February 11, 2019
Down the rabbit hole we go.
This week, we review and discuss the 1951 Disney classic, "Alice In Wonderland". This film has been applauded for its outstanding animation, but also at times criticized for having too many cooks in the kitchen. Does this film age well, or do you have to be mad as a hatter to understand it? Plus, blue Will Smith. All of that and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
February 4, 2019
Where did all of the music go?
This week, we review and discuss the 2016 remake of "Pete's Dragon". This film goes in a completely different direction than the original, giving Pete a backstory, changing the settings, and eliminating all of the musical numbers. Do our hosts enjoy it or think it is lacking? We also discuss a few trailer drops from Sunday's Super Bowl. All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
January 29, 2019
We swear we saw a dragon!
This week, we review the 1977 Disney musical, "Pete's Dragon". This was one of Jacki's favorite films growing up, but does she thinks it holds up today? How technically significant was the film for Walt Disney Productions as a whole? Plus, some historic Oscar buzz this week has Disney flying high. All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio
January 21, 2019
This week, we review the 1996 live action remake of "101 Dalmatians".
This film was the first of Disney's animated classics to get a live action remake and a box office hit, but does it hold up? Was Glenn Close the right choice to play Cruella De Vil? How does it compare to the original overall? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
January 15, 2019
It's the dream: a large home shared with 101 pups!
This week, we review and discuss the 1961 Disney classic, 101 Dalmatians. This film was totally revolutionary in it's contemporary look, story, and overall feel. It's a marvel in the ways of animation and set the table for the films in the Disney catalogue that come after it. What do we think about it? Find out this week on Monoreel Radio.
January 8, 2019
This week, Monoreel Radio welcomes special guest John Saccheri, also known as The Big Fat Panda to the show!
We let our guest pick the film for this week and as per Panda, we review "Into The Woods", the film adaptation of the 1987 musical of the same name. We discuss the characters, music, cast and how it compares to the original musical. Do we like this movie, or is it a Milky White cow that no one can revive? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
January 1, 2019
Happy New Year!
As we look forward to 2019 and all of the Disney blockbusters around the corner, we take some time to review the Disney films of 2018. We also discuss the 2019 releases, opening of Galaxy's Edge, and launch of Disney Plus. All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
December 17, 2018
As we count down the hours to the release of Mary Poppins Returns, we review and discuss the movie about the making of the movie.
Saving Mr. Banks tells the behind the scenes story of the making of Mary Poppins, a 20 year labor of love for Walt Disney. Why did it take so long to get the film made? Is it historically accurate to the making of Mary Poppins? Do we believe Tom Hanks as Walt Disney? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
December 11, 2018
This film is certainly not atrocious.
This week, we review and discuss the timeless classic "Mary Poppins". Though it was released in 1964, how many years did it take for Walt Disney to obtain the rights to Mary Poppins from author P.L. Travers? We delve behind the scenes to discover how this groundbreaking film was finally made. Are we excited for the sequel? All of this and more, this week on Monoreel Radio.
December 4, 2018
This week, we discuss "The Santa Clause", starring Tim Allen. This 1994 film has become a staple in most households during the holiday season. How does this finished version differ from the original script? Is there a additional scene that has since been cut? Does the film still hold up nearly 25 years later? All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.