November 27, 1993

A Perfect World

Touching and poignant. I saw this with the family on Thanksgiving weekend, at the Assembly Square theater.

November 23, 1993

The Three Musketeers

Pleasant Family Fun.

November 11, 1993

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

Is this a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie? I don't think the studio ever figured it out...
(Church St, Harvard Square)

Feeling Animated

Here's a breakdown-by-studio of the animated movies I have seen in the theater. Movies excluded from this list:
  • Movies with plenty of CGI combined with live action (Roger Rabbit, Gollum, Yoda, Davy Jones);
  • Movies with Muppets (Fozzie, Scooter, Lew Zealand); and
  • Movies with marionettes (Team America: World Police)
  • Aladdin
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (technically Touchstone)
  • The Lion King
  • Pocahontas
  • The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • James & The Giant Peach
  • The Little Mermaid (1997 reissue)
  • Hercules
  • Mulan
  • Tarzan
  • Toy Story
  • A Bug's Life
  • Toy Story 2
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Incredibles
  • Ratatouille
  • Brave
  • Cars 3
  • The Jetsons Movie
  • Anastasia
  • South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
  • Chicken Run
  • Shrek
  • Ice Age
  • Shrek 2
  • The Triplets Of Belleville
  • Steamboy
  • Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Despicable Me
  • The Fantastic Mister Fox
  • The Shaun The Sheep Movie
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • The Lego Ninjago Movie

November 1, 1993

Tee Shirt Hall Of Fame: R.E.M. Little America

While I wasn't exactly following them around Athens in 1983, I am happy to report I was relatively ahead of the crowd on R.E.M. My first R.E.M. album was Life's Rich Pageant, which I bought on LP at Tower Records on Newbury Street circa 1988? I was a big fan of the single "I Believe" and the album track "Superman"...I can't recall if this was right before R.E.M.'s Document came out and "The One I Love" hit the charts, or perhaps at the same time. Regardless, I liked R.E.M. a lot, just as they were about to break through.
Sometime between 1988 and 1993 I bought this tee shirt at Newbury Comics, right around the corner from Tower. I remember loving the design, but I was slightly reluctant to buy a bright pink shirt. In retrospect, it's more magenta or neon pink and much less girly pink.
The bottom image, taken in November 1993, takes some explaining. I was a senior at Emerson College at the time and I was a DJ, live music production student, news board operator, and program director at WERS. For promotional purposes, we had a helium tank, a case full of balloons, and a giant bundle of pre-cut balloon strings, which I thought it would be funny to put on my head under my rasta-style / Jeff Ament in Pearl Jam circa 1992 / Strawberry Shortcake hat, grab someone's cane, and pretend to be an old man. And I am wearing the R.E.M. shirt!