I wonder how much money Disney could make if they only bundled some of their classic, and older, films into one package. Remaster and upgrade the footage to high definition and I would pay at least a few hundred dollars to have films like Mary Poppins in my home collection. Streaming is fine but knowing I can watch my favorites even if my wireless goes on the fritz or I'm in between internet providers is a nice feeling.
This other practice of bringing films out of their "vault" doesn't keep me holding my breath for the next release but instead loses my interest all together. Even my favorites from growing up, like The Lion King or Aladdin, are mostly ignored because I never know when or for long I get the chance to buy them. You can only string me along for so long before I just give up.
|1. Fast & Furious 6|
Some movies just want to have fun and do nothing more. The Fast and Furious franchise has done that time after time while building a dominating action series. Unfortunately we all know of Paul Walker's sad passing and the fate of the franchise is still up in the air. This may turn out to be the last one they make and in honor of Paul's life some proceeds will be donated to charities in his honor.
|2. Despicable Me 2|
The first Despicable Me was a surprise when I watched it. DreamWorks managed to make lovable characters and a fun world to be in. The sequel may not have revived those feelings all over again but it did an alright job of it. Don't be surprised to see more of those minions some day soon.
A film about love, sex, revenge, and the psychological toll it can take on us all. Adore may have been too much to handle focusing so much on older woman in sexual relationships with much younger men. According to reviewers the plot spun out of control and resembled a soap opera more than a feature film. This seems to be a film you should just ignore until it goes away.
|4. Mary Poppins|
The 50th anniversary of the Disney classic comes home. Maybe it just also happens to be good timing that Saving Mr. Banks, the upcoming tale of how Walt Disney spend 20 years bringing Ms. Poppins to the big screen, comes out in the next few weeks. No matter the intentions this is an absolute classic and gives a great excuse to eat sugar.
Another anniversary brings another classic back to the store shelves. Big was released 25 years ago and one dancing piano scene later it was a classic. This film helped show off Tom Hanks' comedy and acting in movies and not just Bosom Buddies. Just a few years later Hanks was starring in romantic comedies and yelling at women not to cry in baseball.