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The Five Main Reasons Why I Hate The Last Jedi

For the first few days after I saw The Last Jedi, I had no intention of writing about it in depth. Why bother? The damn thing isn’t worth discussing in any kind of detail; I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie with this much contempt for its audience and its own franchise (outside the … ...

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The Full Scope of Disney Buying Fox

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Disney’s acquisition of Fox means a lot more than character rights and franchises; it’s a deal that could change television and film as we know it. The deal of the year has been confirmed – Disney have bought Fox for $52.4 billion, they will also acquire $13.7 billion of debt making the de...

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REVIEW: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

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I didn’t like The Force Awakens. I hated its refusal to explain its central conflict, its misuse of – and seeming distaste for – the classic characters (one in particular), its disappointing villain, its endless dangling story threads, and, most of all, its replicating the entire plot of A New...

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REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)

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A year after Pocahontas, Disney released a film with a higher budget that would earn a lower box office return, The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Like so many Disney animated features, Hunchback was based on a novel. But this novel was a little different from The Fox and the Hound and Tarzan of the Apes....

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REVIEW: Pocahontas (1995)

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Following a period of financial prosperity and critical adoration, Disney released Pocahontas to disappointing box office and critical reception. Artists and storytellers at Disney expected their biggest hit yet, but it wasn’t to be.   Pocahontas tells the fictionalized account of the Powhata...

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REVIEW: The Lion King (1994)

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The Disney Renaissance came to a head with 1994’s The Lion King. The past five years had been a time of change and prosperity at the studio after years of financial and critical disappointment; however, nobody had an inkling of The Lion King’s future success. Everyone and their mother has seen a...

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