Farkakte Film Flashback: Buggy ‘Ant-Man’ Edition

I saw “Ant-Man” over the weekend, and given the fact that advance buzz (so to speak) was iffy, I was pleasantly surprised: It was the funniest Marvel movie yet, and it fully embraces its ludicrous premise (something about being able ...

The Popdose Interview: Director Brenda Chapman

There might be an anti-climactic air about this interview with director Brenda Chapman who, a couple hours after speaking to me, would find movie studio Disney rescinding their plans to revise the look of

PopSmarts: Looking for God in “Toy Story”

It’s not a revelation to anyone, anymore, to point out that Hollywood is no longer in the business of original ideas. It takes a great deal of money to make and market a movie — any movie. And the ...

Blu-ray Review: “Finding Nemo”

I recently watched Brave, the latest Disney/Pixar feature film, and for half the film it felt like groundbreaking animated cinema, veering away from blatant pandering to children and playing like an inspired coming-of-age story told from a teenage girl’s ...

Thanks For The Turkey!: Supercar

I’m probably wrong about this one, but there is very little information on the Internet (can you imagine?) to help formulate my scattered memories about this movie. From what I could find, I think I found my match.

Why I would ...

Box Office Flashback: January 9, 1992

As the latest round of would-be blockbusters packs ’em in at a theater near you, Popdose looks back at the box office totals of yesteryear. This week we revisit the top ten films of January 9, 1992! (Yes, “we” should’ve revisited ...

DVD Review: Cars 2

As these things go, Cars 2 is not awful provided you are judging the movie with a specific viewpoint. Viewed as a slipshod attempt on Pixar Animation’s part to turn the first film, long held as the weakest of their ...

Steve Jobs, The Winningest Loser

At the sad occasion of the announcement of his death, we at Popdose thought it was appropriate to recount the many “failures” of Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and the creative gatekeeper by which everything had to pass if it was ...

Popdose Roundtable: Big Screen, Big Deal

Recently, E! Online posted its list of the projected movie hits for 2011. To the informed reader, it all seemed as much barrel + fish + semi-automatic weapon = box office gold. Never at a loss for opinion, the Popdose Staff took ...

DVD Review: “Toy Story 3″

Toy Story 3 (Disney, 2010)

It’s (sigh) Election Day. But cheer up, folks; it’s also “Toy Story Tuesday,” the day that the biggest animated hit ever, Toy Story 3, hits your home theater. So turn that frown upside down and ...

Sugar Water: Dog Days

I realized the other day that it’s been a couple months since I updated you on my personal life. No one’s asked for an update, of course, but I figured the fan letter that said, “Send me ...

Film Review: “Up”

The new Disney/Pixar collaboration, Up, has just opened to some of the best reviews the studio’s ever received. While it’s a very enjoyable film, I have to say it certainly isn’t among their best, in spite of the talent behind it.

As a ...

Dw. Dunphy On… “WALL-E”

No, it wasn’t a nightmare. I was surrounded by jive-ass talking cartoon animals, and so were you.

The dictum of great animation is that it gives us something a straightforward film cannot. It can show us visions that would be impossible in ...