Onward

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Day of the Dad

As others have observed, the overall trend of Pixar’s releases has been a gradual decline in creativity, with the freshness of Toy Story giving way to the banal likes of Cars and Inside Out.  The conceit of Onward is on the trite end of the spectrum; its serviceable and shallow fantasy-creatures-meet-modern-technology setup feels like it could have come from any one of Hollywood’s anonymous computer animation factories. Continue reading

The Fast and Fentress Film Discussion Podcast Episode 2: Sausage Party

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For our second episode, Vil Zsolnay and I discuss the 2016 animated comedy Sausage Party.  We’ll cover the movie’s influences, the religious overtones, and the occasional plot hole that comes with a movie about talking food.  Be warned, spoilers ahead.  Enjoy!

Zootopia Is Good, But It Lacks Bite

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The Fast and the Furriest

Despite its considerable media hype, I wasn’t planning on seeing Zootopia, at least not in theaters.  The last animated movie forced on the public like this was Inside Out, which turned out to be depressingly average.  As a result, I went in to Zootopia with lower expectations. Continue reading