We survived the month of May and now it’s time to say goodbye to our man JT. Well, until we watch another one of his movies that is. Anyway, we decided the best way to end the month was by watching the romantic comedy Friends With Benefits. No…you’re thinking of No Strings Attached. This is the other rom-com about two friends deciding to keep their sex casual while ultimately falling in love. It’s actually kind of good, until you get to the third act. JT and costar Mila Kunis have chemistry all over the place and it’s hard not being charmed by their relationship as it unfolds. A fun and worthwhile watch.
We also discuss Trolls and Wonder Wheel, two JT films that couldn’t be farther apart on the quality spectrum. Spoiler alert: the animated one is your best bet.
Written by its stars, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, and directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, this 2018 film is about a black man and convicted felon at the end of his probation, trying desperately to avoid trouble in Oakland while his white best friend tries as hard as he can to start it.
I know this column, which I cruelly abandoned a few months ago with every intention of getting back to it soon (I AM going to finish my opus on 50 Shades), is supposed to be primarily about directors, so I’ll give a nod to Estrada, who cut his teeth on short films, music videos, and TV episodes before being given BLINDSPOTTING as his feature debut, so although he’s not a household name, he had a ton of experience before he walked onto this set, and this film appears to have raised his profile.
Emily Blake writes screenplays with lots of fight scenes. She is a vocal advocate for feminism, polyamory, kink, and sex positivity. She makes most of her money as a script supervisor for film and television, but she also makes cosplays for clients out of her little apartment in Los Angeles.
The fight rages on against the abyssal vrocks and the giant barlgura. Even with decent odds, survival isn’t certain. There’s also the issue of all that black ichor keeping these creatures together. What in the nine hells is going on?
This week on Corona Cartoons we’re discussing the Don Bluth film The Secret of NIMH, which marks his departure from Disney and the beginning of quite the interesting pivot in his filmography. If the name doesn’t sound familiar to you, the films might. From here he went on to do An American Tail, Land Before Time, Rock-A-Doodle, as well as the video games Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace. This movie is also maybe linked to our love of rats in general. A great episode and a fun discussion. We also give an update to the status of Corona Cartoons and the upcoming Frisky Dingo podcast.
In today’s adventure, we are joined by Starny. Starny is an insanely talented artist who has created avatars for YouTubers such as Nathaniel Bandy and Carl. We talk about what it’s like to be an artist for hire on the internet as well as discussing or favorite games.
Special Thanks to all the talented artist out there.
Our month of May takes a bit of a downturn with the film In Time, which just can’t seem to make up its mind what movie it wants to be. There are a few solid hooks throughout, but they never really pan out and never get much deeper than surface level. It’s quite the frustrating watch, but the cast is strong and our main man JT continues to impress with his charisma and utter watchability, even if he struggles a little as the leading man. Really, we just wished this movie could have picked a path and stuck to it.
After an epic night of drinking and merrymaking, the party focuses on integrating with the crew of the ship. Taslinn takes this opportunity to gather more information about people important to her. But something isn’t quite right.r is behind them, and an uncertain future ahead. What’s a party of tiefling to do except find some fun where they can.
Bryan’s life is slowly returning to normal, but still no new episode of Corona Cartoons this week. We bring to you in its place, After the Hype’s episode on the totally insane Batman Ninja! Enjoy! Regular episodes to return next week!