The Princess And The Frog (2009)
Long before my wife and I had children (actually before we were even married), she introduced me to The Princess And The Frog, Disney’s 2009 reimagining of the classic Brothers Grimm story The Frog Prince. From that first viewing, I was transfixed by the beautiful imagery, engaging story, and those well-crafted songs. And while the Anika Noni Rose’s performance as Tiana, and Burno Campos’ take on Prince Naveen were great, it’s Keith David’s spin as the villainous Dr. Facilier that steals the show. I mean, who doesn’t love “Friends On The Other Side” and all its demented magic. With elements of a classic love story, voodoo, and good Louisiana culture, The Princess And The Frog is a crowd pleaser for the whole family.
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Teaming up with the surviving Avengers, Scott embarked on the Time Heist, i.e. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes using the Quantum Realm to travel through time and collect past versions of the Infinity Stones to undo Thanos’ genocide. Ultimately they were successful, and now that Scott has reunited with Hope, Hank and Janet, the next chapter of his superhero career is ready to be explored, likely with Hope suiting up as The Wasp alongside him again.
During the production of Justice League, Zack Snyder’s daughter committed suicide, prompting the filmmaker to leave his directing duties on the project. Joss Whedon took over as director, but much of the vision of his film was lost along the way. During fans’ push for Snyder’s own cut of the film, they have raised over $150,000 to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention.
As Ben Schwartz explains, he found the reaction to be a positive one because he thought of it as fans showing a real passion for the movie. In the first trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog, the Sega character had smaller eyes, human-looking teeth and long skinny legs that fans just couldn’t look away from. It became somewhat of a meme being passed around and laughed at. But on the flip side, fans also were voicing their concerns, with some artists even taking it upon themselves to fix things up.
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015)
If there is a film that reflects a child’s imaginative perception of espionage as authentically as Spy Kids, but is certainly not for children’s eyes, it is undoubtedly Matthew Vaughn’s crowning directorial achievement thus far. Based on a comic book series by Mark Millar and Daye Gibbons, Kingsman: The Secret Service is a coming-of-age story following young Eggsy’s (Taron Egerton) recruitment into the titular secret organization by veteran Harry Hart (Colin Firth), who is investigating an eccentric, yet shady, tech billionaire named Valentine (Samuel L. Jackson). To call this off-beat, action-packed, and a bit gory instant classic a parody of the spy films would be insulting to its incessant originality and mindblowing surprises from beginning to end, especially at the end.
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So along with Brandon St. Randy’s advances coming off weird if you weren’t already familiar with the character from Zack and Miri Make a Porno, it also sounds like this was a simple case of a certain type of humor not aging well. Just because something was funny over a decade ago doesn’t mean that audiences are going to react the same way to it nowadays, so Kevin Smith decided to go the safer route and have Randy wisely keep his hands to himself while in court.
Why It’s a Great Netflix Party Option: The film addresses several major political and social issues, like domestic abuse, racism, and sexism. The Circle’s major statement is whether some people deserve to die over others, and how ruthless people become in the face of death. This film will have you questioning whether you can really trust your friends and family if put in a similar situation. It’ll spice up a Netflix Party by creating tension and starting up debates of morality. It’s also just a really fascinating film to watch and discuss.
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There are a ton of Skippers who work at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, usually spending their days narrating the happenings of the classic boat ride in Adventureland with sarcastic humor and dad joke-esque lines. It’s one of the more quirky jobs at the theme parks that guests have to live without for the time being. But tons of them have come together to record their best knee-slappers from the comfort of their quarantined environments, as you’ll see below:
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will now arrive on May 7, 2021, with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness following on November 5, 2021 and Thor: Love and Thunder landing on February 18, 2022, a date that had originally belonged to an untitled Marvel movie. The third MCU-set Spider-Man movie is still set for July 16, 2021, although because that’s a Sony picture, it’s possible it could also be delayed, and the studio will announce as much at a later date (there was no mention of Spider-Man in Sony’s delays announcement earlier this week).
As mentioned before, while Disneynature films have seen theatrical releases before, they weren’t exactly massive hits. They were movies seen by those who sought them out, not the sort of movie that an audience might simply checkout because it looked interesting. With Disney+, and especially right now, the chances somebody might give Dolphin Reef, or Elephant, a chance just for the heck of it are much better