VOD: Legend of Korra

Review: What do you really need to know here?  The sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender hits it right out of the park in almost every way that matters.  Characters are complex, charming, and surprising.  The visuals are amazing.  The animation is unparalleled.  The story is compelling and well told.  Lead character Korra is […]

Film: Brave

Review: The further Pixar gets from animated toys, the less they seem to understand how to tell a compelling character drama.  This is not altogether a unique issue for storytellers.  Telling character stories about toys or animate cars or intelligent fish involves a certain degree of translation.  The characters in these stories are analogues to […]

VOD: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Review: This movie is so suffused with Steven Spielberg’s style that it was almost unnecessary to list him as a director.  That’s not even a criticism.  This movie could very well have been shot live action as an Indiana Jones film and been held up favorably against Raiders of the Lost Ark.  I can imagine […]

DVD: Green Lantern (2011 Live Action Film)

Review: I’ve tried to reserve my judgment, but I’m finding it harder and harder to make excuses.  Ryan Reynolds just isn’t very convincing.  Sure, I understand that he’s attractive and all, but as an actor, he just doesn’t inhabit the roles he’s given very well.  I always know I’m watching Ryan Reynolds, and that impish […]