Pixar’s latest film recently debuted at Cannes Film Festival in France, and the reception so far has been overwhelmingly positive.
Kenneth Turan during an interview about the film with NPR’s Steve Inskeep:
Turan: Well, there’s a lot of stuff to like here. Just this morning, “Inside Out” played. This is the new film from Pixar. It’s by Pete Docter, who directed “Up.” It’s a really fascinating, unusual, computer-animated film about what goes on inside the mind of a young girl, the different emotions that hide in her mind, each emotion played by a different actor. It’s very funny. It’s very inventive. And it’s really moving, kind of in the way “Up” was.
Inskeep: And so you came out of that movie with a smile on your face?
Sure, this episode didn’t end with a catchy tune called “Unbreakable Sansa Schmidt,” but it did manage to annoy legions of faithful ASOIAF fans nonetheless. So what’s our verdict on this controversial episode?
As usual, I’m joined by Maria Garcia and Adonis Gonzalez of House Conspiring, as we podcast our way to some answers in this week’s episode of HBO’S Game of Thrones. If you haven’t seen the most recent episode of this show, then please avoid this podcast episode at all costs.
Hey faithful readers! We are seriously winding down on this series, aren’t we? We’re already four chapters away from the epic conclusion of The Pixar Detective, but for some reason, I still feel like we just started this thing.
At any rate, we have an awesome chapter to show you guys this week! It’s loaded with a lot of heavy surprises, which I know has sort of been the theme for the last few chapters. I hope it lives up to your expectations (but hey, at least the artwork is awesome).
So let’s get this going!
This week on the podcast, we review Mad Max: Fury Road and Pitch Perfect 2. Now that I think about it, we never tried to determine which movie is better. Maybe it’s obvious.
I’m still processing Mad Max: Fury Road. I’m still wrapping my head around the visuals, the world-building, the bold color palette, and what everyone else in the world is talking about right now: the action.
Let’s just get this out of the way. I’ve never seen any of the previous “Mad Max” films (just parts of Road Warrior). I went into Fury Road blind.
The main show for the Now Conspiring podcast was on hiatus this week, but the cast still met to talk about the latest episode for HBO’s Game of Thrones.
The episode is hosted by Adonis Gonzalez, who you can find on Twitter (@AdoGon). I’m on the show as well providing excellent GoT puns, but the real standout this week is the addition of Maria (CineClub) Garcia of YouTube fame joining us for the first time on the Game of Thrones edition of Now Conspiring.
Things get nuts.
I knew something was up when film reviewer Chris Stuckmann awarded the fourth Mad Max movie an “A+.” And when The Dissolve gave its second ever 5 star rating to the Tom Hardy/Charlize Theron film.
Now the film is even getting praise from traditional outlets. AP is calling it a “poetic masterpiece.” Chicago Tribune claims it makes Furious 7 look like Curious George. The George Miller movie has a stunning 99% on Rotten Tomatoes at this time. I don’t think I’ve heard of this much praise about a fourth sequel since Rocky IV, not that I was even alive back then.