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If you’re a hard-core Pixar fan, then you no doubt realize the animation studio loves to put little Easter eggs into each and every one of its movies. These hidden nods to earlier films delight those who catch them, even if they’re not integral to the stories being told. Pixar has been doing this for years, but it’s only now that it has started chronicling them for the public. This new video, starring Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, reveals some of the hidden delights from movies like Up, Cars and Ratatouille. It’s by no means all inclusive – which is a minor disappointment – but maybe the studio will make more of these cool little videos if fans like this one. Things kick off with the Luxo Jr. ball, then move on to grape soda...
- Mike Bracken
Even though we're right around the perfect time for real easter eggs, those aren't the kind we're talking about. In this case, we're talking about hidden references to other films within the filmography of Pixar Animation. We've featured some cool easter eggs from Pixar films in the past like Brave and Up, but a new video straight from Disney and Pixar, complete with an intro from Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich, puts some more of them on display, including the frequent appearances of the ball from their original short Luxo Jr. There's even a few that I'll bet you didn't even notice. It's not all-inclusive, but it's cool. Watch it! Here's the video from Pixar, telling fans to join in on the easter egg hunt (via Movies.com): There's tons more references between Pixar films that you can notice by rewatching the films. Sometimes, you don't even know »
- Ethan Anderton
In anticipation of the holiday weekend and in celebration of Disney's new cloud-based digital movie service, we have a look at a few of the Pixar Easter eggs that appear in the acclaimed animated films. The Easter egg hunt through the history of Pixar films is just one of the delights available to fans on the "Discover" section of the "Disney Movies Anywhere" streaming site. There are plenty of these gems hidden throughout movies like Toy Story, Up, Monsters Inc., and Cars to name a few, but this clip might clue you in to some you might have missed. Hit the jump to check out some of the Pixar Easter eggs! Here's a video featuring Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich walking you through just a tiny fraction of Pixar Easter eggs scattered throughout their films: About Disney Movies Anywhere (Dma): Disney Movies Anywhere (Dma) is a cloud-based digital »
- Dave Trumbore
I was fortunate enough to be on the set of Rise of the Planet of the Apes back when it was called Caesar and everyone seemed a little nervous to be following up the disastrous Tim Burton remake. Up until the lights went down at the screening of Rise, I thought it was going to be a slow-burn movie about James Franco’s character dealing with the reality of Alzheimer’s disease through a sci-fi conceit about a drug that made a baby monkey smarter. The only reason I thought that was the thrust of the movie for so long was because we were living in a pre-Caesar performance capture world. There was something about seeing Andy Serkis’ performance as Caesar come entirely from Andy Serkis that I challenge anyone to claim they expected. Gollum is a fantastic technical achievement, yes, but up until his appearance in The Hobbit, after »
20th Century Fox’s Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is quickly approaching – the film opens in cinemas three months from today on July 11.
USA Today has the latest photos from director Matt Reeves’ upcoming film.
Caesar (Andy Serkis) has grown from his days as leader of a primate rebellion in 2011′s Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes. “We see him as a statesman and a leader and someone who has galvanized all of these apes,” says Serkis. “We see the beginning of their world.” Reeves is impressed by Caesar’s care-worn face. “You can see a real haunted quality.”
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will »
- Michelle McCue
Ron Swanson basically is Nick Offerman, the actor who portrays the old-school bureaucrat on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. From their shared talent for woodworking to a mutual appreciation for simple living, the two have much more in common than impressive facial hair. Offerman once again proved this point in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on Friday, held to promote the April 10 episode of Parks and Rec, which he directed. Here’s what we learned:
“Through mere luck of the draw, I was handed an incredible episode, »
- Amber Ray
Pixar must have known what it was doing when it scheduled Toy Story 3 for Fathers’ Day weekend 2010, over a decade after the release of Toy Story 2. For as much as kids were eager to catch up with Woody and Buzz, it was the fathers who inevitably stayed in their seats during the film’s closing credits, trying to compose themselves before their children noticed dad’s cheeks were wet. Adult conversations about the film that summer often began with, “Sooo… Did you cry?” or rather, “How hard did you cry?”
Toy Story 3 cracked a lot of adults’ armor, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Investigation Discovery is getting into scripted mini-series. According to EW, the channel has ordered Heartbreakers, , which will star Jack Wagner, Christopher Knight, Kevin Sorbo, Antonio Sabato Jr. and Rob Estes playing men who start out seeming like dream husbands but turn out to be nasty criminals. Basically, it’s still true crime stories, but without the narrator interrupting the dramatizations and actors you recognize.
TV Guide reports that Bruno Bichir, brother of The Bridge star Demian Bichir (apparently they’re such a prolific acting family, the Mexican MTV Movie Awards have a “Best Bichir in a Movie” category) will join his sibiling in multiple episodes of the upcoming season of The Bridge. He’ll play a Mexican businessman »
- Lyle Masaki
Sunday evening saw Apes on horseback in the first TV spot for Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.
Today, 20th Century Fox released the 5th poster showing a softer side of Caesar (possibly comforting baby Cornelius?) for the upcoming sequel to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes.
In the new film, a growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
For the die-hard fans of the franchise, including yours truly, this sounds similar to the fifth film of the original series – 1973′s Battle For The Planet Of The Apes.
Set in “North America – 2670 A.D.”, this sequel follows the ape leader, »
- Michelle McCue
The Wrestling Observer reported last week that Kurt Angle could be bound for Jeff Jarrett’s new pro-wrestling group. Angle’s contract with Tna expires later this year and both parties are likely to be keen on parting ways. Tna is cutting costs and the usually loyal Angle has sounded off about potentially leaving.
However, despite previously held assumptions about Angle going back to WWE, the rumours within Tna are that Angle could be the headline act of Jeff Jarrett’s new group. Jarrett will announce details of the group the day after WrestleMania, but presumably he won’t be able to confirm Angle until his Tna contract is up. Although Kurt has had issues with Jeff in the past (Karen Jarrett is Kurt’s ex-wife) they are now on very good terms. In contrast, the Observer report stated “There is a »
- Grahame Herbert
Feature Simon Brew 31 Mar 2014 - 05:42
Blockbuster season is almost upon us, but what will next summer's big hitters be? Here's a roundup
Once upon a time, summer blockbuster season 2015 was set to be packed with the biggest collision of big franchises we'd ever seen together. However, one by one, lots of these films moved away to other dates. As such, you won't be seeing Star Wars: Episode VII, Pirates Of The Caribbean 5, Independence Day 2, Batman Vs Superman or Finding Dory in a cinema next summer.
But even with those films gone, there's still no shortage of huge movies battling for your cash in a year's time. And as is traditional for us at the start of summer blockbuster season, we've taken a look at what's coming up in 12 months' time.
Although there will be no Pixar film in 2014, their next project “Inside Out” slated for next year looks like a winner.
For quite some time, Disney referred to this project as “Untitled Pixar Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind.” And now it’s revealed on what that all mean.
The story revolves around five emotions, which are characters inside a little girl’s head. They are Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith) and Anger (Lewis Black). These emotions try to work as a team to control the little girl.
It’s very similar to a »
- Gig Patta
An extended look at “Inside Out,” Pixar Animation's ambitious next outing set largely inside the brain of a young girl won a rapturous response at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday. Directed by “Up” maestro Pete Docter, the film looked fresh, funny and blazingly original. Its concept may sound esoteric. Its execution is anything but. “Inside Out” centers on a young girl struggling with her family's move to a new city, told through the emotions in her brain. Fear, sadness, joy, disgust and anger are the main characters in the story. Joy is played by Amy Poheler, Mindy. »
- Brent Lang
In this indie La story, Kathryn Hahn (of TV's Parks and Recreation and Girls) plays Rachel, a complacent middleclass housewife who has lost touch with her inner sex goddess. Boo-hoo. Or, perhaps we're supposed to be laughing? Given the constantly wavering tone, it seems writer/director Jill Soloway doesn't really know what she wants.
Up and-comer Juno Temple (cast in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For) only exacerbates the frustration as doll-faced stripper McKenna, who sidles up to Rachel on a daring night out with her husband Jeff (Josh Radnor). Rachel is single-minded in her mission to rev up Jeff's libido (half-heartedly encouraged by Glee's Jane Lynch as a therapist with a permanently glazed look), but instead she ends up bringing McKenna home, insisting that she wants to »
No Brandi Glanville In Gaga Video
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump, Kyle Richards, Yolanda Foster, Kim Richards, and Bravo executive Andy Cohen all appear in the lengthy video, which pays homage to Michael Jackson. Kyle Richards, Foster and Cohen all took to Twitter to gush over the experience of working with Lady Gaga.
When @ladygaga says "kill" you say 'ok' ....#WatchGUYOnVevo #NewGagaSingleGUY http://t.co/MPKKBeki3k
— Kyle Richards (@KyleRichards18) March 23, 2014
♥ What a great experience to support this genius super woman @ladygaga: http://t.co/J4jzSjHDUZ pic.twitter.com/Fzsxy4VOQ5
— Yolanda (@YolandaHFoster) March 24, 2014
My Reaction to seeing the #Rhobh and me in @LadyGaga - G.U.Y. Music Video: http://t.co/V5EQW0hZyH via @YouTube
I must admit, I have a love/hate relationship with this column. Don’t get me wrong, nobody named Andy is holding a gun to my head telling me what to write about and when. I Love writing this column. However, I hate that every time I get around to telling you about my recent horrifying finds, my bank account gets a bit lower. And in the words of the mighty Kinks, I’m on a low budget. Lucky for you, pretty much everything I’m jawing about today shouldn’t make your wallet too much lighter. And you’ll be looking dressed to kill (zing!).
Up first is this movie slasher charm necklace (above), with creepy cameo’s of your favorite slashers, complete with their own dangling weapon of choice like Pinheads meat hook and Leatherface’s chainsaw. You can get your very own, each one made-to-order over at Mirrored Opposites Etsy shop. »
- Cherry Bombed
Pixar has a string of original films due out over the next couple of years, but they'll be returning to sequels in 2016 with Finding Dory. The studio needs to pay the bills with known properties, and it looks like they'll have a couple more on the way. According to /Film, Disney chief Bob Iger told investors that The Incredibles creator Brad Bird is writing The Incredibles 2. Iger also said Pixar is working on another Cars film, which isn't much of a surprise considering that kids will buy the merchandise forever. The reason to get excited is for The Incredibles 2 since Bird is going to be involved. The filmmaker has never written off the possibility of a sequel, and a few years ago he said he had "some ideas" for it. He's currently working on his second live-action feature, Tomorrowland (due out May 22, 2015), and I doubt we'd see The Incredibles 2 until probably 2018 at the earliest. »
- Matt Goldberg
Screen Daily has a report from London's 3D Creative Summit, which featured a pre-recorded interview with James Cameron, discussing his use of 3D in Avatar in which he says he was "probably too conservative" with the stereoscopic format in the first film. So now whatc He's going deeper as only James Cameron can: "I'm going to open up my depth more on the Avatar sequels. In my defense, I thought I might be making a three-hour movie and nobody had ever gone more than 90 minutes so we didn't know if people were going to go cross-eyed and have their eyeballs melt. Now we know good stereo is good stereo and you can watch it indefinitely." Cameron has long been a supporter of the format, but also a detractor of studios using it as a gimmick and as a way to add to the bottom line and he urged filmmakers to »
- Brad Brevet
The Incredibles, the animated feature about a family of undercover superheroes, looks set to be re-released in 3D.
Disney-owned Pixar Animation Studios is working a 3D retrofit of the film, which took more than $630m at the worldwide box office when released in 2004 and won two Oscars including Best Animated Feature.
Speaking at the 3D Creative Summit in London, Pixar’s director of 3D production Josh 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 was released 10 years ago - the technology is even older as it took four years to make.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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
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