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‘Junkhead’ Review – Fantasia Fest 2017

0 Submitted by on Mon, 28 August 2017, 15:59
Oh, what a time for festivals! The Fantasia International Festival has come and gone along with so many great indie films. The festival comes to the great white North, also called Canada. Montreal, Quebec to be exact. Fantasia Fest began in 1996 and has recently passed it’s 21st edition in 2017. The event lasted from July 15 to August 2 Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘Ana y Bruno’ Review

1 Submitted by on Fri, 25 August 2017, 16:59
Though appearing to be influenced by such animated works as “Coraline” and “Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends,” “Ana y Bruno,” director Carlos Carrera’s first animated feature film, fails to achieve half of what made those two animated projects so good in the first place. The movie opens with little girl named Ana arriving with her mom at a mental institution. Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘A Silent Voice’ Review

0 Submitted by on Tue, 15 August 2017, 12:59
‘A Silent Voice’ focuses on a life of a young boy, Shōya Ishida. His class is introduced to a new student named Shōko, a deaf girl who communicates by writing things in her notebook. While she fascinates most kids in the class, Shōya prefers to mock her, which soon turns into bullying, and it’s not long before other classmates join Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘In this Corner of the World’ Review

0 Submitted by on Wed, 09 August 2017, 16:59
While “Loving Vincent” was the best thing I’ve seen visually this year at the Annecy Animated Film Festival, “In this Corner of the World” had the best narrative. This 2016 anime by Suano Katabuchi is set in  Japan during World War II, and focuses on Suzu, a young artist. After an arranged marriage to a soldier, Suzu moves with her Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales’ Review

0 Submitted by on Wed, 02 August 2017, 15:59
With CGI animation dominating the current market, it’s always a pleasant sight to see something a tad different on the big screen. “Big Bad Fox” is another project of Benjamin Renner, who previously brought us the charming “Ernest & Celestine.” This newest film film is in fact an anthology with three stories. Each short (referenced as a “play”) is introduced Continue Reading...
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Annecy Animated Film Festival: ‘Coco’ Review

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 July 2017, 12:59
Each year at Annecy Film Festival, Disney has its “Work in Progress” presentation of their newest upcoming animated features. This year was Pixar’s turn as they presented us footage and some inside information on their next original movie, “Coco”. This was followed by a screening of “Lou” and “Cars 3” but since most folks have already seen these, we’ll skip Continue Reading...
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The Top Five Anime Of The 2017 Summer Season

0 Submitted by on Mon, 24 July 2017, 14:59
Summer is here and instead of hitting the beach, catching some rays, or whatever other nonsense people do in these months of extreme heat, I’ve been deep in the secret underground lair (read: my ground level apartment) sifting through the first episode or two of a whole bunch of new anime from the Summer Season to find those gems you’re Continue Reading...
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Infestation: RTX 2017 Pt 1

1 Submitted by on Wed, 19 July 2017, 13:09
We sent three of our biggest Rooster Teeth fans out to cover their annual RTX con here in Austin, TX. Check out Jordan, Mike, and Joseph talking about the crazy video game, anime, and party stuff they did at this wonderful festival!...
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Highly Suspect Reviews: Despicable Me 3

2 Submitted by on Wed, 28 June 2017, 16:59
How is this a franchise? That’s what we asked ourselves when the first sequel came out back in 2013. And AGAIN (but more exasperated) when the spin-off, Minions, came out in 2015. And here we go again. But full disclosure: yeah, they’re not classics or anything but some of us really enjoyed the movies anyway. UNTIL NOW. You’ve got to Continue Reading...
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