- Vancouver, British Columbia - It has become more and more difficult to source the films of my youth for my now on-again, off-again series of childhood reviews. Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is a Disney film from 1994 that has likely been forgotten by most, but there were always a number of scenes that continued to stick out in my mind. This isn't because they were particularly fantastic, but they certainly left an impression on me as a child. Alas, so continues my journey back to my childhood.
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- Vancouver, British Columbia - I went to my childhood theatre, Station Square 7 in Burnaby, British Columbia to see one last movie there before it closed its doors this Labour Day and I had intended to see Total Recall which, despite not so great reviews, I am interested in seeing. The sad thing about theatres that are on their last legs is that they aren't being particularly well kept in their final days. As such, there were problems with the sound in Total Recall: a overpowering hum that made it unwatchable for me. But I was determined to see a movie there so I traded my ticket for the next show that was starting up and was in English. So, I watched The Odd Life of Timothy Green... which I had no idea what it was or what it was about. The only info I got was that it was a Disney family movie. Yeah, why not?
- Vancouver, British Columbia - It’s hard to go wrong with Pixar, and I was rather delighted to see an advanced screening of their newest gem. I’d seen a teaser trailer, but all that really revealed to me was that there was a fiery red-haired Scots girl who is temperamental and amazing at archery. It left me curious as to what the meat of the movie was.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - This year may be a little oversaturated with the tale of Snow White. Earlier this year, I got the chance to view Relativity Media's Mirror, Mirror featuring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Armie Hammer, which amounted to a rather comic look at the famed fairytale of Snow White. It is funny the effect that Disney can have upon one's understanding of fairytales, since I had grown up with the impression that the Seven Dwarves were always intended to be among the main players of the fairytale, but apparently not. Now, however, Universal Pictures has released Snow White and the Huntsman just a few short months after Mirror Mirror, and I must say that one of the two studios should've blinked and delayed their release. I've had a little too much Snow White for one year, but nonetheless, I decided to put forth this review.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - With Pixar films regularly blowing audiences away with cutting edge graphics, tight writing, and touching characterizations, it can be really easy to overlook other CG cartoon features. Even Disney’s own CG releases have been pretty forgettable. DreamWorks’s Madagascar series was no exception. Sure, it made oodles of money, but I found the first movie to be okay at best, and the second movie to be mediocre (and that animated series is hardly a gem). So my expectations weren’t high for this, the third installment in the movie franchise.