The Morning Read (1.26.09)
It's been a while since we've had a Morning Read here at Motion/Captured, but now that Sundance is over, we're back on schedule with all the regular columns. It's funny... you go to a festival like that, and that really is all that's going on. I know there was an inauguration and Oscar nominations and all sorts of other stuff happening, but to me, the last week or so has just been this blur of movies. Movie after movie after movie, and it's been pretty damn grand, all things considered.
I got back late Friday, and then this weekend's just been hanging out with my wife and kids and getting some writing done. And watching that new TV in the office, one BluRay after another. Holy crap, it's amazing. I can't wait until I find ten free minutes six weeks from now so I can try a game on there. I bet "Fallout 3" looks amazing.
One of the things I'm doing this week is attending a press screening of "Coraline," and I can't wait. I've heard great things from the people who have been seeing it, and over at TrailerAddict, they just put up an amazing new trailer for it.
A week ago, Dennis over at "Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule" ran his end of the year list for 2008. There are some things I agree on, others I don't, but it's a stupendous read, like pretty much everything he publishes. If you're cool with one more trip though last year's movies, this is one worth taking.
Today's trailer at "Trailers From Hell" is hosted by Larry Karaszewski, and it's a minor-key Hershell Gordon Lewis entry called "Color Me Blood Red."
Over at "The Art Of The Title," they put up a supremely groovy double-feature of "Danger Diabolik" and "Barbarella," and they're both gorgeous. I think that the "Barbarella" titles may actually have triggered my transition into puberty the first time I saw that movie.
Amid over at "Cartoon Brew" has written two very good articles that summarize the growing discontent over the upcoming feature film version of "Avatar: The Last Airbender." You can find the first article here and the second article here.
And if you want to wrap up with a great read that should make you hungry enough for an early lunch, Roger Ebert has a few hundred things to say about Steak'n'Shake.