Sunday, May 29, 2016

Short Subject: Music to My Ears (2014)



My favourite of the Rainbow Rocks shorts!

Just like the last two shorts this is a music video, but unlike those this song has no lyrics and focuses on a secondary character firmly outside the main group.  That’s great because it allows the audience to learn more about the human world and why we should want to see another film about it.  The lack of lyrics, and dialogue,  lets the beat dictate the story as the visuals match up to it, and it’s great fun to watch.  I also love the ironic ending of DJ getting her headphones taken away and then putting in earbuds instead.

Finally I really like the lack of merchandising push I get from this short.  Since it focuses on a side character that probably won’t get a lot, if any, doll lines we don’t get a bunch of gaudy outfits or an ear worm song to help sell the soundtrack.  To me it feels like this short exists because the creators wanted to tell a story in a fun way as opposed to being told to make something that moves merchandise.  

Monday, May 23, 2016

Short Subject: Shake Your Tail (2014)



From a generic concert at the amusement park to a generic concert at the gym.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Short Subject: Perfect Day for Fun (2014)



Now that the band is all together, don’t ask why Twilight is there, it’s time for a music video!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Short Subject: Hamstocalypse Now (2014)



Fluttershy cleans the hamster habitat while Rarity starts a fashion feud.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Let’s Review a Movie: Wolf Children (2012)



In honor of Mother’s Day I’m taking a look a film all about a mother’s love.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Short Subject: Guitar Centered (2014)



The great and powerful Trixie!  Will battle you...with a guitar.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016