Disney-Pixar’s ‘Onward’ opens Mar 4 in PH with early screening on Leap Day, Feb 29

The studios of Disney and Pixar have taken moviegoers in many locations—from under the sea, into space, back in time, and into the toy box. Now, as both studios expand their wings, they open their doors to a brand-new, thrilling world where fantasy meets familiar. This March, Disney and Pixar continue their long legacy ofContinue reading “Disney-Pixar’s ‘Onward’ opens Mar 4 in PH with early screening on Leap Day, Feb 29”

‘Frozen II’ review: Beautiful musical sequel

Disney’s Frozen II brings us back to Arendelle with a great, magical adventure of Anna and Elsa. Frozen II is considered as one of the most anticipated sequels this year. Following the blockbuster success of the previous installment, Frozen II brings us back to Arendelle and continues the adventures of its magical Queen Elsa (IdinaContinue reading “‘Frozen II’ review: Beautiful musical sequel”

‘The Lion King’ (2019) review: Photorealistic Disney remake means no worries

Jon Favreau’s remake of ‘The Lion King’ does not liberate itself from the shackles of the Disney classic but the nostalgia it brings should be enough to make this an easy crowd-pleaser. On a strict technical level, Disney’s 2019 version of The Lion King counts more as a retelling than a reimagination: the story andContinue reading “‘The Lion King’ (2019) review: Photorealistic Disney remake means no worries”

‘Toy Story 4’ review: Schooling adults on existentialism

With its weighty themes on existential crisis and self-actualization, Toy Story 4 has strong and valid reasons to bring back our beloved characters for one more adventure. The announcement of Toy Story 4 is met with a lot of apprehension from fans and I totally get what they’re feeling. Toy Story trilogy wrapped up onContinue reading “‘Toy Story 4’ review: Schooling adults on existentialism”

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ flies high with P212-M on opening weekend

Much like the movie’s thrilling magic carpet ride over the port city of Agrabah, Disney’s Aladdin, the live-action adaptation of its animated classic, flew high and soared above every other movie as it posted as the No. 1 film during its opening weekend. Continuing Disney’s success in providing quality entertainment through live-action remakes, the excitingContinue reading “Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ flies high with P212-M on opening weekend”

‘Aladdin’ review: Classic tale brings pure nostalgia

Director Guy Ritchie creatively helms an enjoyable retelling of a classic Disney film that takes us to a whole new world of Aladdin. Aladdin is a live-action remake of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name. It tells the story of a kindhearted, thieving street urchin, Aladdin (Mena Massoud), who falls in love withContinue reading “‘Aladdin’ review: Classic tale brings pure nostalgia”

‘Dumbo’ review: Tim Burton presents whimsical, safe adaptation

Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ takes flight with wonder in its midsection, but euphoria runs dry quickly that you’ll hardly be pressed to remain for the encore. It’s only until the last few minutes of the 1941 animated classic, Dumbo, when the eponymous elephant with oversized ears finally discovers his ability to fly. In Tim Burton’s live-actionContinue reading “‘Dumbo’ review: Tim Burton presents whimsical, safe adaptation”

Soar high with Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ at SM Cinema

 Hold on to your feathers and get ready to soar as SM Cinema presents Dumbo, a live-action remake of the beloved Disney classic. In this heart-wrenching fantasy, struggling circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) hires former circus star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children to take care of Dumbo, a baby elephant who isContinue reading “Soar high with Disney’s ‘Dumbo’ at SM Cinema”

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ special advance screening attracts celebs

Magic, optimism, hope and joy held court when Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns held its special advance screening January 5 at the SM Aura. Celebrities, social media personalities, members of the press and fans made up the evening’s guests, snapping selfies against spectacular photo walls before being uplifted by the film’s heart-tugging message. Guests alternately laughed and cried and laughed some more duringContinue reading “‘Mary Poppins Returns’ special advance screening attracts celebs”

Meet the four regents of ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’

The filmmakers behind Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” relished the idea of reinventing a time-honored story. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale and “The Nutcracker,” “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” showcases the wondrous journey of Clara, who finds herself in the mystical world of the Four Realms, home to a host ofContinue reading “Meet the four regents of ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’”