July 28, 2020
This week, we celebrate our 100th episode by counting down the top five movies that we’d want to show Walt Disney, joined by special guests Brendan and Katherine Wright of the Detour to Neverland podcast. Since Walt’s passing in 1966, the company has seen many ups and downs, so we thought it was important to discuss what he missed out on. Find out what made our lists, what did not and why. All that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
To check out Detour To Neverland, click here: https://detourtoneverland.com/
To listen to Brendan discuss Disneyland, the Walt Disney Studios, plus more with us, click here: https://detourtoneverland.com/detour-to-neverland-episode-45-disney-studios-tour-disney-community-live-action-remakes-with-monoreel-radio/
July 21, 2020
This week, we played Disney Plus roulette and landed on 1978's "The Cat From Outer Space" Was the movie dated by the time it was released? Should it be remade? Does it hold up today? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
July 14, 2020
This week, we review and discuss 2018's "Ant-man and The Wasp". How does it compare to the original? Does this film have the same feel as the first? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
To hear our review of "Summer Magic" with special guest Lou Mongello, click here: https://monoreelradio.podbean.com/e/monoreel-radio-episode-92-summer-magic/
July 8, 2020
This week, we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Marvel's "Ant-Man".
What makes this movie so unique to the MCU? How long was it in development? Does it work as a standalone film? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
July 7, 2020
This week, we have a quick discussion of the film adaptation of "Hamilton". What makes this show so unique? How historically accurate is it? Is the show over-hyped or does it hold up? We also hear from some of our friends in the Disney community in regards to their thoughts as well.
June 30, 2020
This week, we played roulette on Disney Plus and landed on 1990's "The Prince and The Pauper". This is a 25 minute retelling of a classic Mark Twain book, but did Disney tell a full story? Should there be more music? Should Disney do more of these short films? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
June 23, 2020
This week, our BUDDY Luke Lawson joins us as we review and discuss 1995's "Heavyweights".
Why is this movie so significant to us and our guest? What was our initial reaction to the film? Could this movie be made today? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
To listen to our discussion of the Disney Archives and Studio, click here: https://monoreelradio.podbean.com/e/monoreel-radio-episode-15-mickeys-90th-birthday-and-our-first-disneyland-trip/
To listen to our interview with Dan Lanigan, click here: https://monoreelradio.podbean.com/e/monoreel-radio-bonus-episode-dan-lanigan-conversation-and-a-prop-culture-discussion/
June 16, 2020
We're going back to the future... we mean back to the beach...
This week we review and discuss 2015's "Teen Beach 2". Does it have the charm of the first Teen Beach Movie? Are the songs as good? How does this affect the original story? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
June 10, 2020
This week, we ride the wave out of present day and into the world of a 1960's beach musical. 2013's "Teen Beach Movie" pays homage to a long forgotten genre of beach movies while attempting to right their wrongs. Was Disney able to pull this off? How does Teen Beach compare to other time travel movies? Where does this rank on our list of DCOMs? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
June 8, 2020
This week, Dan Lanigan, host and producer of "Prop Culture" on Disney Plus joins us to discuss his collection, a peak behind the curtain of Prop Culture, and the potential for a second season. We also review and discuss the series as a whole.
June 3, 2020
This week, Lou Mongello from WDW Radio joins us to discuss 1963's "Summer Magic". This Haley Mills and Burl Ives film gifted us with timeless songs such as "Ugly Bug Ball" and "Flitterin'", but has somehow become a forgotten classic. Does the film hold up? Should it be remade? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
To listen to Lou discuss "Summer Magic" as well as other films you need to watch before a trip to Walt Disney World, click here: http://www.wdwradio.com/2015/10/wdw-radio-424-movies-you-need-to-watch-before-visiting-walt-disney-world/
May 26, 2020
This week we played roulette on Disney Plus and landed on 2018's "Black Panther". Nominated for a "Best Picture" Oscar, this film is groundbreaking, but what makes it stand out in the MCU? Will the sequel come out on time? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
May 19, 2020
Slap me thrice and hand me to my mama!
This week, we review and discuss the epic finale to the original Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, 2007's "At World's End". Does it bring the story full circle? Do all of the characters end up where we want them to? Are we pining for more, or was this more than enough? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
May 12, 2020
This week, we review and discuss 2006's "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", the first of two sequels shot back to back over the course of 200 days. What kind of deadlines were the cast and crew up against? What were some of the challenges of this production? Where are the original costumes? Why is the rum always gone? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
May 6, 2020
Yo ho! This week, we review and discuss 2003's "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl", a film that kicked off a new dynasty and was also a global phenomenon. Why was there a stigma doing a movie based on this theme park attraction? How involved was Johnny Depp in developing the character we know and love as "Captain Jack Sparrow"? What was it like filming on location at St. Vincent? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
April 29, 2020
This week, we played Monoreel Radio Roulette on Disney+ and landed on 1999's "Don't Look Under The Bed". This Disney Channel Original movie was criticized for being too scary for children and eventually removed from the programming slate. By today's standards, is it scary? Does the title of the movie have anything to do with it's content? How does it compare to the rest of the DCOM Halloween slate? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
April 21, 2020
Oo-de-lally! This week we discuss 1973's "Robin Hood". This film has become a classic, however it was not given positive reviews upon it’s initial release. Why didn't people like Disney's take on a familiar story? Was the soundtrack too modern for it’s time? Are the characters so attractive grown adults are jealous of them? Yes, that's a thing. All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
April 16, 2020
This week, we review and discuss "Bedknobs and Broomsticks". This listener requested classic seems to have quite a few parallels to "Mary Poppins", but why is that so? How close was Julie Andrews to being cast as Ms. Price? Who is behind the rumored remake? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
April 7, 2020
His name is James, and this week we discuss his story. This week marks the 24th anniversary of "James and the Giant Peach", a film produced by Tim Burton, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Does this work as an adaptation? Does this movie hold up? Will it see a second life on Disney Plus? What does the Disney release slate look like this week? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
March 31, 2020
Its about time we seize the day and discuss this cult classic. This week, Newsies celebrates it's 28th anniversary. This movie may have been a springboard for one of the biggest actors of our time, but does it showcase his talent? Why was it a box office flop? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.