It's been a few days since the cancellation of a certain film that DreamWorks had on their release slate for a long, long while. Normally, I don't like to resort to hyperbole or asking big questions like this after these things happen. With DreamWorks however, it has been a string of frustrating news stories. Unlike … Continue reading Has The Dream Ended?
The other day, Disney shocked me... They announced something TRON-related. A franchise I thought they turned their collective backs on. TRON has had it rather rough in this day and age, though I suppose I should shut up because a sci-fi cult classic that bombed back when it came out getting a sequel was more … Continue reading Revisiting ‘TRON: Legacy’…
Things are about to get real for a few minutes... I feel this is something I need to let out. Nothing animation or news or media-related, just a post on anxiety and something that's troubling me. I post this because I don't want to upset others, but I want to speak up about it, and … Continue reading An Anxiety Post…
'Neon Shuffle' - XTC, White Music (1978) - Getting into XTC, it seems like they - early on - wanted to mix it all: Punk, new wave, even a bit of the weird and spacey. The result is infectious beyond all belief, and has an absolutely cool bridge. Not messing around on their debut album, … Continue reading 15 Songs of the Month! (February 2017)
An animated Mad Max movie is something I'd really love to see... An animated Mad Max movie would also be something rather unprecedented in the mainstream film market... A mostly live-action film franchise going animated... When does that usually ever happen? When I say a live-action series going animated, I mean a series that's going … Continue reading Animad Max
When I was perusing the net the other day, I came across a review for a particular animated film that kind of opened my eyes a bit... Author John Kenneth Muir is a long-time movie and media reviewer, and has ran a blog for years. On it, he tackles a wide variety of films and … Continue reading Perspective on a Cauldron
A naughty dog? What in the world does an undisciplined canine have to do with the medium? Recently, I've been getting into a video game series called Uncharted. The developer of said series happens to be called Naughty Dog. Let's go back a little ways and look at something that put this very developer on … Continue reading Animation’s Naughty Dog…
The Oscars and animation... The nominations are now out, and once again it's the same old predictable game. There are nine Best Picture nominations, as a tenth slot is inexplicably missing. All of the films on there are filmed with real-life cameras on real-life sets with real-life people, or films that have a lot of … Continue reading The Complications of the Animated Oscar
'My Mistake' - Split Enz, Dizrythmia (1977) - There's a certain kind of coolness to the few Split Enz songs that I've heard. From the looks and sounds of it, Dizrythmia was when the band started their transition from progressive rock to then-new new wave... Yet their spin on it was quite fresh and full … Continue reading 10 Songs of the Month! (January 2017)
Loving certain works of entertainment can come with a price. I know that very well as a fan of animation, and especially the legendary Disney animated classics "canon". Back in August of 2015 on my mainline news blog, I ripped five generalizations about the body of work apart. Now, I want to do the same … Continue reading Pixar Generalizations and Complaints That I Don’t Like!