Tag Archive | Disney

Disney, Google, Microsoft back trans rights amid fierce British debate

Disney, Google, Microsoft back trans rights amid fierce British debate

Dozens of organisations including Disney, Google, and Microsoft, weighed into a fierce debate over transgender rights in Britain on Monday, writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask him to support making it easier for people to legally change gender. Trans rights have become a contentious issue since the government launched a consultation into reforming […]

Film Review & Trailer: Mulan

Film Review & Trailer: Mulan

Review By Frances Winston Directed by: Niki Caro – Starring: Liu Yifei, Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, Jet Li Available to rent on Disney+ now! This live-action remake of the 1998 animated feature has been one of the biggest cinematic casualties of CoVid. Originally slated for release just before the outbreak, […]

Singapore: Disney cuts lesbian kiss from ‘Star Wars’

Singapore: Disney cuts lesbian kiss from ‘Star Wars’

Disney has cut a lesbian kiss from the latest Star Wars movie – one of the top Christmas films – Singapore’s media regulator said on Tuesday, so that more children can watch it. The two minor female characters embrace, but do not kiss, in the version of The Rise of Skywalker shown in Singapore, local […]

Teens, superheroes lead charge in LGBTQ Hollywood movie characters

Teens, superheroes lead charge in LGBTQ Hollywood movie characters

(Reuters) – Movies like Bohemian Rhapsody, Love, Simon, and Deadpool 2, helped increase the numbers of gay and bisexual characters in Hollywood movies last year. But a study by LGBTQ advocacy group, GLAAD, on Thursday, found that transgender characters were entirely absent from films released in 2018, for the second year in a row.

Film Review & Trailer: Christopher Robin

Film Review & Trailer: Christopher Robin

Frances Winston wasn’t overly-impressed with this grown-up version of Christopher Robin Directed by: Marc Forster – Starring: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett A grown-up and stressed-out Christopher Robin is revisited by his childhood friend, Winnie the Pooh, and returns to Hundred Acre Wood to reignite his imagination, and rediscover the joy and […]

Film Review & Trailer: Beauty and the Beast

Film Review & Trailer: Beauty and the Beast

Frances Winston loved this latest Disney offering, and says you don’t need to bring a little one to enjoy it! Directed by: Bill Condon – Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson There is always a buzz and excitement […]

US Theatre & Petition Against New Disney Movie’s Gay Character

US Theatre & Petition Against New Disney Movie’s Gay Character

A theatre in Alabama, the Dekalb County Theatre, has cancelled the showing of the new Disney Beauty and the Beast film, starring Emma Watson as Belle, due to the inclusion of a gay character, and a petition has been drawn up on lifepetitions.com to boycott the movie. The petition states that Disney has come under […]

Film Review & Trailer: Life, Animated

Film Review & Trailer: Life, Animated

This documentary about how Disney movies helped an autistic child, both moved and made Frances Winston chuckle in parts. It is sure to be of interest to anyone with an autistic child, or working in the area Directed by: Roger Ross Williams – Starring: Owen Suskind, Ron Suskind, Cornelia Suskind, Wayne Suskind It’s well known […]

Film Review & Trailer: Tomorrowland – A World Beyond

Film Review & Trailer: Tomorrowland – A World Beyond

Frances Winston was none-too-impressed with this Disney adventure Directed by: Brad Bird – Starring: George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, Judy Greer Based on the Disney adventure featured in all their theme parks, this film sees George Clooney step out of the handsome leading man role, and instead […]

Review & Trailer: Big Hero 6

Review & Trailer: Big Hero 6

Frances Winston takes a trip to the movies to check out this Disney/Marvel co-production Directors: Don Hall and Chris Williams – Starring (voices of): Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Daniel Henney, T. J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans, Jr., Génesis Rodríguez, Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell Based on the Marvel comics superhero team of the same name, this […]