First Teaser for Luc Besson’s VALERIAN is Jaw-Dropping

We’re supposedly living in a halcyon era for (extreme sarcasm quotes) “geek culture,” but I sometimes wonder how true that is. Sure, science fiction and fantasy dominate film and television screens and you can confess to reading comic books without fear of ridicule, but a lot of that success has been built on the back … Continue reading First Teaser for Luc Besson’s VALERIAN is Jaw-Dropping

Inside the Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Center

Note: This article was originally published on Heroic Hollywood, but their recent site redesign has rendered it unreadable. I am republishing the article in its entirety here for posterity. “We need kids to make stuff.” That quote comes from Lindsey Collins, Producer of Finding Dory and VP of Development at Pixar. Collins was on hand … Continue reading Inside the Science Behind Pixar Exhibition at the California Science Center

LAIKA’s Next Film, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, Coming in 2016

Despite being somewhat disappointed by The Boxtrolls, I very much admire the type of work LAIKA does. Coraline and ParaNorman are both beautiful, inventive films that are as heartfelt as they are ambitious, and it pleased me to no end when they signed on to release three more film with Focus Features. Today they’ve announced the first of … Continue reading LAIKA’s Next Film, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, Coming in 2016

Why I Just Can’t Get Excited for Finding Dory

The year is 2004. The long-brewing feud between at-the-time Pixar Studio head Steve Jobs and ex-Disney CEO Michael Eisner has just become explosive. Pixar is actively seeking a new partnership with another company while Disney establishes a new animation division called Circle 7 Animation, a division created with the purpose of making unnecessary sequels to … Continue reading Why I Just Can’t Get Excited for Finding Dory