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The Secret of Kells

February 2010, in review

In December, I set goals for myself, how many films to see this year, how many shows to attend, how many records to purchase, and how many books to read. This is the standings, as of the end of February… Books I read (2/10 – 20%): Heaven Is Small by Emily Schultz | Originally published 2009 Films I saw (19/52 – 36.5%): Whip It | Originally released 2009 24 Hours On Craigslist | Originally released 2005 The Princess And The Frog | Originally released 2009 The Secret of Kells | Originally released 2009 An Education | ¬†Originally released 2009 Invictus | Originally released 2009 The Blind Side | Originally released… Read More »February 2010, in review

Best animated feature film of the year

Coraline (Focus Features) This is, in my mind, the first time that The Oscars have had serious contention in this category since Pixar started making feature length films. Coraline is incredible. I haven’t read the story by Neil Gaiman, but from what I hear, it’s brilliant, and this story of a young girl who is disillusioned with the real world, finds a portal to a mirror world, where everything is what she could hope for… or so she thinks. Hidden intentions are basis of this story, whether it’s the evil hidden intentions in the mirror world, or the good intention that her real parents can’t seem to express, until too… Read More »Best animated feature film of the year