My 2 Cents on Disney’s Encanto

What’s new, everyone? I’ve finally got around to watching Encanto, the 60th animated movie to come out of Walt Disney Animation Studios, which started streaming on Disney+ on December 24 after having released theatrically on November 24. A musical with original songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (who also has a Story By credit), it takes us to a secluded … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Disney’s Encanto

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Home Alone | Directed by Chris Columbus (with Arthur’s Mom)

Tune in as Arthur’s Mom returns to 2CC for a discussion on Home Alone, the 1990 Christmas classic whose third act could have expanded into its own feature-length home invasion thriller. The hosts also touch on the state of airport security pre-9/11, the possibility of magic granting Kevin’s wish, and never being too old to … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Home Alone | Directed by Chris Columbus (with Arthur’s Mom)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Netflix’s Red Notice | Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

Tune in for Arthur’s two cents on Netflix’s Red Notice, the high-flying heist flick that cost a whopping $200 million, making it the Big Red N’s most expensive original production to date. Additional side topics include the application of Last Action Hero logic to Red Notice, the ruthlessness of strangulation as a murder method, and … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Netflix’s Red Notice | Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings | Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton

Tune in for Arthur’s breakdown of the well-constructed flashbacks, the memorable fight scenes, the fleshed-out villainy, and more in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the 25th movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the superhero franchise’s first entry to star a predominantly East Asian cast. https://open.spotify.com/episode/52svrglEQAW8sLojKC9jHG?si=KfsGtKWyQfOVi4WVynY3XQ

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Apple TV+’s Finch | Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (with Liam Gareau of Deep Feels)

Tune in as Liam Gareau (Deep Feels podcast) hangs out on the program to discuss Finch, the Apple TV+ flick that launches Tom Hanks, a dog, and a robot on a buddy road trip through a solar flare-ravaged world. Plus, the episode includes bonus bits like Arthur failing to recall that Hanks is a two-time … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Apple TV+’s Finch | Directed by Miguel Sapochnik (with Liam Gareau of Deep Feels)

My 2 Cents on Disney+’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2021)

What’s new, everyone? On December 3, Disney+ dropped a new Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie—not a live-action adaptation of the heavily illustrated middle grade book series by Jeff Kinney, but an animated version this time around. It focuses on the series’s first book, which is also called Diary of a Wimpy Kid, as Greg Heffley (Brady Noon, … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Disney+’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2021)

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Cruella | Directed by Craig Gillespie

Tune in for Arthur’s review of Cruella, the 2021 Disney prequel that wants to be Joker, The Devil Wears Prada, Maleficent, Ocean’s 11, and a sprinkling of M. Night Shyamalan’s Split for kicks. A diatribe about Paddington 2 losing its 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, befuddlement over dog murder of more than one kind, and … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Cruella | Directed by Craig Gillespie

2 Cents Critic Podcast – Apple TV+‘s CODA | Directed by Siân Heder

Tune in for Arthur’s take on CODA, the heartwarming family film that centers around a teenage Child of Deaf Adults (CODA) whose singing ambition clashes with her lifelong charge as the interpreter for her hearing impaired parents and brother. Having made headlines when Apple bought it for $25 million at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, … Continue reading 2 Cents Critic Podcast – Apple TV+‘s CODA | Directed by Siân Heder

My 2 Cents on Netflix’s Red Notice

What’s new, everyone? In the Netflix action-adventure heist movie Red Notice—which is apparently Netflix’s priciest and most-viewed original project to date with a $200 million budget and over 150 million views as of this writing—Interpol is issuing Red Notices, high-level warrants for the arrest of the most wanted criminals all over the globe. Crack FBI criminal … Continue reading My 2 Cents on Netflix’s Red Notice