Thursday, May 30, 2013

An "Epic" Rant


I love animation and to say otherwise would be a cardinal sin. Animation is my favorite art form in the world, and I hold it in high regard unlike most adults do and never would disregard it as "children's only" entertainment. But in recent years, much of the Animation world has slipped into a buck for buck sort, where all the competition relies in the money and much of the quality is just automatically put to the side.

This can be clearly seen in films by the top studios like Disney, who now are stuck on princess themed movies (excluding Wreck It Ralph) and even influencing sub-company Pixar to follow their lead (Brave) And with the success of movies like Despicable Me and The Smurfs, no wonder studios are desperate for quick cash in flicks rather than effort showcasing masterpieces.


Then we arrive to the worst of the worst when it comes to these cash grabbing projects: Blue Sky. Most known for creating the lackluster Ice Age movies, the charming but only decent Rio and the similarly decent Horton Hears A Who, Blue Sky has yet to create a masterpiece that would be remembered by generations like its peers DreamWorks and Disney/Pixar have achieved.

But the studio released a new film this past weekend, entitled Epic (loosely based on the Leaf Men and The Brave Good Bugs book by William Joyce.) With being given such a different marketing title than it's source, this movie must truly be at least interesting. Let's take a moment to examine.

FYI: While speaking about this film, I would like to take into a reference two other flicks: 90's nostalgia classic Ferngully, and another recent Joyce book to movie adaptation, Rise of the Guardians, to which is not a literal adaptation but will work for what is needed in speaking about this.

AND THERE WILL BE SPOILERS AFTER THIS POINT.....
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Fan Girly Post: Anime Sols Pledge For Creamy Mami


Hey everyone! So I am making this post here to speak to you on an extremely important cause, and that is to get Creamy Mami a proper release finally here in the US of A. As you all know by now, Creamy Mami is my favorite magical girl series and the inspiration for much of my current style today along with me writing about magical girl shows again!

So now, Anime streaming site Anime Sols is doing a pledging drive for the next 2 months where they will be able to make a legal DVD box set of the series with your pledge of money. You can make pledges of $5 - $2,000 and get goodies from the series in return!

If you are at all interested (and wanna make my dreams come true!) help this pledge be successful and help Creamy Mami get the release here in the states it deserves, click the link here. Please help this adorable little show get some mega love and get some love from it in return.




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Magical Busy Times!



Hey readers! How you guys doing? I wanted to reach out to all of you and say hello along with an apology. I have been extremely busy with writing for Feminerdity, so much that it has taken up a huge part of my life. Though its fantastic in so many aspects because I am finally getting to pursue my dream of being a film critic, it makes me a bit sad that I haven't been able to devote a lot of my time to Magic-Ala-Mode. But I promise to post from time to time when I can, don't you worry! I hope to get back to making this blog a bit more personal and fashion oriented, now that I can write what I want to for my nerdy purposes elsewhere.

So until then feel free to check out my work on Feminerdity here:
How To Frill #1
How To Frill #2
How To Frill #3
Oblivion Review
Iron Man 3 Review
Interview With Yours Truly

If you need more of a fix after reading those, remember to check out the website on Tuesday 11:30am biweekly for How to Frill along with my movie reviews every week on Sunday afternoons!

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