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Kubo and the Two Strings

I watched Kubo and the Two Strings after having wanted to for months now. There’s a soft spot in my heart for stop-animation movies, and Kubo is no exception. 256 more words

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Kubo and the Two Strings - ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ DVD Review

Wow.  What an incredible piece of animation, and an incredible story too.

As an infant, Kubo (Art Parkinson) had one of his eyes plucked out by his grandfather, the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes).  685 more words

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BAFTA Animated Winner 'Kubo And The Two Strings' Hoping To Finally Make It To The Oscar Stage For Laika (Watch)

EXCLUSIVE: Focus Features and Laika’s  great Oscar hope, Kubo And The Two Strings  is coming off a high after a surprise win at BAFTA for Best Animated Feature. 136 more words

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'Kubo and the Two Strings': 3D Printer Key to Puppetry

When the Oscar nominations were announced on Jan. 24, some may have been surprised to find “Kubo and the Two Strings” among the visual-effects nominees. But it wasn’t a shock to those who had carefully looked at the work Oregon-based Laika had done for its latest release. 452 more words


Sputnik Sweetheart-Of dogs, women and writers' block

I read Haruki Murakami’s Sputnik Sweetheart in three and a half hours today. Not my personal best, but hey, it’s over two hundred pages and I have had, of late, a chronic inability to finish anything. 533 more words


For Your Considerarion: Kubo and the Two Strings

For many people, the best part of award season is trying to predict which films will be honored as the best in their category. The nature of the awards process is that we are left at the end of each ceremony with one film we are supposed to hold up as “the best”. 1,097 more words