James Bowman reviews Disney’s “Frozen”, & its frozen ideology

Summary:  James Bowman reviews Disney's Frozen, looking beneath the animation to show how it reflects the changing nature of women in America. That makes the film even more interesting -- to people interesting in the New America rising on the ashes of the America-that-once-was. Better or worse? You decide.   Film review of Frozen: "Frozen … Continue reading James Bowman reviews Disney’s “Frozen”, & its frozen ideology

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Warnings about the horrific effects of Disney’s Princesses on America’s girls

Summary: Feminists warn that Disney Princesses encourage America's girls to become thin, passive, and submissive -- and make them psychologically disturbed. They teach this to young girls. It's delusional, and illustrates a serious problem. When researching the effects of feminism on society, I stumbled on this presentation by Jaden Maxwell and Cheyenne Taylor, seventh grade students … Continue reading Warnings about the horrific effects of Disney’s Princesses on America’s girls

Review of “Inside Out”: fun for kids & disturbing fun for adults

Summary:  Today Locke Peterseim reviews Inside Out. Kids love its great story and fine graphics. Adults love it for more interesting and perhaps disturbing reasons. Read on to learn more.  {2nd of 2 posts today.} “Where Were Sullen, Bitter, Grumpy, and Cynical in Inside Out?” By Locke Peterseim. From the film blog of Open Letters … Continue reading Review of “Inside Out”: fun for kids & disturbing fun for adults

Tomorrowland: If You Don’t Like This Movie, You’ll Kill Our Future

Summary:  Today Locke Peterseim reviews Tomorrowland, Disney's "ode to a pre-Vietnam, pre-Watergate, pre-counterculture past when the early ‘60s, Space Race, Camelot-fueled notion of tomorrow was still bright and gleaming, filled with shining spires and Jetson-styled flying cars and jet packs — it’s pure nostalgia for a lost future." It's only a lost future if we … Continue reading Tomorrowland: If You Don’t Like This Movie, You’ll Kill Our Future