I need your opinion on something. Yes, you reaching up to click that X button. DON'T DO IT!! Do you think kids movies are wasted on their target audience? Are they really better for adults? See, here's the thing... Name five children you know who liked Fantasia. I couldn't. No one I knew liked Fantasia as a … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Are Kids’ Movies like Fantasia Wasted on Kids?
I need your opinion on something. Yes, you there with your hand precariously placed on the scroll wheel. Is movie censorship getting tighter or looser? Because to me, it seems like both. See, here's the issue... Have you seen Pinocchio lately? Dang, that's a messed-up (awesome) movie. Kids smoking, drinking, engaging in violence, and using … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Is Censorship Getting More or Less Liberal? (Pinocchio)
I need your opinion on something. Yes, you, who just pointed to yourself and said, "Me?" We hear the word "classic" thrown around in movies a lot and...does it mean anything? See, here's the issue... Someone once named Snow White as the best Disney movie ever made because it was the first. I wanted to crucify them … Continue reading Disney Discussions: Are Classic Movies like Snow White Really That Good?
Last in a tribute to great Christmas movies is my personal favorite--and one of my favorite films in general. While a box-office bomb, this film turned out to be one of the biggest movies ever. It's easy to see why. A Break from Christmas Movies Despite being hyped as a Christmas film, the film isn't … Continue reading Best Christmas Movie: The Case for “It’s a Wonderful Life”
Harley Quinn holds the Joker at gunpoint. Flames paint the sky red and orange from plane crash that brought the Joker to the ground, to Harley's feet. Batman and Robin call her to stop, but they dare not get too close. Tears stream down Harley's face. She used to think it was some kind of … Continue reading Why Batman was Perfect for Kids (and Everybody Else)
"If there's one thing I hate, it's the noise, noise, noise, noise!" Now, was that a quote from The Grinch or simply musings on modern media? The answer is yes. I know I sound like an old geezer if I say that today's music sucks, but A) I'm 26, B) if you look at music … Continue reading Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
I had zero expectations for this film. Yeah, yeah, the Christian audience lauded it as the greatest movie ever, but I've learned not to trust the opinions of Christians on Christian films. Why? Because they compromise good film-making for a good message or a touching moment of salvation. Christian movies are usually little more than … Continue reading Courageous–A Low-Dairy Film
Remember when kids movie were meant to traumatize rather than pander? Forget all the Don Bluth movies, forget The Black Couldron, let's talk about The Brave Little Toaster. I watched this recently for nostalgia sake and I think this movie may be the reason I am so sick in the head. Marketed as a cute little movie … Continue reading Brave Little Toaster–Darkest Kids Movie Ever??
For such a culture of entertainment, we sure are against the stuff. When is the last time you danced? Prom? A club in college? You ever notice how rare dancing has become? If you watch a lot of old movies and read a lot of old books, you'll see that social dances were remarkably common. … Continue reading Non-Participants
"God's not into remodeling. he's into demo and start over." --Shawn Craig (PCD) When Pastor Craig said that, my brain stopped for a minute (a common thing, that). We always picture God as the creator, the life-giver, the grower, the Fix-It Felix in a world of Wreck-It Ralphs. And yet, the concept of God being a … Continue reading God is Wreck-It Ralph