• Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’Cars 2′

    In a case of mistaken identity, similar to The Man Who Knew Too Much, Lightning McQueen’s affably oblivious best friend Mater is swept up in a dastardly and ingenious plot that would make Ian Fleming smile. John Lasseter has a fondness for spy films (as described in his very informative commentary with co-director Brad Lewis). He and his whole family are huge fans of the Bourne series so he felt making Cars 2 a throwback spy film was the best way to approach this sequel. There are lots of amazing sequences and intriguing plot devices that make this like 007-lite as secret weapons, mysterious villains and action packed sequences abounded. However, like any kid who takes all their toys out and plays with them at once there’s a…

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    John Lasseter To Get Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame – UPDATED

    John Lasseter, creative genius and one of the co-founders of Pixar, will very soon get his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The brilliant mind behind nearly all of Pixar’s hits will be honored next Tuesday morning in front of the famous El Capitan Theatre (6834 Hollywood Boulevard to you locals) where John will receive the 2,453th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Motion Pictures. This event will be in conjunction with the DVD/Blu Ray release of Cars 2 and it should be a fantastic tribute to such a master of the imagination. For those of you in the area it might not be…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Cars 2

    Cars 2 improves on a sequel in every way possible. Sure, many cite 2006’s Cars for being the weakest link in the Pixar chain so making a better sequel was hardly going to be a Herculean effort. Still while Lasseter’s nostalgic trip down memory lane may have been too simple for fans of the animation powerhouse, Cars 2 finds itself more in company with The Incredibles, Wall E and even Finding Nemo with its rousing story, action pieces and tons of eye candy. Much less a look back at his own past, Cars 2 becomes a purely cinematic nostalgia trip, one whose influences find themselves making more than passing homages…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…'Cars'

    Let’s just come right out and say it. Cars was not up to par with the rest of the Pixar catalog. Sure it has tons of fans, most of whom are in the 6 to 8 year old age bracket, but something felt like it was beneath what they’re capable of producing. Yet while people, myself included, have called it the weakest link in the Pixar chain, there is a significant message that gets hidden behind the giant cartoonish eyes of Lightning McQueen. It’s on that merit the film has more going for it than the story of the toy car who lost his way.

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’Cars’

    Let’s just come right out and say it. Cars was not up to par with the rest of the Pixar catalog. Sure it has tons of fans, most of whom are in the 6 to 8 year old age bracket, but something felt like it was beneath what they’re capable of producing. Yet while people, myself included, have called it the weakest link in the Pixar chain, there is a significant message that gets hidden behind the giant cartoonish eyes of Lightning McQueen. It’s on that merit the film has more going for it than the story of the toy car who lost his way.

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    Ohhh, Look…New 'Cars 2' Characters

    There’s one automobile related film I’m excited about this year and it ain’t Drive Angry. No, it’s Pixar’s Cars 2 and today we have our first look at 4 of the newest characters which not only look stunning but are backed with some high-profile voice talent. Over the past few weeks we’ve gotten to see all the new models for Cars 2 via the “Turntable Series” (click here to check them all out). This is week 8 of the new model reveals and each one really is better looking than the last. Have a look at the next round of Cars 2 characters:

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…New ‘Cars 2’ Characters

    There’s one automobile related film I’m excited about this year and it ain’t Drive Angry. No, it’s Pixar’s Cars 2 and today we have our first look at 4 of the newest characters which not only look stunning but are backed with some high-profile voice talent. Over the past few weeks we’ve gotten to see all the new models for Cars 2 via the “Turntable Series” (click here to check them all out). This is week 8 of the new model reveals and each one really is better looking than the last. Have a look at the next round of Cars 2 characters: