Archer is a spy series on FXX that’s animated but very, very adult. The series revolves around covert operative Sterling Mallory Archer, his missions and the people in his orbit. Did I mention the agency is headed by his mother, who if I put it charitably, has a dysfunctional relationship with? Did I also mention […]
A trailer for a CGI-ifed The Addams Family dropped yesterday, and it’s…okay. What’s particularly interesting to me is that the live action version from 1991 appeared a lot more visually interesting that the animated version (if the teaser is anything to judge by). It isn’t terrible, just not terribly inspired.
Visually speaking, Beyond The Aquila Rift is remarkable. In fact, it’s so good that if someone told me that this movie existed in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus/Alien universe, I’d have little problem believing it. The problem is that the storytelling is the weakest point, and that’s a HUGE issue. The story just meanders in that you […]
This short caught me by surprise mainly because I’m not a huge fan of CGI-animated features though as a medium it has advanced exponentially since Tron in 1982 (in which only portions of the movie–like the light cycle races and the MCP–were actually computer generated). But it not only has it’s place, but as movies […]
I recall that someone explained why it is that Japanese people in anime don’t look particularly Japanese, but I don’t recall the explanation (which implies that it didn’t particularly resonate for me). I should mention that my feeling also doesn’t apply to all anime. Characters from the works of Hayao Miyzaki appear distinctly Japanese (in terms […]
As you can tell from the screenshots of the Tweets that I have included below, I have been having a few conversations with Baymax, of Disney’s upcoming Big Hero 6. He’s very literal, as is the way with most machines–and reminds me quite a bit of Apple Inc’s Siri. Besides, how can you resist a mug like […]
For the first time Pixar is taking on a Marvel property. Big Hero 6 is a superhero team that–at least in the comics–has ties to Marvel’s X-Men. In fact, the comic where they first appeared was called “Sunfire & Big Hero 6.” Sunfire being a mutant from the X-Men comics. And seeing that connection and the fact that mutants, […]