Animation Rewind: 20009 Edition – Coraline and the Birth of a New Studio

Welcome to the first installment of Animation Rewind: 2009 Edition, where I’ll revisit animated films that were released ten years ago. Today, I’m taking a look at Coraline, Laika’s first animated movie, and the one that launched it into mainstream animation.  Before we delve into the film, let’s take a look at Laika’s origins. The …

REVIEW: Once Upon A Time…in Hollywood (2019)

Once upon a time…in Hollywood is a film I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. Aside from being a big fan of Tarantino I’ve also always loved stories of Hollywood. The idea that this was going to be through Tarantino’s lens was incredibly intriguing. I couldn’t wait to see what this legendary filmmaker …

Awesome Cheese: Push (2009)

In 2008, Summit Entertainment became a force to be reckoned with thanks to the release of Twilight. With this newfound success, they decided to head into the then-burgeoning superhero genre and started filming a movie for a February 2009 release entitled Push. This idea was initially reported online as a stripped-down sci-fi thriller, with the …

Why I’m Excited: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Quentin Tarantino has always been a versatile director. Whether it’s a non-linear heist narrative or a Western about a bunch of people trapped in an inn, the visionary director always delivers a compelling film infused with his trademark violence and dialogue. Also known as an avid film buff and a historian of Hollywood, it’s no …