Looking for a way to add some excitement to your family’s game night? What better way than to combine it with some exciting movies? COURTESY RAVENSBURGER Jurassic Park: Danger! is the latest installment in the “Jurassic World” franchise, which lands on June 22. You can get your family ready for the movie right now with this exciting dinosaurs-vs.-humans game.COURTESY WONDER FORGE The Incredibles Save the Day Game. Each player takes on the role of one of the Incredibles, complete with his or her powers. But the object here isn’t to defeat the other players. Instead, players work together. Looking for a way to add some excitement to your family’s game night? What better way than to combine it with some exciting movies? Here are two of our current movie-themed games. Lights, camera, action! THE INCREDIBLES SAVE THE DAY GAME Wonder Forge After a 13-plus-year absence, the Incredibles are back (“Incredibles 2” hits theaters Friday), … [Read more...] about Board games add excitement with movie themes
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Collage and stop-motion come together in his homemade epic Path of Blood By Richard Whittaker, Fri., April 20, 2018 Tweet print write a letter Eric Power in his home studio In Eric Power's cupboard, there's a bag marked "Ninja Guts." It's part of the well-ordered debris from the Austin artist's first animated feature, Path of Blood, and a sign of his dedication to the elegant art of cutout animation. He said, "I used to want to just paint pictures, but it's so static. So eventually, it's, 'Well, this is cool art, but it would be better if it moved.'" Cutout animation – the midpoint between collage and stop-motion – is the oldest form of animation. In 1917, 20 years before Walt Disney took Snow White into the forest, cartoonist Quirino Cristiani satirized the Argentine government in El Apóstol. The technique he pioneered – using 2-D paper puppets – is slow and laborious (that's why South Park gave it up after one episode in favor of CGI). But it's … [Read more...] about Austin Animator Eric Power Slices and Dices
By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; [email protected]ico.com), and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; [email protected]) THE NARRATIVE -- SABATO’s CRYSTAL BALL, “Sanders now Clinton’s chief rival,” by Geoffrey Skelley, associate editor of the Crystal Ball: “Sanders is in a position to fill the void to Clinton’s left, possibly attracting voters who are skeptical of Clinton because of her ties to Wall Street and her perceived hawkishness on foreign policy issues. Because of his issue positions and personality, Sanders could be an attractive candidate for liberals who want someone to press Clinton on topics like income inequality, free trade, and her Senate vote in favor of authorizing the Iraq War.” http://bit.ly/1EGtTXY Story Continued Below BREAKING -- “O’Malley likely to announce presidential bid on May 30,” by Gabe Debenedetti: “[T]he former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor, who has been positioning himself as an electable … [Read more...] about O’MALLEY LIKELY TO ANNOUNCE MAY 30 – POLLSTERS STRUGGLE with 19-candidate GOP field — SABATO: Watch Bernie Sanders — B’DAY: Howard Wolfson, Tom Donilon, Mark Zuckerberg is 31
The Bachelor How we all feel about the fantasy suites. Prepare yourself, St. Lucia, it’s Fantasy Suite time, and The Bachelor has chosen you to be the host of the week-long fluid fest. Hope you’ve got a ready store of Valtrex and rubber sheets on your island. Juan Pablo is very excited to be here with the beeech and the mawnteeeens, and to be able to spend some “private time” with the remaining three ladies. And you know what “private time” means: Juan Pablo’s first date is with Niña de Papá, who, before even seeing Juan Pablo, is already all worked up about the “fantasy suite” portion of the date. After all, having already once “gone swimming” with Juan Pablo only to have him turn around and slut shame her, she’s not quite sure she is up to being called a bad example for his daughter on national television again. And who could blame her? Still, she did chose to stick around, for reasons that remain … [Read more...] about ‘The Bachelor’: Regrets, I’ve had unos pocos.
While many of Oscar's big shots clock in at more than two hours, some filmmakers remain committed to telling unique and inventive stories that don't require viewers to set aside an entire night to enjoy. The Academy Award-nominated short films run the gamut of topics and tones. Yet together they provide a heartening view of cinema's multiple avenues for exploration, investigation and dramatization. Be they animated or live-action, documentary or fiction, these films frequently push the boundaries of the form's potential. (See the Animated and Live-Action categories below; find Documentary entries online at westword.com.)AnimatedThis year's animated shorts boast no true marvels, though that's hardly damning. Of the five, it's the Disney-imprinted "Feast" that hews the closest to familiar aesthetics, utilizing a beautiful CG I style — think Bolt, but a bit flatter and more expressive — for a sweet vignette about a pet dog with a gigantic appetite. Patrick Osborne and Kristina … [Read more...] about This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Short Films Are Short on Winners