Asia remains one of the most conservative societies in today’s world, but who would have thought that 20 years ago, Disney would have created their arguably most ideal feminist icon when they turned a Chinese folk legend into a Disney princess? Mulan was released in theaters on June 19, 1998, and it has been one […]Read More ‘Mulan’ turns 20: When Disney boldly gave us their greatest feminist Princess
Today is the release day of Liberation, Christina Aguilera’s sixth album, so fans will be fixated on that record, but it is also equally the 20-year anniversary of a very important song in the singer’s career. The average person might know “Reflection” as just another Disney song, a pop ballad from Mulan sung in the […]Read More Admiring Christina Aguilera’s “Reflection” 20 years later
It must have been pretty weird for some folks at Disney last year. Pirates of the Caribbean, the once stellar franchise inspired by their theme park ride, released a fifth installment, Dead Men Tell No Tales (or Salazar’s Revenge in some countries) to very lukewarm reception. It was a far cry from its heyday. During […]Read More Does anyone even remember that ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ film from last year?
It’s mid-May and we’ve already been treated to two billion-dollar blockbusters (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War) that are sure to have locked in the top two spots on the list of highest-grossing films in 2018. What other movies are there left in the year that I’m really looking forward to? Coincidentally there are only ten […]Read More The only movies I’m really interested in for the rest of 2018