Robin Hood

Robin Hood – (1973)

It’s weird to think of Disney in terms of anything other than a world-devouring mega-multi-billion dollar cartoon industry, isn’t it? Of course, I think it’s weird because I’m only thirty, and have never known a time when they weren’t in the business of marketing blockbusters. History speaks for itself, though: […]

Atlantis: The Lost Empire

Atlantis: The Lost Empire – (2001)

According to Rotten Tomatoes, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is the fourth-worst movie in Disney’s Animated Classics series. Trawling around the internet, love for the film is hard to come by — and that’s when people even remember it at all. It is, in a lot of ways, the […]

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid – (1989)

The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney movie. I don’t mean to say it’s the most technically impressive; that would doubtlessly be The Lion King. Nor do I mean it’s the most fun to watch; it’s hard to beat Lilo & Stitch. It’s not the funniest (The Emperor’s New […]


Hercules – (1997)

Before we talk about Hercules, can we talk about how terrible this video cover is? I don’t know if this is what was on the original VHS release or just something they whipped together for the re-issue, but my goodness is it awful. For one, if you’re going to make your […]

The Five Eras of Disney Movies

Though I’ve worked my way through all the cartoons I bought myself for Christmas, I find my appetite for animated bliss is unsated. So I’ve decided to go back and re-watch all of my Disney movies, and to make an effort to complete my collection. Until last week I didn’t own copies of Hercules or […]

Jigsaw’s Best Traps

For the past seven years Saw has been a Halloween ritual. Though the quality of the series declined as it went on (and eventually petered out on a lame 3D outing), I still enjoyed each new installment and I’m sad I didn’t get my fix this year.

There is a benefit of finality, though: I […]

My Neighbor Totoro

Often touted as Miyazaki’s best film, My Neighbor Totoro has been defined as a large hole in my movie-watching experience for far too long. More people have recommended this movie to me than have recommended an ER visit for a punctured lung. I think one guy may have actually suggested Totoro could deal with the […]