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Drew’s Reviews: KLAUS

Posted by on Dec 14, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Drew’s Reviews: KLAUS


By Andrew Jenck
I mentioned in my Spider-Verse animation editorial of how I lament the loss of hand-drawn animation and without it the industry, while not ruined, has suffered a great loss from it. Hence, I was pleasantly surprised to find Netflix had released such a film directed by Sergio Pablos — the creator of Despicable Me. That being said, Klaus is a delightful Christmas movie that not only brings back the classic medium but also brings a well-paced story that produces natural emotions and feelings.

The story may not seem like much at first glance; borrowing pages from The Emperor’s New Groove, the film stars the son of the boss of the post office, Jason, who must create a flowing postal system on far away island known for its violence amongst its two factions: the blank and the blank. Jason discovers a way to achieve his goal by allying himself with a carpenter named Mr. Klaus, who has a stock full of toys he wishes to give to the children. Also, there is a school teacher saving up money to leave the island. You can guess where the story will go, but it is in the execution that brings it home.
Unlike other stories of this type, the film actually hones on the attention to detail and allows the scenes to play out more subtlety. Jason starts out the film as highly unlikeable, especially for a children’s movie, but he’s still appropriately punished and humorous enough without it feeling like overkill. Klaus, is also rather hapless and has isolated himself with everyone else. The island of Smearsburg feels like a character unto itself with its atmosphere and designs telling just how much of a lost cause this town appears to be. Just short sequences can demonstrate the residents’ lives and how they interact with one another.
Character interaction is also a strong suit of this film. We see how Jason’s and Klaus’ actions effect the town through sequences that are breezy but effective. Jason and Klaus have natural chemistry where they begin to open up to one another gradually and see the joy their work brings to the town. All of this is accomplished through a more steady pace and facial animation. Klaus spends a good portion of the movie nearly silent, but whenever he does talk, it is by J. K. Simmons who brilliantly strikes the more serious and weary but tender-hearted Santa the film aims for.
However, the greatest strength of Klaus is its message of just how much selflessness can go. They do spell it out a bit, but it is the lengths the film goes to that makes it special. Every character has his or her selfish gain at one point: continuing a petty feud, abandoning the town for somewhere else, or trying to get rid of the past. There are payoffs for many site-gags and minor characters that show just how much thought went into the world-building in how a little kindness can go a long way. In short, Klaus is a heartwarming film perfect for the Season of Giving. Put it on and it may just make the family calm down after lengthy political conversations.


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“Sea, Salt and Soil: A Love Story” – Special Dinner at the Schooner Celebrates Local Bounty

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By Mike Arseneault
A fabulous get together December 13th celebrating Jacobsen’s Salt, the wines of Patricia Green Cellars at The Schooner on Netarts Bay. Thanks to our special guests, in particular, Ben Jacobsen, founder of Jacobsen Salt Co. (Netarts Bay), Patricia Green Cellars, Cat Neville from PBS Tastemakers and thanks to Bill B, Lexie and Chef Cora and sous chefs and service staff at the Schooner on Netarts Bay for an incredible evening of food, friends and a celebration of the riches from our sea, salt and soil.

Twenty passionate foodies attend this sold out event that was “an evening of small plates inspired by the salts of Jacobsen’s Salt Co. and expertly paired with a selection of wines from Patricia Green Cellars.”
Photos by Mike A.















Watch for a future special on PBS featuring our very own Ben Jacobsen and possibly some coverage of this special event.

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CAPE KIWANDA BEACH ACCESS ON HUNGRY HARBOR ROAD, PACIFIC CITY CLOSED

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Please be advised that the beach access ramp at Cape Kiwanda on Hungry Harbor Road in Pacific City is closed for all traffic until further notice, as of December 13, 2019. The beach access ramp is currently unsafe and until permanent repairs can be made, it will remain closed.

We apologize for the inconvenience. We will be working with the Oregon Parks Recreation District and emergency services to bring a resolution to this issue.
If you have any questions, please call County Parks at 503-322-3477 ext. 4 or Tillamook County Public Works at 503-842-3419.


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Razor Clamming Closed Along Entire Oregon Coast for Elevated Domoic Acid Levels 12/13/19

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All Razor Clamming Now Closed Along Entire Oregon Coast For Elevated Levels of Domoic Acid 12/13/19
The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the entire Oregon coast is closed for commercial and recreational razor clamming due to elevated levels of the marine biotoxin domoic acid.

Mussel harvesting is closed from the south jetty of the Coquille River at Bandon to the California border for elevated levels of paralytic shellfish toxin.

Mussel harvesting is open from the Columbia River to the north jetty of the Coquille River at Bandon.
Bay clams and crab are open for recreational harvesters along the entire Oregon coast. Contact ODFW for recreational license requirements, permits and rules.
For more information please call ODA’s shellfish safety information hotline at (800) 448-2474 or visit the ODA shellfish closures webpage.


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Salmonberry Saloon Hosts Winter Festival & Holiday Market, starts today, Friday 12/13 at 4 pm; continues Saturday and Sunday, 12/14 & 12/15 in Wheeler

Posted by on Dec 13, 2019 in Tillamook County Pioneer | Comments Off on Salmonberry Saloon Hosts Winter Festival & Holiday Market, starts today, Friday 12/13 at 4 pm; continues Saturday and Sunday, 12/14 & 12/15 in Wheeler

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The Salmonberry Saloon has so much fantastic live music for you this weekend at the Wheeler Winter Festival & Holiday Market. The Wheeler Winter Festival & Holiday Market is a community celebration welcoming the holiday season on the Oregon Coast. Shop for gifts, support local businesses, enjoy food and drink, catch some incredible live music and celebrate our coastal communities!
A benefit for Food Roots, whose mission is to grow a robust and equitable food system in Tillamook County through community engagement, education, food producer support, and improved access to local food.
Friday December 13th 4-8pm
Saturday December 14th 2-8pm
Sunday December 15th 2-8pm
Santa! Saturday and Sunday 2-4pm

Live music schedule:
Friday
5pm @tribemarsportland
www.tribemars.bandcamp.com
7pm Orquestra Pacifico Tropical
www.orquestrapacificotropical.bandcamp.com

Tribe Mars kicks off this weekend’s Wheeler Winter Festival & Holiday Market, Friday at 5pm!
“There’s always a certain vibe at each Tribe Mars show. An unduplicated positive energy. Each show is a different animal not because improvisation is planned, but because it’s necessary for an artist’s musical growth. A mix between an emotional experience and a need to dance. It’s at live shows, that their records come to life.”
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These are our friends (some of almost 20 years!) Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, who bring us their innovative take on the indigenous music of Colombia – Cumbia – Friday at 7pm.
“In the deep vein filled tropical jungles of each our hearts lies the frenetic rhythm of Cumbia, music of the Southern American Hemisphere that has roots cast centuries deep and continents wide. Orquestra Pacifico Tropical have in their brief explosive tenure taken the addictive rhythms of Cumbia and accomplished what musicians across continents and generations have done, bringing crowds in the clubs and forests of the Pacific Northwest into a blistering dance frenzy. Live is where you will hear the ecstatic thump, rumble and sheer brilliance of experiencing the racing rhythms of Coastal Colombia side by side with the psychedelic guitar exploration of the the Peruvian rainforest. Always respecting those who came and innovated before them while forging their own unique stamp on the music. Eleven friends brought together in the spirit of capturing and breathing new life into varieties of Cumbia with an arsenal of percussion, woodwinds, horns and guitars.”


Saturday
5pm @strangebabespdx dance party DJ set
http://xray.fm/shows/strange-babes
6pm @blesstchestofficial
www.blesstchest.bandcamp.com/
7pm @strangebabespdx dance party DJ set

Sunday
5pm Forest Grove Outlaws
www.forestgroveoutlaws.com
6:30pm Fronjentress
www.curlycassettes.com/album/fronjentress


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