Friday, February 18, 2011

Movie Review: Day & Night

Alrighty y'all, we're getting back into the swing of things with a triple dose of Movie Reviews! Mr. B and I ended up taking quite a hiatus from movie watching somehow and we are coming back strong! Today we'll be looking at the Short Films (Animated & Live Action) as well as Biutiful. We won't break much as Mr. B and I are looking to watch at least one film tonight at home, and then Saturday we have Best Picture Showcase (5 of the 10 best pictures will be viewed). Expect Movie Review Domination on the blog for the next 10 days or so. (The 83rd Academy Awards will air February 27th.)

I've been doing a lot of thinking about how to blog about the Short Films. When you see the shorts, they play them consecutively and you pay just once to see all 5. It's really a pretty sweet deal. So, when I think about them, to an extent they are a single movie in my mind. But, they are all very different and seperate from each other outside of the fact that they are shorts. So, after much consideration, I'm going to blog each one seperately like they were their own full length video. They deserve the respect from this, bear with the 10 posts that are about to occur so quickly...(but hey, it's my blog and I can blog my review the way I want to. Hehe.)

So, here's the first Review, Day & Night.

Short Film (Animated)

According to the Academy, "a short film is defined as an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits. This excludes from consideration such works as: 1)previews and advertising films, 2) sequences from feature-length fils such as credit sequences, 3) un aired episodes of established TV series, 4) unsold TV series pilots." The Academy further defines an Animated Short film as being "created by using a frame-by-fram technique, and usually falls into one of the two general fields of animation: character or abstract...Documentary short subjects that are animated may be submitted in either the animated short film category or the documentary short subject category, but not in both."

Movie Review:
I really enjoyed this Short Film. It follows the personification of daytime and nighttime. You see them meet each other, they are unsure of the other and start fighting, and then they start seeing the good in each other. Finally you see them like each other for what they both have to offer. The friendship that you watch grow between daytime and nighttime is very well told.

Short Film (Animated) Review:
This was really well done. After 6 minutes, you have a complete story and you don't feel that anything has been missed. It's funny, has a good lesson behind it, and the animation is superb (but what else do you expect from a Pixar movie?) I enjoyed it tremendously and hope that it's played before Toy Story 3 at Best Picture Showcase this weekend because it was just that good!

1 comment:

Mr. B said...

I really enjoy the pixar shorts, "Day & Night" being no exception. One of the things that surprised me a little was the "adult" portions of the flim where night is ogling a girl in a bikini...I guess it is harmless, but I was definitely a little surprised to see it in a pixar short.

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