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Canon Of Film: Toy Story

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look at one of John Lasseter‘s seminal masterpiece– ‘Toy Story‘, in honor of the release of Pixar’s latest,‘Coco’. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click here.

Director: John Lasseter

Screenplay: John Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow from the story by John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton and Jon Ranft

(In case you haven’t seen it for some reason, here’s the trailer for the film)

It’s been over 20 years since ‘Toy Story‘ was first released. In that time, the landscape of film animation has changed so dramatically that you can separate the time difference as before as after ‘Toy Story.’ At one time, every animated feature release by Disney was a must-see event because: A–they were the results of years of painstaking detail and were made
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Who Goes There Podcast: Douglas Pipes Interview

Alright, jerks! Get those hungry ear holes ready cause Six Demon Gab is back! It’s been a while, so in case you’ve forgotten, Six Demon Gab is an interview driven part of theWho Goes There Podcast. Chris was lucky enough to sit down and chat with the composer of Trick r’ Treat, Krampus, Monster House, and the new […]

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Newest ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Shoots to Top of DVD, Blu-ray Disc Charts

Newest ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Shoots to Top of DVD, Blu-ray Disc Charts
Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the second reboot of the Marvel Comics franchise, easily snagged the top spot on both national home video sales charts the week ended Oct. 21, while the Universal Pictures comedy “Girls Trip,” about four female buddies road-tripping to New Orleans, debuted at No. 2.

After two weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios’ “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” the fifth film in the pirate franchise, slipped to No. 3 on Npd VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart and No. 4 on the overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales.

Holding its own was the 1993 Halloween fave “Hocus Pocus,” from Disney, which moved up a notch to No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart.

Rounding out the top five on the combined chart was Sony Pictures’ “Baby Driver,” down from No. 2 the prior week.

On the Blu-ray Disc sales chart, “Baby Driver” came in at No. 4, just ahead of
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MGM’s CG ‘The Addams Family’ Movie Gets Animated

MGM’s animated take on The Addams Family, a CG feature film that has been in the works the past four years, is finally ramping up. A week after Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon was set as director, Cinesite Studios has come aboard to provide animation and digital visual effects ad has started production in Vancouver. Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House) penned the script based on the cartoon series, with Matt Lieberman handling revisions. Vernon will also…
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Today in Movie Culture: A History of Werewolves in Movies, How David Fincher Hijacks Your Eyes and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Film History Lesson of the Day: For Fandor, Luis Azevedo looks at the history of werewolves, particularly in movies from Werewolf of London to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:   Movie Trivia of the Day: With Halloween coming up, Screen Rant looks into the dark truth behind the original script for Monster House:   Movie Science of the Day: Why does Captain America's shield bounce? Kyle Hill gives a scientific explanation for Nerdist:   Film Legend of the Day: Wonder Woman goes through the Film Theorists'heavy point-based analysis to determine where it ranks among film legends:   Vintage Image of the...

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Sausage Party director to helm The Addams Family animated movie

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Conrad Vernon (Sausage Party) has signed on to direct a CG-animated feature film adaptation of The Addams Family for MGM.

The new movie is based upon Charles Addams’ original cartoons in The New Yorker, and has been scripted by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House).

The Addams Family revolves around the macabre family of Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Grandmama, who live with butler Lurch, and disembodied hand Thing.

Addams’ original cartoons spawned numerous adaptations, most notably the classic 1960s TV series, as well as the feature films The Addams Family (1991), Addams Family Values (1993) and Addams Family Reunion (1998).
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Fan-Made Poster Imagines Addams Family Reboot With Oscar Isaac And Eva Green

A movie reboot of The Addams Family has long been in the works. For years, the plan was for Tim Burton – natch – to direct a stop-motion film featuring the ooky, kooky brood. However, once he vacated the project back in 2014, things stalled. Word has it, though, that it’s being reignited as a CGI flick from MGM. Conrad Vernon, the co-director of the R-rated Sausage Party, is set to helm, working off a script from Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House).

While that’s all well and good, the internet still has its heart set on a live-action movie. Social media users have even collectively agreed on the perfect actors to resurrect Gomez and Morticia: Oscar Isaac and Eva Green. The idea has been doing the rounds online for a while, but now, Boss Logic has set his digital art skills into imagining what such a film would look like,
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The Addams Family Animated Movie to be Helmed by Sausage Party Co-Director Conrad Vernon

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One creepy, kooky, and altogether ooky family is heading back to the big screen. Following the news this past summer that The Munsters TV series reboot is in the works at NBC, the other gothic family from the ’60s TV era is looking to stake a new claim in the modern age with an animated Addams Family movie that now has a director.

According to THR, Conrad Vernon, the co-director behind the unforgettable R-rated animated comedy (or horror film, depending on how you look at it) Sausage Party, is now set to direct The Addams Family animated film for MGM.

Vernon will work from a screenplay by Pamela Pettler (Corpse Bride, Monster House) with additional work by Matt Lieberman (based on Charles Addams' iconic single-panel comics that first introduced readers to the frightening and fun family that would go on to include husband and wife Gomez and Morticia, their children Wednesday and Pugsley,
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‘Transformers’ Bumps ‘Wonder Woman’ to No. 2 on Disc Sales Charts

‘Transformers’ Bumps ‘Wonder Woman’ to No. 2 on Disc Sales Charts
Transformers: The Last Knight,” from Paramount Home Media Distribution, debuted at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts the week ended Sept. 30.

But Warner’s “Wonder Woman” movie, although bumped down to the No. 2 spot, remained in high demand, selling 87% as many units as the latest “Transformers” film in its second week of release.

The No. 3 spot on Npd VideoScan’s overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, went to Lionsgate’s “47 Meters Down,” the latest in a series of shark-attack thrillers. The film made more than $44 million in U.S. theaters.

Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” came in at No. 3 on Npd’s Blu-ray Disc-only sales chart and No. 5 on the overall disc sales chart. Earlier, the film spent three weeks at No. 1.

Universal Pictures’ “The Mummy” slipped to No. 4 on both charts its third week in stores, while the No. 5 spot
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Best CGI Movies: Top 10 Sony Imageworks Visual Effects Movies Ranked

Best CGI Movies: Top 10 Sony Imageworks Visual Effects Movies Ranked
Sony Pictures Imageworks, celebrating its 25th anniversary, is unique in Hollywood as the only studio-run visual effects and animation division. Formed in 1992 (now headquartered in Vancouver), Imageworks alternates between live-action/CG hybrids and animation with its younger sister, Sony Pictures Animation, which was founded in 2002.

Imageworks has won two Oscars (“Spider-Man 2” VFX and “The ChubbChubbs!” animated short) along with an Academy Sci-Tech award this year for an advanced shading program. But Imageworks first cut its teeth on “Speed,” “James and the Giant Peach,” “Jumanji,” “Starship Troopers,” and “Contact” before tackling “Stuart Little” in 1999, the first-cg-animated character to star in a live-action feature.

Since then, Imageworks spear-headed performance capture-based virtual production with director Robert Zemeckis (“Polar Express,” “Monster House”), and has continued to work on franchises including “Spider-Man” (“Homecoming” opens this week), “The Smurfs,” and “Hotel Transylvania.”

Here’s our ranking of the 10 best VFX moments from Imageworks:

10. Re-Inventing Invisibility
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Five Nights at Freddy's Movie Coming Soon from Blumhouse?

It looks like, at long last, Five Nights at Freddy's is finally getting the movie adaptation that it deserves. Unlike many other video game adaptations that fans are more trepidatious about, people have been clamoring for a Five Nights at Freddy's movie ever since the game was released back in 2014. Now, creator Scott Cawthon has all but confirmed that the movie is happening at Blumhouse, without actually confirming that it is happening, in a not-so-subtle way.

Scott Cawthon took to Twitter in order to share a photo that almost definitely says a Five Nights at Freddy's movie is happening. He posted a photo that showed a Blumhouse Productions logo on a projection screen with a chair in the foreground that has the name Freddy on it. Again, not what one would call subtle. Not only is this tweet, on its own, very encouraging to those who want to see this
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‘Passengers,’ ‘Fences’ Can’t Keep ‘Moana’ From Top Spot on Disc Charts

‘Passengers,’ ‘Fences’ Can’t Keep ‘Moana’ From Top Spot on Disc Charts
The musical fantasy “Moana,” the latest animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures, remained at No. 1 on both national home video sales charts its second week in stores, outselling three new releases that all debuted in the top 10.

Passengers,” from Sony Pictures, debuted at No. 2 the week ending March 19 on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, and Npd’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The science-fiction thriller, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, and Laurence Fishburne, is about two people who wake up 90 years too early from an induced hibernation on board a spaceship enroute to a new planet. The film earned nearly $97 million in U.S. theaters.

Another new release, Paramount’s “Fences,” debuted at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. With a domestic box office gross of just under $52 million,
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‘Doctor Strange’ Joins Trio of Oscar Winners on Disc Sales Charts

‘Doctor Strange’ Joins Trio of Oscar Winners on Disc Sales Charts
The latest Marvel superhero movie distributed by Walt Disney Studios, “Doctor Strange,” shot to the top of the national home video sales charts the week ended March 5, outselling its nearest competitor by a margin of more than four to one.

The film, which earned nearly $233 million in U.S. theaters, topped both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, and Npd’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Meanwhile, this year’s Best Picture Oscar winner, Lionsgate’s “Moonlight,” debuted at No. 6 on both charts.

Hacksaw Ridge,” one of two Academy Award winners – and Best Picture nominees – released on disc by Lionsgate just before the Oscars, slipped to No. 2 on both charts. Directed by Mel Gibson, the biopic about a pacifist war medic won Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Film Editing and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing.

The other Oscar winner,
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The Lego Movie Sequel Gets A New Director

Back in early 2014 directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller did the impossible. They managed to take an obvious cash grab movie property and turn it into something amazing. Like the upcoming Emoji Movie, The Lego Movie had all the makings for a desperate Hollywood flop. No one in their right mind was asking for a movie based on the Lego toys, and studios had a bad habit of trying to milk every dollar they could out of pre-existing properties, mostly to negative effect. Instead of a dud, we were given a hilarious treat — a heartfelt movie fit for all ages that had the ability to expand to a decent franchise.

Of course, it’s always a big question mark whenever there’s a sequel. Will the filmmakers be able to capture that magic twice? So long as the directors stay on board, fans are usually okay to move forward, but
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Abattoir Review

Abattoir poses such a savage, provocative haunted house concept, but much like Brad Peyton’s Incarnate, this re-modeled genre construct is wasted on plodding execution that squanders any inherent excitement. Darren Lynn Bousman erects his very own funhouse amusement out of bloody murder locations, building a true-to-form haunted house without the haunts. Dead souls inhabit the very rooms they were slain in, all so an old, vengeful creep can make peace with his own family’s passing. It’s an architect’s dream hobby mixed with Satan’s own interior decorating, yet we’re never granted access to the horrors that pulsate from room to room. Tonal airlessness, momentum-halting CGI, disconnected storytelling – these are just a few of the code violations that stack against 2016’s most daunting renovation nightmare.

New English resident Jebediah Crone (Dayton Callie) acts as Bousman’s head designer, a cult leader who strengthens his connection to
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‘Sins of Our Youth’ Exclusive Clip: Four Teens Accidentally Murder a Young Boy and Struggle in the Aftermath

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‘Sins of Our Youth’ Exclusive Clip: Four Teens Accidentally Murder a Young Boy and Struggle in the Aftermath
In an age of mass shootings when the debate over gun control rages on, some recent films, such as Jessica Chastain’s new film “Miss Sloane” tackle the subject head on. Another new film “Sins of Our Youth” also explores this topic, capturing the intersection of gun culture and foolish adolescence. The film follows four teenagers who accidentally murder a younger boy while shooting off assault weapons recreationally, and the perilous decisions they make in the aftermath of the murder. In a moment of desperation and fear, the four teenagers drunkenly construct a plan reminiscent of a video-game plot, but it’s only a catalyst for more confusion and pain. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

Read More: Film Acquisition Rundown: IFC Picks Up ‘Queen of the Desert,’ The Orchard Grabs ‘Carrie Pilby’ and More

The film is directed by Gary Entin and written by his twin brother Edmund Entin,
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Recording Artist Fawn Releases Monster House Music Video for Halloween

As is typical for this time of year, our inboxes are overflowing with Halloween-themed goodies to share with you guys; and today we’re bringing you a new music video titled “Monster House” courtesy of recording artist Fawn, which is chock-full… Continue Reading →

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Doctor Strange Reshoots Brought in Community Creator Dan Harmon

Doctor Strange Reshoots Brought in Community Creator Dan Harmon
When Doctor Strange hits theaters in November, it will mark the end of a very long road to the big screen. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige first mentioned the possibility of a Doctor Strange movie way back in 2009, while Iron Man 2 was in production, with the studio hiring Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write the script in 2010, but the project didn't find its footing until four years later, when writer-director Scott Derrickson came aboard. With just months until this Marvel Phase 3 movie arrives, today we have word that another writer was brought aboard for some last-minute rewrites, Community creator Dan Harmon.

The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Marvel Studios brought on Dan Harmon after the superhero adventure had wrapped production in April. The studio was looking for a writer to create some new scenes "for additional photography," according to the site's source. It isn't known if he will get
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Dan Harmon Wrote Additional Doctor Strange Scenes That Were Filmed In Post

It seems that Marvel and director Scott Derrickson determined that more scenes were needed after Doctor Strange wrapped filming and a first cut of the film was assembled.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Dan Harmon was brought on board to pen the script for these mysterious additional scenes.  Best known for co-creating Community, is Harmon's background an indication that it was determined that Doctor Strange needed more humor?   In addition to his work in TV, Harmon wrote the script for 2006's Monster House and did uncredited script doctoring on 2008's Kung Fu Panda, both animated features.   While it's logical to assume Harmon was hired to inject some humor into Doctor Strange, it's important to remember that Marvel hired Joe and Anthony Russo to helm Captain America: The Winter Soldier at a time when the biggest projects on their resume were Arrested Development and Community.  Given Marvel's history of finding talent in unrelated genres,
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Why Scream: The TV Series is Worth Your Time

When it comes to genre television series as of late, there are a few shows that get more love than others. And since I finally caught up with the recent season two finale of Scream: The TV Series, I thought now would be the perfect time to tip my hat to this underrated series that not only wears its horror-loving heart so very clearly on its sleeve, but also keeps the mystery-fueled spirit of Wes Craven’s films alive and kicking, all while showcasing a lot of fantastic talent behind the camera as well.

And as much as I adore those first two factors, it’s that final part—the way Scream: The TV Series has utilized some incredible directorial talent—that has made me a staunch supporter of the show, as I’d argue that Scream may the best genre series that most fans have consistently overlooked ever since it debuted last summer.
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