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I recently caught The Nerdist podcast with Billy West and and John DiMaggio, who are two amazing voice actors most known for being Frye and Bender on Futurama. If you weren’t aware, the show has been running again since June and the first episode The Bots and the Bees is a hilarious new start. John […]

Joss Whedon stars in a short film written by a 4 year-old! I’m amazed by this whole Written by a Kid series. Via Neatorama

Image from Salon Salon’s Tom Shone asks Prometheus: Why are academics so obsessed with Ridley Scott’s Alien and its sequels? I cram The Alien quadrilogy into my Animation Studies class for a number of reasons. 1) Ridley Scott got double the budget because his storyboards were so good. 2) “It’s in the cut” – Ridley […]

Now, I love Joss Whedon and will honestly read/watch/listen to anything he makes. ANYTHING. But I have a problem with how obsessed he is with the specific actors that he chose to play his characters. The recent fan-driven discussion around bringing back Firefly indicates how specific the actors are to the characters: Step 2: Cancel […]

Sadly, the VLC app on the iPad choked on the 720p video of Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars that I managed to find. But that just meant that I had to watch the movie on a laptop like Jobs intended. However, this hiccup didn’t take away from the resounding amount of pleasure that I took from […]

My Mom got an iPad for her birthday back in November and this Christmas eve was the first time I really got a chance to spend hours with the device and really give it a once over. I was eager to try the keyboard for longer writing tasks (like this post) and see what else […]

Thanks to a wicked hangover from Claudia’s birthday party I didn’t get to see my first VIFF film until Sunday the 3rd of October. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child It didn’t take much convincing to get me to see a Jean-Michel Basquiat documentary directed by Tamra Davis. In my world she has a golden halo […]

As if it were necessary to prove the expression that everything happens at once, but here I go anyways. This weekend I’m heading down to Seattle for Bumbershoot (Neko Case and Jenny Lewis on the same weekend) and PAX but am cursing the fact that I won’t get to see The Secret of Kells at […]

Death by VHS was the name of Clint Enns and Leslie Supnet‘s awesome program of short films from Winnipeg through the DIM Cinema series at the Pacific Cinematheque on Monday the 30th of August. Link soup follows. Cattle Call (2008) by Mike Maryniuk & Matthew Rankin Thunder at the Track (2005) by Walter Forsberg Zwei […]

Back in June I travelled to London to visit friends and the Netherlands to finally make a pilgrimage to the country that sprang forth Piet Mondrian and MC Escher, two of my favourite artists. Why would someone on this trek to visually ransack a culture with a long line of talented artists then decide to […]