My Old School. Quick Review. (FULL SPOILERS)

This documentary has been building a lot of buzz in the Scottish independent cinema scene since it debuted. The kind of stranger than fiction piece, that’s the bread and butter of people who watch these things for the insane twists and turns. On that level, My Old School is a solid entry into this genreContinue reading “My Old School. Quick Review. (FULL SPOILERS)”

Luck. (Apple TV +) Quick Review.

Of all the careers and legacies tarnished by the dawn of #metoo the allegations and ousting of John Lassiter were the most difficult to process from a personal perspective. As a viewer who grew up with a lot of classic era Pixar and watched him guide Disney feature animation into the CG era in real-time.Continue reading “Luck. (Apple TV +) Quick Review.”

DC League of Super Pets. Why?

The thought Of initially covering this very kid-centric animated feature didn’t seem too appetizing. Just look at any of the trailers or general marketing campaign. It’s exactly what viewers think it is. The sort of targeted at the very young animation with enough mildly amusing moments and DC references in hope that adults don’t seeContinue reading “DC League of Super Pets. Why?”

Lightyear. More Interesting For What It Isn’t.  

As a confessed die-hard Pixar fan on paper, it was great to finally see them back in cinemas. The joy of seeing that little bouncing lamp on the screen was designed to bring this viewer a pang of joy like few other media-related events in 2022. One just wishes it had been with a distinctlyContinue reading “Lightyear. More Interesting For What It Isn’t.  “

Toy Story In Concert. Edinburgh (Usher Hall.) Review.

In the age of Disney +, the entire Pixar canon is available at the push of a button for nothing more than the cost of a subscription. This doesn’t account for the viewers that still have physical media collections. Some (including this writer) still treasure them in the age of continued streaming dominance. What willContinue reading “Toy Story In Concert. Edinburgh (Usher Hall.) Review.”

Robin Robin. Quick Review

There are effectively two types of Aardman Production. The slightly more commercially inclined stop motion comedy. Or the classically wholesome all-ages adventure. These two tones represent the core of what put Aardman on the map. This writer is glad to report that the studio’s new Christmas musical short Robin Robin ( the first release underContinue reading “Robin Robin. Quick Review”

Clifford The Big Red Dog (2021.) Quick Review.

When the trailer for this new live-action incarnation of the popular children’s property came out the internet seemed desperate to turn it into an ironic meme. This request typically came from the type of audience still be yearning for midnight screenings of Cats (2019.) Their knowledge of so bad it’s good entertainment typically only extendsContinue reading “Clifford The Big Red Dog (2021.) Quick Review.”

The Boss Baby :Family Business. Quick Review.

The original Boss Baby is very much the film it appears to be on the surface. Far from the worst thing ever but extending a one-joke gimmick premise and mining all the expected jokes from it over 90 minutes. Surely it doesn’t need to be thought about a great deal beyond that. Viewers would thinkContinue reading “The Boss Baby :Family Business. Quick Review.”

The Pixar Pedestal+ Luca Review

The work of Pixar Animation Studios is one of this writer’s great passions. Very few would argue with the run of Golden age classics. These run roughly between the releases of Toy Story (1995) and Toy Story 3 (2010 ( depending on how individuals feel about the original Cars.) Since then Viewers will acknowledge theyContinue reading “The Pixar Pedestal+ Luca Review”

America. The Motion Picture. (Netflix) Review

In 2008 Seth MacFarlane released several embarrassingly inept animated shorts as a web series. These came with massive sponsorship deals. They remain some of the worst things internet video as a medium has to offer. MacFarlane’s so-called “Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy” were essentially the most gross-out skits he and his team could think of. HeContinue reading “America. The Motion Picture. (Netflix) Review”