The Pixar Pedestal+ Luca Review

The work of Pixar Animation Studios is one of this writer’s great passions. Very few would argue with the run of Golden age classics. These run roughly between the releases of Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 3 (2010 ( depending on how individuals feel about the original Cars.) Since then Viewers will acknowledge theyContinue reading “The Pixar Pedestal+ Luca Review”

America. The Motion Picture. (Netflix) Review

In 2008 Seth MacFarlane released several embarrassingly inept animated shorts as a web series. These came with massive sponsorship deals. They remain some of the worst things internet video as a medium has to offer. MacFarlane’s so-called “Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy” were essentially the most gross-out skits he and his team could think of. HeContinue reading “America. The Motion Picture. (Netflix) Review”

Peter Rabbit 2. Who Is This For?

Director Will Gluck has spent the seven years leading up to his Peter Rabbit sequel making two of the worst family films of this generation. Annie (2014) was a disgustingly autotuned, cringe-inducing embarrassment. It should be a black mark on the careers of all involved. His first Peter Rabbit film may be among the mostContinue reading “Peter Rabbit 2. Who Is This For?”

The Mitchell’s vs The Machines Shows the Universality of Great Family Entertainment.

As an adult viewer, I often get asked why my favourite film medium is animation. It’s simple really. Animation allows fiercely creative individuals to potentially create something that is both wonderfully artistic and potentially universal in its appeal. There’s no better feeling in the media viewing world. The Netflix pandemic acquisition (from Columbia and SonyContinue reading “The Mitchell’s vs The Machines Shows the Universality of Great Family Entertainment.”

Pacific Rim. The Black. Review

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pacific Rim is a movie this critic has a rather large soft spot for. This might be in part because Idris Elba’s line delivery of “tonight we are cancelling the apocalypse” is one of the greatest and most easily imitable in recent memory. This viewer will state that the film holds upContinue reading “Pacific Rim. The Black. Review”

Three Main Thoughts About the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.

This piece contains spoilers for The Mandalorian 2.03. Precede at readers own risk. Released on Disney + last week in the company’s continuing attempts to keep the Star Wars franchise taking over between theatrical movie trilogies here’s another LEGO effort. Ray uses a time portal key to hop around various films and events from theContinue reading “Three Main Thoughts About the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.”

Jingle Jangle. A Christmas Journey. Review

The Greatest Showman was one of the most bizarre pop culture phenomena in recent memory. During its initial theatrical run, it was bait for everyone and their mother to do think pieces on what the films enduring popularity means. This was for both the theatrical community and those more concerned with what it’s successfulness wouldContinue reading “Jingle Jangle. A Christmas Journey. Review”

The SpongeBob Movie. Sponge on the Run.. Review

The theatrical animation fan within this critic has a rather large soft spot for the first two Spongebob feature films. Both are significantly better then they have any right to be. They feel like the teams behind them were allowed to be as weird and experimental as they could well still having the backing ofContinue reading “The SpongeBob Movie. Sponge on the Run.. Review”

WolfWalkers. The Film Of The Year for 2020.

Sometimes a viewer can come across a film that hits their joy receptors perfectly regardless of other factors. WolfWalkers from Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon is that film for 2020 in this reviews eyes. Cartoon Saloon has been on the fringes of breaking through into the mainstream animated sphere since they first appeared in 2009.Continue reading “WolfWalkers. The Film Of The Year for 2020.”

Archive. The SpongeBob Movie. Sponge Out of Water . (2015.)

As I will be covering the newest SpongeBob film in a separate review I thought it would be worthwhile posting my thoughts on the previous film from 2015. Originally written for the films theatrical release. The Sponge On The Run review is in draft and will be up within a few days. There was aContinue reading “Archive. The SpongeBob Movie. Sponge Out of Water . (2015.)”