At least Monsters University ain't Cars 2.
There's no doubt that Spike Jonze is an enigma of a director and artist. He's worked in all types of mediums: he filmed bullriders at the Astrodome, changed the world of skateboard videography, and visually recreated the brilliance of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are. Plus, he's made us al ... More >>
With a glut of adult food memoirs on the market, it's easy to forget that some children's book rank among the best culinary literature. Here are my Top Five Food-Themed Children's Books. 5. Stone Soup (Marcia Brown). A wonderful lesson in collective cooking, Stone Soup recounts how visiting ... More >>
Fantasy is the best revenge
Photos by Craig Hlavaty While we go to festivals such as Fun Fun Fun Fest because we enjoy great music, we are also fans of the sorts of people who attend these events. We're people-watchers at heart, so we frequently engage in a bit of amateur sociological research in between sets. At South by ... More >>
Spike Jonze's live-action version of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are led the box office this weekend, grossing over $32 million. Last month, another children's book adaptation, Sony Pictures' version of Judi and Ron Barrett's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, scored similar numbers f ... More >>
Spike Jonze can't quite get the spirit of the Wild Things on screen.
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Okay, skinny-jeans-wearing early twentysomethings with dirty hair, get ready to stand in line at the movie theater and reminisce about your youth (a.k.a. last year) because the film version of Where the Wild Things Are is due out in theaters in mid-October. OMFG!Apparently this movie is an event ... More >>
Robert Rodriguez and his kids conjure up a charming 3-D fantasy
Mozart and Maurice make a fine combo
Classic stories are made even more classic
This weird school will wow kids
Monsters, Inc. opens the door to a world so good it's scary
HGO conjures up a frightfully good Hansel and Gretel
Gerald Scarfe gives Mozart's opera a fanciful new look