Saturday, April 30, 2016

You should see The Jungle Book

for its effects, even if for no other reason.  The plot is a Disney version of Kipling's work, but it's a well-done one.  The voice acting is quite good.  The visuals, though, make the film worth your money.  They are stunning.

In scene after scene, you'll find yourself wondering what is real and what is not.  Most of the time, the animals are clearly animated, but they are the best animal animations I've ever seen.  The backgrounds are often so good that you forget you're watching anything animated.

I did enjoy the familiar story, by the way; I've focused here on the movie's look because it is so strong.

If you're at all interested in the state of the art of movie animation, check out The Jungle Book.

Friday, April 29, 2016

This scene from Say Anything

came up in a meeting today, so I had to put it here.  If you don't know the scene or the movie, you're the poorer for the lack.  Check it out, then go watch the film.

I'm not generally a big fan of teen romance movies, but some--Say Anything, Benny and Joon, and  Some Kind of Wonderful spring to mind--work powerfully for me.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Green Room

is a film, opening tomorrow, that puts me in an uncomfortable position:  its genre is one I normally avoid, but its lead, Patrick Stewart, is an actor whose films I try not to miss.  Both its reviews and its audience desire ratings are extremely high on Rottentomatoes.

I am torn.

If anyone has seen it, please drop me a message and let me know your thoughts on it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rain pounding on skylights

over my head is one of the most beautiful writing soundtracks in the world.  Lovely, absolutely lovely.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Another exciting May movie

I've mentioned X-Men: Apocalypse before, and I've been excited about the movie since the first trailer.  After seeing this new trailer, though, I'm even more psyched to see the film.

May is looking to be a fun movie month!

Monday, April 25, 2016

If you're outside North Carolina & think all of us in the state support HB2

think again.  Many, many of us don't, and some folks are even getting arrested in protest, as you can read here.

The bill is a vile piece of legislation that is costing my state jobs and money, not to mention making North Carolina a bit of a national laughingstock.

I hope that our governor and legislature get the message and repeal this awful bill.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

I realize it's a failing

of mine that I want to see this movie--and will go see it--but there you have it.

What can I say?  I'm a sucker for films of The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson).  I generally run a way from a movie starring Kevin Hart, but for this one, I'll be there.

Go ahead:  mock me.  I can take it.


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