the hum-drum village life. And…being different, Belle despises the one man everyone else wants: Gaston […]

  • “The Jungle Book” Movie Review

    “The Jungle Book” Movie Review

    (Superbly Re-Imagined Classic) – – Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is an orphaned boy left in the jungle after his father was killed by the tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba). Luckily, Mowgli was found by kindly panther, Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), and given a home with the wolves. Years later, a drought automatically enacted a jungle law that […]

  • “Zootopia” Movie Review

    “Zootopia” Movie Review

    (Visually Stunning, Brilliant) – – Ever since Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) was a little bunny, she wanted to be a cop. Her parents told her that there has never been a bunny cop, and that she should be a carrot farmer like them. But, Judy has dreams, and 15 years later, she becomes the first […]

  • “How to Train Your Dragon 2” Movie Review

    “How to Train Your Dragon 2” Movie Review

    (Wonderful) – – Five years after the events in the last movie…..the people of Berk and the dragons are living in harmony. Instead of participating in the dragon races, Toothless and Hiccup (voiced by Jay Baruchel) are exploring, and mapping, the surrounding area…..something that until dragons and humans learned to get along was nearly impossible […]