Tag: Pixar

Brave

Screen Reviews

Pixar re-imagines the “Disney princess”… or does the Disney princess get a dash of Pixar? It doesn’t matter, says Steve Stav, who predicts that gingers, archery, and tartan will reach peaks of popularity this summer. He tosses a few more cabers in his review of Brave.

WALL•E

Screen Reviews

An A-dorable robot attempts to save Earth and win his lady love. Julie Haverkate is surprised by WALL E’s order of priorities, and she thinks you will be too.

Makin’ Toons

Print Reviews

On the one Mickey Mouse hand, Makin’ Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows & Movies is the first real successor in interest to Leonard Maltin’s great study of the first 75 years of American animated cartoons, Of Mice And Magic. On the other, it calls The Simpsons “inarguably the finest prime-time animated series ever made.” Ben Varkentine gets animated.

Randy Newman

Music Reviews

Monsters, Inc.: Original Soundtrack (Disney). Review by Joe Frietze.

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Henry V

Henry V

Archikulture Digest

Blood, guts, and kicking butt in France — it’s the age-old story of Shakespeare. Carl F. Gauze once again enjoys the salacious violence and complicated plot points of Henry V, in the moody dark of Orlando Shakes.

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

New Music Now 011: Nora O’Connor

Features

On today’s New Music Now, Judy Craddock talks to our musical guest, Nora O’Connor, about her solo album, My Heart, and the captivating new music she’s listening to right now. Tune in for great music, and more ’90s references than you can shake a scrunchie at.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Frank Bello

Frank Bello

Features

Frank Bello’s new memoir Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax takes us from a New York childhood, to Anthrax stadium tours, to fatherhood with the charming informality of a conversation with an old friend. Then I’m Gone, Bello’s first solo EP, provides accompaniment. Joe Frietze reviews.