Lilo & Stitch (2002)

lilo and stitch one in every familyLilo & Stitch easily had one of the most memorable marketing strategies of all Disney movies. The character of Stitch clawed its way through classical Disney moments, thereby subverting the outside pressure on the creators to churn out exactly such fair. Despite its obvious task of creating a more modern, Shrek-like protagonist, Lilo & Stitch was produced far away from the corporate restraints that wanted more “boy movies” and more comedy. That shows. No marketing can hide the fact that Lilo & Stitch, is indeed another classic Disney feature. With a heart the size of a young Hawaiian girl, it’s also unique in its kind.  Lees verder “Lilo & Stitch (2002)”

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Tyrant – Pilot

FX’s Tyrant is one of the most anticipated shows of the summer. Controversial because of its Arabic setting and the fear of Muslim-stereotyping. Critized for its depiction of sexual violence. Uncertain because of its problematic production. Tyrant has come a long way and now it’s finally here. The show doesn’t accomplish everything it sets out to do, but is still one of the most surprising … Lees verder Tyrant – Pilot

Grey’s Anatomy – Season 11 (Part One)

When a series has reached its eleventh season, it doesn’t have to do much more than what it has already been doing. Intriguing weekly cases, every now and then a shocking episode and perhaps a romantic development. It is a standard formula. It is all the more impressive that ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ manages to surpass itself. The first part of season eleven is not only a … Lees verder Grey’s Anatomy – Season 11 (Part One)

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Atlantis The Lost Empire posterAtlantis: The Lost Empire is one of the hidden treasures in the Disney Classics series. Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, the movie certainly is a diversion from their previous masterpieces like Beauty and the Beast. A definite template of the “aimed at boys” strategy of the Animation Studios, Atlantis mainly thrives in its beauty, action and imaginative story. In retrospective, it doesn’t just hold up well, it even outperforms the same story that frameworked the top grossing movie of all time.
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Anastasia (1997)

Anatasia posterFox’s first attempt at an animated musical event succeeds surprisingly. Even today often mistaken as a Disney film, Anastasia definitely borrows elements from the reigning traditional animation studio. Because it does so deftly and purposefully it’s easy to forgive. Loosely based on Anatole Litvak’s 1956 film of the same name, Anastasia combines the intriguing premise shrouded in mystery, with a captivating road-trip that offers heart, music and most of all, an endearing love story.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)It’s a remarkable occurrence when the prominent promotional image of the film happens to be the principal opening shot. So when Ceasar’s distinguished grimace, with white and red warrior paint, kicks off the film it’s apparent that we might just get significantly more than the marketingcampaign has shown us. Indeed, the sequel to a prequel of a nearly fifty year old franchise, is without a doubt the summer’s best blockbuster for its elaborate telling of a rather small story. Much like its protagonist, rendered from the computer, there’s a lot more soul, meaning and amusement behind the apocalyptic façade than anticipated. However, by the time the screen turns black the movie hasn’t entirely wiped the taste of a Hollywood franchise installment away. Lees verder “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)”