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Human Echoes Rundown: Kubo and the Two Strings

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into Kubo and the Two Strings. The trailers I’d seen for the film hadn’t hooked me in with anything beyond some interesting visuals, and I was nervous after reading an early review that criticised the film for a lack of character development in the protagonist. To be honest,…

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Human Echoes Rundown: Sausage Party (2016)

(SOME SPOILERS AHEAD) Sausage Party is flat out raunchy, but that’s to be expected. It’s in the title, it’s on the poster, and even with all this warning it still pushes the boundaries of vulgarity and hedonism. The movie also takes a crack at religion, ideology, and racism. Combine this with a script so laden with…

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Human Echoes Rundown: Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Pete’s Dragon is like a meal made with delicious ingredients that’s just undercooked. It’s a movie chock-full of beautiful images, packed with thematic import, heavy-laden with drama, and yet the final result is shallow and watered down, somehow less than the sum of its parts. The story of Pete’s Dragon opens with a young boy…

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Five Facts: Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship is a 2002 Australian-American horror film that takes place on an abandon ocean liner called the Antonia Graza. The movie itself never met with huge critical approval, but is well known for a few particularly well done scenes, specifically the first scene. While watching a perky pink font introduce the movie, viewers are…