Archive for May, 1998

The Avengers

Oh, Mrs. Peel, what have they done to you? It’s been a bad month for my 60’s icons. Shari Lewis. Roy Rogers. Buffalo Bob Smith. And now Emma Peel. What have I done to deserve this? It took Hollywood over thirty years to smarten up and bring the campy 60’s television show “The Avengers” to the big screen, and this is what they come up with? Oh, the horror. Oh, the humanity. Read the rest of this entry »

Beauty and the Beast

When “Beauty and the Beast” was released, it set a new standard for animated film. Walt Disney Pictures animation division was experiencing a renaissance thanks to “The Little Mermaid.” Thanks to clever storytelling, rich animation, outstanding voice talent and memorable songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, “Beauty and the Beast” went on to become the only animated film to be nominated for “Best Picture.” Read the rest of this entry »