Recently Consumed Media
February 17, 2009
- I really enjoyed Coraline. You can see that – from the animation to the set design – a lot of love and care went into making this movie. There are some gorgeous scenes (such as when the alternate world breaks down). I’m happy to see it employed stop motion animation, which always, I think, gives the movie a certain charm and aesthetic.
I managed to see it in 3D, which was nice for the movie, but I’m not too sure I’d like to see it in other movies. It looked great (though I had to put the 3D glasses over my regular glasses, which was kinda awkward), but I think 3D only works for certain kinds of movies, not quite for, say, dramas.
- OK, I’m hooked on Osamu Tezuka’s Black Jack. I’m a big Tezuka fan, and I love House, so this medical drama is right up my alley. In fact, House owes a lot to Tezuka – the titular main character is a mysterious, complicated man recovering from a disfiguring operation; both deal with rare or special cases with huge risks. House, though, edges more toward a traditional detective story structure (where the diagnosis is the “criminal”), while Black Jack is mostly the drama.