Friday, January 22, 2021

Walt Disney, part XXXVIII: What's a fire, and why does it—what's the word—burn?


THE LITTLE MERMAID

1989
Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker
Written by Ron Clements, John Musker, and Howard Ashman (based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen)

Spoiler alert: well, she doesn't become a freaking air spirit

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Hannibal ante portas


JUPITER'S DARLING

1955
Directed by George Sidney
Written by Dorothy Kingsley (based on the play The Road to Rome by Robert Sherwood)

Spoiler alert: unless you're somehow surprised to learn that Rome won the Second Punic War, actually quite mild

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

I love you, let's be friends


ATHENA

1954
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Written by Leo Pogostin, Charles Walters, Esther Williams, William Ludwig, and Leonard Spigelgass

Spoiler alert: moderate

Monday, January 11, 2021

All I ask is just one more chance—just one more dance?


LOVELY TO LOOK AT

1952
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy and Vincente Minelli
Written by George Wells and Harry Ruby (based on the musical play Roberta by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach based on the novel Gowns by Roberta by Alice Deur Miller)

Spoiler alert: moderate

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Monday, December 28, 2020

Oops, Wonder Woman raped a dude


WONDER WOMAN 1984

2020
Directed by Patty Jenkins
Written by Geoff Johns, Dave Callaham, and Patty Jenkins

Spoiler alert: moderate