MOVIES

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 22

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 22

Adaptation 22 is 1988’s comedic take on the Dickens story, Scrooged, starring Bill Murray.  Scrooged can best be described as a movie within a movie, as Murray plays a self centered television executive named Frank Cross working on a live TV version of the story while he himself is being visited by three spirits.  This […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 21

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 21

When I started this experiment, I knew this day would come.  I tried to delay the inevitable, pushing this movie back as far as I could.  But today was the day, the day I watched adaptation number 21, Barbie in A Christmas Carol. The first thing that hit me was the abnormally bad CG animation.  […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 20

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 20

Appropriately, adaptation 20 features our good friend Alastair Sims reprises the role that made him famous twenty years earlier, in 1971’s animated feature A Christmas Carol.  I’m surprised this late into the experiment to make this statement: this is the best adaptation I’ve seen yet.  The animation has a strange feel to it that I […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 18

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 18

Its back to basics with adaptation 18, the 1938 version of A Christmas Carol.  This version is a pure translation of the story, taking very few creative liberties from its source.  Darker aspects of the story have been removed, such as Scrooge’s romantic past, The Ghost of Christmas Past’s two robe children, and the ransacking […]

 

Animucast #2 – Nyanderful!

Animucast #2 – Nyanderful!

Hey there listeners! Guess what? We have a very fun filled episode of Animucast! That’s so unlike us right? This week we answer your questions, talk about the news, and discuss the shows we’re watching with many side conversations!

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 9

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 9

Dull, dull, dull, dull, dull.  That’s what best describes day 9’s animated adaptation, Christmas Carol: The Movie.  Even with a comparable size list of recognizable celebrities to the recently released Zemeckis version isn’t enough to save this film from being anything more than mindless drivel.  While normally I don’t mind creative changes to a story […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 7

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 7

Finally, after a week of searching I’ve found the earliest surviving movie adaptation of A Christmas Carol, titled Scrooge; or Marley’s Ghost, directed by R.W. Paul. This version is so elusive that the only known print is held by the British Film Institute, and it’s incomplete to boot.  Though absolutely silent, this over 100 year […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 3

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 3

Day 3 brings one of the oldest recorded film adaptations of A Christmas Carol a 1910 silent film version produced by Edison Studios.  Perhaps I spoke too soon about the accelerated pace of yesterday’s Mickey version as this one doesn’t even bother to give real scene transitions and clocks in at just under 11 minutes.  […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 2

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 2

Day 2 brings a Disney short film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, titled Mickey’s Christmas Carol.  This 24 minute version moves at a breakneck pace, the intro credits being longer than most of the scenes.  They really blasted open the vault for this one, as they bring in as many old Disney characters as they […]

 Ryan Wilson

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 1

25 Days of Christmas (Carol): Day 1

This holiday season, dear readers, I’ve decided to treat you with something special: my own potential breakdown.  Perturbed with commercial overload of all things Christmas, I’ve taken drastic measures.  For twenty five days, including Christmas day itself, I will watch a different adaptation of A Christmas Carol and post my impressions.  Any version I can […]

 Ryan Wilson

Netflix Coming to PS3: Some Hoop Jumping Required

Netflix Coming to PS3: Some Hoop Jumping Required

Netflix and SCEA have reached an agreement to get the popular movie rental company’s “Watch Instantly” service onto the Playstation 3.  Unlike the Xbox 360 version, which requires a Gold account to access the service, the Playstation 3 version will be completely free to the user.  There will be, however, a few steps in order […]

 Alan Smithee

Kick-Ass – Trailer & Clips Leaked!

I know it looks like shit, but you have to understand that nobody outside of SDCC 2009 was able to see this trailer and these video clips unless they sat in a long ass line and fought their way through crowds of Twilight-nerds.

 

SDCC09 – Neill Blomkamp not interested in Halo movie?

SDCC09 – Neill Blomkamp not interested in Halo movie?

District 9 premiered to an enthusiastic crowd most of whom are claiming that Blomkamp has a promising future ahead of him.  For those of you that don’t know Blomkamp was signed on as the director for the Peter Jackson produced Halo movie, after several months of pre production the film fell apart because of budgetary […]

 

Summer Movie Preview – Part 4: August

Summer Movie Preview – Part 4: August

Summers over! At least for the summer movie season as the action movies start winding down and we move into the award season, August is bringing us the newest property based on a toy; G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and the latest Tarantino release;  Inglorious Basterds as well the Peter Jackson produced alien movie; […]

 

Summer Movie Preview – Part 3: July

Summer Movie Preview – Part 3: July

The penultimate month in summer movie season is filled with movies for kids, as such there’s not to many big blockbusters but July looks to be filled with a couple of quality films none the less.