The Lion King 2019 movie review: Favroh no!

I wouldn’t have expected to like Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin and be disappointed by Jon Favrea’s Lion King but here we are. Jon Favreau showed all the potential for live-action remakes in The Jungle Book, but his Lion King is a cautionary tale about their limitations. I think Lion King doesn’t work as “live-action” because there


How much has Aladdin earned so far at the box office?

Aladdin is soaring at the box office and crushing the competition — Booksmart and Brightburn — despite mixed reviews on the aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. Aladdin, the live-action remake of the 1992 animated musical fantasy feature, based on the Arabic folktale from the One Thousand and One Nights, was theatrically released in the U.S. on


Disney’s Aladdin 2019: Does it have after credits scenes?

Aladdin, Walt Disney’s new musical fantasy film, hit theaters across the U.S. on Friday. The film, written by John August and directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Will Smith as the fabled Arabian genie, alongside Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine. The film has received average to positive reviews with praise given


Aladdin movie review: A magical mess betrayed by marketing

It has been quite the bumpy road leading up to the release of Aladdin. Between questionable marketing and outrage over images of Will Smith as Genie, the live-action remake of the animated classic has experienced more controversy than a Kanye West rant on TMZ. What might surprise most moviegoers this weekend is just how much


Mena Massoud talks about learning the Bollywood dance in Aladdin

Aladdin doesn’t just re-enact the animated movie in live-action form. It has, ahem, a whole new world of scenes to show you. One is a Bollywood style dance when Aladdin (Mena Massoud) arrives at the palace as Prince Ali of Ababwa. For Massoud and his Jasmine, Naomi Scott, however, the choreography was secondary. This was

Aladdin live-action trailer 2019: Who is Mena Massoud?

Disney released the first full-length trailer for Aladdin this morning and this trailer gives a first look at what the entire movie will look like. Over the past couple of months, Disney has only released smaller clips and scenes from the movie that haven’t given the full picture of what the experience would be like.