Monday, March 30, 2020

Walt Disney, part XXII: A dark age indeed, one big medieval mess


THE SWORD IN THE STONE

More like Bored In the Stone, and that's still funnier than 90% of the gags in the film.

1963
Directed by Wolfgang Reitherman
Written by Bill Peet (based on the novel by T.H. White)

Spoiler alert: he's the once and future king, bud

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Low fantasy


ONWARD

2020
Directed by Dan Scanlon
Written by Jason Headley, Keith Bunin, and Dan Scanlon

Spoiler alert: mild

Purple prose


COLOR OUT OF SPACE

2020
Directed by Richard Stanley
Written by Scarlett Amaris and Richard Stanley (based on the short story "The Colour Out of Space" by H.P. Lovecraft)

Spoiler alert: moderate

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Terminatrix


ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

2019
Directed by Robert Rodriguez
Written by Laeta Kalogridis and James Cameron (based on the comic, like, all of the comic, Battle Angel Alita by Yukito Kushiro)

Spoiler alert: moderate