Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is film number 25 in the MCU catalog and marks the first Asian character to join the Avengers. The character Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Edition Marvel #15 (1973) and was the titular character of his line of comics until 1983. The film is directed by Destin Daniel Cotton (The…

Jungle Cruise

As a huge fan of Disney Parks and a former Cast Member at The Magic Kingdom, you can imagine how much I anticipated the release of Jungle Cruise. I use the word “anticipated” not to indicate high expectations or overall excitement, but more so a bit of cautious optimism. I hoped this would be a great…

Luca

Another year, another summer Pixar film for the entire family. This is the 24th film to come out of the 16-time Oscar winning animation studio, and oddly enough the 13th to come out in the month of June. Luca is directed by first-time movie director Enrico Casarosa. That name likely won’t sound familiar, unless you…

Raya and the Last Dragon

Raya and the Last Dragon is not only the first Disney animated movie that was animated in part at the homes of more than 400 Disney animators, it is also the first movie I have ever scene that credit FOUR directors. It is directed by Don Hall and Carlos Lopez Estrada, as well as co-directed…

Soul

The book-end to a 2020 in movies for me just so happened to be the first Pixar film to not get a theatrical release. Sounds very 2020-like doesn’t it? Soul is the creative baby of Pixar’s current Chief Creative Officer Pete Doctor (Monsters Inc., Up, Inside Out) and was co-directed by Kemp Powers. Doctor started…

Mulan

Did Mulan’s live-action remake bring honor to the original?

The Top 10 Things I Watched During COVID Quarantine

First, let me address the fact that I am writing this as if the mandatory COVID quarantine is now subsiding for the most part. I realize that many of you would still consider yourselves in quarantine. However, I am from Indiana, and we went into Phase 5 of reopening on July 4th. Which essentially means…

Onward

Last weekend I had the chance to see a pre-screening of Disney Pixar’s fantasy adventure, Onward. I love nearly all of Pixar’s incredible catalog of films, but there is just something about a Pixar original film that sets it apart from other studios. As the studio’s previous two films were sequels, Onward is Pixar’s first…

The Indisputable Ranking of Disney Animated Villains

This is my 100th ever article on thecinemapsycho.com, and since I recently completed the feat of watching every single movie from Walt Disney Animation Studios in the same year, I thought it would be a great opportunity to rank the villains! Ever since Disney’s first animated film was released in 1937, they have created many…

Spies in Disguise

Spies in Disguise is the latest movie by the newest Disney-owned animation studio, Blue Sky Studios. This movie pits the world’s best spy in a battle against a criminal mastermind with a twist, the spy is a pigeon. Will Smith and Tom Holland partner up in this one and lend their voices to the main characters….

Ranking Every Disney Animated Feature Film

In 2019, I watched every single one of the (then) 58 feature films created by Walt Disney Animation Studios. I have long known that I wanted to create a ranking of every Disney animated film, but I knew I was going to need to watch all of them in a short time span in order…

The Lion King

When The Lion King came out in 1994 it quickly took the world by storm. It was just the heartwarming story that grabbed the attention of its viewers, but also the incredibly innovative animation for the time. It blended classic hand-drawn animation with 3D animation beautifully and for that reason and others, it was extremely successful in…