Whenever I wonder, “What am I writing all this stuff for?” (since we all have moments of doubt), it’s news articles like the one from The Wrap that reminds me that I am doing my civic duty on my little corner of the internet by exposing the inherent racial (or blatant racial) bias in America.
When it comes to films, there are only a few that I hold on their own pedestal. Jurassic Park is one of those films. Having watched the film tons of times and read the book, I can tell you that I’m a huge fan of this story outlining the hubris of mankind and how it can ultimately fail those who fall sway to its siren song.
Pan isn’t what you’d expect from the average Peter Pan movie adaptation. This film is a bold new interpretation of the classic J.M. Barrie tale.
For better or worse, I am a huge fan of Disney’s original 1950s animated classic, Cinderella. It’s a masterpiece of simple, effective animation, natural humor, and a lack of time-specific fashion (this story is set sometime in the 1800s, I assume, yet Cinderella and other characters have silhouettes and hairstyles specific to the ’50s).
In the post about Moana, I write that hearing the film will be computer animated is a bit of a bummer since I can already see the 2D animated film in my head. I just like 2D animation better. The only way I can watch 3D animation is if its used in a non-boring fashion or has a unique look to it, like The Book of Life (wooden puppets), Toy Story (using the technology to enhance toys’ already fragile and fabric-plastic existence), or the upcoming film, Peanuts.
Disney is adding to their POC film collection with their upcoming film Moana. The film revels in Polynesian lore and culture and features female protagonist who goes off in search of a mysterious land.
This interview was originally posted in September on whatwouldmoniquedo.com, which is now closed. It was subsequently posted on COLOR’s Tumblr page.
Christina Welsh is no stranger to the world of celebrities and film. But instead of covering Hollywood as a journalist, she’s getting ready for the premiere of Addicted, derived from Zane’s popular book of the same name. Welsh has turned in her microphone to focus on screenwriting full time, and now the screenplay, which features both Welsh and Ernie Barbarash with writing credits, will bring Zane’s book to life on the big screen.
Annie, starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx, will delight families this Christmas, but the little girl in your life can get her Annie obsession on with Target’s limited edition Annie clothing collection.
Here’s some news I’m uninspired by. There’s going to be fourth Toy Story movie! But didn’t Pixar say the Toy Story 3 was the last Toy Story?