6 items from 2017
Starburns Industries, the animation company behind Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s Oscar-animated 2015 feature film “Anomalisa,” have unveiled a beautiful black and white music video for Richard Edwards’ song “Moonwrapped,” off his debut solo album, “Lemon Cotton Candy Sunset.” Edwards is also the frontman of the indie rock band Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s.
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“Moonwrapped” was produced and directed by Sofia Astrom, recipient of the 2015 Women in Film and Tiffany & Co. scholarship from the American Film Institute. The scholarship is awarded annually to one well deserving female director studying at AFI Conservatory.
“When I got Richard’s song and the handwritten description of his concept for the video, I instantly felt like I had to do this project,” Astrom said. “Starburns gave me the keys to the castle (literally, the studio is a castle! »
- Graham Winfrey
You read that right. Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi - alongside co-director Mark Gustafson - will be helming a movie about Michael Jackson's famous pet monkey, Bubbles, appropriately-titled Bubbles. The film will be stop-motion animated through Dan Harmon's Starburn Industries, which has done such projects as Charlie Kaufman's Anomalisa, Adult Swim's Moral Orel, and the... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
When it comes to movie concepts, this flick may have the oddest, most tangled roots of all. But somehow things just snapped together (excuse the pun). Three years ago the movie world was stunned when a little kids’ flick, starring a beloved toy, became a box office (ahem) blockbuster! That may be because the WB folks thought outside the (toy) box and enlisted film makers and writers who brought something totally unexpected to the project: satire. Oh, and parody, and a big dose of zany anarchy. It was inevitable that The Lego Movie would spawn a sequel. But this is more of a spin-off. That earlier flick focused on the journey of everyman Emmet Brickowski and the folks he encountered. Since the Lego company makes themed toys around classic licenced characters, Emmet and his pals teamed up with Batman, whose gravelly voice was supplied by the great comic actor Will Arnett. »
- Jim Batts
Before The Lego Batman Movie, Chris McKay (of Moral Orel, Robot Chicken) was best known as the animation co-director and editor of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s 2014 film, The Lego Movie. His work on the critically acclaimed film earned him the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film, Animation, as well as an Annie Award nomination for Best Edited Animation Feature Film. Now, McKay will forever be known as the guy who saved Gotham City’s Caped Crusader from a dark and gritty existence with The Lego Batman Movie, perhaps the best film based on a DC Comics property since 2008’s The Dark Knight, and maybe the best pure Batman movie since Nolan's Batman Begins (2005). The story opens with The Joker, voiced by Zach Galifianakis, leading a full-scale attack on Gotham City with Batman's vast Rogues Gallery of bad guys, including heavy hitters Bane (Doug »
- Adam Frazier
Will Arnett’s growly portrayal of Batman was a highlight of 2014’s The Lego Movie, one in a long line of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller projects that ended up being a lot better than they sounded on paper. Lord and Miller have given the reins to Moral Orel and Robot Chicken director Chris McKay for the Dark Knight-centric sequel, The Lego Batman Movie, a marriage of comedic sensibilities that should produce another clever respite from the sometimes brain-numbing preciousness of family-friendly entertainment.
You can find out for yourself when The Lego Batman Movie hits theaters on February 10, 2017, and The A.V. Club is giving Chicago residents a chance to find out even earlier than that. We’re giving away passes to an advance screening of the film on February 4—that’s this coming Saturday—at 11:00 a.m. at the Showplace Icon theater (1011 ...
- Katie Rife
The Lego Batman Movie will follow Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) as he not only deals with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy. Director Chris McKay has flexed his animation muscle on shows like Robot Chicken and Moral Orel, and it looks like he's bringing some of the same irreverent humor to this picture. The following movie clips give us a glimpse of the cast in action... Read More »
- Sean Wist
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