Get a Horse

Default Disney: “Get a Horse!” (2013)

Since his final regular short was released in 1953 ("The Simple Things"), Mickey Mouse has only made sporadic appearances in films outside of television,...
Der Fuehrer's Face

Default Disney: “Der Fuehrer’s Face” (1943)

What happens when you mix the whimsy of Walt Disney with WWII propaganda? Why Donald Duck as a Nazi in the infamous "Der Fuehrer's Face!"
Snow White

Default Disney: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

Walt Disney Animation had come a long way since the early black-and-white days of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse in the 1920's. Disney's...
Song of the South

Default Disney: Song of the South (1946)

Song of the South. Never has there been a more vilified or controversial film in the Disney canon but is there any truth in these accusations?
Reluctant Dragon

Default Disney: The Reluctant Dragon (1941)

If losing the European market due to World War II was bad enough for the Walt Disney Studios, worse was yet to come. In...

Default Disney: “Steamboat Willie” (1928)

To kick off our weekly look at the Disney films and shorts, we go back to the one that started it all, 1928's "STEAMBOAT WILLIE." But first...

007 on the 7th: Thunderball (1965)

Thunderball saw the 007 craze of the 1960's hit its peak making more than $1 billion when adjusted for inflation - a number not...
wise little hen

Default Disney: “The Wise Little Hen” (1934)

At first glance, "The Wise Little Hen" may seem like a typical Silly Symphony release - yet another musical retelling of a famous fairy...
From Russia

007 on the 7th: From Russia with Love (1963)

Two films into the official James Bond series and I've already hit my favorite and what I consider to be the best film in...

Default Disney: “Don Donald” (1937)

Donald Duck makes his solo debut in 1937's "Don Donald," the story of a duck, his materialistic girlfriend, a dancing donkey, and the Mexican desert...

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EVIL DEAD II (1987) – The Best Horror/Comedy?

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“No Man’s Land” 1×03| Brisco County Jr. Reviews

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Marlon Brando in THE EXORCIST?

Would Marlon Brando have played a good Father Merrin in lieu of Max von Sydow in William Friedkin's horror classic THE EXORCIST (1973)?
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THE EVIL DEAD (1981) Movie Review

We’re taking a trip within the woods with Sam Raimi’s cult hit THE EVIL DEAD. When five young people visit a cabin in the woods for a weekend getaway...
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“The Orb Scholar” 1×02 | Brisco County Jr. Reviews

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RETURN TO OZ (1985) – A Disney Horror Trip?

Disney's RETURN TO OZ finds Dorothy about to undergo electric shock therapy to rid her of her perceived delusions of the mystical world of Oz.
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THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) – A New Old Movie? 80th Anniversary Review

To question whether or not THE WIZARD OF OZ is Required Viewing almost seems superfluous in nature – but is it a perfect film?
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“Pilot” 1×01 | Brisco County Jr. Reviews

This week, we’re taking a look at the coming thing itself, the very first feature length pilot episode of THE ADVENTURES OF BRISCO COUNTY JR.
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Major Halloween Announcement & A Groovy Surprise!

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Zazu vs Iago – The Ultimate Angry Bird Showdown!

ALADDIN's Iago (voiced by Gilbert Gottfried) vs. THE LION KING's Zazu (voiced by Rowan Atkinson). Who will be the ultimate victor?