Two days ago, on November 15, YouTube channel ANIMEME uploaded their Breaking Bad/Frozen parody and it may just be the best viral video ever on the Internet in terms of spot on parody. Disney Studios’ Frozen was a massive hit with kids young and old across the world. Halloween this year featured a load of Frozen themed costumes and this animated feature put Disney back into the number one spot for children’s films and brought a newfound popularity to the old Hans Christian Anderson tale of the Snow Queen.
Disney has taken a solo journey into a more esoteric Marvel verse with Big Hero 6 and the studio is firing on all cylinders with this very entertaining film aimed at not just the younger members of the audience but their parents as well. This is the Disney of old, Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Up, and so on. The soft happy-ish start, the suckerpunch – guaranteed to make the most cynical viewer take that sharp inhaled shocked breath – and the young hero, excuse the pun, making good. This big 3D spectacular will keep audiences enthralled and excited about what transpires on-screen.
It seems that for every Frozen Disney feels compelled to produce an Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; the first film had a very definite audience and was enjoyed by both younger audience members and their older parents. The latter film had the smaller viewers fidgeting, talking and, most importantly, not laughing; some of their guardians were laughing but these “guffaws” were far and few between, with the first out-loud laugh not coming until 15 minutes into the film. For a comedy, this long delay to get to the funny does not bode well.
On Monday, August 11, 2014 Robin Williams was found not breathing in his home and this news signalled the death of a genie and friend to fans all over the world. The 63 year-old comic legend left a legacy and ability that will never be matched. This funnyman and actor had a style that was a mixture of hectic and non-stop delivery combined with a sort of pathos.
Bryan Singer is stepping back from doing the publicity trail for X-Men: Days of Future Past because of his own personal scandal which could be titled Days of Sexual Past. Allegations have been made against the 48 year-old director/producer that back in the late 1990′s he “drugged and raped” a, then, 17 year-old male model and actor. Singer was not alone in this sexual charge of misbehavior, three other Hollywood glitterati have been named as well.