Celluloid Clash: Frozen v Tangled

Frozen vs TangledIn my job of handling finances and food distribution at a multi-billion dollar conglomerate (A concessions worker at a Regal movie theatre), I work with several people of varying beliefs and movie tastes, so when Frozen II came out, a debate sparked. Which early 2010s Disney animated film featuring a girl with magical powers (And/or her sister) leaving her confined castle and teaming up with a charming blue collar worker, a horse, and another peculiar sidekick against a villain who pretends to love the hero only to betray them to win power is better, Frozen or Tangled.

This is a question you hear asked a lot, and for the reason of bringing this argument to a close, I opted to rewatch both of these films (because it’s still shorter than watching The Irishman) to finally figure it out. I did have to make one or two changes to the criteria for this installment though, mainly due to the fact that I thought the songs were more important in this comparison than the voice acting was. So, without any more delays, let’s dive right into the third installment of Celluloid Clash.  Continue reading

Frozen II review “Let it go Disney, just let it go”

Frozen 2 poster2013’s Frozen was and remains a cultural phenomenon for kids around the globe. Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and reindeer Sven made their way into popular culture and have never retreated, becoming some of Disney’s most beloved fictional characters.

Kaching! With that and nearly $1.3billion in box-office takings behind it, plus all the profits from toys, books and games, Frozen was a gargantuan hit on another level to anything else we had seen in the genre and it remained the highest-grossing animated film of all time until The Lion King came along earlier this year and spoiled the fun.

A sequel then was never a surprise. What was a surprise however is just how long it took Disney to get Frozen II to cinemas. It’s been six whole years since we’ve seen Elsa and the crew in a full-length film and for kids who grew up with its predecessor, this new addition needed to be more mature to keep the attention of new and existing fans. But what is the finished product like? Continue reading

“Where’s the off switch?” Pixels review

PIXELS   (UK CERT: 12A)

Director: Chris Columbus  

Music: Henry Jackman

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad


REVIEW AUTHOR: Adam Brannon

Copyright: 2014 CTMG, Inc and Sony Pictures Entertainment

Copyright: 2014 CTMG, Inc and Sony Pictures Entertainment

When was the last time you went to the cinema to see something original? It’s probably a question a lot of film fans ask themselves and in the last few years, perhaps proved rather difficult to answer.

However, with 2015 being the year of the reboot and the sequel, it’s nice to see a film like Pixels showcasing something completely different. But is it worth a go? Continue reading

Best Disney Songs: Top 5

It’s back! It’s been a while since the last edition of the Top 5 series, in fact it was in January that we last looked at a topic. Due to time constraints it is with great sadness that I announce the series will now be done on the second Sunday of every month rather than fortnightly like previous editions.

Emotions aside, it’s time for a comeback and April’s topic looks at the Best Disney Songs. But what has made the cut? Continue reading