Thursday, April 5, 2012

Dog Tired of Stuff

City of Cards C2.34: HERE!

Work last week kinda killed me so nothing special prepared this week.

Instead, I'll just mention a few more movies I've watched recently that might be worth a look:

Strictly Background - A city is not a city without the people living in it, and when making a movie that means extras. Many of the extras interviewed in this movie have been working in the industry for decades and it's really wonderful to hear their stories. I'd love to see a movie interviewing grunt workers in the comics industry like letterers and lesser known inkers and colorists and, well, maybe a graphic designer or two?

The Stuff - Took me long enough to watch this film. I love a good old fashioned 80s commentary on greed and consumerism in the form of low-budget horror effects.

Amazing Stories - Season 2 Episode 16 - Family Dog - Okay, this is a weird recommendation in that it's a specific episode of an old TV Series but this one is special to me. I have vague memories of being a kid in Wyoming and seeing this. The sound and texture of the dog food is what remained most vivid to me and seeing this cartoon again for the first time brought back a lot of memories. It also happens to be extremely well done. Spielberg could do worse than put his name on this kind of anthology/animation project again. Great talent needs to start somewhere.

From the Netflix description: "Future animation giant Brad Bird wrote and directed this classic episode about a suburban home as seen from the perspective of the family dog. Voice talents include Annie Potts and Oscar winner Mercedes McCambridge."


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