The Lion King is one of the most lazily impressive movies and it’s yet another pointless live action remake that only solidifies Disney’s warpath to re-imagining their animated classics as it went well past the $1 billion mark.
The Aladdin: Signature Collection Blu-ray is virtually the same from the Diamond Edition from four years ago, though this is a nice set if you don’t already own that version as the video and audio transfers are both excellent and the bonus material were at least fine.
Incredibles 2 might not be top-of-the-line Pixar but it undoubtedly a fun and often funny family movie that is a great way to spend two hours and certainly brings back the good memories of the first film from over a decade ago.
ZOMBIES is pretty much a bumble-gum TV movie you’d expect from Disney and is perfectly safe for the teenaged crowd, though if you want a refreshing telling of the zombie genre, you can choose CW’s iZombie or Warm Bodies.
Lady and the Tramp is yet another fantastic Blu-ray release from the folks at Disney, of course from what I can tell, this is nearly the same as the Diamond Edition release from 2012. As such, we do get a couple new options to watch the movie along with a couple extra features.
Cars 3 is a fine conclusion to what I have found to be a lackluster series for Disney/Pixar that really shouldn’t have been a series to begin with. But as it is, and outside of the ridiculous and contrived finale, I did find this mostly entertaining.
Bambi honestly is not one of my favorite classic Disney animated films but it’s hard to become emotional over the journey for these characters and the positive message it presents that’s still more than relevant today that it was back in the day.
To say I was disappointed in this Beauty and the Beast live action adaptation would be an understatement. Although the technical aspects were impressive, the performances, particularly for Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, were underwhelming, and the new music was rather forgettable.
Moana is a fantastic musical animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios and maybe one of the best by the studio since Beauty and the Beast, though in general Pixar is still king with pulling at the heartstrings.
While not the strongest of the numerous MCU films so far, Doctor Strange at least is still a fun flick helped more by the charisma of both Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton more than a routine, thin plot and another forgettable villain.
Queen of Katwe is a charming, uplifting true life drama featuring some fine performances by Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo under Mira Nair’s quality direction. The Blu-ray released by Disney offers up great video, solid audio and a nice selection of bonus material.
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures: Complete Season One is another fun show from Buena Vista utilizing the Star Wars history and putting a comedic twist. The plots are genuinely entertaining and voice casting well done making for a show both kids and adults will enjoy.