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Disney’s Zootopia – Early Reviews Are In

With Disney’s latest animated feature Zootopia opening up in a handful of European countries this weekend, we’re starting to see early reviews of the film. For the most part, they’re positive, even glowing. The Hollywood Reporter says Zootopia is smartly amusing, crisply relevant, and wildly… Read More »Disney’s Zootopia – Early Reviews Are In

Disney’s Cinderella opens on Friday – New Trailer

Reviews are pouring in for Disney’s Cinderella and a new trailer has been released highlighting the positive remarks. Order your tickets to see Cinderella today through Fandango and a small portion will help The Disney Blog continue. Thank you Previously: Cinderella Trailer #1 and Trailer… Read More »Disney’s Cinderella opens on Friday – New Trailer

Reviews and New Featurette Show Strength of Marvel’s The Avengers

Marvel’s The Avengers isn’t due to open in the USA until May 4th, but it’s already open in a few countries around the world. That means various movie reviewers have decided to break the embargo (after all the internet unites the world) and publish their reviews. Guess what? They’re almost all positive

“As creatively variable and predictably formulaic as the Marvel films have been, this one will not only make the core geek audience feel like it’s died and gone to Asgard but has so much going for it that many non-fans will be disarmed and charmed. This is effects-driven, mass appeal summer fare par excellence, that sought-after rare bird that hits all the quadrants, as marketing mavens like to say.” – Todd McCarthy, THR

“As written and directed by the ever genre-savvy Whedon, it’s a clean-burning, six-cylinder entertainment that exudes discipline in every particular, from the script’s balance of sincerity and self-effacing humor to the well-integrated visual effects to the keen sense of proportion that governs the ensemble. Whenever the possibility of boredom or excess rears its head, Whedon finds an elegant solution.” – Justin Chang, Variety

“This might be why Whedon has succeeded with The Avengers; he’s focused on the humanity of the characters. For example: Jeremy Renner and Scarlett Johannsen as Hawkeye and Black Widow respectively, both bring more depth than anything thought possible to two characters who could have been peripheral, but here become just as pivotal as The Hulk, Cap, Stark or Thor.” – Paul Veerhoven, The Vine

“As a lifelong comic book fan, I walked into The Avengers with the highest hopes and deepest fears. A little over two hours later, as the credits began to roll, I turned to the friend sitting next to me, smiled and exclaimed, “They actually did it!” What Whedon and Marvel have created here is not just extraordinary, but one of the most entertaining and satisfying comic book movies yet.” – Eric Eisenberg, Cinemablend

A special new featurette from The Avengers below the jump:

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Secretariat: A Second Opinion

I’ll be honest, I didn’t know what to expect going into Secretariat. Disney seems to be marketing this film as though it’s The Blind Side (But with a Horse), and as though it’s absolutely nothing like The Other Very Successful Racehorse Movie that Starts with… Read More »Secretariat: A Second Opinion

Studios Discover the Spending of Families, Faithful

Gina Piccalo of the Los Angeles Times examines a recent trend of some major studios to cater to or at least market to specialized markets, such as religious communities, and families in general who are looking for cleaner entertainment. Instead of focusing only on what the critics in Los Angeles and New York say, they… Read More »Studios Discover the Spending of Families, Faithful

Muppet Season One DVD: Review

Muppet Central has reviewed the The Muppet Show – Season One (Special Edition) DVD. I had no idea so much of the original episodes was going to be cut from the shows (mostly due to copyright issues). Of course, there is plenty there you’ve probably never seen, or expected to see, from The Muppets. So… Read More »Muppet Season One DVD: Review

More Howling Reviews

A quick list of some other Howl’s Moving Castle reviews from the blogosphere. To start read Onigiriman’s take on the film with some insightful analysis of the characters. AnimeCrystals saw the film and wonders what was left out during the translation from the novel. Serendipty thinks the movie was a huge departure from Miyazaki’s previous… Read More »More Howling Reviews

Herbie: Fully Loaded

The movie premiere looked like fun. No celebrities were sprayed in the face with water. And reviews are trickling in. Will Lindsay Lohan and Herbie, the lovable bug himself, be able to pull in viewers during this downward trend at the box office? Maybe NASCAR Nation will turn out to see their favorite drivers on… Read More »Herbie: Fully Loaded