I had low expectations going into Dumbo for a variety of reasons. While I haven’t seen any of the “live-action” (read: CG+) remakes of Disney’s remarkable older films before this one, popular consensus has been that they have been all over the place in terms of quality and worthiness to exist. Lindsay Ellis made an excellent video essay last year about the Beauty and the Beast remake, which I can’t recommend enough. In it, she details the ways in which, on paper, it is a shot-for-shot remake (so why should it exist at all?) and in practice, it misses the point or over-explains things that don’t need to be, and makes for a great exercise in cinematic uselessness.Continue reading “Dumbo”
This is our first recording using Logic in like a year and a half. Cool!Continue reading “GBU Season 2, Episode 4: Barry Lyndon”
I’m not proud of myself.
That’s point number one.
But I bought another fucking laptop.
And by bought, I mean financed.
Because the last one was all fucked. Look. It’s out for repairs. This one is fresh and attractive and we’re just not going to talk about the money right now. Okay?
Podcast inbound. Has to be. It’s the only way I could justify this to myself.
I tweeted that I was going to start typing a review of this film immediately upon arriving home after seeing it. I think I went to bed, instead. Whoops.Continue reading “Alita: Battle Angel”
It’s Oscar season 2019, so naturally we chose to discuss an under-performing Disney film from the year 2000 on this week’s episode of the podcast. But that’s not all…Continue reading “GBU Season 2, Episode 3 – The Emperor’s New Groove”