Rendering Animated Fat

I had a big weekend watching children’s movies. I don’t have children myself, and often find it hard to get anyone to go with me. But I enjoy them and often find them better than the dramas clearly designed to go after awards. First I saw “Madagascar: Back 2 Africa”. If you love animals (especially…

SAG: WTF Part 1

In case you’ve been method acting a role from ancient times and missed it, there’s a civil war going on within the Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG). It’s civil like other civil wars. To the untrained eye it might look like a fight between militants and moderates, or just a drunken brawl. It is neither. It…

SAG: WTF Part 2

I was known on the boards for my militance and lack of decorum. At one heated meeting while discussing a contract proposal that would cover comedians, but was unacceptable to the comics for its substandard wages and residual structure, I asked the staff and leaders on the dais to “grow a dick.” For a great…

Slumdog Millionaire Review

Though I love to be contrary, I’m not going to differ from all the other reviewers on this one: see it. I left thinking that I’d love to read the book it was based on, but I’m a the-movie-OR-the-book kind of gal, and the movie got there first. “Slumdog Millionaire” is the story of Jamal,…