BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Review: A Good Movie Suffocated by a Perfect One

Throughout Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast, Emma Thompson performs the voice of Mrs. Potts in a not-particularly-good impression of Angela Lansbury, and you’re left to wonder why they didn’t just get Angela Lansbury to do the movie. This, unfortunately, is Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast in a nutshell. A film so preoccupied … Continue reading BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Review: A Good Movie Suffocated by a Perfect One

Heroic Hollywood Exclusive: Full Interview with the BATMAN V SUPERMAN Action Team

Now, almost a year later, it’s safe to say that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Warner Bros.’ second-at-bat in their nascent DC Extended Universe, was the most controversial superhero movie of 2016. Despite financial success and a passionate core group of fans, the film received scathing reviews and was largely dismissed in the popular … Continue reading Heroic Hollywood Exclusive: Full Interview with the BATMAN V SUPERMAN Action Team

We Were Voyagers! – How MOANA’s Past Shows Us Our Future

This article contains spoilers. After facing monsters, surviving storms, and learning to navigate the seas, Moana, far from her home, is told by the demigod Maui how the ocean connects every living thing in the world. Here, in western culture, we tend to view oceans as vast chasms that separate continents over great distances, but … Continue reading We Were Voyagers! – How MOANA’s Past Shows Us Our Future

First Teaser for Luc Besson’s VALERIAN is Jaw-Dropping

We’re supposedly living in a halcyon era for (extreme sarcasm quotes) “geek culture,” but I sometimes wonder how true that is. Sure, science fiction and fantasy dominate film and television screens and you can confess to reading comic books without fear of ridicule, but a lot of that success has been built on the back … Continue reading First Teaser for Luc Besson’s VALERIAN is Jaw-Dropping

Inside the Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Center

Note: This article was originally published on Heroic Hollywood, but their recent site redesign has rendered it unreadable. I am republishing the article in its entirety here for posterity. “We need kids to make stuff.” That quote comes from Lindsey Collins, Producer of Finding Dory and VP of Development at Pixar. Collins was on hand … Continue reading Inside the Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Center

How THE BFG Captures the Magic of Make Believe

A child’s perspective on the world is different from that of an adult’s. That’s a seemingly obvious statement, but it’s one that we may not always consciously consider. Not only does a child’s limited life experience affect the way they comprehend conflict and solutions, but their physical smallness gives them quite literally a different point … Continue reading How THE BFG Captures the Magic of Make Believe