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Yesterday, I got a look at Pixar’s other contender this year in The Good Dinosaur, and let me tell you…2015 is a good year for the studio. Sure, Inside Out is getting a bit of Best Picture buzz and has been called one of the best Pixar films in some time, but The Good Dinosaur is no slouch either. Though not quite on par with their instant classics, this movie is very strong and perhaps one of the most beautiful looking bits of animation ever. In that regard, it’s quite special, trust me there. It’s going to be an Oscar contender for sure, so it’s two for two for Pixar this year. It comes out this week and it’s surely about to become a big hit. The film is a what if about a situation where the dinosaurs never went extinct. What would have happened »
- Joey Magidson
Just like its predecessors, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 dominated during its opening weekend at the box office. However, it debuted with a franchise-low $101 million, and many are wondering if it will be dethroned already in its second weekend in theaters, going up against three new releases, Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, Warner Bros.' Creed and 20th Century Fox's Victor Frankenstein, all of which open tomorrow, November 25, in lieu of the Thanksgiving holiday. If The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 suffers a decrease of more than 50%, and the projections at Pro.BoxOffice.com are accurate, than The Good Dinosaur will reign supreme this weekend.
Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, which opens in roughly 3,600 theaters, is projected to take in $60 million, which should be more than enough to take down The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, as it will likely drop to second place with an estimated $50.4 million. The Good Dinosaur »
The Good Dinosaur, 2015
Directed by Peter Sohn
An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Prior to the release of the incredible Inside Out earlier this year, there was a worry that Pixar had lost some of their mojo. Underwhelming sequels in Cars 2 and Monsters University sandwiched the divisive Brave and suggested that Pixar had become too ingrained into the Disney lifestyle and were happy to settle for mediocrity. And with the rest of the Pixar slate for the next few years being mostly sequels (Finding Dory, Cars 3, Toy Story 4, The Incredibles 2), we should really appreciate when they bring a new IP to the table. Sadly, The Good Dinosaur is more »
- Luke Owen
Serving up a sweet tale of interspecies friendship and a stunning prehistoric vision of the American Northwest, “The Good Dinosaur” is easily one of the great landscape films of 2015, even if what unfolds against that landscape isn’t always as captivatingly rendered. Pixar’s 16th animated feature centers around a boy-and-his-beast dynamic that will strike some of the same audience chords DreamWorks did with “How to Train Your Dragon,” albeit with a crucial reversal of perspective this time around. That largely successful gambit turns out to be the boldest stroke in a picture that, for all its signature visual artistry, falls back surprisingly often on familiar, kid-friendly lessons and chatty anthropomorphic humor. Clever and cloying by turns, it’s a movie that always seems to be trying to evolve beyond its conventional trappings, and not succeeding as often as Pixar devotees have come to expect.
It’s no knock on »
- Justin Chang
The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of. The Good Dinosaur features: Director: Peter Sohn Raymond Ochoa as Arlo, an Apatosaur Jack Bright as Spot, a human Sam Elliott as Butch, a Tyrannosaurus Anna Paquin as Ramsey, Butch's daughter A.J. Buckley as Nash, Butch's son Steve Zahn as Thunderclap, a Pterodactylus Frances McDormand as Momma Ida, Arlo's mother Jeffrey Wright as Poppa Henry, Arlo's father Marcus Scribner as Buck, Arlo's brother The Good Dinosaur hits theaters November 25 Follow @KingPatel7 »
In a world where dinosaurs have never become extinct, a young Apatosaurus named Arlo loses his father in a tragic accident. One day, Arlo falls into a river and gets knocked out by a rock, finding himself far away from his home. While trying to find a way back to the Clawed-Tooth mountains, he befriends Spot, a human cave-boy. The new Pixar film stars Lucas Neff, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, Neil Patrick Harris, Judy Greer, and Bill Hader as Forrest. “The Good Dinosaur” hits theaters everywhere on November 25, 2015 in 3D.
The post Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur Gets A New Clip appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
USA Today and The Huffington Post have unveiled two new clips from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, the studio’s follow-up to this summer’s hugely successful Inside Out. The first clip, entitled “Cowboy T. Rexes,” shows Sam Elliott’s Butch, the leader of a pack of Tyrannosaurus rexes, assigning a job to the main protagonist, a young dinosaur named Arlo; in the second clip, entitled “Butch’s Scars,” Butch tells Arlo a ferocious and terrifying story. Take a look at both of them below…
“The Good Dinosaur” asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his »
- Justin Cook
Having broken through with one of the year’s finest debuts, Ex Machina helmer Alex Garland is quickly working toward a second feature — one that, unsurprisingly, sounds bigger and more ambitious. Word has come that he’ll next tackle Annihilation, a (drum roll) sci-fi picture that’s set Natalie Portman and Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon, Jane the Virgin), while Frances McDormand is in talks. In adapting Jeff VanderMeer‘s novel, the first of a trilogy, it’ll follow a four-woman scientific expedition team sent to survey an Eden-like paradise, Area X, that has ended up killing many of its visitors. [The Wrap]
- Nick Newman
An adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's novel, the story follows a group of women - an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, and a biologist (Portman) who take on a dangerous mission where the laws of nature don't apply.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
Shortly before news broke of British auteur Ken Loach’s latest production (a surprise since his 2014 title Jimmy’s Hall was intended to be his last film) his 1990 film Hidden Agenda received a Blu-ray release. An interesting footnote in Loach’s extensive filmography, the film is a definite departure from a director whose work is usually invested in portraits of British Socialist realism. Sandwiched between 1986’s Fatherland (a co-production with West Germany, also seeing a Blu-ray release this November courtesy of Twilight Time) and 1991’s Riff-Raff, Loach tried his hand at a political thriller based on actual events. It took home the Jury Prize at that year’s Cannes Film Festival (of the many times Loach has competed for the Palme d’Or, he’s won this particular distinction three times, and the Palme itself in 2006) and caused a significant furor in the UK thanks to its blunt references to »
- Nicholas Bell
2015 is an important year in Pixar’s long and prestigious history in that it will mark the first time that the company has debuted two animated features in the same year – and neither of them are sequels. Back in June, the esteemed animation maestros yanked on our collective heartstrings with the rather excellent Inside Out and now, due to a somewhat turbulent development, The Good Dinosaur will complete that one-two punch when it lands in November.
When incubating in development, not only did the studio switch directors, but it also overhauled the entire voice cast – Frances McDormand notwithstanding – with Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott, Anna Paquin, A. J. Buckley, Steve Zahn, Jeffrey Wright, and Marcus Scribner now poised to topline the primordial tale.
Centering on Arlo the Apatosaurus, today’s debut clip reveals the formative steps our protagonist takes toward his coming-of-age story, long before he’s separated from »
- Michael Briers
By the Sea, the romantic drama written and directed by Angelina Jolie and starring husband Brad Pitt and herself, has its world premiere this evening in Los Angeles to open AFI Fest 2015. The film follows last year’s directorial bow by Jolie, Unbroken, which earned three Oscar nominations, though none for Jolie herself, and is a rarity in the fact that it features a wife directing her husband.
Throughout history there have been a number of spousal collaborations between directors and stars, some with massive Oscar success, some that have been completely overlooked. However, the majority of these films featured the husband behind the lens. By the Sea is Jolie’s third feature film as a director while husband Pitt has never sat in the chair.
Here’s a look back at notable husband/wife collaborations in front of, and behind, the camera and how »
- Patrick Shanley
Pixar has already made one of the most successful films of 2015, both critically and commercially, with Inside Out, but later this month they will release The Good Dinosaur, in hopes of matching that film’s success. In anticipation of the film, the studio has unveiled the first clip, entitled “Get Through Your Fear,” which shows the lead character, a young dinosaur named Arlo, getting a lesson from his father. Watch the beautiful and heartwarming video below…
Many called Inside Out a return to form for Pixar, following a string of a movies that, while not terrible, didn’t quite live up to expectations, so later this month fans will see if the studio can deliver another home run. On top of grossing close to $850 million worldwide on a $175 million budget, Inside Out has garnered a bit of Oscar buzz, not just in the Best Animated Feature category, but in the Best Picture category as well. »
- Justin Cook
In the latest clip from Disney-Pixar’s forthcoming animated feature The Good Dinosaur, we see Arlo, a young Apatosaurus, explore the natural world with his father. It's a heartwarming scene, with a great quote at the end, check it out.
The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa; “The Night Shift,” “Rizzoli & Isles”) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.
The film’s voice cast will also include Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Steve Zahn (“Treme,” Saving Silverman), Aj Buckley (“Murder in the First,” “Justified”), Anna Paquin (“True Blood, »
- Laura Frances
The passion project is as old as Hollywood itself.
Film icons like Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles and Steven Spielberg have all cashed in chits, mortgaged their prestige and wrung their last ounces of influence to bring their visions to the big screen. The results are often mixed, both artistically and commercially. For every “Dances With Wolves” that a driven actor like Kevin Costner can get made at the zenith of his power, raking in riches and Oscar glory in the process, there’s a “Waterworld” or “The Postman” that brings an actor’s star crashing back to earth.
Through it all, the calculus of “one for them and one for me” continues to guide many actors. Someone like Robert Downey Jr. will play Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes into retirement home age if it means getting to stretch his acting muscles in a talky drama like “The Judge.”
That exchange »
- Brent Lang
Each month, several films and TV shows leave Netflix’s catalogue. We provide a list of titles leaving the platform, along with a selection of titles that may interest you. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below.Watch this, why don'tcha: Fargo (1996) FX’s adaptation of the Coen Brothers’ classic film about murder, snow, and unparalleled accents is currently working its way through its second season, which means that there’s no better time to catch the original than before it goes off of Netflix this month. Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, awkward encounters in Radisson dining rooms — what more could you want? Leaving November 1. Fabric porn: House of Flying Daggers (2004) Yimou Zhang’s tale of star-crossed lovers in Tang Dynasty China bundles all the standard elements of wuxia in meticulous ornamental packaging. From its fight scenes to its famous dance sequence, House of Flying Daggers »
- Jackson McHenry
Who will join the coveted awards club Egot next? Could it be Lily Tomlin, Cher, Helen Mirren, Frances McDormand, or another entertainer on the verge? A fascinating new infographic by Spencer Stein (click here for his webpage) not only breaks down the past Egot champs but takes a look at the projects in the works that might allow someone new to enter a club with just 12 members. -Break- Related: Helen Mirren wins Tony Award; needs Grammy for Egot The dozen entertainers to have won at least one Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award is a stellar group: composers Richard Rodgers, Marvin Hamlisch and Robert Lopez, actresses Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn and Whoopi Goldberg, actor John Gielgud, arranger Jonathan Tunick, producer Scott Rudin, and director/performers Mel Brooks and Mike Nichols. Many people have three pieces of the puzzle but are one award short. That includes the ladies listed above plus Audra McDonald, »
Streamlined Rome Film Fest sees inevitable drop in box office and attendance but puts on a good show; Mia launches with scope for content growth.
The Rome International Film Festival’s 10th edition concluded on Saturday (Oct 24) with Pan Nalin’s female “buddy” movie Angry Indian Goddesses winning the sole prize of the event - The Bnl People’s Choice Award.
The director, who also made India’s highest-grossing documentary, Ayurveda: Art of Being, continued his successful festival run after securing second place for Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award, behind Lenny Abrahamson’s Room.
Both films were once again pitted against each other in the eternal city, with the heartwarming Goa-based drama this time winning out.
Piera Detassis, president of the Fondazione Cinema per Roma, said: “I am pleased that a courageous and revealing film that sheds light on the condition of women in India, choosing a genre that is traditionally about male bonding »
Pan Nalin’s all-female Bollywood buddy movie “Angry Indian Goddesses” continued its successful run on the fall film festival circuit, winning the Bnl People’s Choice Award on Sunday at the 10th Rome Film Festival.
The Rome win for “Goddesses” follows its world premiere at Tiff, where it came second to Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room” in the People’s Choice awards there. Pic got an eight-minute standing ovation at its Rome premiere last week.
Starring Sarah-Jane Dias, “Goddesses” tells the story of Frieda, a strong-willed fashion photographer who summons her friends to Goa, where she surprises them by revealing her plans to get married. As the holiday turns into a raucous bachelorette party, the women share secrets, fight and ultimately bond.
“It makes me particularly happy that this film was voted the winner, because one of the goals I had set for myself was to offer the audience high quality »
- Damon Wise
Hello again, dear readers. This past week saw the release of Guillermo del Toro’s new horror film Crimson Peak, which I’m very excited about. In the meantime, I’ve got another trailer for a 2016 movie to show you. Now let’s take a look at the first trailer for Hail, Caesar!, the next film from the Coen Brothers.
Premise: Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is a Hollywood “fixer” helping the production of the upcoming epic film Hail, Caesar! starring Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). But when Whitlock is kidnapped by a group calling themselves “The Future,” Mannix is the one in charge of collecting the $100,000 ransom and rescuing him.
My take: There’s something I just love about the golden age of Hollywood, that period from the late 1920s through the late 1950s. And I love movies about that era of filmmaking. And that’s just what we’re getting with Hail, »
- Timothy Monforton
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