A Christmas Carol Review Milwaukee Repertory TheaterWho doesn’t love A Christmas Carol? It is simultaneously exquisite entertainment and precious life lesson. Charles Dickens’ classic works across all mediums. From current cinematic biopic in theaters (The Man Who Invented Christmas), to the made-for-TV hit (A Christmas Carol: The Musical), it is a story that perfectly lends ..
RYAN: I didn’t have any major expectations for this film since it’s not a Disney movie and you could assume that with storks and babies, it would skew juvenile. And for about the first ten minutes it was just that. But then it really surprised me. It’s one of the more original stories for an ..
RYAN: The original Pete’s Dragon from 1977 is one of my all time favorite movies – within my top 10. I was super nervous about this because it has been remade without being a musical and the original songs are so brilliant. The names have changed, there are other characters and this movie had to be exceptional ..
RYAN: This movie received one of the largest responses – ever – for entries to my movie club. I wish I could have accommodated more people but those who did attend had a great time. And I loved this – such a feel good movie. From the makers of the Despicable Me movies. There’s also a cute Minions ..
RYAN: Disney, Roald Dahl & Steven Spielberg come together for quite the imaginative cinematic event! It’s one of the most whimsical adventures I’ve ever seen. I didn’t read the book, so coming at this completely unaware of what to expect, it’s this amazing childhood fantasy that had much depth and weight to it. It’s so ..
New on DVD Tuesday June 21 – and available now digitally – Tom and Jerry Back to Oz is as close to a direct sequel to the 1939 classic film we may ever see. In 2011, Warner Bros released Tom and Jerry and The Wizard of Oz on Blu-ray and DVD – recreating the original film ..
RYAN: This is the sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, which kicked-off Disney’s era of live action remakes of animated classics. CHUCK: It’s become a renaissance. RYAN: I loved the first one and went into this expecting it to be one of my favorite new movies, but I feel a little confused after this movie. I liked ..
RYAN: The Angry Birds Movie… Really? CHUCK: (laughs) RYAN: I had zero interest in this film so went in with very low expectations going into this film. Of course I’ve played Angry Birds. Who hasn’t? But I never got into it as much as Candy Crush, Tetris, Unblock Me… Some app games are addictive and apparently they can ..
RYAN: This is Disney’s latest live action adaptation of their classic animated films and it’s there finest one yet! And I’m comparing it to Cinderella, Maleficent, Alice in Wonderland… It’s their first musical retelling. Beauty and the Beast will be as well. I can’t wait for that one. I only saw the original Jungle Book once as a ..
RYAN: This is the new Disney animated 3D movie. They’re consistently good so when Disney comes out with the next animated feature, it’s just a question of how good is it? Zootopia is outstanding. It’s not Inside Out. But not everything can be Frozen and Inside Out. This is still a 10. It’s an adventure, a mystery, amazingly entertaining but also ..
RYAN: After what seems like a lifetime, The Peanuts get their big screen debut with The Peanuts Movie. Right off the bat, this has felt like a very good idea. There’s so much nostalgia over generations, culture steeped with iconography, and characters, fables built around American holidays – and just Snoopy in general – all so ..
RYAN: This is the new prequel to Peter Pan that is a live action, fantasy film. It’s a fantastic adventure; colorful, so filled with magic and excitement. You feel like you’re on an amusement park ride for much of the movie. GABY: I totally agree. It is really cool to watch all of the special effects and ..