“It was a bit frustrating to see a supporting cast of instantly lovable and visually dynamic characters end up as little more than set dressing.”
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“It’s hard to fault a film for not being what you want it to be, but one can’t help but wonder what would happen if Tarantino treated his material with a little more maturity or respect.”
The Animated Heroine reviews Disney’s Big Hero 6. Does it live up to the hype?
“Take away the bipolar disorder, OCD, and neuroses, and you’ve basically got yourself a typical romantic comedy.”
“It tells you what it’s going to show you, then it shows you what it just told you. Understanding this movie doesn’t require intelligence, but rather rote memorization.”
In this episode: princesses, knights and queens, Linkara, Count Jackula, and some of the reasons Frozen was so insanely popular. Also, Ursa breaks into song. Because how else would you expect her to celebrate her 100th episode?
“Will people look back on Django Unchained as Tarantino’s masterwork? Most likely not, as Pulp Fiction is so culturally ingrained, and Inglourious Basterds is much more daring. However, Django is that rare film that just works on every level.”
“After watching The Social Network, I’m more inspired to unplug my computer than I am to create the next online sensation, especially if it means meeting one of these characters.”
Sofie looks at the strangest of Miyazaki’s movies, which, in a way, also makes it the most admirable one.
The Animated Heroine finally finishes her countdown! After six long months, get ready to find out what her all-time favorite animated movies are!
Sofie reviews the original cult classic RoboCop from 1987!
“Batman is a testament to how with enough hype, even a fundamentally mediocre film can break box office records and automatically become a ‘classic’ after the requisite number of years have passed.”
“Almost all of the ‘falling for a robot/computer/AI’ movies up to this point date back to the ‘80s and ‘90s, and Her is a much needed upgrade to the concept.”
“Finding myself taking the ‘it’s a great visual experience, the story is secondary to that’ stance this time around vaguely disturbs me.”
“A lot of the dialogue seemed to be entirely forced, as if the cast was stuck in class and the teacher was making them read aloud.”
Death, despair, and show tunes!
“Had the film been helmed by a more seasoned director, or even a relative unknown, it never would have taken home the big prize. Because ultimately, the most interesting thing about Argo is that Ben Affleck directed it.”
Recently, Hollywood made an attempt to wipe the original Total Recall from your memory, but The DVD Shelf is here to remember it for you—wholesale! We’ll delve into the Schwarzenegger classic, beginning with the original Philip K. Dick short story that inspired it, the film’s lengthy development, and how they pulled it all together. And, yes, we’ll even look at that remake.
The Animated Heroine looks at Shrek and Monsters, Inc., two of the first films to be nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2002 Academy Awards. Spoiler alert: Shrek won the Oscar!
We know what you’re thinking: Superman: The Movie has a great cast, an iconic score, and awesome special effects. Isn’t this movie too good to make fun of, and obsessively nitpick over? To that we say: Welcome to the Agony Booth! Is this your first time here?