Tag: frankenweenie

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [4] Frankenweenie – One Nomination

FRANKENWEENIE “Frankenweenie” cleaned up at the critics awards this year, alongside “ParaNorman” as the overall favorite of the year. But will this translate into an Oscar or will Pixar’s “Brave” take the top prize like we know it should. Whatever ends up taking Best Animated Feature, no one can take away Tim Burton’s passion project about a boy’s best friend, Sparky, the dog, which … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [4] Frankenweenie – One Nomination

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Tuesday Releases: Dredd, Hit And Run, & House at the End of the Street

JANUARY 8TH, 2013 COMPLIANCE // Despite it’s extremely uneasy demeanor, “Compliance” evokes a powerful emotional response from its viewers and succeeds in creating a forum for commentary on the state of obedience and our society. Ann Dowd’s performance renders me speechless, nailing down such a thought-provoking character, alongside Dreama Walker, who takes her next big step towards the spotlight. If the film had not … Read More Tuesday Releases: Dredd, Hit And Run, & House at the End of the Street

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Oscars Watch: 2012 New York Film Critics Awards

Early indicators in New York reveal that “Zero Dark Thirty” may be a heavier hitter than everyone is giving it credit for. With “Lincoln”, “Les Miserables” and even “Silver Linings Playbook” being discussed in the Best Picture category consistently, “Zero Dark Thirty” is rarely mentioned. Well that changed today when it was given the three most prestigious awards a film could receive in Best … Read More Oscars Watch: 2012 New York Film Critics Awards

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Oscars Watch: 40th Annual Annie Award Nominees

The Annie Awards Nominations were announced today, to no real surprises. Pixar’s “Brave” is almost guaranteed a hail of awards this year, already a major frontrunner in the Oscar Race, as with the Annie Awards, too. A notable nominee is “The Rabbi’s Cat”, which is also on the shortlist for the Best Animated Feature category for the Academy Awards, and is the only distinct … Read More Oscars Watch: 40th Annual Annie Award Nominees

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Oscars Shortlist: 21 Animated Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

The semi-official list of animated features submitted for the 2012-2013 Oscar Season has been released, nailing the potential Best Animated Feature at 21 films: “Adventures in Zambezia” “Brave” “Delhi Safari” “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax” “Frankenweenie” “From Up on Poppy Hill” “Hey Krishna” “Hotel Transylvania” “Ice Age Continental Drift” “A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman” “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 21 Animated Features Shortlisted for 85th Academy Awards

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Theatrical Releases: Taken 2 & Frankenweenie

FRANKENWEENIE || Normally I would give films like this a chance, like “ParaNorman” earlier this year, but for one thing it resembles that film a little too closely and also the voice acting and animation just isn’t my thing. Tim Burton’s live-action films have always been appealing to me, but his animated films, not so much, as I am not a huge follower of … Read More Theatrical Releases: Taken 2 & Frankenweenie