Saturday Morning Cartoons – Laika Wows me Again with its Animation in “The Boxtrolls” (2014)

The Boxtrolls is a quirky stop-motion animated film by Laika, the creators of other Academy Award nominated films, Coraline and ParaNorman. While not as great as its other two films, The Boxtrolls is still a fun adventure with well written protagonists, entertaining antagonists, and a rather unique premise. The story goes that 10 years ago,…

A Bomb in the Lasagna: There’s More Than CGI Mastery in “The Jungle Book (2016)”

If you think about it, The Jungle Book is not the most obvious choice for a live-action Disney adaptation. While the songs from Disney’s 1967 animated original are pop culture touchstones, the film itself usually doesn’t rank among the most-beloved Disney’s classic animated features. Throw in a renewed examination of the imperialism in Rudyard Kipling’s writing and the…

Scifridays: “Self/Less” (2015)

Baddie: Cancer! Lesson: People are friends, not science experiments. Remember that time I said I was going to review shark movies all month? Yeah, well, I lied, because the new Tarsem Singh movie came out and my loyalties split. Repeat readers know that my favorite movie of all time is The Fall, a Singh movie. His other endeavors…

Second Breakfast’s Mass Exodus

A lot of critics hate Ridley Scott. A lot hate blockbusters. A lot hate religious movies. Some hate a combination of the three. What can I say? In the immortal words of President Thomas Jefferson, “Haters gonna hate.” Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) The Plot: Moses (Christian Bale) has lived his whole life as a…