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Pinocchio (2022) Review

A SOULESS REMAKE THAT’S AS WOODEN AS PINOCCHIO   On February 23rd, 1940, Walt Disney Studios released Pinocchio, their second animated feature film that was based off of 1883 Italian children’s novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” by Carlo Collodi. Directed by Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske (as well as sequence directors Bill Roberts, Norman Ferguson, Jack Kinney, Wilfred Jackson, and

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Elvis (2022) Review

THIS AIN’T NO NOSTALGIA SHOW. WE’RE GONNA DO SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT!   Over the years, the dramatic efforts of biopic endeavors have been something of a cinematic fascination with Hollywood, finding filmmaking talents both in front and behind the camera flocking to be a part of these theatrical motion pictures. While the idea of creating a biographical feature film

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Greyhound (2020) Review

A WWII NAVAL THRILLER THAT’S PROPELLED BY ACTION Over the past several decades, both Hollywood and moviegoers alike have intrigued and fascinated with WWII theatrical features; transporting viewers through a cinematic lens to the war-torn times of the Second World War on all various aspects of the human condition and of the hardships on the battlefield. Telling tales of war,

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Review

HELLO, NEIGHBOR!   In the realm of young children’s entertainment, Mister Rogers Neighborhood is considered one of the more classic examples of early development for youths; something akin to the setup / understanding of Sesame Street. Hosted and created by Fred Rogers, the show, which was a set as an educational children’s television series (aimed for ages to 2 to

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Toy Story 4 (2019) Review

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND ONCE AGAIN. UNECESSARY, YET STILL HEARTWARMING   In 1995, Pixar Animation Studios released their first full length feature film titled Toy Story, which (taking place in a world where anthropomorphic toys come to life when humans are not present), the focused on the relationship between an old-fashioned pull-string cowboy doll named Woody and an astronaut action

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