Off the Shelf…’Finding Nemo 3D’

Finding Nemo is essentially a family drama combined with a new spin on an Abbott & Costello road movie. It’s also deep, affecting and a story about a father getting to know his son, and vice versa (even though they are apart for the whole movie). As Pixar religiously puts story ahead of the effects, what’s on display here is […]

You Didn't Hand In Your Term Paper Wazowski…'Monsters University' Teaser Posters

Pixar and director Pete Docter‘s wonderful film Monsters, Inc. scared up lots of laughs and smiles with its heart-warming story back in 2001. While the studio has had success with sequels, this charming film had an ending that no one in their right mind would mess with. So what’s an animation powerhouse like Pixar to do? Well they decided to […]

Off the Shelf…'Brave'

Brave, the latest offering from animation giant Pixar, comes to home video following its successful theatrical run. And just as it was a sight to behold in the cinema, the Blu-Ray transfer is even more mystical and enchanting. Now Brave, either on paper or as a finished product, could be defined very quickly by an odd tension […]

Ohhh, Look…Pixar Short 'La Luna' On-Line NOW!!

Most audiences on the planet automatically know that when going into a Pixar film they’ll be wow’d by great visuals and, more importantly, superb storytelling. But of equal and sometimes better quality are their fantastic short films like Partysaurus Rex. Case in point; this year, with Brave, we got the studio’s first Princess story but while it […]

Ohhh, Look…Pixar Short 'Partysaurus Rex' In Full & On Line NOW!!

William Shakespeare once said that “brevity is the soul of wit“…to all you 21st century entertainment fiends that means that “less is more“. So while some Pixar fans might lament at the idea of the Toy Story bunch being relegated to a series of shorts before Disney/Pixar feature films, it’s not a bad thing. Why? Well it’s because the animation powerhouse is […]

Pixar Goes Viral With Actual 'Monsters University' Website

Well, nobody ever accused Pixar of being anything other than creative, thoughtful, and detail-oriented. The animation studio’s next film, Monsters University, marks the first prequel they’ve ever entertained as a company, and while there’s been some hand-wringing over the project based on concerns over originality, it’s hard to feel that much anxiety over their 2013 offering […]

G-S-T Review…Finding Nemo 3D

Andrew Stanton’s colorful and delightful film literally bursts off the screen in its 3D re-release. A massive hit for Stanton and the animation powerhouse, Finding Nemo significantly raised the bar not only for the studio but for computer animation in general. Impressive world building, Shakespearean like story and characters, the film is endlessly endearing and layered ever so […]

Ohhh, Look…Cinema Inspired Bento Boxes

Not too much happening in the film world right now so we thought this Yahoo article/slideshow was worth a look. There’s lots of artists and creative people in the world and many of them consider the kitchen their studio and food their medium. Some of these have been on the web for a while but […]

Ohhh Look…Super-fan/Robot Builder Makes Real-Life WALL·E

There’s a saying that film inspires art…or something like that. These days there’s no shortage of avid film fans attempting to bring things from the film world into the real world. Gadgets, vehicles, costumes, etc. you name it, someone’s probably working on it. Things like replica light sabers and proton packs get ohhs and ahhs […]

G-S-T Review…Brave

Stories of fantasy and high adventure are certain to contain genre stand-bys like magic, kingdoms a far, fair maidens and the like. Yet in Pixar’s latest (and first true period-piece) this “maiden” is not a damsel in distress by any means. Brave‘s Princess Merida actually has more in common with any number of Hayao Miyazaki’s female […]

“The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 6/21/12

When so many movies are released each weekend and trailers often seem better than the movie itself, what should one do? In this precarious situation, we consult the The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) to help us see through the nebulous marketing haze. Doing so just might save us all a disheartening trip to the cinema and […]

Sweet (Teaser) Trailer…'Monsters University' – UPDATED

Remember that charming little animated film from Pete Docter all the way back in 2001? You know, the one with the adorable characters hiding in closets to scare kids? Yeah, thought that might ring a bell. Well, for those of you who fell in love with the likes of Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (“Sulley” for […]

Ohhh, Look…First Look At 'Wreck-It Ralph' Characters – UPDATED

Last week we got a look at Ralph, from Pixar’s upcoming Wreck-It Ralph. It wasn’t much but it did have that old school, side-of-an-arcade-game look/feel to it. But this morning, USA Today has 4 exclusive images from the feature. In the film about a vintage 8-bit brute, Ralph (voiced by John C. Reilly) has been bashing […]

Ohhh, Look…'Wreck-It Ralph' Character Images

This goes out to all you Pixar fans and 8-bit junkies. In case you haven’t heard, the gang at Pixar has come up with a pretty awesome sounding idea for a film called Wreck -It Ralph. Disney announced this project last August at the D23 Expo along with a string of titles. Most of those […]

Pixar Family Favorites Returning To AMC THEATRES For Memorial Day Weekend

With the summer movie season heating up, four popular Disney•Pixar movies are returning exclusively to AMC Theatres for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 25 through May 28, Toy Story 3, Ratatouille, Up and WALL•E will be featured at AMC locations around the country. Theater goers will get a special treat for coming out to the cinema. […]