Remakes OK, but how about some originality in your world?4 minute read Yesterday at 2:02 AM CDT
If you’re wondering who the 2023 The Little Mermaid remake is for, it’s for me.
And by “me,” I specifically mean millennials who were children during Disney’s late-’80s, early-’90s heyday, when it was just cranking out the animated hits. Consider the astonishing run of The Little Mermaid (1989), Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992) and The Lion King (1994), which all came out within years of each other.
Back then, movies stayed in the movie theatre for months, imprinting themselves on our brains, before arriving on VHS some years later and then retreating into the “Disney vault,” which was honestly the biggest scam of our childhoods.
And these movies were formative. We spent summers pretending we were mermaids, and then we imagined we were lion cubs, tussling on snow forts at recess. I was absolutely jacked that there was a brown-haired Disney princess who loved books in the form of Belle, and I dreamed of having a pet tiger like Jasmine.
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Unusual, impressionistic documentary explores colonization through an intimate lens3 minute read Preview Yesterday at 2:02 AM CDT
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Streaming services may be facing an uncertain new year, but Glass Onion, the followup to 2019’s Knives Out, was a reliable hit for Netflix over the holidays. In fact, writer-director Rian Johnson is already dropping some clues about the next Knives Out pic. Also backed by Netflix, this will be the third outing for Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), the famous detective known for his laser-like precision of mind and his somewhat amorphous Southern accent.
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AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Daryl McCormack’s grand year5 minute read Preview Friday, Dec. 16, 2022
Eddie Murphy to receive Cecil B. DeMille award at Globes2 minute read Preview Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022
Sigourney Weaver, James Cameron float on in ‘Way of Water’4 minute read Preview Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022
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Apple-Movies-Top-101 minute read Preview Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022
Movies US charts:
1. Black Adam
2. Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
3. Top Gun: Maverick
Toronto filmmaker Sarah Polley’s ‘Women Talking’ earns two Golden Globe nominations4 minute read Preview Monday, Dec. 12, 2022