Tag: animation

The Countdown: Top Ten Kick-ass Female TV Characters

The Countdown: Top Ten Kick-ass Female TV Characters

| August 30, 2016

There’s nothing quite like a strong, intelligent, empowered female character who doesn’t need to be rescued and isn’t defined solely by her need to get a boyfriend.  Someone who not only will keep up with the boys but put them in their place with grace and civility.  Someone who is part of the media world […]

×
Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon

Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon

| August 10, 2016

Exactly six minutes into Scooby-Doo! and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon (2016), my 4-year-old son and fellow wrestling fanatic turned to me exasperated and asked, “Is there even going to be a wrestling match in this movie?” At that point, even I had to admit, it wasn’t looking good that we’d get any wrestling […]

×
Belladonna of Sadness

Belladonna of Sadness

| July 12, 2016

It seems like the last few years have seen quite a boom in the discovery, restoration, and re-release of films that have fallen through the cracks of cinema history. Companies like Vinegar Syndrome, Drafthouse Films, Grindhouse Releasing, Garagehouse, and Distribpix have been introducing new audiences to films previously thought lost or only ever issued in […]

×
Shrek: Anniversary Edition

Shrek: Anniversary Edition

| June 20, 2016

In celebration of fifteen years of Shrek, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has released the original Shrek in an Anniversary Edition Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo pack. Packed with special features and a code for digital versions of Shrek short films, the release gives you a lot of Shrek for your buck. But is it something you […]

×
Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental Film 1920-1970

Masterworks of American Avant-Garde Experimental Film 1920-1970

| October 13, 2015

When considering my extensive video library, one of the collections I treasure the most is my collection of various DVD releases devoted to avant-garde cinema. To me, these works are vital to understanding the full potential of film. The work of avant-garde filmmakers is cinematic art at its purest, unhindered by classically theatrical or literary […]

×
King of the Hill: Season 12

King of the Hill: Season 12

| September 23, 2015

I never really got into King of the Hill when it was on the air.  I like Mike Judge, and Greg Daniels has created one of the best sitcoms ever with Parks and Recreation, but their joint efforts on a folksy Texas animated series always felt disconnected at best and mean spirited at worst.  Most […]

×
The 2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films

The 2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films

| February 7, 2015

Thankfully, the last couple of years, they’ve started showing the Oscar Nominated short films in select theaters so the general public can see them and care about which one wins along with all the other awards.  Except for documentary.  I don’t even know what’s nominated for best documentary… Anyway, I just got home from seeing […]

×
Welcome to the Space Show

Welcome to the Space Show

| November 11, 2014

Full of visual splendor and fantastic animation, Welcome to the Space Show is one of the coolest animated films to have ever been crafted from Japan. The film focuses on four children who are spending summer vacation together for a week, which happens to have them looking for their pet rabbit that was lost during […]

×
Denver the Last Dinosaur: Complete Series

Denver the Last Dinosaur: Complete Series

| September 18, 2014

From World Events Productions (WEP), the same studio that brought us every incarnation of Voltron, Denver the Last Dinosaur aired for two seasons, totaling 50 episodes, back in late 1988. It’s a series I recall from my youth with great fondness, one that stirred up some serious nostalgia flashbacks when I learned of its impending […]

×
Black Dynamite: Season One

Black Dynamite: Season One

| July 15, 2014

Adapting a film to a television series is always a tricky proposition. When the film in question is a beloved cult favorite–such as Black Dynamite, the 2009 film that did for 70s Blaxploitation what Wet Hot American Summer did for early-80s Summer Camp movies–pulling off an effective series becomes even more difficult. What is it […]

×