On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, we hear from L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson, who's intrigued by the bizarre universe of Pixar's Planes movies. We also hear about the film critic's background and how she became interested in the movies by way of subliminal advertising and photography. ... More >>
At 8:30 a.m., this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:
Jack Frost and the Secular Pantheon
The rare family film about courage that actually has some
Each week, Death by Science will use the latest scientific research and news from the world of nature and technology to figure out exactly how you are going to die. Our findings have been proven to be 100 percent accurate*. SPOILER ALERT: This week, you will die after a one-celled organism dr ... More >>
Crafty People on the Internet are excellent at coming up with Elaborate Pieces of Crafty Internet Bullshit, and this cute little meme is no exception. See, there's this movie out in theaters right now called Toy Story 3, and it's apparently dredging up any and all nostalgia, sentimentality, e ... More >>
In its third installment, Pixar's juggernaut turns morose
10! 10! 10! What happens when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences radically shakes things up, nominating not five but TEN films for best picture? A Sandra Bullock movie makes the list. So: Which five of the ten are the real nominees, and which are just padding? Let's make an u ... More >>
OK, it's vaudeville and it's silly, but your brain has probably had a rough couple of days. The Muppets Take Manhattan, all weekend at Symphony Space (Adults $11; Children $9; Members $8)
As the '00s become history, an Iraq war movie finally wins us over. How fitting.
A lot can happen in 10 years. Here, the highlights.
Model trains travel from New York to the North Pole at Grand Central Station. Sadly, the bizarre holiday laser light show on the reverse zodiac roof of the main hall doesn't start until Monday. The holiday market is already going on.
Since no one's trying to do any thinking today, we bring you... Last week's DVD release of Tinker Bell— the Peter Pan prequel shamefully rendered in digital 3D instead of traditional pen and celluloid animation—presents us with a bold new take on the sexy/creepy siren of Disney's Classic Age. ... More >>
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A week before his Ten Commandments comedy opens, David Wain's cult fave hits the midnight circuit
Sluggish pacing bogs down latest Pixar product
Sprawling series takes in agit-docs and animation
Bokaer gets physical, digital, and naked
Better than an adaptation: Movies made inside classic video games
The fast and the furriest: Animating season opens with the journey of a manic menagerie
Steely resolve: Superhero family combats insurgent machines, supports tort reform
DVD Commentary, You Stole My Gal