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Movie Review – Finding Dory (2016)

27 July 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Finding Dory, 2016.

Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane.

Featuring the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olsen, Ty Burrell, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Kate McKinnon, Sloane Murray, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Vicki Lewis, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, and Willem Dafoe.

Synopsis:

Dory is on a desperate mission to find her family. With the help of Marlon and Nemo, they end up at a Marina that introduces our friends to new animals and clues to a past Dory never knew she had…

When Finding Dory was announced, many were sceptical. Two years prior, the dreadful Cars 2 marked a low-point for Pixar while Monsters University was due for release. Between 2010 and 2013 only the lacklustre Brave was an original. Finding Nemo was always a complete film, famous for a heart-wrenching opening and a dark »

- Simon Columb

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‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’ Doesn’t Care About The Emmys (Except Maybe They Do)

15 July 2016 8:15 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If this year’s Emmy nominations were a disappointment to you, the guys who make “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” get where you’re coming from.

The Fxx comedy first premiered in 2005 (originally on FX), and over the following 11 seasons and 123 episodes, it’s garnered a loyal and fervent fanbase — but never much in the way of awards attention.

Read More: Indiewire’s 2016 Emmy Predictions

That inspired Season 9’s “The Gang Tries Desperately to Win an Award,” in which executive producers Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton vented their frustrations about the awards race, and the fact that the closest they’ve come to an Emmy is three nominations for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program.

In the episode, the gang tries to get their bar considered for a city-wide bar competition, and the parallels to the awards season circus could not be more clear. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Finding Dory nears $650 million worldwide, highest-grossing domestic release of 2016

10 July 2016 3:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney continues to enjoy a stellar year at the box office, with the latest Pixar release Finding Dory overtaking Captain America: Civil War to become the highest-grossing domestic release of the year to date.

The Finding Nemo sequel fell to third at the box office this weekend, having topped the chart for the past four weeks, and has now amassed $422.6 million and counting from North America. The film is just starting to roll out internationally, where it has grossed a further $220.2 million to take its total haul to $642.8 million to date.

Disney has the three biggest worldwide releases of the year so far in Civil War ($1.150 billion), Zootopia ($1.021 billion) and The Jungle Book ($936 million), and it’s surely only a matter of time before Dory overtakes Deadpool ($781.6 million) and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($872.7 million) to claim fourth place. And, with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story due in December, »

- Gary Collinson

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FilmBookCast Ep. 36 – Finding Dory

29 June 2016 6:31 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Finding Dory Review Podcast. FilmBookCast Ep. 36 – Finding Dory (2016), is an audio podcast review in which FilmBook contributor Mike Smith and his co-host Mike DeCriscio discuss their thoughts on the newest film from director Andrew StantonFinding Dory. Finding Dory is a movie directed by Andrew Stanton and starring Ellen DeGeneresAlbert BrooksHayden Rolence, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin OlsenTy BurrellDiane Keaton, and Eugene […] »

- Michael Smith

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Zuru’s ROBOFish Finding Dory toys swim like real fish

27 June 2016 12:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Finding Dory making waves at the Us box office ahead of its UK release next month, toy manufacturer Zuru has unveiled its new range of ROBOFish products based upon characters from the Pixar sequel. Check out a video of them in action here…

Zuru’s ROBOFish Finding Dory toys swim just like real fish! Simply drop Nemo, Dory, Marlin and Bailey into water and watch them swim, swishing their tails from side-to-side whilst exploring their aquatic environment, just like the film! Remove the fish from the water and they’ll automatically stop, ready to be stored away for their next underwater adventure! Thanks to Zuru’s innovative technology all characters feature a “power save” mode and will automatically switch off after one minute to save battery power. With the all-new ‘tap-tap mode’, just tap the side of the tank to reawaken your fish and enjoy more underwater fun!

The »

- Gary Collinson

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Finding Dory makes it two weeks at the top of the Us box office; nears $400 million worldwide

27 June 2016 5:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Finding Dory just keeps swimming as it makes it two weeks at the top of the Us box office.

Dropping just 45% from its record breaking opening weekend, Finding Dory earned a very impressive $71 million, which is the eighth biggest second weekend of all-time. In only its second week, Finding Dory is now the 13th highest grossing animated movie of all-time in North America with a current domestic haul of $286.5 million.

Worldwide, Finding Dory finds itself eking towards the $400 million mark with $396 million. It’s already in the Top 10 highest earners of 2016.

Next week it will likely lose the top spot to Disney’s own The Bfg, but should still push past $300 million domestically.

See Also: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016 Review – Finding Dory (2016)

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the »

- Luke Owen

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Video Movie Review: Finding Dory (2016): Best Pixar Sequel Since Toy Story 3

26 June 2016 1:37 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Finding Dory (2016) Video Movie Review, a Pixar Animation Studios movie directed by Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane and starring Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, Albert Brooks as Marlin, Ed O’Neill as Hank, Kaitlin Olson as Destiny and Ty Burrell as Bailey In this video review, I delve into Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane’s Finding Dory and discuss the film’s story, […] »

- Mathieu Brunet

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Sound Off: Disney-Pixar's 'Finding Dory' - So What Did You Think?

20 June 2016 6:19 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "She just kept swimming." Disney his released the latest Pixar Animation Studios movie, Finding Dory, the long-awaited sequel to Finding Nemo (first released in 2003). Directed by Andrew Stanton and co-directed by Angus MacLane, the animated adventure brings back the blue tang named Dory, and her two clownfish friends Nemo and Marlin, for another trip across the ocean. The voice cast features Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy. So how is it? As good as Finding Nemo, or better? Did it make you cry? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Pixar's Finding Dory. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters to keep major spoilers from the film to a minimum, »

- Alex Billington

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Finding Dory enjoys the biggest ever domestic opening weekend for an animated film

19 June 2016 11:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney’s stellar 2016 at the box office just keeps on going, with Pixar sequel Finding Dory enjoying a whopping $136.2 million domestic opening, surpassing Shrek the Third’s $121.6 million haul to set a new record for the biggest ever animated debut in North America.

“In a funny way, the 13-year separation between the first and second movie was serendipitous,” states Disney domestic distribution chief Dave Hollis (via THR). “It’s part of what created a want-to-see, need-to-see movement. And it’s the 17th consecutive Pixar film to receive some variation of an A CinemaScore.”

See Also: Read our review of Finding Dory here

Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” welcomes back to the big screen everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), who’s living happily in the reef with Nemo (voice of Hayden Rolence) and Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks). When Dory suddenly remembers that she has »

- Gary Collinson

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Finding Dory – Review

17 June 2016 2:26 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Thirteen years after Nemo found his dad, Dory is getting her day in the spotlight with the new Disney•Pixar feature Finding Dory. After all of this time, she just keeps swimming into our hearts!

We pick up back in the reef, where Dory is happily living with Nemo and his father, Marlin. Still, Dory yearns for something more. She starts to piece together a past, and knows something is missing. We soon find out that her past isn’t that different from Nemo’s. Due to her short term memory loss, she wandered away from her parents and couldn’t find her way home. Soon, she couldn’t remember what she was looking for. When she finally starts putting the pieces of the puzzle together, Marlin, Nemo and Dory set out on a mission to find her parents. Together, they brave the ocean, and meet some new friends along »

- Melissa Howland

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Movie Review – Finding Dory (2016)

17 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Finding Dory, 2016.

Directed by Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane.

Featuring the voice talents of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olsen, Ty Burrell, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Bob Peterson, Kate McKinnon, Sloane Murray, Bill Hader, Sigourney Weaver, Brad Garrett, Allison Janney, Vicki Lewis, Austin Pendleton, Stephen Root, and Willem Dafoe.

Synopsis:

The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.

Pixar Animation has always made feature films that cater to adults just as much as they do children, but in the past decade or so, the studio has really been maturing beyond probably their own expectations as to the meaningful and emotional stories that they can tell with their impressive childlike imagination. Dory was for all intents and purposes a supporting character in Finding Nemo, with »

- Robert Kojder

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Finding Dory Has Arrived! Tanner's Pick For What to Watch this Week

17 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

This weekend we catch up with some of our favourite underwater friends as Nemo, Marlin and the gang return in Finding Dory! It seems like only yesterday when Finding Nemo was playing in theatres but it was actually 13 years ago! Yeah I know, I feel old too. Dory is about a forgetful fish (Ellen DeGeneres) who with the help of Nemo and Marlin (Albert Brooks) begin the journey to find Dory’s parents voiced by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.  Technology has come a long way since 2003.  A couple months ago, I was lucky enough to tour Pixar studios as they were putting the final touches on Finding Dory. All the animators, designers and creators were so excited about all the new ways they were able to bring this movie to life. From the details of the fish, to how realistically the water moves, to bringing newcomer Hank the octopus to life, »

- Tanner Zipchen

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Finding Dory Has Arrived! Tanners Pick For What to Watch this Week!

17 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

This weekend we catch up with some of our favourite underwater friends as Nemo, Marlin and the gang return in Finding Dory! It seems like only yesterday when Finding Nemo was playing in theatres but it was actually 13 years ago! Yeah I know, I feel old too. Dory is about a forgetful fish (Ellen DeGeneres) who with the help of Nemo and Marlin (Albert Brooks) begin the journey to find Dory’s parents voiced by Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.  Technology has come a long way since 2003.  A couple months ago, I was lucky enough to tour Pixar studios as they were putting the final touches on Finding Dory. All the animators, designers and creators were so excited about all the new ways they were able to bring this movie to life. From the details of the fish, to how realistically the water moves, to bringing newcomer Hank the octopus to life, »

- Tanner Zipchen

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Film Review: Finding Dory

16 June 2016 9:03 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Before we get to Finding Dory, let's take a minute to discuss Piper, the latest short from Pixar Animation Studios

In what may be the most adorable animated short yet, Piper is a simple, heartwarming story. There is such attention to detail when looking at the ruffled feathers of our titular character. Growing up takes courage, and we watch this little guy discover how to feed himself. It's difficult to say more without robbing you of a reason to watch, but try hard to fight the urge to say "aww" out loud. But, don't hold it against yourself if one sneaks out.

Synopsis: Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) is a wide-eyed, blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends Nemo and Marlin, »

- Tyler Richardson

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Randall Einhorn Inks Deal With 20th TV, Joins ‘The Mick’ As Executive Producer

16 June 2016 5:48 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The Mick was a standout this pilot season, a lower-profile comedy from first-time creators, John Chernin and Dave Chernin, which came in surprisingly strong, becoming an instant frontrunner and landing one of the only two series berths Fox gave to its six comedy pilots. Part of the credit for the success of the pilot goes to the director, Randall Einhorn, who had worked with the Chernin brothers and Kaitlin Olson, cast as the lead in The Mick, on FX’s It’s Always Sunny In… »

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Review: 'Finding Dory' is a slighter sequel, but with some strong Pixar work

16 June 2016 2:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

2016 has not been particularly kind to sequels at the box office, and audiences seem to be rejecting films that were overtly created to satisfy a studio need rather than an audience want, a trend I am happy to see. Pixar has had mixed luck with their sequels, creatively speaking, but seems to recognize as a company that story should drive these decisions above everything else. Andrew Stanton’s Finding Dory, co-directed with Angus MacLane, has to be considered a victory based on how well it justifies its own existence, telling a story that is built on a solid emotional foundation and driven by new encounters with characters we genuinely adore. Finding Nemo is rightly considered one of the crown jewels of Pixar’s overall history, a thematically rich story that took full advantage of the remarkable technical muscle of the studio. Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most unlikely comedy duos I can name, but they were perfect together as Marlin (Brooks) and Dory (DeGeneres), two fish who teamed up to find Marlin’s missing son. Warm and funny and emotionally devastating in places, Finding Nemo sums up everything that is exciting about what Pixar does as a studio. Finding Dory, on the other hand, serves as a reminder that Pixar is made up of human beings, and it’s not some monolithic perfect machine churning out one perfect thing after another. More than the first film, I can feel how hard everyone’s working here, and while the end result is enjoyable, it’s also far more overtly calculated than the first. Let’s be honest… it’s hard to make a sequel under any circumstances. The real problem that Pixar has is that they’re competing with their own history at this point. It helps that they had this great defining characteristic for Dory, her complete and utter lack of short-term memory, which was mined for so much humor in the first film. This time, they open the film with an extended sequence in which we meet baby Dory, who pushes the definition of the word “cute” right to the breaking point, voiced by Sloane Murray, as her parents Jenny (Diane Keaton) and Charlie (Eugene Levy) work with her to make sure that she’ll be safe no matter what, and honestly… just typing those words… it chokes me up all over again. It’s a more subtle gutpunch than the opening of Up, but it cuts right to the heart the same way the single shot flashback at the end of Finding Nemo did. One of the things about Pixar’s story department is that they emphasize the fundamentals of structure, both for the film as a whole and for the individual set pieces, and often, they lay out how a film will end for you way before you get to the ending. Their films end the way they end because they have to; that’s how carefully they structure these things. They are great at setting up narrative inevitabilities that work because they satisfy. That’s what structure can do for you as a storyteller; used properly, it creates a satisfying sense of something coming together, all the pieces dropping into place. There’s one main problem I have with Finding Dory. It doesn’t ruin the movie for me, but it’s still a problem. Part of what made the first film so special was the way it emphasized the vast expanse of the world’s oceans as part of what Marlin’s search for his son so dangerous. The second act of that movie is smart and thrilling and really travels. Here, as soon as they start the search, they narrow it down to an aquarium on the California coastline, and in one quick scene, they bypass the entire ocean. Once they arrive at the aquarium, there are some really great new characters and things build and build, with terrific comedy and action sequences, and the ending really does its job. Even so, I feel like this massive short-cut is such a big narrative cheat, clumsy in a way that is surprising for Pixar. It’s like a huge fart at the end of a flawless ballet performance. It takes nothing away from the overall accomplishment, but it sure does land with a thud. Both Brooks and DeGeneres are just as sharp here as they were in the original, but Marlin and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) are side-lined for much of the film. There's a lot less of them in general. DeGeneres carries most of the weight of the movie, and she's excellent. I am an immediate fan of Hank (Ed O’Neill), an octopus who is determined to live out the rest of his life in Cleveland. Brilliantly animated, he’s funny and touching all at once, and his relationship with Dory is the real backbone of the movie. Kaitlin Olson (whose new pilot The Mick confirms that she is one of the great comic catastrophes working right now) and Ty Burrell both get some big laughs as a nearsighted whale shark and a beluga with a malfunctioning echolocator. Idris Elba and Dominic West lean into their natural accents as a pair of seals who take great glee in depriving another seal access to their rock, and they’re very funny. There’s even a fiendishly funny use of Sigourney Weaver. On a technical level, it’s gorgeous work, and comparing this to the original should give you some idea of just how far we’ve come in the 13 years since the first was released. There’s a short film attached to this one called Piper that is stunning, told with photo-realistic animals in a photo-realistic environment, with no dialogue whatsoever. It’s all performance, and it’s startling how good it looks. While I can’t help but feel like there’s a ham-handed fumble of some key story points, Finding Dory does enough right that it won’t matter. Family audiences are going to eat this up, and I do think that when the film lands its emotional punches, it is remarkable. Say what you will, but Pixar understands innately that making their audience feel something deeply is the greatest magic trick in movies, and all of their work as technicians and artists are always focused on making that happen. Finding Dory may be familiar magic, but there’s magic in it all the same. Finding Dory is in theaters everywhere tomorrow. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Film Review: ‘Finding Dory’ Essentially Finds Its Sweet Spot

16 June 2016 1:10 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Pixar’s sequel to its underwater animated tearjerker “Finding Nemo” isn’t quite in the same league, but “Finding Dory” is satisfying all the same. This time the story focuses on Marlin and Nemo’s forgetful friend Dory, as she searches for the family she can’t quite remember.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Dory (voiced again by Ellen DeGeneres) embarks on a trip back across the ocean – when she has a sudden flashback – and remembers something about her parents. Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo come along for the ride, to help keep the forgetful fish on the right track. While the action starts in the open ocean, the animation of Pixar has changed up the scenery this time too, trading the undersea life for a scenic aquarium on the California coast.

When they arrive at the aquarium, “Finding Dory” becomes part prison break and part heist movie as Dory and company try »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (June 17, 2016)

16 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

Starting this month, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list here, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for June 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, June 17. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

Central Intelligence

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Aaron Paul, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Ryan Hansen, Bobby Brown, Megan Park, Timothy John Smith

Synopsis: “After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage. »

- Steve Greene

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Cs Video: The Finding Dory Cast and Crew

16 June 2016 9:31 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Director Andrew Stanton, producer Lindsey Collins and stars Elle DeGeneres, Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell & Kaitlin Olsen

The post Cs Video: The Finding Dory Cast and Crew appeared first on ComingSoon.net. »

- Silas Lesnick

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‘Finding Dory’ on track to become biggest animated opener ever

16 June 2016 3:34 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s not out in the UK for a little while but U.S. audiences are set to get Finding Dory this coming weekend, and according to the trade papers the film is tracking to bag the biggest opening for an animated movie ever.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the sequel to Finding Nemo, which opens opposite the Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart comedy Central Intelligence this Friday across North America, could topple $100 million with some estimates claiming it could gross near the $120 million mark.

Pixar’s biggest opener to date is the $110.3 million debut of Toy Story 3 in the summer of 2010, but it is DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek the Third (2007) which has the biggest opening of all time in terms on animated features. The film grossed $121.6 million nine summers ago, followed by Illumination Entertainment’s Minions (2015) with $115.7 million.

Well know for sure come Sunday when the weekend estimates come in, but it looks like Disney-Pixar have an absolute monster on their hands. It is also one of those rare movies which has managed to bag some impressive critic scores too.

Finding Dory reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?

Directed by Andrew Stanton, he film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton.

Finding Dory swims into UK cinemas on July 29, 2016.

The post ‘Finding Dory’ on track to become biggest animated opener ever appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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