movies

Pixar Day & Night

Pixar’s Day and Night

As part of the weekend’s road trip to East Palestine, Ohio, we went to see Toy Story 3.  The theatre had an air hockey table, and that’s pretty much the best you can hope for on a Saturday night in those parts. We all loved the movie, even though it was kind of scary.  This […]

The Crab Revolution

Communist Crabs (Cute)

I’ve been going through old blog entries, tweaking them for this new(ish) space, and I came across yet another short animation link: La révolution des crabes by Arthur de Pins. Pachygrapsus Marmoratus, a depressed crab species that “never asked to be put on Earth,” cannot turn, so they are doomed to forever walk sideways, always […]

Surrealism in American Animation

Surrealism in American Animation

Philly’s Secret Cinema presents an evening of short, surreal cartoons from the 20’s and 30’s.

Tim Tom

Tim Tom

A movie!

Syrianna and Match Point

Syrianna and Match Point

It’s that wonderful time of the year, when the Oscar contenders are released to us little people who don’t live in New York or LA. I recently saw Syrianna, a political action flick about the oil business, and Match Point, Woody Allen’s new drama. Thumbs-up to both movies, but Match Point is definitely the stronger […]

You Better Watch Out for this Christmas video

You Better Watch Out for this Christmas video

As part of its annual holiday party, my department screens employee-created, holiday-themed multimedia presentations. I am excited to announce that Super Secret Coworker Dan has posted You Better Watch Out, a classic presentation from years past. This (very) short film features a menacing Santa Claus chasing three friends through the bleak streets of Philadelphia, accompanied […]