Comics Review: Howard The Duck #1

You better believe we’re going to spoiler it up in here, so consider yourself warned.

When I heard that Marvel was going to bring back Howard The Duck, I thought it was exactly what was needed for the times. In its ...

Blu-ray Review: “Big Hero 6″

Big Hero 6 does something that was inevitable: It mashes elements of the Marvel movie writing formula and the Disney movie writing formula to create a product that is rather predictable and all too familiar to anyone who’s seen their share ...

Spinning Discs: All the Trimmings

I don’t do holiday gift guides. Not my bag. But–’tis the season and everyone’s having big sales from now until the end of the year, so rather than be Scrooge about it, feel free to stuff your stockings with new releases from ...

Legendary: Chapter 18

The story so far: Immediately after arriving at Eric’s party, Brian and Kate went their separate ways. The love making mishap at Kate’s house has made Brian more neurotic than usual. He hopes that the party atmosphere will help him forget about ...

Dunphy Knows It All: Fixing The Comic Book Industry

There has scarcely been a better time for the superhero genre. Even if your movie turns out to be a “flop,” you can still guarantee a #1 weekend slot at the box office on your eventual way to digital streaming services. Marvel ...

Reality Check: Star Wars VII – It’s Only One Photo!

Nobody’s going to talk about it? (Groan.) Fine.

So, in what has become only the second most annoying photograph distributed this year, behind Ellen’s freaking selfie, a photo of a script-read behind the scenes of Star Wars VII surfaced. In it ...

Spinning Discs: Mad Worlds

Let’s get crazy with a roundup of new, recent, and upcoming releases on Blu-ray and DVD…

Bad Dreams/Visiting Hours: A hospital-set “Killer Double Feature” on DVD has received a slight upgrade on Blu-ray, and Visiting Hours (1982), the  lesser of ...

The Popdose Interview: Director Brenda Chapman

There might be an anti-climactic air about this interview with director Brenda Chapman who, a couple hours after speaking to me, would find movie studio Disney rescinding their plans to revise the look of

Blu-ray Review: The Odd Life of Timothy Green

I can’t recall the last time a movie started off by impressing me with its execution, its heart, its humor and tenderness, and then pissed me off by its final frames. The Odd Life of Timothy Green not only ...

Blu-ray Review: “Finding Nemo”

I recently watched Brave, the latest Disney/Pixar feature film, and for half the film it felt like groundbreaking animated cinema, veering away from blatant pandering to children and playing like an inspired coming-of-age story told from a teenage girl’s ...

Questionable Entertainments: Learning From Tween Star Miss L

Today I received the dubious distinction of being the first writer in Popdose history to willingly and seriously approach the “tween kid sings original pop songs on Youtube” meme. To wit, the work of one Lauren Taveras, who now operates under ...

Dw Dunphy On…Why John Carter Failed

Disney announced it was writing down major losses on their extreme-budget franchise hopeful John Carter, all but conceding it is headed into history books as an unmitigated flop. Critics have been relatively kind to it, with the movie not receiving particularly ...

The Boy: Remembering Songwriter Robert Sherman

It’s not fair that it sometimes takes a death to rouse us from our collective unconsciousness and pay respect to someone who deserves it. Before the news cycle started spinning today, many may have not known or forgotten the name of Robert ...

Box Office Flashback: January 9, 1992

As the latest round of would-be blockbusters packs ’em in at a theater near you, Popdose looks back at the box office totals of yesteryear. This week we revisit the top ten films of January 9, 1992! (Yes, “we” should’ve revisited ...

Thanks For The Turkey!: The Black Hole

Movies have that peculiar charm about them that even though they can be pretty darn bad, you can still kind of love them. That love can come in a variety of intellectual “scents,” from the pungent stink of gas being pumped ...

DVD Review: Cars 2

As these things go, Cars 2 is not awful provided you are judging the movie with a specific viewpoint. Viewed as a slipshod attempt on Pixar Animation’s part to turn the first film, long held as the weakest of their ...

DVD Review: “Prom”

My daughter’s reaction to the idea of her father watching Disney’s Prom by himself horrified her. “That’s just wrong,” she told me. Thus, I waited until the 12-year-old cleared her schedule so that the two of us could watch the movie ...

The Popdose Interview: Don Hahn

Unless you’re an animator or a hardcore animation fan, the name “Don Hahn” may not mean much to you — but chances are, he’s had something to do with some of your favorite films.

Hahn got his start as a ...

DVD/Blu-ray Review: “Tangled”

Tangled (Disney, 2010)

Disney’s 50th animated feature lets down its hair with Rapunzel. Does this princess earn her crown?

The Story: She does indeed, but it was a long and, umm, “tamgled” voyage to the screen. Uncle ...

DVD Review: “Toy Story 3″

Toy Story 3 (Disney, 2010)

It’s (sigh) Election Day. But cheer up, folks; it’s also “Toy Story Tuesday,” the day that the biggest animated hit ever, Toy Story 3, hits your home theater. So turn that frown upside down and ...

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