We Miss VHS: ‘Strange Days’ Stuns as the Best Dystopian Nightmare Since ‘Blade Runner’

For decades, audiences have been transported by Sci-Fi futurism, only to be trapped in dystopias. While movies like Total Recall and Blade Runner have jumped decades, others chose to set themselves in near-future nightmares. Strange Days, from director Kathryn Bigelow, captures Y2K anxiety, fears of surveillance, distrust in police, and simmering racism to craft a … Continue reading We Miss VHS: ‘Strange Days’ Stuns as the Best Dystopian Nightmare Since ‘Blade Runner’

1998 in Review: ‘Quest for Camelot’ Features the Middle Ages in Non-Disney Animated Film

Set in Medieval England, Quest for Camelot is an animated telling of what happened following the classic tale of King Arthur and his knights of the round table. As a Warner Bros animated feature, it had the similar styling, visually and musically of many Disney features, though the animation is much less clean. That said, … Continue reading 1998 in Review: ‘Quest for Camelot’ Features the Middle Ages in Non-Disney Animated Film

We Miss VHS: ‘James and the Giant Peach’

On We've Bought a Blog, we've covered how Aaron and I remain suckers for animated films. There's something about the genre that gets me excited every time I go to see one of these films. Perhaps it has something to do with the creativity these films require. It could be the amount of time an … Continue reading We Miss VHS: ‘James and the Giant Peach’

We Miss VHS! A Retrospective Series from Sunshine State Cineplex

As a kid I was spoiled. I’ll admit it. During family vacations, before having an overhead TV and DVD player in your family car was mainstream, my dad had jerry-rigged a portable TV and VCR that allowed me to while away the long hours on car rides. During these trips, I had my go-to movies. … Continue reading We Miss VHS! A Retrospective Series from Sunshine State Cineplex