Posts Tagged Animation and comics

Review: ‘On the Town’ is a helluva revival

In this image released by Matt Ross Public Relations, Jay Armstrong Johnson, from left, Tony Yazbeck and Clyde Alves appear during a performance of "On the Town," in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Ross Public Relations, Joan Marcus)

NEW YORK (AP) — The webs have been swept away, the comic book villains are long gone and even the name of the theater has changed. So what better way to bid farewell to the doomed “Spider-Man” musical at the re-christened Lyric Theatre than with a pure American classic?

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Review: ‘Book of Life’ celebrates death

This image released by Twentieth Century Fox  shows the characters Manolo, voiced by Diego Luna, left, and Carmen Sanchez, voiced by Ana de la Reguera  in a scene from "The Book of Life."  (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s not surprising that a companion art book to the new animated film directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro has already been released. Steeped in Mexican folk art and inspired by that country’s holiday the Day of the Dead, “The Book of Life” is a visually stunning effort that makes up for its formulaic storyline with an enchanting atmosphere that sweeps you into its fantastical world, or in this case, three worlds.

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