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October 2015
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Something to Do: Movies

August has some movie releases I have been waiting for, and this week we get Marvel’s reboot of the Fantastic Four. This is the origin story, where Reed Richards and company enter an alternate universe which changes them in ways they never anticipated. They are also bringing Victor Von Doom to the big screen with [...]

Something to Watch: Discs

This week we get the award winning White God, a movie about dogs in organized revolution, which shares an attitude with the recent reboot of Planet of the Apes. It is unusual and has a lot of critical acclaim, and while it is in Hungarian it has English subtitles, so you won’t have any problem [...]

Something to Watch: Discs

Movies brings us What We Do in the Shadows, a horror comedy that has been winning awards all over the film festival circuit. A documentary crew follows around four vampire roommates as they make their nightly rounds of harassing werewolves, cruising clubs, and fighting about household chores. Kung Fu Killer starts Donnie Yen as an [...]

Kung Fu Panda 3 trailer

in 2016 we get to return to the world of KUNG FU PANDA with the third animated adventure. In this one, we learn a bit more about Po’s history, and get to meet his long lost father. And then we get to watch him bust his chops to train all of his new found relatives [...]

Something to Do: Movies

There is no doubt that the winner this week is Minions, and finally we get to see the back story of the real stars of the series. Not that Gru and the girls aren’t amazing in their own right, but the little yellow guys are really at the core of the whole thing. It may [...]

SIGGRAPH University: Fundamentals Seminar

This introduction to the SIGGRAPH convention experience starts with a practical guide to organizing to attend any large convention. He uses the same techniques many of us developed going to Comic Con or any other large Sci-Fi or Anime convention, but without having to go through three or four conventions gradually learning through trial and [...]

Zootopia Teaser Trailer

This Disney flic looks like a lot of fun! Zootopia is by definition the kind of Utopia where humans never existed, but the anthropomorphic animals who lived there were extremely HumanEsq. It has a great premise and some good 3D CGI animation that brings the characters to life in ways beyond what the creators were [...]

Brain Divided

The wonderful animated short Brain Divided was put together by Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik Song and Joon Soo Song. This looks a lot like the new Pixar film Inside Out, but according to the Brain Divided Facebook page, they were developed at the same time and totally independent of each other. Enjoy!

Blade Runner Alt

This is a fan made trailer put together to help us imagine what an animated version of BLADERUNNER would be like.


The award winning short film Somnium was created by Team Somium of The Animation School in South Africa, the team being Gerard Seymour, Riann Sholtz, Pieter Louw, Eben De Waal, Jasmine Morvan, and Greta Pepler. The award it won was the World Silver Award from the New York Festival’s International Television & Film Awards of [...]