I find The Black Cauldron to be an extremely underrated Disney animated film. It strays from the typical Disney fairy tale,as it is considerably darker, but no less beautifully animated as some of their more successful endeavors. If you grew up in the 80's like me though, you were no stranger to darker themes in children's films, animated and live action alike. The story is well told, but more importantly, I love the characters and enjoy meeting each one on the journey. Princess Eilonwy is particularly charming, with the perfect mix of heroism and femininity, but sadly is neglected when it comes to the Disney Princess marketing.The villain is by far one of the most fearsome in all Disney animation history! In terms of pure evil he ranks up there with the very best of them, including Maleficent, Frolo and Scar. If you've seen the classics more times than you can count, be sure to seek out this lesser known gem. You'll be sorry you didn't do it sooner!
Great movie about a boy coming into his own during a summer vacation with the family. There is a lot here about how important it is for young boys to have a good mentor in their lives. This is a vulnerable time in their lives and can affect the kind of person they grow up to be for good or bad. I think most people will find a character they relate to, it's just very realistic and down to earth. I especially found Sam Rockwell to be entirely lovable. I truly enjoyed the film and it will certainly become part of my annual Summer viewing. If you like a well written indie flick, I highly recommend it!
I have to admit, I really love a good screwball comedy! Sure the premise is a little far fetched, but it kept a permanent smile on face throughout. Ginger Rogers was simply adorable and Cary Grant was a real hoot! Funny how they always plaster Marilyn Monroe on the cover of this movie, but her role was actually quite small, though memorable. Just a fun, sometimes laugh-out-loud, classic film.