Tagged: animation

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Soul: Outtakes, by David Bax

In the movies, all jazz musicians are struggling jazz musicians, nobly suffering the slings and arrows of a cold, modern world while bearing the flame of jazz, keeping alive the last symbol we have left of a past we no...

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Over the Moon: Lunar Tunes, by David Bax

Like many animated features aimed at a young audience, Glen Keane and John Kahrs’ Over the Moon is a musical. Thankfully, though, it’s not one comprised of pop songs (or songs trying to be pop songs). With the occasional exception...

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Movie Meltdown: Rick and Morty: The Movie

This episode we ask the disturbing question – what if they made a live-action Rick and Morty movie? We attempt to come up with casting options, choices for directors and we delve into the overall themes of the show and how that...

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Abominable: Believe in Magic, by David Bax

Jill Culton (2006’s Open Season) establishes her skills as both writer and director early on in Abominable. In a lively and largely wordless sequence detailing how she spends an average day of her summer vacation, we learn everything we need...

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Pokemon Detective Pikachu: Catchy, by David Bax

If you’re not familiar with Pokémon and you’re concerned that Pokémon Detective Pikachu, the first live-action film in the many-tendriled franchise, won’t make sense to you, don’t worry. Making sense is not really on this movie’s list of priorities. Sure,...

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UglyDolls: No Alibi, by David Bax

UglyDolls‘ voice cast leans heavily toward people known more for singing than for acting. There’s Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Janelle Monae, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Charli XCX, Bebe Rexha, Lizzo… to name just a couple. Given that this new animated, positive-message...