OCULUS

oculus review

As a longtime horror lover, OCULUS didn’t appeal to me when I saw the trailer. I actually hadn’t given it much thought beyond my typical, “Huh… might be good.”

If you’re like me, and you don’t know what the hell oculus means, the internet says it’s “a round or eye like opening or design, in particular.” Ooohh… I get it. The mirror. That’s… okay. I get it now. So the mirror is the titular Oculus. Which makes way more sense after googling the definition. I just thought it was a really cool name.Read More »

FEAST

My dog has no qualms about letting me know that he deserves a treat. He has a special cupboard in the kitchen that houses said treats, and in the good old days, I used to ask him if he’d been a good boy. Delighted at what that meant, he’d scamper off and wait for me by his cupboard. It was so darn cute.

Things are different now. I suppose he thinks that as long as there are no major incidents during the day, he knows what’s coming before I even ask. A bit demanding, if you ask me. But his little brown face is too much and I always give in any way.

This ritual is a good way for him to be reminded everyday that I love him. I think that — to dogs and most people — food often equals love. Disney’s animated short FEAST illustrates this theory beautifully.

The story follows Winston — an adorable, AWW-inspiring pup and the man who finds him, feeds him a couple of fries, and takes him home. Best buds for life.

Winston quickly learns what I’ve known for many, many years: food is awesome. Nachos, pizza, ham, hamburgers, spaghetti… Winston should have weighed about 400lbs. Things couldn’t be better for the little scamp¬†—¬†and then dad meets a skirt and everything changes. Salads start appearing around the house. Green food that isn’t at all what Winston is used to.

His little disappointed face was just about all I could take. The animation in this film is a bit storyboardy and I love it.

When dad has a falling out with his love, those delicious, artery-clogging foods begin to reappear, but Winston knows something isn’t quite right. What he does next proves why dogs really are man’s best friend.

FEAST tells the story of a dog, the food he loves, and the friend he loves even more. If you’re anything like me, it’ll make you want to go home and hug your dog. And I did.