Ep. 15 – Kubo and the Two Strings

This week we’re talking about Kubo and the Two Strings, a stop-motion film that blew both of us away. Kubo and the Two Strings comes to us from the studio Laika, who previously created Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls. We did our best to not spoil anything from the plot of this movie, because we want all of you to go see it. It’s absolutely gorgeous. We talk a little about our own experiences with stop-motion animation, and some surprise casting coups of a mid-1990s book adaptation.pcr_lauren_podcast_kubo_magic Kubo and the Two Strings

Then, it’s on to the incredible feat that is stop-motion animation in general, and what Kubo and the Two Strings accomplishes with animating fur, and the way the layers of the movie (stop-motion techniques plus CGI backgrounds and colouring) work together to create a magical effect.  

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Ep. 13 – Rio Olympics

This week, we’re talking about the upcoming Summer Olympic Games taking place in Rio de Janerio, Brazil starting August 4, 2016. I love love love the Olympics, and I’m excited to share my view of them to you our listeners and to my co-co-founder and podcast buddy, Jeff, who would rather the Olympics didn’t exist. […]

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Ep. 9 – Beyoncé’s Lemonade

This week, we’re diving into Beyoncé’s world-changing visual album/way of life LEMONADE. Jeff and I are thrilled to be joined once again by guest panelist (and noted Beyoncé scholar) Taryn Cheal. Disclaimers first: we speak about “Beyoncé” and “Jay-Z” in the context of the work, and we are primarily talking about them as characters in […]

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