This afternoon I finally bit the bullet and went out to the theater to see Disney's latest animated film, Frozen. I knew a lot of my friends (many of whom do not have children, it should be pointed out) really loved this movie, and at the time of this writing it has just received a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Rumors are swirling that it will be headed to Broadway soon, although that isn't so much a benchmark of a quality film as it is a somewhat expected pattern from Disney. I had seen … [Read more...] about Is It Time to Ask for More from Animation?
Wreck-It Ralph: A Sweet Treat Rather Than An Animated Wreck
Dinosaur. Treasure Planet. Brother Bear. Home On The Range. Mostly forgettable films from the House of Mouse. I'm a huge Disney fan (not to mention a parent of three), and I didn't even bother watching that last one. So when Wreck-It Ralph came to theaters last fall--right after Brave, if I recall--I didn't even bother to go see it. I didn't know anything about the character(s), had no idea what the story was about, and I don't think I even saw the trailer, even though it would have been perfect … [Read more...] about Wreck-It Ralph: A Sweet Treat Rather Than An Animated Wreck
Film Annex: Mark Ruffalo Weighs In On What Makes A Family
Earlier today I was reading about North Carolina, the latest state to vote on a constitutional amendment concerning the definition of marriage. Some people regard the issue of marriage equality as a complex one, while others see it in a more simplistic way. And neither approach guarantees a positive response. These are the thoughts that were going through my mind today during my visit to Film Annex, so I thought I'd look at some films about marriage. Instead, I found this interview with Manny … [Read more...] about Film Annex: Mark Ruffalo Weighs In On What Makes A Family