Meet the Robinsons (What did Jacki K Watch? Day 07)

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I love Disney movies. But really I mean who under the age of 30 does not? We had the privilege of growing up with a new Disney animation film every three years after the frightening story of The Little Mermaid was turned into a delightful Disney animation in 1989. Meet the Robinsons is the 2007  film adaption of the 1990 children’s picture book  A Day with Wilbur Robinson.

I remember watching the movie for the first time in a chinky theater in a college town with a bunch of friends. I believe we came to decide on a Disney animation after I picked one too many horror flicks as the group movie (that flick was 2007 Dead Silence a week earlier). We all adored the show. Rewatching it today I had just as an entertaining experience as I did the first time. But with time comes greater knowledge, and I was able to spot out even more pop culture references that I missed the first time around. Continue reading

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Chinatown: the Backbone of Many Animated Crime Mysteries

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Chinatown Poster

Whoa, hey there guys, it’s been awhile since I posted so I figured I’d upload a review I recently wrote for a class, so here are my thoughts on Chinatown.

In 1974 director Roman Polanski created the perfect crime-mystery drama that would bring a man to tears: Chinatown. In this instance, it was a woman who was brought to tears, since I am a female, but you still get the idea. Continue reading

IFC’s Out There is Not as Out There as We Would Had Hoped

2/22/13

Out There which premiers on February 22 at 10:30 p.m. is IFC’s lack-luster, obscure animation series that leaves you indifferent about what could have been a quirky and fun series.  The show lamely tries to capture the awkward years of youth but the voice acting, animation style, and characters lack sincere thought and believability.

Our main characters consist of Chad Evans (our lead who has just been thrust into the frightful years of adolescence without any real friends), Chris Novak (the leads newly found best friend who is also the schools punching bag), and Jay Evans (the leads younger, imaginative brother). On the whole, most of the characters are run of the mill and nothing to shout about. The only character worth any ones attention is the little brother, Jay, whose inexplicable imagination is the best part of the show. Continue reading