March 12, 2019
This week, we leave our work behind and head back to the Hundred Acre Wood with Christopher Robin, Pooh, and all of their friends as we discuss 2018's "Christopher Robin". Is this, in fact, a children's movie? How do we feel about the updated look of these classic characters? What does the future hold for this lovable group?
We also discuss the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the newest bit of Disney Plus news, and the live action "Aladdin" trailer drop. All of this and more this week on Monoreel Radio.
March 5, 2019
This week, Monoreel Radio is deep down in the Hundred Acre Woods, where Christopher Robin plays. That’s right, we’re discussing 1977’s The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Who is our favorite character? Why the obsession with Heffalumps and Woozles? Do you want to win a prize pack? You won’t want to let this go.
February 25, 2019
We must be Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumb for having watched the sequel to Disney's worst live action remake, but we do it for you listeners, so you don't have to. How much worse is it? Has Johnny Depp's accent improved? What the futterwhacken is going on? Find out on this week's episode of Monoreel Radio.
February 19, 2019
Curiouser and curiouser.
Last week, we discussed Disney’s classic Alice from 1951 and concluded that we like it, even though we’re not sure why because it doesn’t make sense. This week, we examine Disney’s shot at redemption, with Tim Burton’s 2011 live action Alice in Wonderland. Is it a better adaptation? What do we think of Johnny Depp’s accent and all of the CGI? All this and more on Monoreel Radio.
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.