Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck

Howard the Duck probably seemed like a great idea at the time - a movie about a misplaced giant mallard, cigar in hand, walking the streets of Cleveland in search of a way back to Duckworld. Hey, it worked in a comic book. Why not on the big-screen? Continue reading...

Camp Nowhere

Camp Nowhere

For every kid that ever endured a boring trip to summer camp, the 1994 Disney comedy, Camp Nowhere allowed them to dream of a magical alternative, a place where parents and authority figures were nowhere to be found. Continue reading...

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Michael Douglas once stated that “greed is good.” It can also be downright hilarious with the right participants. In the case of It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, the question wasn’t who was involved, but rather, who wasn’t? Nearly every funny man in Hollywood appeared in this epic 1963 film that has kept audiences laughing ever since. Continue reading...

Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles

Of the genres popular when the 80s arrived, teen movies ranked towards the bottom of the list. Sure, there was an occasional gem in the crowd (My Bodyguard is an excellent example), but these rare treats were overshadowed by mostly crude offerings. When 1983 rolled around, a director named John Hughes raised the bar considerably, offering a film called Sixteen Candles that would define him as the genre's new master. Continue reading...

SpaceCamp

SpaceCamp

There are plenty of movies that revisit the childhood experience of attending summer camp. But, while most take place at some isolated lake in the woods where the biggest adventure is a canoe race, the 80s film SpaceCamp had loftier ambitions, instead choosing to launch its young guests into the stratosphere. Continue reading...

A Bug's Life

A Bug’s Life

Bugs crawling across movie screens were a common sight in the late 90s. While the folks at Dreamworks were infested with Antz, Disney/Pixar followed in their footsteps with A Bug’s Life, featuring a star-studded cast of critter voices and some revolutionary CGI animation for their “epic of miniature proportions.” Continue reading...

The Rescuers

The Rescuers

Despite it's reputation for stellar family entertainment, the 70s weren't exactly the golden age for Disney animation. One notable exception was The Rescuers. A somewhat darker endeavor than their typical fare, the studio spent four years and eight million dollars, utilizing a team of forty animators to create this classic cartoon adventure. Continue reading...

Doctor Dolittle

Doctor Dolittle

It’s a good thing the ability to talk to animals was wielded by the gentle-hearted Doctor Dolittle, whose greatest ambition was to locate the legendary Great Pink Sea Snail. Imagine the rebellious animal armies that he might have stirred up if that power was honed by the wrong hands: lions extending into the suburbs, fierce grizzlies rampaging through Wal-Mart, flocks of pigeons pecking city folk into submission. Continue reading...