Monthly Archives: August 2012

Not the Only Titan: Moving Past the Age of Pixar

Last month the news broke that Pixar was working on Finding Nemo 2. Original Nemo director Andrew Stanton, reported to also helm the sequel, played the usual Hollywood game of denying without denying anything, and though Pixar’s made no official announcement Ellen Degeneres … Continue reading

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Trailer Thrash 4: Hotel Transylvania, Frankenweenie, Rise of the Guardians

Every Saturday, Check the Reel features Trailer Trash, a close look at previews, trailer, and sneak peeks for films not yet released. What does the rest of the year promise for theatres and Netflix accounts? Which are the masterpieces? Which are the … Continue reading

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ParaNorman: What Brave Should Have Been

After The Dark Knight Rises, I told myself, “That’s it for summer.” There was still another month-and-a-half of $200-300 million budget blockbusters to go, from Bourne Legacy to the Total Recall remake, and this weekend it ends with a literal bang as Expendables II rolls into … Continue reading

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Trailer Thrash 3: Last Stand, Man with the Iron Fists, Gangster Squad, Man of Steel

Every Saturday, Check the Reel features Trailer Trash, a close look at previews, trailer, and sneak peeks for films not yet released. What does the rest of the year promise for theatres and Netflix accounts? Which are the masterpieces? Which are the … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Film

A friend responded to my Dark Knight Rises review with a pithy “So, uh… do you like any movie?” Admittedly, most of my articles on Check the Reel have either been critical (Prometheus, The Amazing Spider-Man) or qualified in their praise (Ted, DKR), … Continue reading

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Trailer Thrash: Oz the Great and Powerful, The Life of Pi, Skyfall, Cloud Atlas

Every Saturday, Check the Reel features Trailer Trash, a close look at previews, trailer, and sneak peeks for films not yet released. What does the rest of the year promise for theatres and Netflix accounts? Which are the masterpieces? Which are the … Continue reading

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