Disney’s latest CGI animated film Big Hero 6 combines WALL-E, Iron Man, and The Incredibles with a dash of The Avengers and the vaguest hint of Portal 2. If that doesn’t sound amazing, go watch Masterpiece Theatre or something.
Big Hero 6 serves as the first Disney animated feature featuring Marvel characters since acquiring the comics imprint in 2009, and it’s a near perfect marriage of the two entertainment giants. The original Big Hero 6 comics focused on a mildly…
This is what people mean when they talk about Disneyfication.
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day remains a beloved children's book that's unique due to its utter lack of fluff. Alexander has a negative adjective-inducing day where nothing goes right. It's tied up with the penultimate line, "My mom says some days are like that." The end. It's a lesson to kids that sometimes life is just disappointing. That's it. So, naturally, Disney took that important…
Rule number one of Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Go in with a blank slate. Don't read message boards or watch clips. Avoid it all. While it could've been another paint-by-numbers installment in the Avengers franchise, the movie instead fires off unexpected twists at a blistering clip that ultimately shifts the paradigm of Marvel's cinematic universe. It's a blockbuster thrill ride best experienced with a mind clear of information.
Skirting around the basics without giving anything away: Unsurprisingly, Captain America…
"Crazy? This is obscene."
With those four short words, Rob Reiner (as Max Belfort) delivers the perfect summation of The Wolf of Wall Street. Martin Scorsese's satirical adaptation of a memoir by Jordan Belfort, who rose from Long Island penny-stock swindler to shady Wall Street power player with his brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, is so over the top, it risks becoming what it sets out to mock. But it's a spectacle of opulence that demands to be seen.