Cinderella is Enchanting

I took my two girls to see Disney’s new Cinderella movie this past weekend, and I’m not exaggerating when I say I loved the movie just as much, if not more, than they did. This is what I liked about it, in order of importance: 1. The character of Cinderella was portrayed with perfection. The acting by Lily James was spot on. She was the perfect blend of kindness, joyfulness, intelligence, and courage, just as Cinderella should be. Credit also goes to screenwriter, Chris Weitz and director, Kenneth Branagh for giving us a Cinderella that is true to the character from … Continue reading Cinderella is Enchanting

Maleficent Movie Review

Maleficent takes an old fairy tale and magically turns it into a modern masterpiece. I saw it last night with my 10 year old daughter. We both gave Maleficent high marks. For anyone who is not already aware, Maleficent is the name of the evil witch that casts the sleeping spell on Sleeping Beauty. In the Disney classic animated movie from 1959 she is 100% evil, just like we expected all witches to be. Not so today. Most villains these days have some sort of tragic past that causes us to feel a little sorry for them. With Maleficent, also … Continue reading Maleficent Movie Review


It’s no secret that the villain often turns out more interesting than the hero. So, it makes perfect sense to re-tell a beloved fairy tale from the villain’s point of view. Insert an A-list actress and the best in make-up, computer graphics, and special effects and you should be well on your way to a big hit. When I first heard about Maleficent a few months ago I have to admit that it did not sound appealing to me. After all, I’m a big fan of heroes. I love to see good win over evil. But, the more I hear … Continue reading MALEFICENT New Trailer