Monthly Archives: June 2013

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‘An American Tail: Fievel Goes West’ & ‘The Prince of Egypt’

Simon Wells is an animator, storyboard artist, and director who is also the great grandson of famed author H. G. Wells (The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds).  Simon studied audio-visual design at the Perse School … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 6/25/13 Recommendations

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75 Years of Superman: Man of Steel (2013)

I’ve written a lot of Superman-related posts in the last month.  With this year marking Superman’s 75th birthday, I just couldn’t help myself.  There was also a new Superman movie coming out, and I was pretty pumped for it.  Christopher … Continue reading

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Desert Island Films #67: The Cinematic Frontier

Tyson Carter of Head In A Vice runs a recurring series called Desert Island Films over at his blog.  I submitted my list of eight films I’d like to take with me if I were going to be stranded on … Continue reading

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‘Monsters, Inc.’ & ‘Up’

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Pete Docter is an animator, screenwriter, producer, and director who, inspired by Chuck Jones and Walt Disney, created flip books and homemade animated shorts while growing up.  He studied philosophy and making art for a year at the University of … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Tuesdays: 6/18/13 Recommendations

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

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“And why does V’Ger journey to the third planet in the solar system?” asks Admiral James T. Kirk.  The Ilia probe responds, “To seek the creator.”  “Who is the creator?”  “The creator is that which created V’Ger.” Star Trek premiered … Continue reading

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‘Gwen, the Book of Sand’ & ‘The Painting’

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Jean-François Laguionie is a French animator, producer, and director who originally was interested in theater until an encounter with legendary French animator Paul Grimault gave him the chance to learn animation techniques.  They became close friends, but rarely worked together … Continue reading

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75 Years of Superman: London Film Museum

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During my first trip to the UK in January 2009, one of the places that was a must-see for me to visit was the London Film Museum (aka the Movieum) located on the South Bank.  It was a great place … Continue reading

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75 Years of Superman: Why Bryan Singer Shouldn’t Have Made ‘Superman Returns’ Part Five

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(continued from 75 Years of Superman: Why Bryan Singer Shouldn’t Have Made Superman Returns Part Four) There is one brief sequence in Superman Returns that seems out of place for Superman.  After he saves the airplane and lands it in … Continue reading