Posts Tagged ‘Maya Rudolph’

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LFF 2015: Live from New York! (Bao Nguyen, 2015)

October 13, 2015

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Anyone looking for a really meaty documentary on a still on-the-air television show may be put off when hearing of extensive involvement of the head honchos behind said property. Even more worrying is also finding out that the 40-year portrait of the series only runs 78 minutes (despite what IMDb may tell you), which doesn’t exactly sound like the most ideal length considering that the documentary is about Saturday Night Live, a television show riddled with myriad controversies, success stories and career implosions over those 40 years. If you have a hunch that Live from New York! might play like little more than a hagiographic, superficial skip through self-serving sound-bites, then… well, you’re absolutely right…

Click for the full review for Vague Visages

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Big Hero 6 (Don Hall/Chris Williams, 2014)

January 30, 2015

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Set in gorgeously-designed futuristic city San Fransokyo, the world of Disney superhero animation Big Hero 6 is one big mishmash of Asian and American cultures – more Joss Whedon’s Firefly than Whedon’s monocultural The Avengers.

Japanese-American lead Hiro (Potter) is a teenage tech genius squandering his skills in illegal underground hustling, until his similarly brilliant older brother Tadashi (Henney) puts him on a more productive collegiate path. Tragedy strikes after Hiro’s entrance exam, however, and the young lad’s world is turned upside down by (spoiler alert) his brother’s death via a mysterious university fire…

Click for the full review for The Skinny