Flashback Review: Shrek 2

Shrek 2 was officially released in 2004. (same year The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie came out) It received universal acclaim from critics, families and movie goers alike. Plus, it became the high grossing film of 2004 beating my favorite film of the year, “The Incredibles” & “Spider-Man 2.” Two sequels were released in 2007 and 2010. […]

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Flashback Review: Shrek

In 1994, former Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen & Steven Spielberg founded their own production company known as DreamWorks. They produced their first live-action films including “The Peachmaker,” (has nothing to do with the DC Comics character) “Mouse Hunt,” “Amistad,” “Small Soldiers” & “Saving Private Ryan.” The trio ventured into animation territory starting with […]

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Flashback Review: The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

In 1989, Disney released “The Little Mermaid.” It became a critical and commercial success launching “The Disney Renaissance. Arguably Disney’s best era spanning from 1989-1999. I already wrote an article of the aforementioned movie. No offense, it’s one of the most painfully average Disney animated films. Anyway, a direct-to-video movie titled, “The Little Mermaid II: […]

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Rock-A-Doodle (MGM’s Flops Vol. 1 #8)

“Rock-A-Doodle” was officially released in 1991. (same year The Rocketeer came out) It was a critical and commercial failure damaging Don Bluth’s reputation as a respected filmmaker. The first major setback in Mr. Bluth’s career, followed by “A Troll in Central Park,” “The Pebble and the Penguin” & “Titan A.E.” Oh how the mighty have […]

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Mac and Me (MGM’s Flops Vol. 1 #6)

In the late 80s, McDonald’s decided to venture into the film industry by producing their ever first motion picture. For no apparent reason, they came up with an idea to make a movie loosely inspired by Steven Spielberg’s beloved classic, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.” A trailer showed Ronald McDonald talking to the audience he’s making his […]

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