Robert Winfree and Mark Radulich review the latest Disney-Pixar feature on Damn You Hollywood, Coco. Coco is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.
Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich, it is directed by Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina. The story follows a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead. Where he seeks the help of his musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family among the living.
The concept of the film is based on the Mexican holiday of Día de Muertos. The screenplay was penned by Molina and Matthew Aldrich, based on a story by Unkrich, Molina, Jason Katz and Aldrich. Pixar began developing animation in 2016. The film’s voice cast features Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, and Edward James Olmos. It is the first-ever film with a nine-digit budget to feature an all-Latino cast. Coco cost between $175–200 million.
Damn You Hollywood: Disney-Pixar’s Coco Review
About Radulich in Broadcasting
Mark Radulich has been an internet personality since 2004 with his Progressive Conservatism blog. He then took that blog to the airwaves and created a podcast for it. It then changed to PC Live. After that, he brought out the 411mania Ground and Pound Radio as well.
Also, Mark would partner up with another 411mania alum, Sean Comer, to create the movie franchise review podcast Long Road to Ruin and then Robert Cooper to create the metal album review podcast, The Metal Hammer of Doom. Robert Winfree took over the MMA show and then added his own podcast, Everybody Loves a Bad Guy. That’s when the Radulich in Broadcasting Network was born. Joining Winfree in having their own podcasts were super fan’s Jesse Starcher (Source Material). Finally Winfree and Radulich added a weekly movie review show to the ever growing lists of podcasts on the Network.
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About Damn You Hollywood
It started out as a just a series of summer blockbuster reviews. It has grown to a nearly weekly movie review show. Robert Winfree and Mark Radulich take on the big budget studio films and animated features that have of late migrated out of the summer season and have dotted the calendar almost all year long. Winfree and Radulich critique all of the elements of the movie, but that’s not all. We discuss THE MONEY i.e. budgets, did it open #1, projected worldwide gross, etc. Lastly, we criticize the critics. Radulich reads selected bits from Rotten Tomatoes and Winfree attempts not to have an aneurysm. It’s fun for the whole family!
Mark and Robert fell into the movie review thing almost by accident. They’d gotten together a couple of times to discuss particularly divisive movies and discovered that his love of big budget blockbusters both complimented and clashed with Robert’s perspectives, plus they both genuinely enjoy talking movies with each other. What started out as a summer exclusive series has now expanded to a near year round almost weekly outing because they enjoy talking movies with each other so much. Robert also hosts the 411 Ground and Pound Radio, while also guest hosting on other shows on the RIBN network when possible.