‘Lion King’ fails to roar

“A lion is called a ‘king of beasts’ obviously for a reason.” – Jack Hanna As a kid, I had an odd disliking for The Lion King. Sure, perhaps I thought it was fine the first time through, but it … Read more

‘Child’s Play’ is defective

“It stinks.” – Jay Sherman Wrong. This was the first thought that occurred to me when watching Child’s Play 2019 and it stayed the whole time. Nothing about it was right. Not in regards to the 1988 film, not in … Read more

Tune out ‘Loqueesha’

“I still walk down the street in the black side of town. Mousey and Chops and all the boys at 13th, and — I can walk in those pool halls, and quite frankly don’t know another white man involved in … Read more

‘Aladdin’ is low on magic

“Arabs are the most maligned group in the history of Hollywood. They’re portrayed basically as subhumans.” – Dr. Jack G. Shaheen During the cinematic reckoning I underwent in my undergraduates years, one of the films that impacted me the most … Read more