Wes Anderson is revisiting the stop-and-go animation format he explored with Fantastic Mr. Fox a few years back with his new film Isle of Dogs. It's always a favourite activity of The Problem Internet™ to speculate and curse out movies based solely on their trailers, and furthermore, the oh-so-precious narrative lens Anderson uses in his films seems to always catch the acrimony of the sour type. It's almost as if the diagnosing of what we collectively find insufferable about Wes Anderson takes over more of a story than the films themselves.
The Encyclopedia Hearsay was founded on four principles: misinformation, rumours, half-remembered conversations, and outright lies. Anyone can contribute, so long as articles are written with no research whatsoever. If you are citing The Land Before Time as a source, or abusing footnotes like David Foster Wallace, you are on the right track.
The Emoji Movie, a highly anticipated (by nobody) 3D adventure, will be released in August 2017 via Sony Pictures Animation/Columbia Pictures. The teaser trailer, released today, fittingly stars a “Meh” emoji (voiced by Steven Wright) because not even Sony gives a shit that this movie is being made.
There is no facet of stand up comedy at this point that has been left unexamined in popular culture. Yet The Comedian seems to think it's taking us behind the curtain into a secret romantic subculture. It’s as if the filmmakers don’t know that stand up comedy is already the subject of several dozen very popular TV shows, movies, podcasts, and web series. This doesn’t even seem that accurate.
This week I watched a science fiction film that has moved me more than any other in recent memory: the newly released Arrival film headlined by Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker. This science fiction movie was elegant, with striking effects and was surprisingly inspiring, which is something quite odd for this particular genre.
The LEGO Movie was great and I love Will Arnett's "LEGO Batman" character, but I'm a little vexed about this movie. Is there a LEGO Gotham City? Does LEGO Gotham City exist in the same universe as The LEGO Movie? Are they still in Will Ferrel's basement?
Why is there much pop music in this trailer? Are music royalties way cheaper if you're making your movie in LEGO? Did they get LEGO Wiz Khalifa to perform "Black and Yellow"?
The Montreal skate community is huge. We all know that back in the day most cities were totally intolerant of skateboarding -- harassing, fining, even arresting skaters – but in many places, this attitude has changed, giving way to free public skateparks, legalization and a new attitude towards the sport and lifestyle. So why is the city of Montreal so behind the times?
The nominees for the 88th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and unsurprisingly The Academy is already receiving criticism for the lack of diversity amongst its top picks, catalyzing yet another deluge of #OscarsSoWhite hashtags. Will Smith ("Concussion"), Idris Elba ("Beasts of No Nation") and Michael B. Jordan ("Creed") were all left out of the Best Actor category, as were "Creed" and "Straight Outta Compton" from Best Picture. These are among the tweets on the subject that have been #lolsob worthy.