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The Good Dinosaur: Prime Pixar or Jurassic Junk?

Full transcript with additional information on the film: This Thanksgiving weekend, Pixar brings us THE GOOD DINOSAUR.  Their June 19th release INSIDE OUT has already had a huge amount of success.  Will THE GOOD DINOSAUR follow suit? In this world, the meteor that caused an extinction event bypassed the planet, and dinosaurs are the ones …

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Cartoon Couture: Best Costumes in Animated Features

Before it closed, I was fortunate to attend the exhibition Hollywood Costume, at the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. This stunning exhibition, co-organized by the Academy Museum and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, featured some of the most iconic and influential costumes in cinema. Included were Marilyn Monroe’s …

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‘Frozen’: a Cinematic Wonderland

November 27, 2013 Sisters…Sisters…There were never such devoted sisters… This sentiment of Irving Berlin’s lyric from an older Christmas classic is what is at the heart of the new Disney movie being released just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Frozen, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1854 tale, “The Snow Queen”, gambles by …

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Monsters U, Much Ado and Zombies Too! Cinema Siren reviews!

June 20, 2013 This weekend at the movies, there’s something for everyone, with a broad spectrum of subjects and targeted audiences in the offing. Zombies are bringing about the apocalypse in director Marc Forster’s World War Z, starring Brad Pitt. Monsters University is a new release by the magicians over at Pixar who seem able, …

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