I’m a Titanic expert, having studied it for a good 25 years, and I love to answer questions about the disaster. One of the aspects of the disaster that has never been fully captured in any film, and one that I’ve studied from a human behaviorist perspective, is how calm of a disaster it was. Far from being a panicked…
As much as the 1997 Titanic movie is a pop culture classic, I do kinda wish the movie would have followed someone like this instead of making up a love story. There were so many great stories from the Titanic that actually happened.
VanDerWerff’s still doing great work.
If we were truly blessed, AV Club would hire Lovitz to read these kinds of reviews out loud in-character for our listening pleasure.
I feel like Disney would have a lot more latitude with these if it wasn’t intent on cranking them out at the rate they have been. The Lion King is already the third one this year, and it and Aladdin were originally produced in back-to-back years, so it’s not like they’re hitting all different points on the nostalgia…
Or “A Bug’s Life” with photorealistic bugs.
I completely lost my shit at John Oliver’s character being described as a “dead-eyed hornbill.”
Yeah but Homeward Bound wasn’t blasting upbeat showtunes while Chance and Sassy just wandered around. The tone of their movements usually fit with the dialogue that was overlapped. Not that those aren’t silly movies. But I’d much rather watch Homeward Bound than this. Also those were real animals. I can’t get past the…
I honestly don’t know why somebody thought it would make a great idea to do a musical featuring CGI related cats as cats are well known for their expressiveness and energy
Well, you’ve got to admire the fan’s dedication.
Or live-action Ratatouille with humans and a photorealistic rat.
This is 1. a great description and 2. a description coming from the person best equipped, artistically and temperamentally, to make it.
Jhonen Vasquez on Twitter pointed out that it looks like a lion ate a Lion King fan, and now the fan is singing Lion King songs from inside the lion.
Merely “photorealistic cruddiness” in the headline gave off delightful Jay-Sherman-in-a-bad-mood vibes, and the rest of the article more than lived up to it. Superb pannery.
Me, after reading seven paragraphs full of one excoriating pull-quote after another:
Cracked was doing pretty strong video content especially until they got bought up and basically asset-stripped a couple years ago.
I loved going to the grocery store with my mom as a kid and reading MAD in the magazine section while she shopped. I never bought a single issue or know anyone who did. I did rent the Spy vs Spy NES game a lot though. That game was pretty dope.
An excellent list, but....Sonic Adventure was a launch title for the American DC, on 9/9/99. Now SA2 came out in 2001, so perhaps you thought of SA2 accidentally? But then, I am not sure when it launched in Australia.
The Guardians of the Galaxy were the friends we made along the way. Actually, that’s a pretty accurate summary.