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WALT DISNEY PICTURES | Disney's "Dumbo," brought back to theaters with Tim Burton's distinct artistic eye, is an uplifting family film that will visually stun.

Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Moves Audiences, Visually Stuns

★★★★☆ Renowned director and producer Tim Burton returned to the cinemas March 29 after a three-year absence with “Dumbo,” a remake of the 1941 animated Disney film. The plot captures a beautiful parallel of familial love between Dumbo and his mother and that of Holt Farrier, played by Colin Farrell,[Read More…]

by March 31, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Movies, The Guide
Julia Usiak

MISS-TAKES: Do Disney Movies Pass the Bechdel Test?

The propensity to walk through crowded streets with a nose stuck in a book. The tendency to launch myself out of pools, whipping my hair back in an arc. An affinity for men who give me stolen apples and ask cryptic questions, like: “Do you trust me?” You may recognize[Read More…]

by October 31, 2018 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide, Uncategorized

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’

★★★★☆ “Black Panther” is a visually stunning marvel with a stellar cast that elevates an uninspired script. The film follows the newly crowned king and superhero T’Challa as he returns home to Wakanda and is thrust into conflict with a foe who threatens his homeland. Rachel Morrison’s cinematography, Ruth Carter’s[Read More…]

Film Review: ‘Coco’

Film Review: ‘Coco’

★★★★★ Adult audiences might not expect an animated film to explore difficult issues like the death and legacy of a loved one, but Disney Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece, “Coco,” defies these expectations. With “Coco,” audiences of all ages are exposed to powerful and complex themes of love, loss and the[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

Movie Review: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’

★★☆☆☆ For more than a decade, Captain Jack Sparrow has been one of Hollywood’s most iconic Disney characters, capturing audiences of all ages with his quick wit and eccentric charm. First portrayed by Johnny Depp in 2003, in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” Sparrow was[Read More…]

by June 3, 2017 1 comment Guide - Top

Movie Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’

★★★★★ It is a story that everyone knows — the tale as old as time. Yet, somehow, the live-action digital remake of “Beauty and the Beast” still dazzles and leaves the audience longing to be a part of its enchanting world, even after 26 years. It is a difficult task[Read More…]


Q&A: Pine, Affleck Talk Roles in ‘The Finest Hours’

While Chris Pine might be used to navigating waves of young, female fans captivated by his blue eyes, he and co-star Casey Affleck took on dozens of literal waves on screen in the “The Finest Hours,” a recent movie about the rescue of the SS Pendleton’s crew during a fierce[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘The Finest Hours’

Movie Review: ‘The Finest Hours’

★★★☆☆ Though Disney’s latest movie, “The Finest Hours,” which is out in theaters Thursday, is the cinematic equivalent of a white button-down shirt — simple and certainly not unique, but classic for a reason. Directed by Craig Gillespie of “Lars and the Real Girl” fame, “The Finest Hours” has no[Read More…]

Movie Review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

Movie Review: ‘Monkey Kingdom’

Is a Disney movie really a Disney movie without a princess storyline? Apparently not. Even the new nature documentary “Monkey Kingdom” comes complete with a princess-to-be, a prince — or alpha male, to be more precise — and three annoying antagonists simply referred to as “the sisters,” bringing the hierarchy[Read More…]

by April 17, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘Cinderella’

Movie Review: ‘Cinderella’

★★★☆☆ Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” is an entertaining film, notable for its spectacular visual displays — a sea of elaborate costumes amid enchanting fairytale forests, secret gardens, homey cottages and a lavish castle make the traditional fairy tale all the more magical. The screenplay, while often cheesy (as fairytales usually are),[Read More…]

by March 6, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide