A.A. Dowd
aadowd
12/6/19
1:57 PM
23

Nope, it’s not just a saying. It’s very much a romantic premise: You fall in love with someone the minute you lay eyes on them.

11/7/19
1:47 PM
3

Charlie cheats on Nicole in the movie. Though they quibble about the timing, him claiming that it happened after they already separated.

10/31/19
6:45 PM
1

Sorry, which review? This is the first one we’ve run...

9/25/19
3:01 PM
4

I see your point. Maybe my issue here is that having a movie star under the “disguise” of a normal person sort of dilutes that message. Technically, yes, this star falls under the inclusive umbrella of “anyone.” But it sort of inadvertently suggests that we need someone of this person’s stature to issue the rallying Read more

9/5/19
2:28 PM
193

Hey all. Just wanted to drop in here and give a very sincere thank you to everyone who’s read the piece and everyone who’s commented below. I had to kind of talk myself into writing this, for a number of reasons, but I’m glad I did, and I’m deeply moved by the responses here—by those of you sharing your own Read more

8/8/19
11:13 PM
16

I honestly have no idea what the target demo for this movie is. It’s based on a kid-lit series (so, adolescents?), is PG-13 and teen-centric (teens?), and is based on a nostalgia item from the ’80s and ’90s (millennials?). I think the combination of its source material and the rating will draw some younger people—it’s Read more

8/6/19
3:23 PM
17

As Allison pretty clearly lays out, this film is a demonstration that there *is* some overlap in Lynch’s values and those of what you could conventionally identify as a “Disney movie,” intended meaning of comment included. It’s fine not to see that compatibility, or to not agree that it exists, but Disney surely saw Read more

8/6/19
11:13 AM
127

Well, there’s also the fact that it literally was a Disney movie.

7/11/19
5:24 PM
35

Not only does he not stop him from saying it, the whole joke in this one is that Pumbaa waits for him to stop him before saying it. (I realize this isn’t the best evidence that the Timon and Pumbaa stuff is pretty good, but it is generally pretty good.)

6/13/19
8:19 PM
11

Does it challenge that? I’d say it affirms loudly.

5/21/19
2:47 PM
2

I’m wasn’t sure, and you appear to be right. Thanks. Weird goof.

5/20/19
1:32 PM
1

I’ll have thoughts on that one in the next dispatch.