So the reason there hasn’t been very many updates these past few weeks (other than posting some videos and a review and an article that I’d written a while back) is because I had Jury Duty, which was a very strange experience. Suffice it to say that I never actually ended up on a jury, but almost ended up on three. I did read two books and played a bunch on my DS.
Anyhoo, that’s over now, so I can actually get a much better update schedule going here.
It’s been a couple of years since I’ve written an Oscar article, and seeing as how the Academy Awards are tonight, I thought I’d do it again! This is pretty simple and straight-forward: I wanted to see just how nominations I’ve actually seen. Not nominated films, but the actual, individual nominations themselves. So I made some simple tables and tallied up my scores. I’ll put some commentary between the categories if I see fit… [Read the Full Article]
(Don’t worry, WALL•E, you’ll figure it out some day)
Why have I been dreading, dreading, dreading writing this review so much that it is now well over six months since I’ve seen the film? I think maybe it’s because WALL•E is really two different movies back-to-back. One of them is some of the most brilliant frames of film ever projected on a screen. The other is wildly uneven, strangely focused, and like a few other recent Pixar films, kind of morally ambiguous. [Read my full review here]