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2020’s “Mulan” can’t escape its own reflection

2020’s “Mulan” can’t escape its own reflection

(Photo courtesy of Disney) Troy Lafond Connector Editor  The 2020 remake of the Disney animated classic “Mulan” had an incredibly troubled rollout, with plans for the movie starting as early as 2010. Hope for the project began resurfacing in 2015 when director Niki Caro joined on, and momentum finally picked up when Yifei Liu was

“Hamilton”: A Disney+ exclusive; bringing Broadway home

(Joan Marcus/ LA Times) With the use of hip-hop, rap and songs of other genres that will be stuck in the listeners’ heads forever, Miranda demonstrates where the story of Alexander Hamilton started and where it unfortunately ended. Venessa Bazile Connector Contributor  “Hamilton” is a tale of freedom, politics, and the many trials and tribulations

“Knives Out” a razor sharp murder mystery

“Knives Out” is directed by Rian Johnson, the director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” (Photo courtesy of Lionsgate) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Knives Out” is a murder-mystery whodunit directed by Rian Johnson starring a large A-list ensemble cast including Daniel Craig as the investigator Benoit Blanc, Chris Evans as Ransom, Ana de Armas as

“Frozen 2” burns bright and lives up to original

“Frozen 2” had the biggest global debut for an animated film ever with $358.5 million. (Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Troy Lafond Connector Editor In 2013, Disney released their long-delayed, production-troubled, animated adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen,” titled “Frozen.” “Frozen” went on to break box office records and became

“Doctor Sleep”: A duller, more soulless “Shining”

“Doctor Sleep” opened to only $14 million in the box office, after being expected to open to $25 to $30 million, making it a box office bomb. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Aaron Robinson Connnector Editor The film adaptation of the 2013 Stephen King novel of the same name might be one of the

“Charlie’s Angels”: A movie to give women their wings

Charlie’s Angels is the first attempt at restarting the IP since the failed 2011 TV show. (Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Releasing) Kaliisha Cole Connector Staff For a movie with a unique and surprisingly strong cast, it will exceed all expectations that one has going into it blindly. Right from the beginning, the audience will

“Dark Fate” rejuvenates “Terminator” franchise

“Dark Fate” is a sequel to “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, ignoring the events of the last 3 movies. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures) Troy Lafond Connector Editor “Terminator: Dark Fate”, starring Mackenzie Davis as Grace, Natalia Reyes as Dani, Linda Hamilton reprising her role as Sarah Connor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprising his role as a

“Last Christmas”: A unique Christmas rom-com

“Last Christmas” is based on the song of the same name by Wham! (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Sydney Lee Connector Staff From director Paul Feig and writer Emma Thompson, “Last Christmas” puts a new spin on the typical holiday rom-com. While “Last Christmas” does follow some of these formulaic and obvious plot points in

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