‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 1– ‘Chapter One’ Review

Directed by: Dave FiloniWritten by: Jon FavreauStarring: Pedro Pascal, Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte, & Taika Waititi Available on: Disney+ The Star Wars galaxy doesn’t seem so far, far away these days thanks to Disney+, the new Netflix-esque streaming service for all things Disney, including Marvel, Pixar, National Geographic and, of course, LucasFilm. In … Continue reading ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 1– ‘Chapter One’ Review

‘The Lion King’ (2019) Review: A Fundamentally Flawed Feline Flick

**I'd like to start this off with a bit of an asterisk. I am going to say a lot of negative things about this movie. I have a complicated relationship with it and at the end of the day, I don't think The Lion King works in a more grounded world. That said, there is … Continue reading ‘The Lion King’ (2019) Review: A Fundamentally Flawed Feline Flick

Ranking The Films Of Jon Favreau, From Worst To Best

Disney's "live-action" (it's not live-action) update of The Lion King roars into theaters this weekend. The groundbreaking visual effects featured in the film were only utilized once before. I'm talking of course about the highly polished remake of The Jungle Book. Not so coincidentally, both films were directed by Iron Man's own Jon Favreau (I'm … Continue reading Ranking The Films Of Jon Favreau, From Worst To Best

‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Review: Not So Far From ‘Homecoming’ After All

Directed by: Jon Watts Starring: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Jon Favreau, Jacob Batalon, Marisa Tomei  Written by: Chris McKenna (II) & Erik Sommers Running time: 115 minutes Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments) Release date: July 2, 2019 Studio: Sony Pictures **Please excuse the vagueness with which I … Continue reading ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Review: Not So Far From ‘Homecoming’ After All

Werner Herzog Will Be A Villain In The ‘Star Wars’ TV Series ‘The Mandalorian’

Yep. Renown German documentarian Werner Herzog will be the villain for the first live-action Star Wars television show, The Mandalorian. Herzog has lent his acting talents to many projects over the years, including the 2012 Tom Cruise flick Jack Reacher. Now it seems the Grizzly Man filmmaker is headed for a galaxy far, far away. … Continue reading Werner Herzog Will Be A Villain In The ‘Star Wars’ TV Series ‘The Mandalorian’

Disney Streaming Service To House Entire Disney Motion Picture Library

Disney has spared no expense over the last few years in preparation for the big launch of their own streaming service, what we now know to be called Disney+, later this year. The company even went so far as to outright purchase another major studio in 20th Century Fox just to compete with Netflix. Well, … Continue reading Disney Streaming Service To House Entire Disney Motion Picture Library