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Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)

Not Rated | | Animation, Crime, Music | March 2013 (USA)
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In a dystopian spacefaring future, Naia, a female guitarist, and Parker, a female saxophonist, fall in love and form a successful band together. A sleazy music producer breaks them up. When his acts start dying, Parker must save Naia.


G.B. Hajim
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudia Black ... Parker C. Boyd (voice)
Tara Strong ... Naia X. (voice)
Ron Glass ... Philo D Grenman (voice)
Cree Summer ... Reesa Abi Kiran Ariana Livingston III (voice)
Tim Curry ... Dorlan Mig (voice)
Juliet Landau ... Bitsea (voice)
Michael Dorn ... Guardship Commander (voice)
Alan Tudyk ... Chat (voice)
Khary Payton ... Atem (voice)
Claudia Christian ... Zev (voice)
George Takei ... Tamadamsa (voice)
Kofy Brown Kofy Brown ... Calliope (voice)
Shelley Doty Shelley Doty ... Terpsee (voice)
Andrea Prichett Andrea Prichett ... Clio (voice)
Dawnn Lewis ... Malora (voice)


The twenty-eighth century, two hundred years after the Great Earth Exodus. Naia X. (Tara Strong), a feisty, young singer/songwriter, falls in love with the beautiful saxophonist Parker C. Boyd (Claudia Black) in Ganymede, one of Jupiter's moons. The two form a band and now they have to not only make it as musicians, but also fight for their freedom. Dramatically rendered in rich, hand-drawn animation, this movie brings us into a world of space pirates, indentured slaves, and genetic mutations. Infused with music throughout, to create a dreamlike tale unlike anything you've ever seen. Written by GB Hajim

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How fortunate are those who can frame the beauty of the strange.


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The video of the final cut appears by Pink Floyd. See more »


Edited from The Duke Is Tops (1938) See more »

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Okay if you want to test your movie watching skills

This film could be considered edgy, avant garde, risqué, risky, new horizons...any number of things depending on your slant and agenda...depending on your definitions...especially of "cinema". This certainly is "art"...the human creations. But is it a good film? (in the context of who we generally think of good films). Just because a movie is...different....doesn't make it a great or even good movie. Okay...that being said- I found I did not enjoy this movie. And I like sci-fi, anime, certain CGI, etc. I can also appreciate someone taking risks. But....It's style is some sort of drug induced freak abstract just for the sake of doing it not for the sake of the story or film. And hey if that's all you want out of film then knock yourself out! As was mentioned the story isn't edgy or even engaging, there's no character engagement, I didn't feel connected at all, just kind of bored, especially with the forced pretentiousness of how I should be awed by everything, oh LESBIANS WOW!. Not. If animated abstracted lesbian lead characters is the claim to fame, there's not much to claim.

Bottom line...I'm not going to discourage anyone from watching any film, but I'm not recommending this one either. Do yourself a favor, if you want to watch a great original animated rock and roll movie, check out Rock n Rule. It's the ORIGINAL real deal, and you will see it looks like they probably lifted some things from it too.

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Release Date:

March 2013 (USA) See more »


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$1,230,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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