Coco vs. The Book of Life

Ever since Pixar announced Coco, a movie inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration, comparisons to Reel FX’s 2014 film The Book of Life seemed inevitable. The main plot of both movies takes place on Dia de Muertos, both star a young man who wants to be a musician despite his family’s wishes,…

Why I’m Excited: Aladdin (2019)

Carpets, magic, and monkeys, oh my! For most kids of the nineties, Aladdin was a seminal movie. I remember being six years old and going to Disneyworld, completely myopic about meeting the beloved street-rat. I had been watching the first two films on repeat, completely unaware of all the behind the scenes chaos with Robin Williams…

St. Jude Denied Livestream Money Amid Controversy

The pen really must be mightier than the sword, because it doesn’t even have to be unsheathed to cause harm. In preparing – specifically, in reaching out for comments concerning – an article about alt-right (whatever that means anymore) YouTube videos, and in particular their use of Super Chats during livestreams, the Wall Street Journal…

REVIEW: Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

Anyone who knows and loves great music has heard some of Queen’s songs, and probably everybody else too, for that matter. People may have heard “We Will Rock You” or “Another One Bites the Dust“ and not even given a thought to where they originated. I grew up with the music of Queen, so like…

Fox to Pay Rent

Fox is about to find out how you measure a year, as Entertainment Weekly reports the studio has filled out the cast of their latest live musical Rent. Among the cast is the once and future Iris West, Kiersey Clemons (playing Joanne, a role originated by Shelley Johnson on stage and by Traci Thoms on film),…