Tag: Disney

‘The Lion King:’ All That is Good and Beautiful

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
‘The Lion King:’ All That is Good and Beautiful

Disney’s “The Lion King” starts with a surprise. Rafiki, the wise, narrating baboon bursts into that opening line of “The Circle of Life” that everyone knows but to which nobody knows the real words. A bright orange sun gently rises from the horizon. Suddenly, elephants, birds, gazelles, cheetahs and more walk through the audience to […]

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Catching Stars

| September 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Catching Stars

A crocodile that ticks. A pirate crew led by a captain with a hook for a hand. A boy that lives forever. The story of Peter Pan has become a part of our cultural canon. Originally written by author J.M. Barrie and popularized by the 1953 Disney film, the tale has been examined and translated […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

Mild Spoilers for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War” will be discussed. Acting as the first film to follow the drastic events of April’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the second solo outing for Marvel’s minuscule hero soared into theaters this summer. Seeking to pitch a far more light-hearted adventure, the sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man” tossed […]

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Going through ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ with director James Bobin

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Going through ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ with director James Bobin

Taking a whopping six years to make it to the screen, Disney has finally delivered on a proper sequel to Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland.” While Burton doesn’t direct this sequel (as he was busy directing “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” the Niner Times was able to sit down to an interview with “Alice […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Good Dinosaur’

| December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Good Dinosaur’

In any other year “The Good Dinosaur” would perhaps make an impact. Sadly, this is not that year. This summer saw the release of “Inside Out,” arguably one of the finest movies Pixar has turned out in years. Following the success and acclaim of that film would be a daunting task for any movie. So, […]

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REVIEW: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
REVIEW: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

As a child, we all had that one cousin whose house we loved to visit. They had all the latest games and movies, and the best snacks. That was my cousin Ebony. She had every VHS Disney ever released, vault editions included, all lined on a book shelf in the living room. On days spent […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: A film called ‘Tomorrowland’ shouldn’t be as boring as it is

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: A film called ‘Tomorrowland’ shouldn’t be as boring as it is

Disney has done a pretty good job on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, taking an existing Disney World ride and turning it into a well-made and financially stunning franchise. Now think, what other Disney World rides would make good movies? Tower of Terror (a new one, not that made-for-TV Kirsten Dunst one), Space Mountain […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Cinderella” is classic Disney magic brought to life

| March 11, 2015 | 3 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Cinderella” is classic Disney magic brought to life

I’ll admit it, I am LIVING for these remakes and re-tellings that Disney are creating for this generation, from “Alice in Wonderland” to “Maleficent,” “Into the Woods” and even “Oz: The Great and Powerful” to an extent. I think it’s a great way for this generation to be exposed to classic stories and characters and […]

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“McFarland, USA” will be a film far more important than what the trailer might imply.

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
“McFarland, USA” will be a film far more important than what the trailer might imply.

We all know the story of the classic Disney sports movie, “Remember the Titans”, “Glory Road”, “Million Dollar Arm” among others, comes a team of some sort facing adversity in the face of their sport, usually ends up succeeding through that adversity in the end and becoming famous enough to warrant a Disney movie. You just […]

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Q&A with Disney’s “Into the Woods” stars, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Q&A with Disney’s “Into the Woods” stars, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine

  Disney’s new fantasy film, “Into the Woods” intertwines timeless tales like “Jack and the Beanstallk,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Cinderella.” With a star studded cast of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine and “Pitch Perfect” star, Anna Kendrick, kids of all ages are sure to sing along when “Into the Woods” hits theaters […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is a sweet, though sort of forgettable family movie

| November 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” is a sweet, though sort of forgettable family movie

Picture this, I’m at the movies alone, looking like a 6’2″ slightly overweight vagrant who hasn’t shaved in a week, in a theater full of children, and I have to try not to look like a total creeper as I’m lodged between two recliners of five year olds. That sums up my experience of seeing “Alexander and […]

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‘Boy Meets World’ spin-off may be a turn-off for fans

| November 19, 2012 | 1 Comment
‘Boy Meets World’ spin-off may be a turn-off for fans

Growing up, I remember watching the American television sitcom “Boy Meets World.” It was and still is my favorite television show simply because I could sort of relate to the characters’ actions and feelings even though I was slightly younger in age. The characters helped me understand life in different time periods. As of today, […]

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