Is ‘Cinderella’ a Fun Reinvention or a Trashy Reboot?
By Janie Walenda
I’m a big Cinderella fan, but I’ve rarely enjoyed stories that try to modernize her story. I was worried this movie would be a clumsy retread filled with generic pop songs and pandering messages about “empowerment.” While I wasn’t necessarily wrong, “Cinderella” has enough fun and magic to make this an enjoyable ride.
This version hits all the beats of the classic Cinderella story but adds some new twists and turns along the way. Ella wants to design ...
Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit Exposes Disconnect in Movie Industry
By Josh McClain
Hollywood legal battles don’t always bring industry-wide change, but this one just might. Actress Scarlett Johansson made waves in the movie industry on July 29 when she filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company over the release of her feature movie “Black Widow,” as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Johansson claimed that Disney violated the terms of her contract by releasing the film in theaters and on Disney+ at the same time, thereby limiting the ...