Laura Croft: Tomb Raider is on Netflix Instant play! This goes right along with The Mummy as the two franchises i watch on the weekends while drawing and finishing up work, so i’m excited.
Stop everything. Michel Ocelot’s Tales of the Night is on Netflix instant play! Keep in mind, its not your Disney-esque type of stories.
On a dark French night, a boy, a girl, and an avuncular man tell each other stories, looking through books and pulling up images from various cultures around the world. They discuss what kind of stories they want to act out. They want adventure, princes and princesses, love, death, and noble lessons learned, sometimes in straightforward ways, other times through twisty irony. Other times, the storytellers are motivated by a location, a hairstyle or a costume that catches their attention. Maybe they want an animal companion or a certain kind of music. They imagine themselves across cultures, across races, in very different characters and stories, smoothly walking miles in shoes unlike their own.They’re in complete control of the worlds they create. And what beautiful worlds they are. Ocelot animates it all through simple silhouette figures, the puppet-like people playing out their actions before vivid colors and kaleidoscopic backdrops that form lush jungles, shiny gold cities, dank dungeons and dark woods. The seemingly simple style of animation is deceptively intricate, effortlessly creating whole universes out of big, bold uses of color and geometrical shapes carefully arranged within the frame. It’s a style of animation that’s been around since the earliest days of cinema.
I can’t exactly lock down my feels on this show, i’m 3 episodes in and i’m still interested. It’s a twins peak, american horror story-esque maybe type of feel? Shit is weird, but i’m going to finish this entire first season. I’m a big Eli Roth fan, i enjoy me some horror gore.
in case you guys didn’t know, one of my top all time favorite stop motion films is on Netflix instant play. Thats right, Paranorman is available right now for streaming and my entire world is filled with happiness.
I was stoked when i saw that Netflix put up Time Traveller: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time on instant play! I’m a big fan of the manga Toki o Kakeru Shōjo and never got a chance to catch the film live-action version. I cried. So so many feels. Too many feels for 2am. But i loved every moment of the cheese fest and i loved everyone in the movie.