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Pixar won.t have a new movie in theaters this year . the first time that has happened since 2005, when there was a gap between The Incredibles (2004) and Cars (2006). But if plans continue to roll along, the animation giant will have two old films in theaters for you to enjoy once again. Pixar currently is working on 3D retrofitted versions of both The Incredibles and Ratatouille, according to ScreenDaily. The site caught up with Pixar.s director of 3D production Josh Hollander at the 3D Creative Summit in London, where he talked about the ongoing process to bring Brad Bird.s superhero comedy up to speed. Hollander said: Right now we.re working on The Incredibles, which is a lot of fun in 3D. I.m not sure what the release strategy for it will be. It.s been an interesting challenge to work on technology because - while the film »
The days of Pixar confidently releasing one beautiful and original animated film after another are long gone. Sequels which were once just the domain of the "Toy Story" franchise, have now spread to "Monsters Inc," "Cars" and "Finding Nemo," even while standalone pics like the recent "Brave" don't quite capture the magic of earlier efforts. And it seems Pixar isn't done yet morphing into a machine that seems more concerned these days about re-branding and exploiting their popular properties. At the 3D Creative Summit in London, Pixar’s director of 3D production Josh Hollander revealed that the company is planning three-dimensional re-releases of basically all their popular movies. “Right now we’re working on 'The Incredibles,' which is a lot of fun in 3D. I’m not sure what the release strategy for it will be," he said, adding: “We have a version of 'Ratatouille,' which »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Everyone — stars included — has that one show or movie they believe hasn’t received the attention it deserves. EW asked some celebrities, ranging from director John Waters to actress Allison Janney, what shows or movies they think are criminally underrated. Here’s what they said:
“Bruno Dumont’s movies, which are all long, depressing, French art movies about farmers and the earth and misery [such as Humanité]. I love a feel-bad movie. I hate to feel good at a theater. There is such honesty in the pain he puts on screen.”
- EW staff
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 13 Mar 2014 - 05:44
Our voyage through history's underappreciated films arrives at the year 2011, and a great year for lesser-seen gems...
Even a cursory glance at the top 10 grossing films of 2011 reveals something strange: nine of the entries are sequels. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 brought the fantasy franchise to a close with a staggering $1.3bn haul. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon wasn't too far behind with just over $1.1bn. On Stranger Tides continued the Pirates Of The Caribbean series' wave of success, despite mixed reviews.
Elsewhere in the top 10, you'll find another Twilight, a fourth Mission: Impossible, a second Kung Fu Panda, a fifth Fast, another Hangover, and further Cars. Standing alone on the list is The Smurfs, the adaptation of Peyo's Belgian comic strip. In fact, 2011 saw the release of no fewer than 28 sequels - the most we've yet seen in any given year. »
For the past ten years, Josh Cooley has been a storyboard artist for Pixar, working on films like The Incredibles, Cars and Up. In his spare time, Josh has a personal little hobby that we think you're gonna like; he draws iconic R-rated movie scenes in a children's picture book style, bridging the gap between his work and his passion for horror.
As we spotted over on Indiewire, Josh has drawn up memorable imagery from films like Jaws and Alien in the kid-friendly fashion, and on February 25th he will be releasing a book called Movies R Fun!, which collects together all of the artwork. Described as "one book that should probably not be read at bedtime," it's jam packed with 48 pages of art, and you can pre-order your copy over on Amazon.
If you're too impatient to wait, you can get a sneak peek at the inside pages of »
- John Squires
Big names carry a lot of weight in Hollywood, and over time a filmmaker’s reputation begins to precede them. Though some directors age like fine wine, getting better as their resumes grow larger, others age like vinegar. They somehow lose the initial spark that made them so successful in the first place, either because they grow lazy in their careers, learn all of the wrong lessons from their breakout hits, or simply just don’t make ‘em like they used to.
It’s easy for us to dismiss filmmakers who release one bad film after another, of course, casting them aside whilst refusing to buy any more tickets to their movies. But sometimes, a strange phenomenon begins to seep in with filmmakers we like. We get blindsided by their initial success, and – quite frankly – fail to notice when they begin to lose a little bit of the magic. »
- James Garcia
Good things might happen to those who wait, but the Disney/Pixar masterpiece Ratatouille tells us great things only happen to those who act fearlessly.
“Anyone can cook,” is the quote most viewers leave the film with, and director Brad Bird lets the themes represented by this philosophy—nothing is impossible, anyone and everyone is capable of reinvention—run wild throughout the picture. But there’s another quote, one that comes very early in Ratatouille, that sums up both what the film is about and the true breadth of Bird’s accomplishment. After all, this is a film about a rat who tries and sort of succeeds in becoming a gourmet Parisian chef, and his journey is completely, objectively believable.
Here are the words of our hero’s idol, the late chef Auguste Gusteau: “You must be imaginative, strong-hearted. You must try things that may not work, and you must »
- John Gilpatrick
If you’re a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment, you know that WWE is more than just a wrestling company. They consider themselves to be a company that has a wide reach in all genres of entertainment. One of their areas of focus is the WWE Films division.
On Tuesday, WWE sent out a press release regarding two films that will star WWE performers. Here’s the first one.
WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the next two films that will begin production as part of their continued collaboration. This March, cameras will start rolling on “Jingle All the Way 2,” the sequel to the 1996 hit comedy “Jingle All the Way.” Starring Larry the Cable Guy (“Tooth Fairy 2,” “Cars”) and featuring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, the film is directed by Alex Zamm (“Tooth Fairy 2,” “Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts”) and will release this 2014 holiday season. »
- John Canton
A sequel to the greatest Christmas film of all time is finally being made, without its original star.
It's Turbo Time again. But not the Turbo Time you remember. That Turbo Time is gone forever, like a a fart from Ted the Reindeer in the winter wind. Admit it: Jingle All the Way is a guilty pleasure that is best consumed in secret every holiday, like cheap boxed wine. Even now, the classic lines from that film are running through your head with a bad Austrian accent tied to it.
If you felt a great disturbance in the Force today, it was because millions of Jingle All the Way fans screamed out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. It came as news broke that Twentieth Century Fox and WWE Studios (yeah, there's a movie studio for a fake sport) were teaming up on a Jingle All the Way sequel. It »
- email@example.com (Victor Medina)
WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment just announced that it's moving forward with "Jingle All the Way 2," the sequel to Arnold Schwarzenegger's 1996 comedy, and "The Marine 4." "Jingle All the Way 2" will star Larry the Cable Guy (Tooth Fairy 2, Cars) and WWE Superstar Santino Marella. It will be directed by Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) and will be released during the 2014 holiday season. "The Marine 4" will be the eighth collaboration between WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox. It will star WWE Superstar The Miz and WWE Diva Summer Rae. Shooting will begin in April. Both movies will be released straight to DVD/Blu-ray. »
Larry the Cable Guy is still a thing, folks. It’s true. Larry, real name Daniel Whitney, has managed to sustain a weird level of pop culture relevance since debuting his redneck persona in the early nineties. The Blue Collar Comedy Tour staple alongside comedians Ron White, Bill Engvall, and ringleader Jef Foxworthy, Whitney has hosted Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy on the History Channel (“Larry’s Favorite Stuff” is a particularly touching episode), voiced the beloved tow truck Mater in Pixar’s Cars franchise, and swung a Golden Raspberry Award in 2013′s A Madea Christmas. Dude Ain’t going away, and both Fox and WWE Studios have every intention of keeping Larry Cable Guyin’ in 2014 with the weirdly random announcement of a sequel to 1996′s Jingle All the Way. Yes, Larry is stepping into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shoes as lead in a direct to home video entry into what will now be a »
- Dustin Hucks
WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the next two films that will begin production as part of their continued collaboration. This March, cameras will start rolling on Jingle All the Way 2, the sequel to the 1996 hit comedy Jingle All the Way. Starring Larry The Cable Guy (Tooth Fairy 2, Cars) and featuring WWE Superstar Santino Marella, the film is directed by Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) and will release this 2014 holiday season.
Also announced is the fourth installment of The Marine franchise, the eighth collaboration between WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox including the theatrical releases of The Marine and 12 Rounds. Shooting this April, The Marine 4 will star WWE Superstar Mike "The Miz" Mizanin, who will be the first WWE Superstar to reprise his role in The Marine franchise, and will also feature Summer Rae, the first WWE Diva to be »
WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the next two films that will begin production as part of their continued collaboration. This March, cameras will start rolling on Jingle All The Way 2, the sequel to the 1996 hit comedy Jingle All The Way. Starring Larry the Cable Guy (Tooth Fairy 2, Cars) and featuring WWE Superstar “Santino Marella®” the film is directed by Alex Zamm (Tooth Fairy 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts) and will release this 2014 holiday season.
Also announced is the fourth installment of The Marine franchise, the eighth collaboration between WWE Studios and Twentieth Century Fox including the theatrical releases of The Marine and 12 Rounds. Shooting this April, The Marine 4 will star WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz®” Mizanin, who will be the first WWE Superstar to reprise his role in The Marine franchise, and will also feature “Summer Rae™,” the first WWE Diva to »
- Kellvin Chavez
Put that cookie down! Jingle All The Way 2 is incoming...
WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox are teaming up for a belated sequel to the 1996 Christmas classic Jingle All The Way. There will be no Arnold Schwarzenegger this time round who instead will be replaced by Larry the Cable Guy (Cars, Cars 2).
Jingle All The Way has become somewhat of a 'joke' Christmas movie to be enjoyed ironically and has been torn to pieces by websites and podcasts over the years including The Nostalgia Critic and How Did This Get Made?.
The film featured Schwarzenegger as a father who was trying to buy his son a Turbo Man doll during the Christmas rush. It was supposed to be a satire of Christmas fads like Cabbage Path Dolls, Power Rangers and Buzz Lightyear and became a hotly contested court battle between 20th Century Fox and Brian Webster/Murray Hill »
One of the bright spots this past film year was the success of Disney’s Frozen. On the strength of it’s more modern princesses and an infectious score, the film set box office records and has garnered two Oscar nominations, Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go”, its infectious hit. In honor of Frozen’s nomination, we figured it was time to take a look at the history of animated movies in Original Song.
The history of animated films picking up nominations and wins in Best Original Song is a tale as old as time (see what I did there?). Since the 1930s, animated films have won this award 13 times and over 50 nominations, which you can see below. This is an even greater feat when you think about the consideration that animated films get when lists of musicals are made (they »
- Terence Johnson
There’s already been a few featurettes for the upcoming driving-game adaption Need For Speed. So far we’ve caught a glimpse at the films stunt work and the impressive handling skills of star Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad). The latest featurette focuses on the super cars themselves, which are obviously the centre piece of this petroleum porno.
Check it out below and see if it revs your engines:
Swerving into cinemas on March 14th Need For Speed stars Dakota Johnson, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, and Michael Keaton. It’s the first big screen outing for rising star Aaron Paul but will he bring his Jesse Pinkman flare to the role? Cars bitch!
The post New ‘Need For Speed’ Featurette Released appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- James Byiers
The Academy Awards may be the most prestigious movie awards out there, but that doesn’t mean they always make the best decisions. Join us as we discuss which potential nominees got left out and which nominees don’t belong.
The nominees for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced on January 16th (see the entire list here), and the ceremony will take place on March 2nd. We'll have to wait until then to see who wins, but based on the potential nominees that were left out we Do know who Won't be winning. After we had a few days to think it over, we are voicing our opinions about this year’s choice of nominees in the way we know best, writing about them.
Here are our picks for the biggest snubs of the 2014 Oscar nominees:
Best Actor in a Leading Role / Supporting Role
Garrett: One of the biggest Oscar snubs ever? »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
There is not much information to go on at this time, but scoop hounds Latino Review are back with a new rumor that suggests Disney and LucasFilm have handed over a very specific Star Wars property to Pixar for a full-length animated feature.
What that project could be is anybody's guess. The move for Pixar to pick up and run with a Star Wars themed project is not a new idea or rumor, and in August of last year, Pixar chairman John Lasseter claimed that no such thing was happening.
"That [movie] stays under the leadership of LucasFilm. [Is there potential for a Pixar Star Wars movie?] Not really, other than Pixar has always used Skywalker Sound for all of our productions. They're the best so we'll always continue using them and we're very good friends. And we always have been with [special effects house Industrial Light and Magic] as well. But other than being friends we have never needed to do anything with them. But we're »
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