We all have dreams growing up as children. For me, I always wanted to be a major league baseball player. However, our life’s purpose eventually collides with our dreams. Sometimes, children’s dreams mesh with life’s purpose. But for most people (like myself), our lives take another direction as we grow up. This isn’t a bad thing however, as we are meant to live every minute by making the most of it. That, among other things, is the purpose of life and the message Pixar’s Soul gives audiences. Dealing with thematic elements for people of all ages, Soul takes us on a spiritual journey that is both beautiful and touching, which makes for one of the year’s best movies. The end results will differ for kids and adults, but Pixar veteran director Pete Doctor delivers another movie that is in the top half of Pixar’s entire catalogue.
Strange, at the beginning of the movie, the voice actors thanked us for watching. Well technically they thanked us for waiting, but it’s the same thing. Usually that’s the kiss of death for a film but here it didn’t make a difference. Even with this bad omen, it would have been hard for Pixar to ruin Incredibles 2. I love me some Brad Bird – he was ‘Miscellaneous Crew’ of my favorite Pixar movies, including Monsters University and Inside Out. The man knows his stuff. Of course Incredibles 2 is fantastic. Read more
If there’s one sequel audiences have been clamoring for years, it’s one for 2004’s The Incredibles. Regarded as one of Pixar’s best films, it was met with high praise for its animation, story, and cast of memorable superheroes; it also happened to come out before the current, golden age of film superheroes. Fast forward 14 years (and the release of a behemoth of superhero movies) and the Incredibles are back in action. With a wait this long and anticipation growing with every passing year, the expectations for director Brad Bird and company to deliver another memorable animated film about everyone’s favorite superhero family were astronomically high. Thankfully however, Incredibles 2 meets expectations and is almost on par with its predecessor, becoming one of the best sequels, both animated and superhero, to come out in recent memory.
When I saw the preview for Coco I was a little worried that this going to be a rip-off of The Book Of Life. For those of you who missed it or completely forgot immediately after watching it, The Book of Life was another animated movie about the Day of the Dead colors dialled right up to 11. But the only good thing about The Book of Life was the Mexican Underworld, which I loved so much I didn’t want to admit my disappointment with that film. Would Pixar be able to make a better movie from such a good location? The answer is: Yes. Good god yes, of course yes of course they did. How could I have been worried? Read more
2017 certainly has been a down year for animated movies. While there have been a number of animated movies released throughout the year, quantity has far outweighed quality. As such, it’s certainly shown in diminishing box office numbers for almost all the animated movies released this year (minus Despicable Me 3). Luckily however, as far as animated movies are concerned, 2017 is going out on a high note with Coco, the latest offering from Pixar Studios. After three straight lower caliber movies (The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Cars 3) from the well-respected animation studio, Coco is more of what we’ve come to expect from Pixar over the years. Thanks to the movie’s uniquely told story, respect to culture, beautiful animation, and catchy, original music, Coco is another noteworthy winner from Pixar.
Cars 3: Driven to Win picks up after the final big race in the upcoming Cars 3, and offers an all-new high-speed competition that is filled with both familiar and new faces. Players will be able to take the driver’s seat and set out in action-packed adventures as they join Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez in preparation to take on rival racer Jackson Storm. The game is available now on all consoles! Read more
[Press Release] Cars 3: Driven to Win picks up after the final big race in the upcoming Cars 3, and offers an all-new high-speed competition that is filled with both familiar and new faces. Players will be able to take the driver’s seat and set out in action-packed adventures as they join Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez in preparation to take on rival racer Jackson Storm. With over 20 customizable playable characters to choose from, including popular heroes from the Cars franchise and next generation racers, and more than 20 unique tracks across 13 iconic race environments from the film, Cars 3: Driven to Win allows players to customize their racing adventure and discover a variety of possible experiences through its replayability. Read more
How nice it is to finally see a movie that isn’t a comic book or video game. It’s been a while. I don’t remember Finding Nemo at all, except that I’d been impressed by it. I’d meant to see it again for context but I didn’t, so Finding Dory has to stand on its own. And it really did. Finding Dory was strong on all levels, it was beautiful and touching and funny and fun. I liked the writing, the acting and, most of all, the visuals. Read more
From Disney Pixar and director Andrew Stanton comes the sequel to the beloved animated classic Finding Nemo — Finding Dory. Starring Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton the film hits theaters June 17, 2016.
I cannot say enough good things about this movie. I knew going in that I was going to like it, of course – all a movie has to do for my approval is make it funny, dial the colors up to 11 and I’m anyone’s. But I was surprised by how much I liked it, mostly because it felt like my story.
The latest Disney/Pixar animated film The Good Dinosaur opens in theatres November 25th from director Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudly), starring the voices of Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Bill Hader and Neil Patrick Harris.