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Monoreel Radio Episode #91- Black Panther

Monoreel Radio Episode #91- Black Panther

May 26, 2020

This week we played roulette on Disney Plus and landed on 2018's "Black Panther". Nominated for "Best Picture" at the Academy Awards, this film was groundbreaking, but what makes this film better than anything else in the MCU? Will the sequel come out on time? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio. 

Monoreel Radio Episode #90 - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Monoreel Radio Episode #90 - Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

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. 

Monoreel Radio Episode #89 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Monoreel Radio Episode #89 - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

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.

Monoreel Radio Episode #88 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl

Monoreel Radio Episode #88 - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl

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.

Monoreel Radio Episode #87 - Don’t Look Under The Bed

Monoreel Radio Episode #87 - Don’t Look Under The Bed

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.

Monoreel Radio Episode #86 - Robin Hood

Monoreel Radio Episode #86 - Robin Hood

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.

Monoreel Radio Episode #85 - Bedknobs and Broomsticks

Monoreel Radio Episode #85 - Bedknobs and Broomsticks

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.

Monoreel Radio Episode #84 - James and the Giant Peach

Monoreel Radio Episode #84 - James and the Giant Peach

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.

Monoreel Radio Episode #83 - Newsies

Monoreel Radio Episode #83 - Newsies

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.

Monoreel Radio Episode #82 - Escape To Witch Mountain (1975)

Monoreel Radio Episode #82 - Escape To Witch Mountain (1975)

March 25, 2020

This week, we play Disney Plus roulette and find ourselves watching "Escape To Witch Mountain" from 1975. Have we seen it before? How does it compare to other book adaptations? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #81 - Mulan (1998)

Monoreel Radio Episode #81 - Mulan (1998)

March 20, 2020

Let's get down to business. This week, we review and discuss 1998's "Mulan", despite it's live action remake being pushed back. Is the story and style of the film culturally accurate? How much CGI do they use here? All that and a list of cancellations and closures, this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #80 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Monoreel Radio Episode #80 - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

March 11, 2020

This week we review and discuss 1996's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Initially, the film was criticized for being dark, but does that stand? Where does it rank among the other Disney renaissance films? Who are our cast picks for a live action remake? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio. 

Monoreel Radio Episode #79 - Pocahontas

Monoreel Radio Episode #79 - Pocahontas

March 4, 2020

This week, we begin to tackle some of the later Disney renaissance films, starting with "Pocahontas". The film was a smash hit 25 years ago, but does it still hold up today? Can they do a live action remake, and if so, who is our dream cast? Can you paint with all the colors of the wind? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #78 - Iron Will

Monoreel Radio Episode #78 - Iron Will

February 25, 2020

This week, we played Disney Plus roulette and landed on 1994's "Iron Will", a film about a young man looking to save his family's farm by winning a dog sled race. Going in on a blind, what do we think? Does the film feel dated?How does this compare to other Disney sports films?  All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Ted Thomas

Monoreel Radio Bonus Episode: A Conversation with Ted Thomas

February 18, 2020

This week, we released our review of "Frank and Ollie" and were very lucky to have the chance to discuss the film with it's director, Ted Thomas, who gives us a personal insight into what makes Frank and Ollie's relationship so special and how he translated that into his documentary. Ted was so generous with his time, we are releasing the interview as a bonus episode.

Monoreel Radio Episode #77 - Frank and Ollie

Monoreel Radio Episode #77 - Frank and Ollie

February 18, 2020

This week, we review and discuss 1995's "Frank and Ollie", directed by Ted Thomas. This intriguing documentary follows the friendship and working relationship of Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, two of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men". Walt Disney Studios alumni Andy Gaskill joins the show to discuss his career and what it was like to work with the two legends. We also announce a giveaway of the animated classic "Cinderella", as well as both of its sequels. All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Need to catch up on our review of 1950's "Cinderella"? Listen to it here: https://monoreelradio.podbean.com/e/monoreel-radio-episode-32-cinderella-1950/

Interested in our review of the live action remake? Listen here:                https://monoreelradio.podbean.com/e/monoreel-radio-episode-33-cinderella-2015/

Monoreel Radio Episode #76 - Pinocchio

Monoreel Radio Episode #76 - Pinocchio

February 12, 2020

This week, "Pinocchio" celebrates its 80th birthday. How does the film hold up all of these years later? Does it need a live action remake? Where does it rank among the classic films Walt himself worked on? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #75 - Blank Check

Monoreel Radio Episode #75 - Blank Check

February 4, 2020

This week, we played Disney Plus roulette and landed upon 1994's "Blank Check". How does this film hold up over 25 years later? Will kids today appreciate this film? We grew up on this film, but how do our views change watching it now? All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Monoreel Radio Episode #74 - The Lion King (2019)

Monoreel Radio Episode #74 - The Lion King (2019)

January 28, 2020

This week, we are joined by Lisa DiNoto Glassner from TheCastleRun.com to review and discuss Jon Favreau's 2019 "live action" remake of The Lion King. How did Favreau accomplish this technological achievement? How do these characters differ from the characters from the original film? What happens to "Be Prepared"? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.

Interested in reading Lisa's review of the film? Click here to jump over to her page.

 

Monoreel Radio Episode #73 - Aladdin (2019)

Monoreel Radio Episode #73 - Aladdin (2019)

January 21, 2020

This week, we review and discuss the 2019 live action remake of "Aladdin". Why is it so polarizing? How does it compare to the original? What do we think of Will Smith? Why the jams? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.