Thursday, 20 September 2012

Hotel Transylvania Review + Q&A with Genndy Tartakovsky

It's Ottawa International Animation Festival time, my favourite time of the year!

Tonight Hotel Transylvania played at the Bytowne Cinema, followed by a Q&A with director Genndy Tartakovsky. This movie is a ton of fun to watch. There is a lot of physical comedy, and fotunately it is mostly well executed. The audience was laughing the whole way through.

Going into this movie I had no idea that Adam Sandler was in it, which is for the best because, had I have know, I might not have gone to see it. Surprisingly, I never realized it was him until the credits rolled. His turn as Dracula may actually be the best performance of his career.

The story itself is pretty light. The movie is essentially an ongoing arguement between an over protective parent and his young adult daughter (at 118 years old!) who yearns to be independent and see more of the world, but interrupted by numerous action and comedy scenes, plus a touch of romance. It's a simple and fast paced story at about 1hr and 30min.

To read a bit of what director Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Dexter's Lab, Star Wars Clone Wars) had to say after the film, hit the jump.


Monday, 10 September 2012

Ace Attorney 5 Info

Capcom has revealed Phoenix's new character design for Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 5. It's been 10 years, so he has to look older, right? See, he's got a new haircut and everything! And a vest. Vests = older!
 "Do you like my new haircut? What do you mean it looks the same? I have a tiny forlock now! That's totally different."

In any case, I love Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney games, so I am officially excited. Already confirmed for North America! Yay!

Sunday, 9 September 2012