Posts tagged "Pixar"

2013 Summer Movie Season Superlatives

2013 Summer Movie Season Superlatives
Well, Labor Day has now come and gone, and, with it, the summer movie season.  Kind of went out with a whimper, didn’t it?  A One Direction concert film (This Is Us) and the worst reviewed movie of the summer (Getaway)?  That’s it?!!!  No wonder I went to see The World’s End again.  But, even... Read more »

"Brave" Proves That Even Mediocre Pixar Is Still Worth Seeing

"Brave" Proves That Even Mediocre Pixar Is Still Worth Seeing
BRAVE Genre: Animated action drama Premise: Faced with an unwanted arranged marriage, young and headstrong Merida (voiced by Kelly MacDonald) sets out to buck the expectations of her parents, change her fate and rewrite destiny.  Cue the bears. Behind-the-Scenes: Long deemed a “boys club,” this was supposed to be Pixar’s first movie directed by a woman – Brenda... Read more »

Movie Review: John Carter (**1/2)

Movie Review: John Carter (**1/2)
JOHN CARTER Genre: Sci-Fi Action Adventure Premise: A rugged Civil War vet (FNL’s Taylor Kitsch) is transplanted to Mars, where he finds himself in the middle of a Martian conflict between races and a brave princess (Lynn Collins) in need of a savior. Behind-the-Scenes: Making news more for its budget (over $250 mil) than its quality.  Based on... Read more »
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The 14 Must-See Movies of 2012

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (July 20).  Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated conclusion to his Batman trilogy, and the follow-up to the best superhero movie of all time.  'Nuff said.
Feeling less than inspired to run out and go see the week’s sole new release, The Devil Inside?  Don’t worry – you’re not alone.  But have faith, January may not be indicative, but 2012 has plenty of exciting movies on the horizon.  With the caveat that there’s going to be other surprise movies that will... Read more »

Movie Review - Cars 2 (*** out of 5)

CARS 2.  112 mins.  G.  Directed by John Lasseter & Brad Lewis.  Written by Ben Queen. Cars is easily my least favorite of all the Pixar movies, but hey, it sells a ton of merchandise and the kids seem to like it so a sequel was almost inevitable.  Luckily, the people at Pixar recognize, unlike... Read more »

Poster Preview: Cars 2 cribs from James Bond

I don’t know about you, but of Pixar’s 10 animated films, I think that 2006′s Cars is by far the weakest of all of them.  Hyper-edited in parts, overly sentimental in others, it’s the one Pixar movie that feels the most…pedestrian.  Needless to say then, I wasn’t eagerly anticipating a sequel.  But leave it to... Read more »
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