Neeli Sethi as Mowgli and Bill Murray as Baloo in 2016 The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book Is a Gorgeous Must-See

The Jungle Book (1967) is easily one of my favorite animated Disney films. A young boy grows up and has adventures with animal friends to a soundtrack that includes jazzy songs like “I Wanna Be Like You” and “The Bare Necessities”? Yeah, I’m so there. Not to mention, it dodged British imperialism and the homicidal elephant ending from Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 story, so that was nice (though it did still have issues with racial stereotypes). Fortunately, the live-action version keeps the spirit of the 1967 animated classic alive. Continue reading “The Jungle Book Is a Gorgeous Must-See”

Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, and Christopher Walken in Seven Psychopaths

Seven Psychopaths: The Next Pulp Fiction?

I feel like Seven Psychopaths was one of those movies that came out of nowhere. One minute, it didn’t exist, and then there were suddenly TV spots and previews for it everywhere (kind of like the first Paranormal Activity). I kept telling people I wanted to see this movie, and they just looked at me like I was crazy—like I was actually heading to a corrections facility to check out an odd numbers of psychopaths. Continue reading “Seven Psychopaths: The Next Pulp Fiction?”