Tag - Disney Plus

Freeze Frame: “Pinocchio” (PG), “End of the Road” (R)

America's dad wants to be a real dad. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto in the Disney Plus live-action remake of the 1940 animated masterpiece, "Pinocchio." Cynthia Erivo plays the Blue Fairy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt provides the voice of Jiminy Cricket and Keegan-Michael Key is the duplicitous Honest John. Hanks re-teams here...

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Freeze Frame: “Hollywood Stargirl” (PG), “Watcher” (R), “Eiffel” (R)

Lenexa, Kansas native and “America’s Got Talent” winner Grace VanderWaal stars in the Disney+ musical, “Hollywood Stargirl,” a sequel to the 2020 film “Stargirl.” When Stargirl and her mom leave Arizona for the West Coast, the young singer gets involved with neighbors trying to make their own movie. While it’s...

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Freeze Frame: “Memory” (R), “The Survivor” (R), “Polar Bear” (PG)

Remember Charles Bronson, the actor who in the 1970s and 80s, made a slew of bloody revenge dramas during his golden years? The career of Liam Neeson has taken a similar trajectory. The latest example is "Memory," the story of an aging hit man who gains a conscience but loses his...

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Freeze Frame: “Morbius” (PG-13), “The Bubble” (R), “Better Nate Than Ever” (PG), “The Devil You Know” (R), “Apollo 10 1/2” (PG-13)

Like the recent "Venom" movies, the Marvel entry "Morbius" is a Spider-Man villain origin story. It's a full-blown horror flick about a brilliant doctor, played by Jared Leto, who attempts to cure his own blood disease, only to unintentionally turn himself into a super vampire. It's watchable, but the by-the-numbers execution...

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Freeze Frame: “Parallel Mothers” (R), “The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild” (PG)

Oscar-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar continues to show why he's at the top of his game. Another Oscar winner, actress Penelope Cruz stars in Almodovar's "Parallel Mothers.” It’s the tale of two women whose newborns may have been accidentally switched at birth. Cruz plays a successful single photographer who finds...

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Freeze Frame: “Luca” (PG), “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” (R), “Fatherhood” (PG-13)

Even lesser Pixar offerings are better than most of their competitors’ work. Such is the case with “Luca,” a sweet and beautifully animated fantasy about the adventures of some nice sea monsters. Two young ocean dwellers near the Italian Riviera venture onto land and discover they turn human whenever they’re...

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