The college-set Disney/Pixar prequel graduates without honors.
Youth Phil Bacharach
If Monsters Universityis any indication of what children think
college is like, maybe it’s no wonder that increasing numbers of young
people are forgoing higher education. The follow-up to Disney/Pixar
2001’s Monsters, Inc.imagines university life as a suffocating place ruled by mean-spirited cliques and droning professors.
Western Rod Lott
One of the most fun movies of the summers isn’t even in theaters. It’s Gallowwalkers,
a weird, wild Western starring Wesley Snipes, freshly sprung from
prison after serving three years for failure to file income tax returns.
The lesson: Even Blade can’t mess with the IRS!
Television series Rod Lott
Not everything on television has to appeal to mass audiences. In fact, with the further fractioning of viewership thanks to alternatives like Netflix and VOD, more series can afford to become more niche. Here are five examples of shows both past and present — and new to DVD and/or Blu-ray — that encompass some of the more outrageous ideas ever to go beyond boardroom discussion.
The latest incarnation of Godzilla is city-stomping fun.
Action Phil Bacharach
In Jaws, Steven Spielberg famously delayed before letting movie audiences see the shark. It generated suspense, but the decision was more a pragmatic one since the mechanical fish broke down so often during shooting. Unreliability isn’t much of a problem in the world of CGI, however, with filmmakers able to conjure up almost anything short of a decent Katherine Heigl movie.