Travis Knight

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“Hi, is this who I would call to speak to about the Knights Templar?”

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Favorite Films, 2016

  1. Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)
  2. Lemonade (dir. Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles Carter)
  3. Certain Women (dir. Kelly Reichardt)
  4. Little Men (dir. Ira Sachs)
  5. Elle (dir. Paul Verhoeven)
  6. 13th (dir. Ava Duvernay)
  7. American Honey (dir. Andrea Arnold)
  8. The Fits (dir. Anna Rose Holmer)
  9. Green Room (dir. Jeremy Saulnier)
  10. 88:88 (dir. Isiah Medina)
  11. Toni Erdmann (dir. Maren Ade)
  12. 20th Century Women (dir. Mike Mills)
  13. Pete’s Dragon (dir. David Lowery)
  14. Personal Shopper (dir. Olivier Assayas)
  15. The Handmaiden (dir. Park Chan-wook)
  16. Paterson (dir. Jim Jarmusch) 
  17. Neon Bull (dir. Gabriel Mascaro)
  18. The Invitation (dir. Karyn Kusama)
  19. 10 Cloverfield Lane (dir. Dan Trachtenberg)
  20. La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle)
  21. Mountains May Depart (dir. Jia Zhangke)
  22. Wiener-Dog (dir. Todd Solondz)
  23. The Love Witch (dir. Anna Biller)
  24. Everybody Wants Some!! (dir. Richard Linklater)
  25. The Eyes of My Mother (dir. Nicolas Pesce)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Arrival (dir. Denis Villeneuve) | Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (dir. Zack Snyder) | A Bigger Splash (dir. Luca Guadagnino) | Don’t Breathe (dir. Fede Alvarez) | Jackie (dir. Pablo Larraín) | Julieta (dir. Pedro Almodóvar) | Krisha (dir. Trey Edward Shults) | Kubo and the Two Strings (dir. Travis Knight) | Louder Than Bombs (dir. Joachim Trier) | Manchester by the Sea (dir. Kenneth Lonergan) | No Home Movie (dir. Chantal Akerman) Things to Come (dir. Mia Hansen-Løve) | Train to Busan (dir. Yeon Sang-ho) | The Wailing (dir. Na Hong-jin) | The Witch (dir. Robert Eggers)

Films I Missed: Aquarius | Cameraperson | Cosmos | The Edge of SeventeenEmbrace of the Serpent | Fences | Fire at Sea | Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party | Hidden Figures | I Am Not Your Negro A Monster CallsNeruda | Nocturama O.J.: Made in America | The Ornithologist | Right Now, Wrong Then | Shin Godzilla | The Woman Who Left

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I had the privilege to attend Laika’s 3-D Film celebration, Laika brought some on screen figures and prints from each on their films for viewing. It was amazing to be able to see the attention to detail that goes into every piece up close. #Photography is Important 

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Taz Spoilers

YO can we talk about the fuckin imagery in today’s episode?!
Like, we had so many touching and wonderful moments:
Merle doing a touching, hopeful sermon to the church he created
The giant rebar staff robot (who I swear is troth from taz Knights) with the huge crystal full of souls
THE FUCIKNG BONDING MOMETN ON THE STARBLASTER!!

But simultaneously there were great goofs
Magnus dual-wielding flamethrowers and successfully peeing at the same time
Magnus dying of poison cuz he fucking needed to eat the hard candy he packed for the trip
Lup literally finding two guns and empties both of their clips into the air shouting “COUNT THE SHELLS!”

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I love my sad goofy children
Thank you McElroy boys for giving us such a beautiful series

As young men most of us think it’s our destiny to become the brave Knight who rescues the Princess from the castle guarded by the crazed fire breathing Dragon, and live happily ever after… It wasn’t until getting married with my first little girl on the way that I realized our true destiny doesn’t stop there. Eventually we become husbands, fathers, then grandfathers and so on, which ultimately leads us to our undeniable fate and final form… becoming the crazed fire breathing Dragon ourselves… So on behalf of fathers everywhere, future, past and present… Knights beware. WE MUST PROTECT THIS HOUSE!!! 

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“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical Laika Experience”

Open to the public, August 5-28, 2016
Universal Studios Hollywood

Reshuffled my hours at work yesterday to check out this exhibit through ASIFA, which also dubbed as a Kubo and the Two Strings press event. I was shocked to see there was no glass between the guests and puppets! You could get right up in there to see the amazing craftsmanship. Part of the event was an early screening of Kubo, which was fantastic! Got to meet Travis Knight, and congratulated him on the beautiful film.

EDIT: Check out Shannon Tindle’s blog for some great behind-the-scenes of Kubo… shannontindle-blog.tumblr.com