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Video Movie Review: Coco (2017): Pixar’s Emotional Love Letter To Mexico

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Coco (2017) Video Movie Review, a Pixar Animation Studios movie directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina and starring Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel, Gael Garcia Bernal as Hector, Alanna Ubach as Mama Imelda, Renee Victor as Abuelita and Benjamin Bratt as Ernesto de la Cruz. In this video review, I delve into Lee Unkrich and [...]

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Coco Reviews Are In, and It's Pixar's "Most Original Effort Since Inside Out"

Coco Reviews Are In, and It's Pixar's
Coco is easily going to win the box office over Thanksgiving weekend—but is it worth your family's dime? Directed by Lee Unkrich, Pixar's latest movie features the voices of Alfonso Arau, Benjamin Bratt, Jaime Camil, Sofía Espinosa, Gael García Bernal, Anthony Gonzalez, Selene Luna, Ana Ofelia Murguia, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach and Renée Victor. Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, 12-year-old Miguel (Gonzalez) dreams of becoming a musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (Bratt). After being dissuaded by his grandmother, Miguel strums his ancestor's guitar and winds up in the mystical and colorful Land of the Dead. Along the way, he encounters a trickster, Hector...
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Gael García Bernal Talks About Creating Coco: "It's a Beautiful Movie"

Gael García Bernal Talks About Creating Coco:
Coco is finally here!  Disney-Pixar's newest film is ready to take the Us by storm and if its success in Mexico is any indication of things to come, this will be a huge hit. Ahead of its debut in the states, Coco broke records in Mexico as the No. 1 film of all time in local currency.  The film's all-star cast features the voices of Gael García BernalBenjamin BrattEdward James OlmosAnthony Gonzalez and Alanna Ubach.  "It was a collaborative process to create Hector because you try out things and you get the directions through the script, through the scenes that you're doing and you play around with them and they start...
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Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Strums $2.3 Million on Tuesday Night

Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Strums $2.3 Million on Tuesday Night
Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” has opened with a solid $2.3 million on Tuesday night.

The animated pic is on par with Disney’s “Moana,” which earned $2.6 million from previews during the same frame last year. It went on to gross $82 million over five days.

The family film has been on track to take in $55 million to $60 million at 3,948 venues during the Thanksgiving holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday. Estimates indicate that the costly “Justice League,” which has pulled in a disappointing $111.9 million in its first five days, will come in No. 1 again with about $60 million to $65 million.

Coco” opens in nearly 2,800 3D locations, 106 premium large format screens, and 268 theaters offering the film in Spanish. Unlike “Justice League,” critics have embraced “Coco” (its Rotten Tomatoes score is currently 95%).

Just before “Coco” began its Tuesday night previews, news broke that animation guru John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave from the company over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. [link
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Movie Review – Coco (2017)

Coco, 2017.

Directed by Lee Unkrich.

Feature the voice talents of Anthony González, Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Alanna Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Gabriel Iglesias, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Edward James Olmos, John Ratzenberger, and Cheech Marin.

Synopsis:

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery.

Music is a universal art form, so it would be perplexing (and would probably set off bullshit alarms) to discover a family with such hatred for it that they forbid it period. Literally, every human being on the planet likely has a song or piece that connects to their emotions on a personal wavelength. However, that is the bummer case with Miguel’s (Anthony González) kin, who instead funnel all of their efforts into a successful homegrown shoe designing business established by a long-lost ancestor as a reactionary method to
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“Coco” is one of Pixar’s best films yet

Ladies and gentlemen…Pixar has done it again. One more time, they’ve crafted an original modern animated classic. In this instance, the movie in question is Coco, the latest Disney/Pixar outing to tug at heart strings and make you smile in equal measure. Opening this week, in time for Thanksgiving, it should probe to be another massive hit, both with audiences and also Academy voters. The critics are already on board, and rightly so. This is something truly special. There’s no way to fully prepare yourself for the emotional impact of this one, so just know that the company is going to make you cry once again. The film is a family story, centering on young Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez), who yearns to play guitar. However, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, that’s not a possibility. With the Day of the Dead festival on their minds,
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Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Breaks Box Office Record in Mexico

Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Breaks Box Office Record in Mexico
Disney-Pixar’s animated family comedy “Coco” has set a box office record in Mexico, becoming the top film as measured in local currency.

Coco,” which premiered at the Morelia Film Festival, has taken in 824 million pesos — or $43.1 million — through its first 19 days and will pass the mark of 827 million pesos grossed by “The Avengers” during its entire run. The film debuted Oct. 27 — two days before the start of the three-day Dia De Los Muertos holiday and has held the top spot at the box office for its first three consecutive weeks.

Coco” opens Nov. 22 in the U.S., followed by China on Nov. 23, and Russia on Nov. 24. The film is currently rated at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Coco Review

As Pixar Studios imagineers yet another animated awards contender, you have to wonder when – or if – they’ll ever stumble again (even in the slightest). No company can flawlessly produce film after film of praise-worthy content, can they? Well, considering how Coco is their best release in years (very, Very successful years), you’ll have to *keep* pondering that very query. Silently, from behind streaming tears (once again).

Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina’s festive journey through their splashy “Land Of The Dead” is a touching, massively heartwarming story of the strongest familial variety. An afterlife exploration so inspired by the theme of death, yet never burdened by fears of the unknown. Even better? Disney/Pixar embraces yet another chance to push younger audiences towards more cultural – and inclusive – understandings. Respectful, complex and still monumentally entertaining – hot tamale, what a triumph.

Anthony Gonzalez voices Mexican son/grandson Miguel Rivera, a starry-eyed,
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Final Coco Trailer Rocks Out in the Land of the Dead

Final Coco Trailer Rocks Out in the Land of the Dead
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with the turkey and stuffing comes Disney Pixar's Coco, opening in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017. Disney Pixar has released the final trailer for Coco, along with a new Coco photo that features young Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) alongside his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Disney has also announced that tickets are now on sale at Fandango and Atom Tickets for this movie that will be perfect for families and friends who want to celebrate the film's themes, including the importance of family, honoring your ancestors and following your dreams.

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
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Final Trailer for Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Promises a Fun-Filled Family Adventure

After its recent world premiere in Mexico, Pixar's Coco is gearing up for its international rollout. With that in mind, the final trailer for the family friendly musical adventure movie is now available! Along with the final trailer comes a new image from Coco which shows off aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) teaming up with charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael García Bernal) to embark on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Coco's excellent voice cast also includes Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor, Jaime Camil, Alfonso Arau, Herbert Siguenza, …
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season Four Ratings

The good news is, we have known since 2016 that the Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce TV show shouldn't be cancelled too soon, because Bravo renewed the show through season five. The bad new is that seasons four and five will be shorter, and there will be no season six. In more bad news, the ratings have dropped off quite a bit over the last couple of years. Will moving it to the summer help boost its Nielsen numbers, or will Bravo end up ending with the fifth season, after all? Stay tuned. Inspired by the book series by Vicki Iovine, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce stars Lisa Edelstein, Alanna Ubach, Beau Garrett, Necar Zadegan, Retta, and Paul Adelstein. Self-help guru Abby McCarthy (Edelstein) shocked the world when she separated from her husband, and her career took a dive, so she went in a new direction. In
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five on Bravo?

Vulture Watch How is Abby doing these days? Has the Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Bravo? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Bravo cable channel, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce stars Lisa Edelstein, Alanna Ubach, Beau Garrett, Necar Zadegan, Retta, and Paul Adelstein. Inspired by Vicki Iovine book series, the story centers on self-help guru Abby McCarthy (Edelstein). After she separated from her husband, and her career took a dive, this single mother took off in a new direction. In season
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New Coco Trailer Celebrates Day of the Dead in True Pixar Style

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New Coco Trailer Celebrates Day of the Dead in True Pixar Style
Disney Pixar has released the third trailer for Coco, which sheds some new light on the main character Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), and his quest through the Land of the Dead. The trailer features a clerk (voiced by Gabriel Iglesias) at the Department of Family Reunions, who tells Miguel that he's cursed. To return to the Land of the Living, Miguel will need a magical marigold petal and the blessing of a family member, but, according to the clerk, the family member can include any condition she likes, even forbidding music forever. Miguel learns that he must also preserve the memory of his great great grandfather.

The trailer, which debuted on Disney Pixar YouTube, shows footage of Miguel learning from Land of the Dead trickster Miguel (voiced by Gael Garcia Bernal) that once everyone in the living world has forgotten about a person, they completely disappear from the Land of the Dead.
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Season Four Ratings

The good news is, we have known since 2016 that the Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce TV show shouldn't be cancelled too soon, because Bravo renewed the show through season five. The bad new is that seasons four and five will be shorter, and there will be no season six. In more bad news, the ratings have dropped off quite a bit over the last couple of years. Will moving it to the summer help boost its Nielsen numbers, or will Bravo end up ending with the fifth season, after all? Stay tuned. Inspired by the book series by Vicki Iovine, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce stars Lisa Edelstein, Alanna Ubach, Beau Garrett, Necar Zadegan, Retta, and Paul Adelstein. Self-help guru Abby McCarthy (Edelstein) shocked the world when she separated from her husband, and her career took a dive, so she went in a new direction. In
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five on Bravo?

Vulture Watch How is Abby doing these days? Has the Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on Bravo? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on the Bravo cable channel, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce stars Lisa Edelstein, Alanna Ubach, Beau Garrett, Necar Zadegan, Retta, and Paul Adelstein. Inspired by Vicki Iovine book series, the story centers on self-help guru Abby McCarthy (Edelstein). After she separated from her husband, and her career took a dive, this single mother took off in a new direction. In season
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Legally Blonde Star Alanna Ubach and Husband Thomas Russo Jr. Welcome a Son

Legally Blonde Star Alanna Ubach and Husband Thomas Russo Jr. Welcome a Son
Alanna Ubach is a mom!

The 41-year-old actress — known for her roles in Legally Blonde, Meet the Fockers and Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce — and her husband Thomas Russo Jr. have welcomed their first child, a rep confirms exclusively to People.

Thomas Rudolfo Russo III was born on Tuesday, July 25, in Los Angeles at 9:56 a.m. The newborn boy weighed in at 7 lbs., 4 oz., and measured 21 inches long. He joins the couple’s dog, Stewart.

“Our little man is named after both our late fathers,” Ubach and Russo tell People exclusively. “We can’t get through the second verse
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Nickelodeon Web Show ‘Welcome to the Wayne’ Premieres as Full-Length Animated Series

The 2014 animated web series “Welcome to the Wayne” is checking into Nickelodeon on Monday as a full-fledged series, debuting at 5:30 p.m. Et/Pt.

“Welcome to the Wayne” was Nick’s first web-only short-form series, with six four to five-minute episodes telling the tale of 10-year-olds Ansi Molina and Olly Timbers, and Olly’s little sister Saraline, as they try to unlock the secrets of the mysterious New York building they live in, the Wayne.

The series was created by Emmy winner Billy Lopez (“Peg+Cat,” “Wonder Pets!”), who doubles as the voice of Olly, and is inspired by his childhood in New York’s Greenwich Village. “I especially remember Halloween, when my neighborhood friends and I would go through the buildings we’d lived in. We would just start from the penthouse and tear down the stairs and bang on everyone’s door. It was sort of like ‘Where the Wild Things Are.’ We
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TV News Roundup: ‘Jane the Virgin’ Star to Guest on Netflix’s ‘One Day At A Time’

TV News Roundup: ‘Jane the Virgin’ Star to Guest on Netflix’s ‘One Day At A Time’
In today’s roundup, Ivonne Coll of “Jane the Virgin” will guest on “One Day At A Time,” and HBO’s “Insecure” will be available for streaming for 24 hours leading up to the premiere of the second season.

Casting

Jane the Virgin” star Ivonne Coll has booked a guest gig on “One Day At A Time,” Variety has learned exclusively. Coll, who plays the fan-favorite character Alba on the “Jane the Virgin,” will appear in an upcoming episode of the second season of the Netflix sitcom, which was renewed this spring. She will play Esme, the new love interest for Dr. Berkowitz (Stephen Tobolowsky) — Lydia (Rita Moreno) experiences unfamiliar feelings of jealousy when she discovers that Dr. Berkowitz has taken another beautiful Latina, Esme, on a date. Esme makes it clear she is no pushover when Lydia confronts her about the relationship. The role reunites her with “One Day” star Rita Moreno, who
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Gets Season 4 Premiere Date and Teaser

Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce Gets Season 4 Premiere Date and Teaser
Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce will open its penultimate chapter on a new night, Thursday, when Season 4 arrives on Aug. 17 at 10/9c.

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Bravo’s announcement also came with the promo below, which among other things finds Retta’s Barbara urging someone to consider “sex with an ex” — and explaining why doing so feels so, so good.

RelatedGirlfriends’ Guide to Divorce Season 5 to Be Its Last

During Season 4, Abby (Lisa Edelstein) and Barbara go into business together on a website, named Lady Parts and geared toward women their age. To that end,
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Pixar's 'Coco' to World Premiere at Mexico's Morelia Fest

Pixar's 'Coco' to World Premiere at Mexico's Morelia Fest
Pixar’s latest animated picture Coco will aptly make its world premiere in Morelia, a Mexican city famous for its Day of the Dead celebrations.

The movie is set to open the Morelia International Film Festival on Oct. 20, several weeks ahead of Day of the Dead festivities.

Among the voice talent in the Mexico-set Coco is Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle), whose touring documentary film festival Ambulante collaborates with the Morelia Film Festival. Garcia Bernal also makes Mexican feature films with producing partner Diego Luna (Rogue One) under the Canana Films banner.

Edward James Olmos and Alanna Ubach...
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