Review: “Minions” Needs Less Story, More Stupid

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2015
The Minions were a favorite element in the Despicable Me movies, so it was only a matter of time before they got their own feature film. The good news about Minions is that the trio of them that anchor the movie are as adorable, idiotic, and hilarious as ever. The kids who will undoubtedly flock […]


Review: “Inside Out” – Right-Side Up and Best Foot Forward

by Ed Liuon June 19, 2015
In his book Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull describes a “Braintrust” meeting discussing a challenging scene in Inside Out, when Brad Bird told director Pete Docter, “You’re trying to do a triple back flip in a gale force wind, and you’re mad at yourself for not sticking the landing. Like, it’s amazing you’re alive!” Inside Out […]


E3’s Biggest Question Mark Is Something Called “Dreams”

by Peter Paltridgeon June 15, 2015
Sony’s Microsoft-stomping E3 conference had several jaw-dropping moments, but one of the most peculiar was the world premiere of something the company called “Dreams.” From the creators of Little Big Planet, the aim was to produce something that would encourage creativity, but in a different way than LBP. We saw statues being molded with the […]


New Poster Revealed for “The Peanuts Movie”

by Ed Liuon June 5, 2015
Fandango has debuted the latest poster for The Peanuts Movie, the CGI animated feature from Blue Sky/20th Century Fox based on the famed newspaper comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. Click the image below to enlarge. In addition, the Huffington Post has posted a still featuring Fifi, the French poodle who catches Snoopy’s eye and […]

Strange Magic

Review: “Strange Magic” – I Can’t Help Falling In Love with This Cliché

by Neo Yion May 26, 2015
 As billions of movies, books, TV shows, internet blogs, and hand puppet shows can attest to, love is an endearingly popular subject. The problem is that love stories are hard to write. Misguided attempts include flimsy chemistry because there’s no build up; a relationship upgrade through questionable circumstances; and the dreaded, dreaded love triangle threatening […]