One of my favorite Disney movies growing up was Robin Hood, and bringing it home on blu ray felt good.
Some forces in the universe are unstoppable.
My Little Pony.
We watched the movie together earlier this year and they loved it.
The Cat from Outer Space was a movie that came out in 1979 and revolutionized the “animal-from-outer-space-with-a-telekinetic-collar” genre.
I loved it as a kid and we watched it as a family on February 2, 2018.
Every year during the holiday season we watch through a group of movies that may or may not have a festive setting and theme.
(Hint – they do.)
This year was the first I had seen Christmas with the Kranks (she had seen it previous) so I was hoping we had found another to add to the list of our rotational December viewing.
I’m not (obviously) looking for the new definition of classic cinema, but I was looking for a decent Christmas-flavored flick to get into the spirit of the season with.
This movie did not do that, but a few laughs got me through to the end.
On November 18th of last year we finished watching Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with the kids.
They really enjoyed it and it was great to show them another chapter in the saga.
We watched The Dark Tower mid-November of 2017 and had hoped for more.
We’ve never read the book series, but the movie had the seemingly massive good/evil confrontation that I enjoy with cool characters that could pull it off.
It was not to be however, as I felt the movie wasn’t sure what it was – was it a horror movie, an adventure movie? Were we supposed to understand everything, or just go with the flow and not think too much?
It finished strong but as someone who did not originally have an interest in the source material I wanted this to be the gateway. Not to be.
On October 9th Currerbell and I watched the latest from the Pirates of the Caribbean world, “Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
I enjoyed it more than the last several offerings, and the franchise seems it will keep going.
Anything King Arthur related I’m there – no sell required, you’ve already got me – so I was excited about this film from the start.
I was disappointed, but the film does warrant a watch and I think there is a lot of good there. A powerful ending, fun lines and thoughtful moments are the high points here but some inexplicable plot choices that left you trying to figure out what was going on while it was happening brought things down.
If you aren’t at all excited about the legend of King Arthur from the start, then I think you will have a harder time getting into it.
The girls got their first taste of the prequel trilogy this year when we finished The Phantom Menace on September 19th.
It was a big success, with everyone loving the film (even Jar-Jar!). Episodes II and III are on hold for now, but we’ll get there.
One of our Disney favorites growing up was Beauty and the Beast (1991) so we (she especially) had been looking forward to the live-action redo.
Cinderella (2015) was well done (better than the 1950 cartoon I feel) and I took that stock to the theater hoping for another good experience.
This is just a short snapshot to record that we saw it so I’m not going in-depth here, but we were disappointed. Many of the additions and songs to the story added length but they did not add quality.
We saw the film in theaters on July 19, 2017.