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Looney Tunes Platinum 1936

Page Miss Glory

The plot of this short film is a loose series of quick gags that don’t have enough setup or punch to be funny. The first thing I noticed is how similar in style this is to the Disney films of the same period. The bellboy looks and emotes a lot like Goofy and there’s a little musical interlude that reminds me a lot of the pacing and rhythm of Disney’s Silly Symphonies.

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PAX South 2017 Report

Two years in and PAX South has grown quite a bit. The first one was a bit underwhelming given the rather small show floor and not a lot of big names. Surprisingly, there still aren’t a lot of big names, especially given that there are quite a few big game developers in the Dallas and Austin area. Capcom had a decent setup, as did Nintendo, but other than that there wasn’t much in the way of big publishers.

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Discoveries of 2016

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

I enjoy the hell out of Mike Meyers work and The Spy Who Shagged Me is no exception. Meyers uses the kind of visual humor that is desperately missing in comedy today outside of Edgar Wright’s films. And with the prospect of a new Austin Powers on the horizon, perhaps we’re in for more comedic magic.

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The Hole (1998)

I approached The Hole with trepidation. My experience with The River left a lot to be desired and while I love the idea of Walker, it got boring fast to me. In the opening moments of this film I’m bracing myself for long, static shots with little action to take over the film. For a while, it feels that way.

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Tangerine (2015)

Too shrill too often, and I’m not just talking about the performances. However, the humanity and brokenness of these characters shine through the irritating performances. That might be the whole point, how people wear each other down until only brokenness and bitterness is left. Can people move past that? Can a relationship be redeemed?