Review – Puberty, Pimples, And Peculiar Pandas (“Turning Red”)

1985’s Teen Wolf plot has been spun into an eye-candy children’s treat about a vivacious, energetic 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian schoolgirl who has everything going for her. . . until she gets stressed and turns into a giant red panda! Another Pixar film (distributed by Disney) that is being shown exclusively on the Disney+ streaming service, has…

Review – Magical Miraculous Madrigals (“Encanto”)

After the monstrous success of Moana, Coco, Luca, and Raya & the Last Dragon, you can see a pattern emerging of story structure, toe-tapping music, vibrant bright colors, and similar-looking characters. Hey, once you have a good thing going, ya stick with it! Right?! Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigal’s, who…

Review – A Rock Falls For Mary Poppins (“Jungle Cruise”)

A film based on a Disney park ride? There’s already Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, Tomorrowland, and The Country Bears (Jamboree). Hell, I’m waiting for a Big Thunder Railroad, Matterhorn, and It’s A Small World movies since nothing is sacred anymore.   Combining elements of The African Queen, 1999’s The Mummy, and The Pirates…