Reviews

Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (1972)

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It’s time we visit Medfield College again by taking a look at the 1972 sequel to The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes: Now You See Him, Now You Don’t! Directed by Robert Butler, this sequel brings back the basic concept of our college protagonists discovering some sort of scientific breakthrough. In the first film, it was the ability to make a human’s brain work like a computer; in this film, it’s invisibility. Is this sequel better or worse than its predecessor? Read on to find out!

And remember, SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Sky High (2005)

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Sky High was a film that I’d never seen before; it seemed too much like a Disney Channel film to me. But, everyone else in the world seemed to have seen the Mike Mitchell-directed film and loved it! Did I end up loving it as well? Read on to find out!

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The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes (1969)

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In 1969, the first film in what would later become a trilogy of films involving a student undergoing an incredible scientific metamorphosis was released. It was called The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes. Was this film good enough to warrant two further theatrical sequels? Let’s find out!

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Superdad (1973)

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Released to theaters in 1973, Superdad was the Disney movie made to address the “generation gap”: the differences in outlooks and lifestyles between the adults and college-aged kids during the Vietnam War Era. Was the film a success? Nope, no it wasn’t. Many people consider this to be the worst (or at least one of the worst) live-action Disney films ever made! Just to show how little faith Disney had in this film: they kept the film sitting on the Disney shelves for a whole year before they decided to release it in theaters!

So, I figured it’s best that I hurry up and check this one off the list as quickly as I can! Here is my review of Superdad!

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The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)

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If you’re like the normal person in the street, when you think Disney movies, you think political plot points!

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Yeah, I was being sarcastic. Even I was surprised after watching this movie that politics played an integral part to this movie’s plot. Based on a memoir written by one of the characters in the film (I don’t know how loosely or strongly this film is based on the memoirs), this musical film is not well-known, as you might imagine. So without further ado, let’s jump into reviewing The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band!

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The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit (1968)

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On September 1, 2015, actor Dean Jones passed away at the age of 84. Disney fans were quite saddened by this as the lovable actor with “boyish good looks” was a staple in many live-action Disney films acting in 10 total!

He's probably the actor who's acted in the most Disney films. Could somebody verify that for me, please?
He’s probably the actor who’s acted in the most Disney films. Could somebody verify that for me, please?

To pay tribute to the man, I thought it appropriate to review one of his films. I’ve already reviewed one of his films on this blog already, The Love Bug. This time, I’m reviewing The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit.

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Miracle (2004)

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Kurt Russell is no stranger to Disney. Since the late 60s, he joined the Disney Studios and acted in many films including The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, The Barefoot Executive, Superdad, etc. He even lent his voice to Disney’s The Fox and the Hound. Heck, when Walt Disney died, legend states that the last words he left were “Kurt Russell” which he had scribbled onto a piece of paper!

"You sure that story's true? I think what really happened was that he scribbled 'Tom Hanks' on a piece of paper!"
“You sure that story’s true? I think what really happened was that he scribbled ‘Tom Hanks’ on a piece of paper!”

So, I’m kinda surprised that I’m only now reviewing a Kurt Russell film on this blog. To top things off, it’s one of his later Disney appearances! That said, it’s not a bad film to start with either.

Based on the true story of the “Miracle on Ice” event that took place during the 1980 Winter Olympic Games, Miracle introduces a new generation to this phenomenon. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at Miracle.

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