There were few surprises this morning for the majority of the categories. However, with the Academy making 10 films eligible for BEST PICTURE there were going to be a few. Like, UP squeezing into both BEST PICTURE and BEST ANIMATED FILM. UP is the first animated feature since BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to appear in that category. The most shocking nomination for BEST PICTURE for me was DISTRICT 9. A wel...[Read More]
I had an opportunity to join in a virtual round table with the directors of UP a few weeks back. While I expected partial text and partial video it turned out to be chat only. Pete Docter and Bob Peterson chatted it up and kept things interesting. While most of the questions asked were answered several times throughout the Blu-ray/DVD commentary and special features the one question of mine they t...[Read More]
You’ll be able to bring Carl and Russell down when UP comes home on Blu-ray and DVD this November. Loaded with talking dogs, flightless giant birds, and a commentary this release will pick you UP.
Right now I bet that Michael Bay is laughing at the critics that tore apart Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In fact, Transformers 2 currently has the largest opening of 2009, 2nd largest 5-day opening and 2nd fastest to $200-million only behind last years behemoth The Dark Knight. I understand that early today he got a new pool installed. Picture inside
Psst. You want to know the world’s worst kept secret? Pixar is Awesome. Their latest movie, UP, is simply stupendous. Wolverine? Bah! A toothless tomcat. Terminator Salvation? Pshaw! A bunch of namby pamby wind up toys with broken main springs. Logan and Connor meet your better! Almost octogenarian – Carl. At 78 years of age and a product of cinema only, he kicks the collective butts ...[Read More]
Here’s a little bit of unexpected and pleasant news for us Canuks. It seems that Disney and Pixar are setting up a brand new multi-million dollar animation studio in Vancouver. While the studio won’t be producing full length movies, they WILL be animating all the big characters like Woody and Buzz for DVD’s, games and theme parks. Pixar’s next movie ‘Up’ hits th...[Read More]