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WALL-E

WALL-E

| July 3, 2008

Hello, Pixar! It’s been a while. We’ve missed you. It’s been a year since the release of Brad Bird’s Ratatouille, and it’s about time for the another John Lasseter “masterpiece.” True, the man brought us the technology to create near-perfect CG animation and used it in the past to make Toy Story, but he also […]

The Animation Show 4

The Animation Show 4

| June 27, 2008

After seeing The Animation Show grow from year one while I was living in Chicago, (one of the more artsy-fartsy areas of America), I have come to expect certain things. I have come to expect a Mike Judge short (if only a pencil test), a new Don Hertzfeldt and this year’s Bill Plympton. There are […]

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Sex and the City

Sex and the City

| June 10, 2008

My whole life, I’ve never had HBO, so one can understand my disinterest in everything and anything that came out of that rather pricey channel (call me bitter). So, having to rent every season of Sex and the City, in order, before seeing the film was not easy, but it helped a great deal in […]

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Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

| June 10, 2008

There really is something to say about a team of writers, animators, and producers who do their homework. The great part about “doing homework” in the animation business is that it usually requires watching movies, going to the zoo, or taking an office field trip (often to the other side of the world). Kung Fu […]

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The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

| May 17, 2008

Memorial day weekend is huge for movie releases. It kickstarts the whole summer to come. If you’re too hungover from the excitement of the thought of a long weekend, there will be some interesting things on television that may help you recover rather than the piercing screams of children at your local AMC, or even […]

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Strange Wilderness

Strange Wilderness

| February 7, 2008

I haven’t seen such a barrage of advertising in years! Strange Wilderness, the evil spawn of Fred Wolf and Adam Sandler, features the funny one from That Thing You Do (Steve Zahn), the Mac guy (Justin Long), and a character named after the writer/director. Peter (Steve Zahn) hosts a nature show that was handed down […]

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Bratz: The Movie

Bratz: The Movie

| August 3, 2007

There are three ways a studio can come about a screenplay: an original idea or true story written for the screen, books, or toys. Movies from toys don’t come around as often, but oddly enough, we’ve had two just this summer; Transformers and Bratz: The Movie. I can tell you right now, Transformers wins. With […]

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Ratatouille

Ratatouille

| July 1, 2007

The turnout at the Friday, 12:01 a.m. showing of Ratatouille in a little AMC tucked away in Burbank was much higher than I expected. People came in groups of three or more, totally sober, to sit back and enjoy Pixar’s latest creation. For you animation buffs (if you actually exist; you may just be throngs […]

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Surf’s Up

Surf’s Up

| June 11, 2007

I don’t know how or why it happened, but once upon a time and out of nowhere, penguins became the cutest, most popular thing on Earth. Since then media of all kinds have been bombarded with images of stout and adorable, snow-covered, flightless birds. As well as being the object of mankind’s affections, they have […]

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Fracture

Fracture

| May 1, 2007

Remember when you were a kid and you’d come inside from playing for the night and your parents would be watching some movie they rented that you glanced at, didn’t understand, and looked pretty boring, so you just left? Fracture is one of those movies. There are no explosions, no chase scenes, no nude scenes, […]