A little Mexican boy is transported to the realm of the dead (not in a creepy way) when he defies his family’s wishes to stay away from music. There, he must find his musician great-grandfather to receive a blessing in order to be able to return to the world of the living without the added onus of ‘no music for you’ that every other dead relative he has insists on adding on. Pixar brings their magic to Día de Muertos and as expected, the results are pretty darn solid. Check out Chris, Marco, Michael, JC, and Elliot on the review.
Written by Chris Cox
Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.