Pixar president speaks at BAM about illuminating the imagination

Just three miles from the UC Berkeley campus, employees at Pixar Animation Studios recite the dictum, “Story is king.” While one might see its films as an array of dazzling, colorful scenes grounded by meticulous attention to characterization and story detail, there’s a human force behind Pixar that often goes Read More…

The Jonas Brothers: burnin’ out?

Boy band struggles to find mature voice, falls flat live

The facts are these. On the night of Tuesday, August 13, 2013, I went to a Jonas Brothers concert. I am 23 years old. I have seen every Jonas Brothers music video, I have (with one of my best friends) watched every episode of their short-lived Disney Channel sitcom and, Read More…

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Why Cal men are better than Disney princes

Most girls grow up admiring the love lives of our favorite Disney princesses. They had it all (or what we thought was most important then): perfect boobs, no split ends, beautiful, flowing dresses that succinctly conveyed the main theme of their lives and perfect Ariana Grande-like voices that had the Read More…

Ashbury Street House: Used for exterior shots in Disney's sitcom "That's So Raven."

5 famous San Francisco filming locations to visit

“Whatever happened to predictability? The milk man, the paper boy, evening TV?” If you automatically started singing after reading the first four words (from one our favorite sitcoms, “Full House”), then like us at the Daily Clog, you know that TV can be magic. In a short period of time, Read More…

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Monster’s University based on Berkeley’s campus?

As if we didn’t already go to the coolest college in existence (you are disowned if you do not agree), Pixar just gave us one more reason to toot our own horns as Berkeley kids. The prequel to everyone’s favorite animated monster movie, “Monster’s, Inc.,” uses parts of Berkeley as Read More…

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Custom Screening: Two days in Thom’s bed

Regular readers of this column may be surprised at how often my bed features as a location of movie viewing. Whether it’s in Hollywood, New York or Berkeley, I have an irresistible attraction to the hollow pallor of the computer screen as I skirt the embrace of Morpheus. If it Read More…

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Surrendering to summer sloth

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On my first Monday of summer, I jumped out of bed with a spring in my step, ready to tap into my optimistic “school’s out” mentality and make something of my boundless free time. Summer, that wonderful season where laziness and lethargy are permissible and celebrated. But I was determined Read More…