Soul (2020) : A Small Step in the Right Direction

My hands covered my mouth and my eyes welled up with a of couple tears with the last line and shot of Disney/Pixar’s newest film, Soul. I don’t know what I had been expecting, but I at least should have known that this film would affect me emotionally, just like nearly every other Pixar film. Written by Pete Docter, Mike Jones, and Kemp Powers, and … Continue reading Soul (2020) : A Small Step in the Right Direction

Something Has Been Bothering Me For Literally Years.

There are so many things about the film The Santa Clause and the series as a whole that just makes no sense whatsoever.  I know what you’re thinking: “Kristen, it’s a Christmas movie. Most things don’t make sense in Christmas movies.” And to that, I say, you are correct. HOWEVER, The Santa Clause has so many plot holes, that I can’t look past them any longer and they … Continue reading Something Has Been Bothering Me For Literally Years.

Revisiting Disney: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas is a film that I have always been reluctant to say I enjoy. Does that have to do with the film itself? Absolutely not. It does, however, have to do with the culture surrounding the film. I’ve noticed a trend. Those that love The Nightmare Before Christmas really LOVE The Nightmare Before Christmas and it seems to become nearly their entire personality. The diehard … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Revisiting Disney: The Rescuers (1977)

The Rescuers is definitely one of the Disney animated films that deserves more love and to be pushed more into the mainstream.  For those unfamiliar with the film, The Rescuers is the tale of two mice of the Rescue Aid Society who search for Penny, a little girl who was kidnapped by treasure hunters trying to find the world’s largest diamond. The film features the voices … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: The Rescuers (1977)

Revisiting Disney: Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Atlantis: The Lost Empire was one of the first films to come out after the Disney Renaissance Period ended, with only Dinosaur and The Emperor’s New Groove preceding it. It followed along with Disney’s new approach of a non-musical film. It was the first animated science-fiction film that the studio tackled. And, upon a rewatch, the film does hold up, for the most part.  Atlantis … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker : There’s No Pleasing Everybody

This review will be in two parts. The first part will address the film itself. The second part will address the fandom. So, here we go.    I am a person who enjoyed The Last Jedi. Say what you will about me for enjoying it, but I liked the restoration of hope in the galaxy and the idea that anybody could possess the power of … Continue reading Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker : There’s No Pleasing Everybody

You Must Remember This and Six Degrees of Song of the South : Some Thoughts

I’ve mentioned the podcast You Must Remember This before on this site. For a film lover, it is an absolute must. I wanted to briefly talk about the most recent series done on the podcast, “Six Degrees of Song of the South” about the Walt Disney film of the same name. If you know anything about the film, you know that it is rooted deeply … Continue reading You Must Remember This and Six Degrees of Song of the South : Some Thoughts

Revisiting Disney: Aladdin (1992)

Starting in 1989, the Walt Disney Company began a rather large undertaking: they were going to put out one animated film per year, over the course of ten years. Aladdin was third on their release schedule, and it was a hit in 1992 and continues to have a strong following today.  One of my favorite aspects of this film is the varying color palette. The … Continue reading Revisiting Disney: Aladdin (1992)

Frozen II Review: Into the Unknown

Rarely will you hear me say that a sequel was better than the original. So, mark this day down. Frozen II is better than Frozen. Frozen covered ground that Disney’s animated princess films had not really covered before. Romance was not the central focus, which was huge. With Frozen II, they had to top their original story. They, quite literally, had to go “Into the … Continue reading Frozen II Review: Into the Unknown