The Evolution of the Disney Villain

One of my pet peeves is nostalgia and the way it warps peoples’ perceptions. With everything from politics to pop culture, we’re always hearing about how great things used to be, and how much it all sucks now. We can observe trends within a particular time period, but these tendencies are often exaggerated by consumers. …

REVIEW: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

When Disney announced production on a sequel to 2014’s Maleficent, I was confused and a bit annoyed. I’ve always loved 1959’s Sleeping Beauty, a tremendous feat of animation and filmmaking. Trailers and marketing material for Maleficent put me off by eschewing a lot of what made the animated classic great. However, when I saw Maleficent …

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Trailer Review

This morning, hot off the heels of their Mulan teaser, Disney has released a second trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. As expected, this trailer fleshes out the plot and Maleficent’s motivation a bit more, as well as introduces a new character. You can watch the new clip below: Virginia: I don’t consider the first …

Disney Curses the Internet With Maleficent 2 Trailer

This past Monday, Disney released the first trailer for Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil on their YouTube and various social media accounts. You can see the clip here: The trailer doesn’t reveal much about the film (as it should be), but we are introduced to Michelle Pfieffer’s new character, Queen Ingrith. The teaser also shows …

The 10 Best Kingdom Hearts Bosses

“What is this strange video game with Disney characters and spiky haired anime teens?” I recalled thinking to myself as I watched a teaser for Kingdom Hearts back in 2002 on my VHS for Disney’s House of Villains. Little did I now that would mark the beginning of my fascination with this uncanny mash-up between …