MOVIE REVIEW: The Jungle Book (2016)

written by David Steffen The Jungle Book is a 2016 live action plus CG action/adventure film by Disney Studios which is based on the 1967 animated Disney film of the same title which is in turn based on a collection of stories with that same title published in 1894. Mowgli (Neel Sethi) is a “man … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: The Jungle Book (2016)

MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #10: Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monáe

written by David Steffen This is one of a series of articles wherein I examine a music video as a short film, focusing on the story rather than the music, trying to identify the story arcs and characters motivations, and consider the larger implication of events. The film this week is the 2013 film Q.U.E.E.N. … Continue reading MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #10: Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monáe

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

written by David Steffen Dog Man and Cat Kid is a 2017 graphic novel for kids, the fourth in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants), the series so far has been reviewed here. The title character Dog Man is a half-dog half-policeman who fights crime with the strengths and weaknesses … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man and Cat Kid by Dav Pilkey

TV REVIEW: Star Vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2

written by David Steffen Star Vs. the Forces of Evil is an action comedy cartoon about an interdimensional mage-warrior princess visiting Earth. Season 1 was previously reviewed here. Season 2 aired on Disney XD between July 2016 and February 2017. This review contains spoilers for season 1. Keep in mind this review will contain spoilers … Continue reading TV REVIEW: Star Vs. the Forces of Evil Season 2

TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: Meme the Game Disney Edition

written by David Steffen Meme the Game Disney Edition is, as you might expect, a card-based game game about making memes from Disney snapshots. Although I haven’t played the original Meme: The Game game, it seems to be the identical idea but made friendly for kids with kid-friendly phrases and pictures from Disney movies. Similar … Continue reading TABLETOP GAME REVIEW: Meme the Game Disney Edition

MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #9: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

written by David Steffen This is one of a series of articles wherein I examine a music video as a short film, focusing on the story rather than the music, trying to identify the story arcs and characters motivations, and consider the larger implication of events. The film this week is Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, … Continue reading MUSIC VIDEO DRILLDOWN #9: Radioactive by Imagine Dragons

MOVIE REVIEW: Insurgent

written by David Steffen Insurgent is a 2015 dystopic science fiction film based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Veronica Roth, both of which are the 2nd installment in the Divergent series. The first movie, Divergent, was reviewed here, and the Insurgent book was reviewed here. Much of the general summary of … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Insurgent

MOVIE REVIEW: Divergent

written by David Steffen Divergent is a 2014 dystopic science fiction movie distributed by Lionsgate, based on the 2011 book of the same title by Veronica Roth. Much of the general summary of the plot here is the same as the review here of the Divergent book because it was very closely based. The story … Continue reading MOVIE REVIEW: Divergent

BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey

written by David Steffen Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties is a 2017 graphic novel for kids, the third in the Dog Man series by Dav Pilkey (creator of Captain Underpants), the series has been reviewed here. The title character Dog Man is a half-dog half-policeman who fights crime with the strengths and weaknesses … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties by Dav Pilkey