Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review – Big Hero 6

Ugh, so much family member death. So depressing. At least the movie includes some sympathetic characters and interesting visuals. Mildly amusing

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Because you know I’m all about the sluts (no shaming)

I'm trying to imagine a world where "slut shaming" isn't exactly what it sounds like.

Perhaps it could be an obscure term of art used by Victorian chimney sweeps for a trick of the trade especially useful for removing stubborn soot.

Or maybe it's a rough translation for the name of an annual religious observance practiced only in a small town in southern Portugal during which Mary Magdalene is burned in effigy.

Nope. It's exactly what it sounds like.

Sigh.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review – The Boxtrolls

If Coraline had been really depressing and preachy, it might have been something like this. A town hires a creep and his creepy henchmen to rid the place of the harmless trolls who creep about after dark. Though the animation is fine, the script doesn’t measure up. The trivia notes on IMDb were more interesting than actually watching the movie. Mildly amusing

Monday, March 9, 2015

Review – The Book of Life

For some time now I’ve been waiting for a good kids movie about Hispanic culture. Guess I need to wait awhile longer yet. This isn’t a terrible picture. But given the richness of the source material the filmmakers had to work with, they should have been able to conjure something better than this often-confusing reheat of the Orpheus myth. The animation could have been better, too. Mildly amusing