Author: Joey Tedesco

VIDEO: Final Destination (2000)

Halloween is coming soon, so Joey’s doing a very special Final Destination retrospective called The Final Celebration! In this first review, he looks at the movie that started it all, where Stifler gets decapitated, a teacher plays a fatal game of Mouse Trap, and Ali Larter has trouble finding shirts that cover her belly button.

VIDEO: Monkeybone (2001)

Brendan Fraser plays a cartoonist (basically, a thinly veiled takeoff on R. Crumb) who gets sent to the afterlife and/or Cool World while one of his creations, a cartoon monkey (voiced, oddly enough, by John Turturro) takes control of his comatose body and runs amok.

VIDEO: Doggy Poo (2004)

While a lot of movies might be pieces of crap thrown up on a screen, Doggy Poo takes it to the next (literal) level. It’s a 2003 stop-motion animated Korean short about mortality and the meaning of existence… starring a talking dog turd

VIDEO: Hulk (2003)

Watch as Joey explains why he likes everything about it: Eric Bana’s performance, the references to the comics, the exploration of Bruce Banner’s psyche, and yes, even the giant poodle.

VIDEO: Brother Bear (2003)

Watch as Joey has a hard time distinguishing this movie from Pixar’s latest movie (and big disappointment) Brave. Both have main characters that transform into bears and need to go on journeys of self-enlightenment, or some bull crap like that. Oh, but this one has two Canadian bull moose, with one played by Rick Moranis, which is a clever bit of casting, eehhh?

VIDEO: Top 5 (Viewer-Voted) Animated Theme Songs

Here’s Joey’s latest countdown, in which he selected ten of his favorite cartoon theme songs and had members of a couple of forums vote on them. The five with the most votes made the cut (with Joey breaking any ties himself), including TaleSpin, The Powerpuff Girls, and more!

VIDEO: Corpse Bride (2005)

Joey watches Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, starring the voice of Johnny Depp (who else?) as a shy groom who practices his wedding vows near a grave and ends up married to a murdered bride, voiced by Helena Bonham Carter (who else?). This is one of Joey’s favorite Burton films, and he explains why it’s basically the grown-up version of Burton’s other famous stop motion film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

VIDEO: The Last Airbender (2010)

Joey brings us the first installment in a special series called Crossing the Line, where he examines live action movies based on cartoons. First up is M. Night Shyamalan’s take on the popular Nicktoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Here’s the twist: It sucks!