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Ep146: KUBO and the Two Very Different Opinions

This week, Ian and David Fowlie of Keeping it Reel discuss Laika's latest animated adventure, Kubo and the Two Strings! Surprise, surprise: Ian has a lot of nits to pick with the story, and David helps walk him back from the edge of madness. But are they really nitpicks, or indicators of a larger problem with the independent film studio? And is it possible to give oneself over to a film's visual spectacle so completely that the brain shuts off--in a good way? Is Kubo guilty of whitewashing? if so, how much does that matter?

The answers to these questions and more await in this spoilerific, varied, and lively chat. That's right, if you haven't seen Kubo and the Two Strings yet, please do so before pressing "Play". Also, check out Brian Tallerico's interview with Kubo director Travis Knight over at for some additional context. It comes up during our conversation.

Episode 146 is the mythical quest for movie-truth you've been waiting for. Round up the comedy sidekicks and let's hit the path!

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