Browser, 6/11: Radiohead w/lasers!; My Chat with Kim Ketola; “WALL-E”; “Where the Wild Things Are”; Outlandish Outlander; Sixpence None the Richer; E.B. White

Radiohead laser showThe new Radiohead video didn't use any cameras. It used lasers.And now, I challenge you to fill in the blank with something that would catch everyone by surprise. For their next video... Radiohead won't use any cameras. They'll use __________________.Thanks to my good friend Henrik Lind for the link!-Hellboy 2, WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda, Get Smart, and My Kid Could Paint ThatMy latest live-radio chat about new releases with Kim Ketola on "Along the Way" is … [Read more...]

WALL-E magic. Also: “Wit” and “Passion” and Painful Movies

No, they caaaaan't take that awayyyy from me....I'm loving the raves for WALL-E.The first and the second time I saw the film, I came away saying, "I can't review this movie. Not yet. Because I can't explain the power it has over me. I honestly don't know how Andrew Stanton or his collaborators do it."I hate the cliche... but it is, indeed, movie magic at its best.A few of my friends and colleagues don't get it on this one. That's fine. No movie is perfect. I'm not spirited away … [Read more...]

Rod Dreher Gets WALL-E

Woo hoo!Rod Dreher's review of WALL-E has me ready to run out and see it a third time. Or write a book about it. Or something.The following contains SPOILERS, so don't say I didn't warn you... … [Read more...]

Don’t Read Roger Ebert’s WALL-E Review!

Much as I hate to say this about the work of my favorite mainstream film critic... … [Read more...]

WALL•E: Talking with Andrew Stanton, and the Film Forum Reviews

As I sat braced for my ten-minute conversation with Andrew Stanton, the writer and director of my favorite Pixar movie, Finding Nemo, I tried to imagine how I might make something useful out of such a short span of time.I was a bit anxious about meeting one of my heroes. There was so much I wanted to say to thank him. Not many entertainers can cast a spell over audiences of children and adults the way Stanton can — only a few other names come to mind: Jim Henson, Brad Bird, and once upon a t … [Read more...]

Christianity Today Relishes Trash, Waste, Environmental Destruction, and Obesity

In other words...Christianity Today film critic Josh Hurst *loves* WALL-E! … [Read more...]

Christianity Today’s Mark Moring interviews Andrew Stanton

In an excellent interview, inspiring excellent answers, Mark Moring talks with Andrew Stanton.I saw the film last night, and I was not prepared for its magnificence. Stay tuned, I'll have much, much more to say. But also, brace yourselves. A lot of people aren't going to like this movie.... … [Read more...]

Andrew Stanton on WALL-E

I'm looking forward to a chat with Pixar's Andrew Stanton, writer and director of Wall-E, later this week.But my favorite bit from The Boston Globe's conversation with Stanton is this: … [Read more...]

The Movie That Harry Can’t Tell You About. Plus: Win a Wall-E poster!

Is this the year that an animated movie will win the Oscar for Best Picture?Here's hoping... … [Read more...]

“Wall-E” has a Trailer

And here it is.Wow. What a powerful little teaser. Gives me flashbacks to the '80s... Short Circuit and E.T., specifically.And this one's directed by Andrew Stanton, who gave us Finding Nemo. I can't wait.As I work on stories in The Auralia Thread, I often find myself stopping to ask, "What would Pixar do?" The quality of their storytelling is their strongest virtue, and that's saying a lot considering they produce the best digitally animated movies in the world. They know the … [Read more...]


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