Pixar scores again with its latest film, Coco, available on DVD and Blu-ray. The animated film centers on young Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), who on the holiday Día de los Muertos travels to the Land of the Dead and tries to find his hero, musician Ernesto de la Cruz (voiced by Benjamin Bratt). Monitor film critic Peter Rainer writes that the movie has “moments ... that are as powerful as anything in the Pixar canon.”
We’re with them
Not since the Wailin’ Jennys have three female voices made such beautiful music together. Already in demand as solo artists, alt-folk/bluegrass darlings Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, and Sara Watkins decided to pool their immense talents as songwriters, singers, and instrumentalists and call themselves I’m With Her. Their debut, See You Around, shimmers with rich, cohesive harmonies; stellar fiddle, guitar, and mandolin work; and clever, albeit lovelorn, wordplay. Here’s a chance to enjoy three virtuoso musicians at the top of their game.
Elon Musk made history last month when his company, SpaceX, launched the Falcon Heavy rocket, becoming the first space organization operated through private funding to send something into space (the payload – a Tesla Roadster – was intended to go into orbit around the sun). See National Geographic’s video at http://bit.ly/natgeolaunch.
Be prepared for snowstorms with the Morecast app, which not only gives you the weather forecast for your area but also allows you to see the weather for your entire route if you’re heading out. The app is free for iOS and Android.
Forget snow globes. Artist Christoffer Relander utilizes double exposures to make it look as if real places are inside jars. Recent images include a snowy landscape in Sweden and a wooded farm. Check out his work – and marvel at how he accomplishes it – at www.instagram.com/christ_of_ferrelander.