Saturday, December 8, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
Tricked into thinking he killed his father, a guilt ridden lion cub flees into exile and abandons his identity as the future King.
Superior animated movie with a plot of a Shakespearean format, therefore more enjoyable for an adult audience.
Maltin ***: "With distant echoes of BAMBI, this entertaining Disney cartoon feature ...has dazzling scenics, some show-stopping animation, and outstanding voice work - but drama so intense (and comed so hip), it's not really for very young viewers."
Halliwell ***: "An entertaining animated drama with some stunning moments, but a somewhat preachy tone; it isn't as much fun as th recent Disney features, although it found great favour with the public."
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.
Although intended as cautionary tale Michael Douglas' robber baron is played with such greedy vigour he's more likely to be an idol for the like-minded.
Maltin ***: "Modern-day morality tale...is short on subtlety but completely absorbing, especially in the wake of the real-life "insider trading" scandal of 1986."
Halliwell **: "Almost documentary in its detailed account of financial skulduggery but slipping ultimately into sentimentality, the film is marked by a brilliant performance from Michael Douglas as the scheming megalomaniac Gordon Gekko."