“Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” has the magic, but lacks the polish

JK Rowling’s latest entry into her “Wizarding World” franchise hit theaters a few weeks back and immediately the reviews were mixed at best. I saw “Fantastic Beasts” upon its debut in theaters two years ago and was mildly disappointed. However, after a subsequent viewing, it has moved up to the prestigious ranking of “fine”. So … Continue reading “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald” has the magic, but lacks the polish

“Duck Tales” makes its triumphant return to TV with series reboot

Growing up, “Duck Tales” was one of my favorite shows. I had it on VHS even, along with the feature-length film. When I heard it was being rebooted by the Disney Channel, I had my doubts, as I always do. But then when I heard who the primary cast would be – Ben Schwartz (“Parks … Continue reading “Duck Tales” makes its triumphant return to TV with series reboot

And Now Our Feature Presentation: “LEGO Jurassic World: Indominous Escape” (2016)

Who doesn't love a good LEGO movie? They've gone and done it again, creating a sort of prequel to “Jurassic World” that delves into the creation of the main dinosaur from the film, the Indominus Rex. Featuring the voice talents of Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) as park mascot DinoMan/Hot Dog Man, as well as actors from … Continue reading And Now Our Feature Presentation: “LEGO Jurassic World: Indominous Escape” (2016)

And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Moana” (2016)

Disney is knocking it out of the park! Of my top five films of the year for 2016, three were Disney films! Coming in at #2 was the latest from the Mouse, "Moana", featuring the voice talents of Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jemaine Clement (“Flight of the Concords”), and featuring the songs of … Continue reading And Now Our Feature Presentation: “Moana” (2016)

Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Beetlejuice” (1988)

It [was] October so let's get spooky! Not really a kids' movie at all, Tim Burton's “Beetlejuice” is still one of my favorites from my youth. Starring Michael Keaton as the titular character along with Alec Baldwin, Gina Davis and Winona Ryder, “Beetlejuice” is the story of Adam and Barbara Maitland who die tragically in … Continue reading Kid Tested – Uncle Approved: “Beetlejuice” (1988)