Marshal Knight

Marshal Knight is a Disney lover, entertainment junkie, (impromptu) Country music singer and Root Beer connoisseur who really misses "Bunheads". He is very active on multiple social media sites, including twitter as @Marshal_Knight (twitter.com/Marshal_Knight) and Instagram as @MarshalKnight (instagram.com/MarshalKnight)

Thoughts During Movies: The Hundred Foot Journey Edition

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Distributed by Touchstone, The Hundred Foot Journey was released in theaters this weekend. It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I had a lot of thoughts during this film, so I had to let you into my brain during the film. It’s not a typical review, but I think it gets the idea across.

Stream of consciousness and possible major spoilers ahead, so read at your own risk.

  • Loving the score so far, fusion of French and Indian musical themes. Does that thought make me “musically inclined”?
  • Wow. That’s a super depressing way to start a film.
  • Okay, this first 15 minutes is incredibly slow, and if I have to hear “Papa” one more time, I’m going to explode. I may also explode on the person sitting behind me, rubbing their foot against my chair.
  • Helen Mirren has arrived, and she is a female dog. Can’t not love her, though, which I sense will be a problem for me accepting this movie.

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Zetus Lapetus…Zenon is 15!

Disney Channel has created a lot of franchises in its rather short lifespan. Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place and Lizzie McGuire all had rather large fan bases and expansive franchise work, and those are just the shows. If you count the films, you include… Read More »Zetus Lapetus…Zenon is 15!

How bad is the new Disney Channel Stars’ “Frozen” Cover?

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The answer is super bad, but not for the reasons you think. The voices used aren’t bad whatsoever (the inclusion of the adults was fantastic, in my opinion). As I mentioned in my previous article on the topic, the older group covers they did in the early 2000’s featured not only a happier tone, but just an overall more enjoyable listening experience.

First off, the song choice was pretty horrendous. Of all the songs to choose in Frozen, or any Disney film for that matter, you must choose one that doesn’t need backstory to work. “Circle of Life” and “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” both made sense in and out of the story. The only one that sort of, kind of works within the context of the film and as a stand alone song is “Let It Go,” though I realize they didn’t choose that one as it has become the definition of overplayed.

Secondly, the previous incarnations had a playful atmosphere in the videos.”Circle of Life” featured the starship a karaoke bar, with various screens showing scenes from the film. “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” had them in a recording studio and ballroom setting, also featuring scenes from the film, but not in the “We Are the World” awkward format the new one had. It felt more like a music video and not like a group of people singing in honor of a fallen cast member.

The worst part, however, was the way they doled out solos. They were haphazardly created, with some being given around 3 words, then everyone singing along at the end, including people who clearly don’t know what they are doing (cough cough cast of Lab Rats cough cough).  Then one cast member, (unfortunately I don’t know his name, but I do know he has a LOT of hair) had one of those weird moments where he just repeated back what everyone else was singing, just louder and by adding some more emphasis. It was odd and rather uncalled for. His voice wasn’t bad, just what they made him sing was weird.
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Newly Refurbed Alice In Wonderland is Unveiled

After issues from OSHA, a crappy tarp and weird railings adding “protection” and a multi-month closure, Disneyland’s Alice In Wonderland has reopened and it is gorgeous. Not only has the new second level received a nice compromise, but the meat of the attraction has also… Read More »Newly Refurbed Alice In Wonderland is Unveiled

Girl Meets World: Premiere Review

After a year of fanfare and anticipation, Disney Channel finally premiered Girl Meets World last night, the sequel show to the beloved Boy Meets World from ABC. Cory and Topanga are now all grown up, are living in NYC, and have two kids, with their… Read More »Girl Meets World: Premiere Review