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Thursday Movie Picks: Animated Films Geared Towards Adults

Thursday Movie Picks is hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. For more of this year's themes and other entries for the week, head over to her site. This week focuses on animated films that are targeted for adults. There is quite a lot, but since I'm trying not to repeat movies, here are my picks for this week.

Mary and Max - This was depressing, but wonderful. The titular characters are voiced by Toni Collette and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and is about two unlikely people forging a friendship through letters. 

Lascars - I don't remember much from this but its synopsis says that it is about two crooks who develop a problem when one of them wants out of their lifestyle because he had fallen in love. Vincent Cassell lends his voice to one of the crooks, while Diane Kruger voiced the female character. 

Sausage Party - While I enjoyed the first two picks, I wasn't a fan of this one. I did like the whole concept, but it lost me somewhere along the way. 

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  1. I haven't seen any of these but have heard positive things about Mary and Max.

    This week was a real challenge for me simply because I am most definitely not an animation fan in almost any form. Starting out I could only come up with my first pick as something I liked. This acted as an incentive to watch the other two which had been on my radar for a while, unfortunately I hated both but here they are so that I didn't suffer through them for nothing!

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)-Schlubby private eye Eddie Valiant (Bob Hoskins) is hired by R.K. Maroon (Alan Tilvern) a cartoon producer to investigate an adultery scandal involving Jessica Rabbit (Kathleen Turner), who isn’t bad she’s just drawn that way, wife of Maroon's biggest star, Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer). Things heat up even more when owner of Toontown Marvin Acme (Stubby Kaye), Jessica's supposed lover, is found murdered, the evil Judge Doom (Christopher Lloyd) vows to catch and destroy Roger. Excellent blend of animation and actors with Kathleen Turner by way of Veronica Lake doing sensational voice work.

    Cool World (1992)-A prisoner Jack Deebs (Gabriel Byrne) has created a comic book universe from his cell and one day finds himself sucked into it where he discovered not only another trapped human Frank Harris (Brad Pitt) but his lascivious creation Holli Would (Kim Basinger) who tries to entice Jack by ANY means so that she can cross over to the human world and with her a Pandora’s Box of cartoon depravity. Ugly leering film of value only to see Pitt working his way up.

    A Scanner Darkly (2006)-Stupid hodgepodge about an undercover cop trying to bust a drug cartel but coming under the influence of the drug he becomes a test subject himself…or something like that. The hook here is that the movie was filmed with actors (Keanu Reeves, Wynona Ryder and Woody Harrelson among them) and then retro scoped with animation. It wasn’t worth it, all concept and little entertainment.

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    1. I've only seen Who Framed Roger Rabbit and it was a good one.

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  2. Sausage Party is the only I've seen and I enjoyed it. It wasn't the brightest movie ever, but it was fun.

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    1. I liked the concept of it, but I felt that the movie was too long for the story. I kind of got bored in the end.

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  3. I haven't seen any of these and only heard of Sausage Party but have no desire to see it

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