Movie Review: Turbo
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Movie Review: Turbo

The Fast and the Furious with snails. That’s how writer-director David Soren pitched Turbo, the latest release from DreamWorks Animation. And yes, the film is just that implausibly simple: gastropod Theo (Ryan Reynolds) yearns to move as fast as the cars driven by his Indy-racing heroes like Guy Gagne (Bill Hader). But Theo’s inherent slowness—along … Continue reading

Animation 2013: Coming Attractions (and Prior Distractions)
Animation / Film

Animation 2013: Coming Attractions (and Prior Distractions)

These days, the art of producing animated features in Hollywood feels like a hit-or-miss game. Some films succeed spectacularly–and deservedly–due to stunning visuals, intriguing story lines, and spot-on vocal performances (a majority of the Pixar oeuvre prior to 2011; many of DreamWorks’ recent productions, most notably 2010’s How to Train Your Dragon; Nickelodeon’s endlessly inventive, Oscar-winning Rango … Continue reading