Saturday, January 16, 2016

Charlie Brown Christmas (Piano + Cello) - Brooklyn Duo

Published by Brooklyn Duo on YouTube, November 26, 2015
A Charlie Brown Christmas Medley (including O Tannenbaum, The Christmas Song, and Christmas Time is Here) by Vince Guaraldi, arranged and performed on cello and piano by Brooklyn Duo. 
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Duo (Cello and Piano) covers popular music with its own classical twist. The duo features cellist Patrick Laird (from Break of Reality), and pianist Marnie Laird.

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Adele Carpool Karaoke

Published by The Late Late Show with James Corden on YouTube , January 13, 2016

While home in London for the holidays, James Corden picks up his friend Adele for a drive around the city singing some of her classic songs before Adele raps Nicki Minaj's “Monster.”

The Martian

The Martian [PG-13]
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
October 2, 2015 - 20th Century Fox
Directed by Ridley Scottt

Grade: A-
Up-graded from B.

+1: Matt Damon as astronaut Mark Watney

+1: “Sciencing”’ the XXXX out of it.

+1: Smart people working together.

-1: Steering in space with escaping air from a punctured space suit.

Par: Disco soundtrack.

3D: par.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [PG-13]
Action, Adventure, Comedy
August 14, 2015 - Warner Bros./ RatPac-Dune Entertainment
Directed by Guy Ritchie

Grade: C
Down-graded from C.

Par: Cast including Henry Cavil (Napoleon Solo) and Armie Hammer (Illya Kuryakin)

+1: Slick 1960’s spy style/ art direction.

-1: Story, plot and pacing.

+1: Napoleon vs. Illya.

-1: Action sequences.


Shaun the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep Movie [PG]
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
August 5, 2915 - Lionsgate/ Studio Canal/ Aardman Animations
Directed by Mark Burton and Richard Starzak  

Grade: A-
Up-graded from B.

+1: Stop-motion animation.

Par: Sheep in disguise.

Par: Celebrity barbers.

+1: Rowdy pigs.

Par: Aardman character design.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hungover Animals


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Glen Keane - Step Into the Page

Published by Future of StoryTelling on September 10, 2015 on YouTube.

2015 Future of StoryTelling Summit Speaker: Glen Keane
Animator, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast, and Duet
Keane's VR painting is created in Tiltbrush:

Over nearly four decades at Disney, Glen Keane animated some the most compelling characters of our time: Ariel from The Little Mermaid, the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Tarzan, to name just a few. The son of cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Glen learned early on the importance of holding onto your childhood creativity—and how art can powerfully convey emotion. Keane has spent his career embracing new tools, from digital environments to 3D animation to today’s virtual reality, which finally enables him to step into his drawings and wander freely through his imagination. At FoST, he'll explore how to tap into your own creativity, connecting to emotion and character more directly than ever before.