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Topic: monsters

The Aquabats! Super Show! Season One! 2012

Ritalin! Not! Necessary! But! It! Won't! Hurt!


Television series

Rod Lott
For those Ritalin-chompin’ children who find Nickelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba! too slow-paced, The Hub’s The Aquabats! Super Show! should satiate them. After all, its title has double the exclamation points.
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Monsters University

The college-set Disney/Pixar prequel graduates without honors.


Youth

Phil Bacharach
If Monsters University is any indication of what children think college is like, maybe it’s no wonder that increasing numbers of young people are forgoing higher education. The follow-up to Disney/Pixar 2001’s Monsters, Inc. imagines university life as a suffocating place ruled by mean-spirited cliques and droning professors.
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Beast master

Inspired by Japanese cinema, an exhibit pits ‘Machines vs. Monsters’ in a battle to the death.


Visual Arts

Louis Fowler
Machines vs. Monsters: Final Wars
6-10 p.m. Friday
Oddfab Design Lab
703 W. Sheridan              
628-2689
 
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gallowwalkers

Like ‘Blade’ with a badge.


Western

Rod Lott
One of the most fun movies of the summers isn’t even in theaters. It’s Gallowwalkers, a weird, wild Western starring Wesley Snipes, freshly sprung from prison after serving three years for failure to file income tax returns. The lesson: Even Blade can’t mess with the IRS!
 
Friday, July 26, 2013

Switched on

TV gets weird.


Television series

Rod Lott
Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Godzilla

The latest incarnation of Godzilla is city-stomping fun.


Action

Phil Bacharach
In Jaws, Steven Spielberg famously delayed before letting movie audiences see the shark. It generated suspense, but the decision was more a pragmatic one since the mechanical fish broke down so often during shooting. Unreliability isn’t much of a problem in the world of CGI, however, with filmmakers able to conjure up almost anything short of a decent Katherine Heigl movie.
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
 
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