Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso in Rogue One

Rogue One: The Untold Story of the Heroes Who Saved the Rebellion

You may not win the battle, but there’s a chance you’ll win the war. That’s the message at the heart of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Continue reading “Rogue One: The Untold Story of the Heroes Who Saved the Rebellion”

Elsa and Anna in Frozen

Disney’s Frozen Gives Me Mixed Feelings

Oh, boy. Where to start with Frozen. It’s not like Disney finally listened to complaints about the lack of diversity in its princess movies. Or stopped making stupid comments about how female characters are harder to animate because they have too many emotions. But at least they’re making a slight step in the right direction (and when I say slight step, I mean slight step. This is still a very formulaic, sell-the-merchandise-hard Disney princess movie). More on that below. Continue reading “Disney’s Frozen Gives Me Mixed Feelings”

Wreck-It Ralph: An Hour and a Half of Pure Nostalgia and Arcade Tributes

I just knew this movie was going to be awesome when I first saw the trailer this summer. When Disney makes movies like this, it helps me feel less anxious about the fact that they now own Star Wars. After all, creating an animated movie based on or derived from classic arcade and video games that only adults would recognize is a bold strategy because you’re essentially widening the target demographic from just kids to kids through adults.
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