It’s so hard to believe it’s been a decade since our favorite family on television adopted the Spider-Pig, escaped to Alaska, saved Springfield from being destroyed at the hands of EPA, and discovered the treasure of Imaweiner. The Simpsons Movie was a huge success both financially and critically when it came out in 2007 and still stands out today as one of the best animated films of the 21st century. I know that latter statement is quite a big claim, but I stand by it. That movie was damn good with all the charm, wit, and borderline insanity you’d expect from The Simpsons show. Easily one of the best examples of how TV to film adaptations should be, and one I’d recommend to anyone.
So with that said, where’s the sequel? Continue reading SBox Soapbox: Should The Simpsons Continue As a Movie Series After the Show Ends?
It’s no secret by now that Disney is currently in the business of recreating their animated classics into new live action films. This trend has been especially prevalent during the past three years. What you may not know is that Disney has a long list of other remakes planned for the next several years. You’ve probably heard about a couple of them, but you may not know about some of the even weirder ones set to come after this year’s Beauty and the Beast.
Today, we’ll be looking at all of Disney’s announced live action remakes as I give my thoughts on each project. Continue reading SBox Soapbox: A Rundown of Disney’s Live Action Remakes
Each year, and especially this one, the Oscar nomination list is met with some form of controversy. That’s because snubs are inevitable. Among other notable snubs for this year were Straight Outta Compton for Best Picture and Will Smith for Best Lead Actor. But to me, there was no bigger snub than that of The Peanuts Movie not being nominated for Best Animated Film. Well for what it’s worth, at least it gets my award for best animated film of the year. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: The Peanuts Movie (#15)
It’s been over five years since the world was first introduced to the Minions. Since then, those creatures have been on top of the world, especially in the past three years following Despicable Me 2. They’re everywhere even to this day: in the stores, on TV, on T-shirts, even in Universal Studios parks. It was only a matter of time before they would break out from the bonds of Despicable Me and go solo. That moment finally occurred last year. Critics rave that the Minions movie is “okay” and “fine”. That’s pretty accurate if you ask me. Still, fine is good enough for me. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: Minions (#20)
As a kid, I was a huge fan of SponegBob, and I still am to an extent today. Like many people my age and older, my favorite episodes came from the first four seasons which really hold up. People give the new seasons a hard time for extremely valid reasons, but it’s still possible to find diamonds in the rough. Unfortunately, you’ll have to sit through the other 90% of constant slapstick and toilet humor to get there. The current state of SponegBob made me eerie of sitting through a second movie. I did end up seeing it out of curiosity, and rejoiced in the fact that this movie was as good as it was. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: The SpongeBob Movie – Sponge Out of Water (#21)
Our first animated Disney film of the countdown, Inside Out was and is a big movie with a lot of hype and now an Oscar nomination that, let’s be honest, it’s going to win. This year was odd in that we got two Pixar films and no in-house Disney animated film. Nonetheless, this gave Pixar full reign of the Disney mantle for the year, and they did a pretty good job keeping momentum. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: Inside Out (#22)
The first Hotel Transylvania blew me away when I first saw it. It was very clever, funny and creative with a good story and lots of charm. I personally don’t understand all the hate it gets. Maybe people threw it under the bus strictly for Adam Sandler’s presence. Or maybe they just weren’t into family friendly movies. Either way, I still enjoyed it and couldn’t wait to see where they went from there. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: Hotel Transylvania 2 (#28)
I didn’t have a Dreamworks movie on the countdown last time. Didn’t want to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman, never saw the first How to Train Your Dragon, and I saw Penguins of Madagascar in 2015. This year I made it a priority to see the only Dreamworks movie out. Continue reading My 2015 Movies: Home (#30)
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I didn’t know what to think when I first saw the trailer to The Peanuts Movie. Off the bat I knew the art-style was a fantastic fit for this kind of property. That and Peanuts is so beloved and classic that no bad film could possibly ruin it. However, you have to be prepared for the possibility that this could flop hard. It’s one of those movies that are hard to get a gauge on unless you see it first. You can’t just tell if it’s going to be good from the trailers.
So with little to do and nothing to lose I went on opening day to a nearly empty theater to see it. It’s incredible how in just the first couple minutes all my worries disappeared.
Continue reading SBox Recommends: The Peanuts Movie (Movie Review)
I always look forward to the next in-house Disney animated film. They never really disappoint me. Even when they are lackluster they still have that charm that keeps you from hating it entirely. That’s because when they succeed, it’s definitely something to behold. With that said, I associate the cutoff date’s extension due in part to the opportunity to watch Big Hero 6. It didn’t feel right not talking about it when I could, so here’s what I thought about Disney’s newest outing. Continue reading My 2014 Movies: Big Hero 6 (#10)