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Cannes Review: 'Inside Out' is a Stellar Return to Form for Pixar

21 May 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Reporting from the Cannes Film Festival. The Pixar brand has lately been tarnished with unnecessary sequels and sub-par original fare making fans wonder if the magic has run out of the powerhouse. After all, this is the company that created classics like Toy Story, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Wall-e so after witnessing their recent output in the last few years, a cause for concern would make sense. The good news is the drought is over and Pixar has come roaring back with their latest Inside Out, which premiered in Cannes. It's an adventure built inside the mind of an eleven-year-old girl with her emotions as main characters. It's fast, funny and deeply touching in a way that will entertain kids and sucker punch adults. Pixar director Pete Docter, who last made Up for the studio, is directing once again (with Ronnie Del Carmen assisting as co-director) and that previous film »

- Marco Cerritos

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Cannes 2015: Inside Out Review – Pixar’s Back With Another Masterpiece

19 May 2015 4:46 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »


Rating: ★★★★★

The last time Pixar were in Cannes was with Up. Then they were riding high on the one-two masterpiece success of Ratatouille and Wall-e and wound up delivering a film with a simple vision and ambitious emotional through-line that left everyone shaken, stirred, but ultimately uplifted.

It looked to be a statement of intent going forward for the House that Woody built, yet since then the studio’s been stuck on a spiral of sequels and otherwise less inspired films, culminating in 2014 being the first calendar year in almost a decade that the studio couldn’t make a release. They’ve still only produced one outright bad movie (Cars 2), but it felt like the pioneers of computer animation had lapsed under studio demands (they were bought outright by Disney in 2006) and a potentially decreasing abundance of imagination.

Well, all that fear, anger and disgust can be dispelled (or, »

- Alex Leadbeater

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Inside Out / Cannes World Premiere Images and New Film Clips

19 May 2015 11:17 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios John Lasseter, director Pete Doctor, producer Jonas Rivera, co-director Ronnie Del Carmen and Us voice cast Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black delighted attendees at today’s press conference for Inside Out during the 68th annual annual Cannes Film Festival. They were then joined by the French voice cast for the world premiere! Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else. »


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‘Inside Out’ Filmmakers Relied on Science to Fuel Their Imaginations

19 May 2015 11:05 AM, PDT | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Cannes -- If the thought of broccoli pizza turns your stomach, or you still cringe recalling when you broke down in tears in front of your classmates, you’re bound to have something in common with Riley, the emotionally volatile protagonist of  “Inside Out." The Disney/Pixar film, which was directed by Pete Docter ("Up"), offers a peek inside the flashy, colorful mind of an 11-year-old. "We did a tremendous amount of research to get the details right and understand »

- Lanie Goodman

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Inside Out: New Clip Introduces Anger and Disgust

18 May 2015 5:45 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Pixar has released the a new Inside Out clip. From director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters, Inc.), the film takes place inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl, Riley Anderson (Kaitlyn Dias), where the personifications of her emotions run the show.  When Riley is uprooted from her home in the Midwest so her father can take a new job in San Francisco, Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Joy (Amy Poehler) try to help her cope with the sudden change. The film debut at Cannes Film Festival last week to overwhelmingly positive reception (you can check out Talia's review here). The new clip introduces Anger and Disgust, and gives some insight into why it's so darn difficult to get a kid to eat their greens. Check out the Inside Out clip below. The film opens in 3D on June 19th, and also features Diane Lane »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Inside Out Review | Cannes 2015

18 May 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

John Lasseter has done it again. Inside Out, Pixar’s highly anticipated and candy-colored animated “emotion picture,” was presented off-competition in Cannes this morning to an enthusiastic press. Witty and smart, this is one heck of a mood swing from director Pete Docter, who has once again joined forces with Up co-writer Michael Arndt. We first meet Riley as a newborn, her five emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader) -- already at work, especially when her parents try to feed her broccoli. This Fab Five operate in her Head Quarters to avert her moods via their control board. Joy is the captain of this ship though for this is a happy little girl. [caption id="attachment_438893" align="alignright" width="350"] Image via Disney[/caption] Riley (voiced by Kaitlin Dyas and inspired by Docter’s own daughter) is an 11-year-old girl hockey enthusiast leading a carefree life »

- Talia Soghomonian

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Two new clips from Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out

18 May 2015 12:28 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following the rave reviews coming out of Cannes, two new clips have arrived online from Disney-Pixar’s latest offering Inside Out, which you can watch below…

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. »

- Gary Collinson

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New Clip From Pixar.s Inside Out

18 May 2015 8:59 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Pixar’s long-awaited latest, Inside Out, is making its bow at Cannes and a new clip from the movie has made its way from the festival and onto the internet. Click below to check it out.brightcove.createExperiences();To put into some kind of context, that’s Joy (Amy Poehler) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith) having a good old rummage through the memory banks of their human host, 11-year-Riley. Emotions on a mission, the pair have to find the right long term memories to help Riley in her new life.Emeryville mainstay Pete Docter, the man behind Up, has conjured up another unique idea for his latest: a kind of emotional Innerspace in which five key human emotions are embodied by five different characters. Joy, Sadness, Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Anger (Lewis Black) and Fear (Bill Hader) are the emotions that define Riley's experiences as she tries to adjust to her family's »

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Inside Out Clip Has Sadness Guiding Joy

18 May 2015 8:34 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Pixar has released a new Inside Out clip. From director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters, Inc.), the film explores the inner world of an 11-year-old girl, Riley Anderson (Kaitlyn Dias), where the personifications of her emotions run the show.  When Riley is uprooted from her home in the Midwest so her father can take a new job in San Francisco, Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Joy (Amy Poehler) try to help her cope with the sudden change. In this clip, Joy and Sadness must make their way through Riley’s long-term memories, and while Sadness would prefer to just lay around, she also knows the way to get through the maze of memory orbs. The relationship between Joy and Sadness is presumably the crux of the film (it’s a Pixar movie, so these are your lead buddies), and it’s nice to »

- Matt Goldberg

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Watch a teatime tantrum in new clip from Pixar's Inside Out

18 May 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Broccoli leads to a teatime tantrum in an exclusive new clip from Pixar's Inside Out.

As young Riley's father tries to feed her some green veggies, Mindy Kaling's Disgust is on hand to make sure disaster is averted.

However, Disgust's plan to avoid eating vegetables backfires when Anger (Lewis Black) finds out Riley won't be able to have any dessert.

Inside Out follows the emotions in 11-year-old Riley's head, with Amy Poehler voicing Joy, Bill Hader as Fear and Phyllis Smith as Sadness.

Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan voice Riley's parents.

Inside Out is Pixar's first original film since 2012's Brave, and is written and directed by Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc, Up).

The film will be released in the Us on June 19 and in the UK on July 24. Watch a trailer below: »

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‘Inside Out’ Early Buzz: Pixar Makes a Sweet Return to Form

18 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Pixar never stopped being good, but for a little while it stopped being great. Cars 2 was the first Pixar movie to get a “Rotten” score, and while Brave and Monsters University fared better they couldn’t live up to the likes of Up and Wall-e. So there’s a lot riding on Pete Docter‘s Inside Out, which with […]

The post ‘Inside Out’ Early Buzz: Pixar Makes a Sweet Return to Form appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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John Lasseter Says Disney/Pixar Wants More Diverse Characters

18 May 2015 6:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

At a Monday afternoon press conference for the new animated film “Inside Out,” John Lasseter said that Pixar and Disney are making a push to tell stories about more diverse characters.

“It’s very important to us … to have female and ethnic characters,” said Lasseter, the Disney Animation Studios/Pixar chief. “It’s grown in importance over time. As you’ll see in future films, we’re really paying attention to that.”

Lasseter revealed that when he started in animation, it was an industry that mostly employed men behind the camera. “We have been seeing more and more women, and more and more people from all over the world starting to work with it,” Lasseter said. “That’s exciting. I think it will get reflected in the characters.”

He cited Disney’s 2016 release of “Moana,” about a Polynesian princess, as an example. “It’s pretty spectacular,” Lasseter said. “I guess »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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'Inside Out': Cannes Review

18 May 2015 4:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A ‘60s avant-garde head trip repackaged as a big slice of mainstream entertainment, Inside Out could easily have been titled Childhood’s End, as it ingeniously personifies the furiously erupting sensations associated with the onset of adolescence as a bunch of emotionally competitive cartoon characters. This latest conceptually out-there creation from Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc.; Up) serves up some abstractions and flights of deconstructive fancy that will most likely go over the heads of viewers with ages in the single digits. But this adventurous outing manages the great Pixar trick of operating on two levels — captivating fun

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- Todd McCarthy

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Review: Inside Out

18 May 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | | See recent JoBlo news »

Pixar has had a bumpy road of late with some arguably unnecessary (albeit financially successful) sequels (Monsters University, Cars 2) and a ho-hum original entry (Brave), which put the animation giant in the rearview when compared to Disney’s own animated flicks like Frozen, Wreck-it Ralph, and Big Hero 6. Thankfully, Pixar has put their faith once again in writer/director Pete Docter (Monsters Inc., Up) for their latest entry, Inside Out, which is the best film the studio has »

- Paul Shirey

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Review: 'Inside Out' is simply one of Pixar's most creative films ever

18 May 2015 3:36 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Cannes — Stop and think about it for a just a minute. Imagine a movie almost completely centered on individual emotions living in a young girl's head. Not a short, but a feature length film. It sounds like some sort of nightmare screenwriting assignment, doesn’t it? How do you explain how the emotions work? Do they control her every action? Do they grow and mature alongside her? How do you make a coherent, entertaining and moving experience out of that concept? Pete Docter, who previously directed one of Pixar's best films, "Up," doesn't make things easy on himself taking on that challenge and it makes the success of "Inside Out" more admirable than it initially might seem. The most important character in "Inside Out" is actually our heroine, Riley (eventually voiced by Kaitlyn Dias). Her birth spurs the creation of the first emotion, Joy (Amy Poehler), but as she grows, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Jurassic World Soundtrack Release Date & Tracklist Unveiled

17 May 2015 9:35 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

John Williams' original soundtrack/score for 1993's Jurassic Park is a tough act to follow, but if there's anyone up to the task, it's Michael Giacchino. The Academy Award-winning, Emmy-winning, and Grammy-winning composer is already somewhat familiar with the Jurassic Park franchise, having scored the video game soundtracks for The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Warpath: Jurassic Park back in his early career.  A few of his more recent high-profile film projects include the scores for Mission: Impossible 3Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Tomorrowland, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Up, and The Incredibles. His Jurassic World soundtrack is one of the more anticipated film scores of the year and fans can expect to find it in stores everywhere June 9. Check out the full track list, featuring a few of Giacchino's trademark puns, below:  1. Bury the Hatchling 2. The Family That Strays Together 3. Welcome to Jurassic World 4. Does »

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Heists

14 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

Hollywood has had a long love affair with the heist sub-genre. Dating as far back as the silent film era with 1928’s Alias Jimmy Valentine, and transcending various genres like westerns (The War Wagon), war (Kelly’s Heroes) and even animation (Toy Story 3), the heist has tantalized our fantasies and outsmarted our wits for decades. Whether it’s for the very last time before retirement, gathering the gang back together for a big payday or for the thrill of pulling off the perfect robbery, all heist films share one key element: commitment to a plan. »

- Shane Ramirez

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Sony Picks Up Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton Movie ‘Spotlight’ in Multiple Countries

14 May 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Entertainment One has inked sales on “Spotlight,” including a multiterritory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions. Pic, about the Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church, stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams.

In addition to Spwa, which will handle Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe outside of the former Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Israel and India, eOne has secured sales of the film in Italy (Bim), Portugal (Lusomundo), former Yugoslavia (Discovery), the Baltic States (Estonian Theatrical Distribution), South Africa (Times Media), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Indonesia (Queen), Singapore (Shaw), South Korea (Activers), Taiwan (Caichang), Thailand (Sahamongkol) and airline rights (Eim).

EOne is handling international sales of “Spotlight” in all territories outside of the U.K., Canada, Spain, Benelux and Australia/New Zealand, where the company is distributing the film directly, and in the U.S., where the film is being distributed by Open Road, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Pixar's hidden Easter eggs revealed in new Disney video

13 May 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Many Pixar movies contain Easter eggs - hidden nods to other films from the Pixar universe - and now a new video has been unveiled that reveals all the ones you might have missed.

Did you spot Toy Story's Pizza Planet delivery car in A Bug's Life? Or spy the Nemo doll in Monsters, Inc? Watch the video below to find all the secret Disney Easter eggs:

Elsewhere, Sulley makes an appearance in Brave, Toy Story 3's Lotso is hidden away in Up and Mr. Incredible features on a magazine cover in Finding Nemo.

It was recently announced that Tomorrowland filmmaker Brad Bird is making Disney's The Incredibles 2 his next project.

It was also previously revealed that a fifth Indiana Jones movie will be made. Disney bought the rights to future sequels in 2012.

Disney's Lucasfilm is to release Star Wars: The Force Awakens this December. Watch »

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From Mad Max to Amy Winehouse: 11 most exciting movies at Cannes Film Festival 2015

13 May 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

This year's Cannes Film Festival kicks off tonight, with big blockbusters and art house offerings sitting side-by-side. Digital Spy runs down the 11 most exciting films that will be screening in the south of France over the next two weeks.

1. Mad Max: Fury Road (Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron)

George Miller's eagerly-awaited return to the world of Mad Max is already drawing rave reviews thanks to its explosive action sequences and intense turns from Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron. For us mere mortals outside of Cannes, there won't be long to wait to see it - Fury Road hits cinemas on Friday!

2. Irrational Man (Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone)

On paper Woody Allen and Joaquin Phoenix may not seem like a natural fit, but with the latter playing a "tormented philosophy professor" who romances Emma Stone, this has us very intrigued. Allen's last film was the brilliant Blue Jasmine, suggesting that he's rediscovered his mojo. »

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