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Marvel Studios Countdown: Everything You Need to Know About Marvel Movies at Sdcc

just now | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

News from Marvel’s panel in San Diego was hitting the internet faster than we could hit refresh. We got you covered on the television side, and now in one handy-dandy post is the rest - all of the movie news, casting, and announcements that Marvel dropped last week. Hopefully, this will keep you daydreaming until Marvel’s next big bombshells. Marvel Studios Has All New Fanfare! Instead of playing up the brand name alone, Marvel has tinkered with their studio intro credit to focus on their characters. The original fanfare, composed by Brian Tyler, has been replaced by a new composition from Michael Giacchino (Star Trek, Up). While the new intro works fine, the long-running one focused on the rustling flips of comic book pages and glimpses of comics that reminded...

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- John Gholson

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12 expensive and eccentric modern Hollywood movies

25 July 2016 8:02 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016

They cost millions and they’re very, very odd. We take a look at 12 expensive and eccentric Hollywood films from the past 40 years...

The risk-averse nature of filmmaking means that the world’s more maverick and outrageous writers and directors have to make do with relatively low budgets. Nicolas Winding Refn drenched the screen in all kinds of sordid, violent and startling imagery in such films as Only God Forgives and this year’s The Neon Demon, but the combined budget of those probably didn’t even match the catering budget for something like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

Every so often, though, a truly bonkers film slips through the Hollywood studio system - often by accident. From horror sequels to original sci-fi adventures, here are 12 incredibly expensive and gloriously eccentric Hollywood movies from the past 40 years.

The Exorcist II (1977)

Budget: $14 million

Like most films made for purely financial reasons, »

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Listen To Michael Giacchino’s Star Trek Beyond Soundtrack Plus Comic-Con Photos

21 July 2016 1:24 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Check out images and video from the premiere of Star Trek Beyond at San Diego Comic-Con.

The premiere featured the first ever outdoor IMAX screening as well as Academy Award®-Winning Composer Michael Giacchino’s thrilling film score performed live-to picture by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

(L-r) Actors Chris Pine, John Cho, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Zachary Qunito, Justin Lin, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Boutella and J.J. Abrams pose together at the world premiere of the Paramount Pictures title “Star Trek Beyond” at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

(Photo: Alex J. Berliner/ABImages)

Actor Idris Elba attends the world premiere of the Paramount Pictures title .Star Trek Beyond. at Embarcadero Marina Park South on July 20, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images)

Composer Michael Giacchino speaks »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Powerless’: Ron Funches Joins the DC Comics Comedy

18 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

First he was “Undateable.” Now comedian Ron Funches is “Powerless.” The comedian has joined the cast of the upcoming NBC series, billed as the first comedy set in the DC Comics world.

Read More: NBC Gears Up Workplace Comedy ‘Powerless’ Featuring DC Comics Characters

Funches will play Ron, an I.T. guy “who works at RetCon Insurance Co., which specializes in coverage against damage caused by Super Heroes.  Ron is a sweet and innocent guy who, unlike his co-workers, has not lost his childlike enthusiasm for all things Super Hero.”

Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk star in “Powerless,” which comes from writer and executive producer Ben Queen.

Read More: ‘Undateable Live’ Leans Into its Chaos to Make History

Funches, who has developed a fanbase for his easygoing and innocent comic persona, also has appeared on “New Girl,” “Conan,” “The Kroll Show” and his own half-hour special “Comedy Central Presents Ron Funches. »

- Michael Schneider

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‘Powerless’: Ron Funches Joins the DC Comics Comedy

18 July 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

First he was “Undateable.” Now comedian Ron Funches is “Powerless.” The comedian has joined the cast of the upcoming NBC series, billed as the first comedy set in the DC Comics world.

Read More: NBC Gears Up Workplace Comedy ‘Powerless’ Featuring DC Comics Characters

Funches will play Ron, an I.T. guy “who works at RetCon Insurance Co., which specializes in coverage against damage caused by Super Heroes.  Ron is a sweet and innocent guy who, unlike his co-workers, has not lost his childlike enthusiasm for all things Super Hero.”

Vanessa Hudgens, Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi and Christina Kirk star in “Powerless,” which comes from writer and executive producer Ben Queen.

Read More: ‘Undateable Live’ Leans Into its Chaos to Make History

Funches, who has developed a fanbase for his easygoing and innocent comic persona, also has appeared on “New Girl,” “Conan,” “The Kroll Show” and his own half-hour special “Comedy Central Presents Ron Funches. »

- Michael Schneider

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The Fantasticast #188 – Marvel Team-Up #26 – The Fire This Time

15 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

The Cockamamie Fan Club

Hello, and welcome to episode 188 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

With Spider-Man taking a month off, the Johnny Storm steps up to lead this issue of Marvel Team-Up, joining forces with the God of Thunder to investigate a Hawaiian volcano and a set of fiery bootprints, as both a forgettable Avengers storyline and a forgettable Marvel Team-Up plot get a follow-up. It’s Thor and the Human Torch against the Lava Men in »

- Gary Collinson

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Horror Highlights: Game Of Thrones Sdcc Scavenger Hunt, Famous Monsters, Tales Of Poe, Spell On Wheels

14 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

To celebrate the success of a variety of Game of Thrones merchandise, HBO is hosting a scavenger hunt for fans at Comic-Con starting on Wednesday, July 20th at 6:00pm! Also: Famous Monsters at Sdcc 2016, Tales of Poe DVD and Digital HD release details, and info on Spell on Wheels‘ first issue debut.

Game of Thrones Sdcc 2016 Scavenger Hunt Details: Press Release: “Wednesday, July 13, 2016 — HBO Global Licensing is excited to debut a wide array of new Game of Thrones products and convention exclusives at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, and to highlight some of its bestselling products released throughout the series’ run. To help celebrate, HBO is inviting fans to participate in a Comic-Con Scavenger Hunt, sending them on a quest to find some of the coolest Game of Thrones products available on the Comic-Con floor.

Starting Wednesday, July 20th, at 6 p.m. Pt when the convention floor opens for Preview Night, »

- Tamika Jones

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Proof a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Movie Is Happening?

13 July 2016 6:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Even though there are no new Harry Potter books that we know of coming out anytime soon, the wizarding world is continuing to be explored by creator J.K. Rowling in other formats. But could we have a new movie to look forward to in the near future? Recently, the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened in London, and the story is a continuation of the main Harry Potter story that ended with The Deathly Hallows. And it looks like Warner Bros. may be looking at the possibility of a movie.

A trademark and copyright expert from Ireland named Brian Conroy recently revealed via his website that Warner Bros. filed a trademark for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on July 8. Up to this point, virtually every other trademark filed for The Cursed Child had been done by J.K. Rowling, and not Warner Bros., who produced all eight of the Harry Potter movies. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Battlefield’ Video Game To Be Adapted For TV From Anonymous Content and Paramount Television

11 July 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The long-running video game series “Battlefield” will soon be headed to TV. Variety reports that Paramount Television and Anonymous Content will develop a television series based on “Battlefield.” It will be executive produced by Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar, best known for producing Steven Soderbergh’s TV series “The Knick” and the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight,” and Ashley Zalta.

Read More: Review: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season 2 Stays True to Its Weird Self

Regarding the development deal, Sugar says that “Together with EA and Paramount TV, we’ll develop the ‘Battlefield’ TV series with the same commitment to robust storytelling that has made the game such a runaway success for nearly fifteen years.”

Anonymous Content has produced some of the most successful, acclaimed films and TV shows since 1999. Some of these include Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” Debra Granik’s “Winter’s Bone,” which netted Jennifer Lawrence »

- Vikram Murthi

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[Podcast] Episode 127: Talkin’ Friday The 13th: The Game, Rotld and More!

7 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | Destroy the Brain | See recent Destroy the Brain news »

On this episode, we get together to talk about random stuff like The Conjuring 2The Neon Demon, The Shallows, why Scream Factory’s The Return of the Living Dead Blu-Ray release is better than the Second Sight’s UK “purist” Blu-Ray, Friday the 13th: The Game and more!

Show Notes

What We’ve Been Watching/Playing:

00:01 | The Conjuring 2 – Read Andy’s Review here, The Neon Demon, The Shallows – Read Andy’s review here.

00:03 | The Return of the Living Dead Blu-Ray by Scream Factory

00:09 | Swiss Army Man, Carnage Park, The Purge: Election Year (Andy’s review)

00:14 | Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Blu-Ray, Outcast, Dead of Summer (read Chris Melkus’ review of Episode 1 and Episode 2)

00:16 | Alan Wake

00:20 | Blu-Ray Releases for 7/12, 7/19 & 7/26

00:29 | Follow-Up on Episode 126 – Mike Flanagan’s involvement with Halloween

00:30 | Friday the 13th: The Game & Dead by Daylight

00:37 | Lights Out »

- Andy Triefenbach

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Pixar Getting Out Of The Sequel Business

2 July 2016 11:05 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Pixar has undergone some criticism in recent years for their reliance on sequels be it "Cars 2," "Monsters University" and the recent "Finding Dory" along with three other announced follow-ups on the way every June for the next three years - "Cars 3" in 2017, "Toy Story 4" in 2018 and "The Incredibles 2" in 2019. In fact they're only one original movie on the way in the next three years - "Coco" next Thanksgiving.

Speaking with EW this weekend, Pixar president Jim Morris has revealed that for now there are no more plans for further sequels beyond the three already announced, and right now Pixar is only developing original ideas with four films currently in the works. Morris says: "Everything after Toy Story and The Incredibles is an original right now."

Of the four, two of those will hit in 2020, the next either entirely in 2021 or one pushed back into 2022. Of the two 2020 films, he »

- Garth Franklin

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No More Pixar Sequels Currently In Development Beyond ‘The Incredibles II’

1 July 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Pixar has been going a little sequel crazy as of late. And while the Emmerville animation studio has a better track record of sequels than most, Pixar president Jim Morris confirms that there are currently no plans to sequelize Ratatouille, UpWall-e, or Inside Out. In fact, beyond the announced sequels the studio is slated to […]

The post No More Pixar Sequels Currently In Development Beyond ‘The Incredibles II’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Peter Sciretta

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‘The Steps’ Exclusive Clip: Two Adult Siblings Meet Their Father’s New Wife and Grown Children

30 June 2016 1:54 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Steps” follows Jeff (Jason Ritter), an uptight New Yorker who was just let go from his job, and his party girl sister Marla (Emmanuelle Chriqui) who go meet their father (James Brolin) who has recently gotten married to a woman (Christine Lahti) with three adult children of her own. The meeting prompts a culture clash that sends both sides of the family into chaos, but when the “step” parents announce they’re adopting a child, tensions rise and bitterness is shared as everyone struggles to learn the meaning of family. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below featuring Jeff and Marla admiring a painting of their father only to find him having sex with his new wife behind the living room couch.

Read More: Watch: ‘The Steps’ Trailer Puts an Adult Twist on ‘Yours, Mine & Ours’

The film is directed by Andrew Currie, who previously directed works like »

- Vikram Murthi

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Going Inside Out with Disney’s ‘Inner Workings’ Short

17 June 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Like Pixar, Disney continues pushing the envelope with its shorts program, and “Inner Workings” offers yet another innovation in hybrid animation and quirky narrative.

Director Leo Matsuda (story artist on the Oscar-winning “Big Hero 6” and “Wreck-It Ralph”) takes us inside the cartoony body of a hapless clerk named Paul, whose brain and heart engage in a tug-of-war that nearly tears him apart.

But unlike Pixar’s Oscar-winning “Inside Out,” the intent is purely physical, not cerebral. “I’m a Japanese Brazilian so I’m very disciplined, but I also like to party,” said Matsuda, who was inspired by the human anatomy illustrations from the “Encyclopedia Britannica” that he flipped through as a youth.

Matsuda recreated the graphical look of those layered acetate transparencies in his short along with an ’80s vibe that’s pushed and theatrical. His influences were Jacques Tati, Wes Anderson, Disney’s Ward Kimball and Bruno Bozzetto, »

- Bill Desowitz

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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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The Preview Reel: Ellen v The Rock

15 June 2016 9:13 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Welcome to another “Preview Reel” column. where we look at the week’s upcoming wide release movies. Originality is something that this summer has seen very little of, as all ten movies in the top ten box office this past weekend consisted of sequels, reboots, or adaptations. This week does feature an original film in the Kevin Hart/Dwayne Johnson vehicle Central Intelligence, but all eyes are on yet another sequel, or we should say sea-quel, with the release of Pixar’s Finding Dory. Here’s a preview of what to expect.

  Finding Dory

What we are excited about:

Simply put, Pixar is the most reliable studio out there right now. They have been able to crank instant classic after instant classic with Toy Story, Monsters Inc., Up, and last year’s Inside Out. Their sequels (or prequels in Monsters University’s case) have a mixed bag, as Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3 are considered masterpieces in animated filmmaking, while Cars 2 does not have that same praise. A sequel to one of their most beloved movies is risky, but bringing back Finding Nemo director Andrew Stanton and returning a majority of the cast (including the amazing Ellen DeGeneres), there is no reason to believe Pixar cannot continue with its winning ways.

What we are worried about:

Cars 2 was a misfire because it took an amusing side character from the first installment, Mater, and made him front and center with his own story. The result turned out to be slightly annoying, and while Dory is a much better character than Mater, there should still be some concern over giving Dory her own movie. While the trailers have been solid, they do not seem to be on the same level as Nemo, which is another concern. Finding Nemo is one of the most beloved animated movies of all time, can a sequel really live up that standing? We’ll see.

Critical reception (if any):

Finding Dory has been getting very good reviews as it sits at 94% on RottenTomatoes and 77 on MetaCritic. While those are a step down from Nemo (that has a 99% on RottenTomatoes and 90 on MetaCritic), critics are saying this a worthy sequel that is not only entertaining, but emotionally satisfying as well.

Box office expectations:

Finding Nemo opened to $70.3 million back in May of 2003, and went on to gross $936.7 million worldwide. In those thirteen years, the film has remained a landmark in Pixar’s vast achievements and fans have been hungry for a sequel. This is one of the most anticipated movies of the year and should have one of the year’s biggest openings, Finding Dory should be able to find anywhere from $110-120 million on its opening weekend.

Final thoughts:

Pixar has the strongest studio resume over the past twenty years, and that includes producing high quality sequels (most of the time). Reviews indicate that they have another hit on their hands that the whole family can enjoy.

Central Intelligence

What we are excited about:

The idea of putting the Rock and Kevin Hart in an action comedy is genius. The Rock has been a part of some of the more entertaining movies the past couple of years and Kevin Hart has always proven to be a funny man. Those two headlining a movie could prove to be a fun comedy this summer needs.

What we are worried about:

The trailers have been hit or miss to say the least. They seem to put the Rock in awkward situations (the brief clip of a fat Dwayne Johnson singing is enough to give us nightmares) and then a lot of Kevin Hart yelling. Hart’s filmography has not been all that impressive, especially given how funny his stand-up has been. Let’s just hope the chemistry between the Rock and Kevin Hart is funny enough to make us forget about the mediocre trailers.

Critical reception (if any):

There have been no reviews published as of yet, which is a little concerning for a comedy. Granted, last time we wrote that, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping turned out to be a critical hit, so this could turn out to be a good thing.

Box office expectations:

Finding Dory should dominate this weekend, but Central Intelligence is aiming for a completely different demographic. It should play well for those who feel that they are too old for a Pixar movie (which I’m not sure if those people exist). Look for an opening around $25 million.

Final thoughts:

A Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart movie sounds like the perfect action comedy, and while the trailers have been subpar for Central Intelligence, it could still be a decent summer comedy. »

- Scott Davis

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Finding Dory Review: The Must See Movie of The Summer

15 June 2016 7:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Finding Dory is a fantastic sequel. It's not as good as Finding Nemo, but comes pretty darn close. The story is incredibly imaginative with just the right amount of humor and sentiment. The new characters are so entertaining, even the ones that have minimal screen time. Every piece of the film really stands up to be counted. Pixar has once again proven that they are the kings of animation.

Finding Dory takes place a year after the events of the first film. Dory (Ellen Degeneres) has settled into an idyllic life with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence). A random event stirs Dory's memories of her childhood. She recounts a strange phrase, then in true Dory fashion, forgets it immediately. Luckily, Nemo is nearby and remembers it. They deduce it is a clue to her birthplace. Marlin is through with cross sea adventures, but Nemo reminds him what Dory did to rescue him. As the trio embarks on the quest for Dory's parents, they get separated. The journey to find each other results in a host of wonderful new friends. Including a cranky, but kind hearted octopus (Ed O'Neil), a near-sighted whale (Diane Keaton), and the oddest duck to grace the silver screen.

The screenplay by writer/director Andrew Stanton and Victoria Strouse is beautiful. Pixar loves to make you cry. You could create a waterfall of tears from Up, Toy Story 3, and last year's animation bummer, Inside Out. This time around they strike the perfect chord. Loss, the love of family, cherishing your friends, these are great lessons, but can easily be sappy; especially in a kids movie. The genius is that its not. The filmmaker's blend emotion with laughs and wonder for the perfect happiness smoothie. It also helps that the characters are so well established. The otters probably have three minutes on screen, but are remarkably memorable. The writing is so good here.

The one thing that didn't quite meet my expectations was the quality of the CGI. Let me be clear this is a minor, ant-sized bone to pick. Finding Dory looks almost exactly like Finding Nemo. It still looks amazing, but Nemo came out thirteen years ago. It's a little surprising that the animation wasn't blow your skirt off eye-popping, but I don't think that was really what the studio was focused on. The story is so layered and deep, the artistry probably was second fiddle. Once again, a nitpicking critique that shouldn't dissuade anyone from seeing this film.

I didn't have a clue where the story was taking me as I watched this film. Every scene was delightful. This is because Dory is such a wonderful character. She's the unexpected, the bow-tied box before you open it. Marlin has a great monologue where he explains why Dory is so important to them. In life, you sometimes take for granted friends who are a little too idiosyncratic. But then they are almost always the most fun, adventurous people. Finding Dory tops off the happiness smoothie with that little cherry. Dory has a terrible memory and gets into a whole lot of trouble, but why would you want her any other way. Finding Dory is a must see and has, quite possibly, the best celebrity cameo ever. »

- MovieWeb

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Zootopia Available on Blu-ray June 7th

6 June 2016 9:01 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I am just a dumb bunny, but, we are good at multiplying!”

When I reviewed Zootopia here at We Are Movie Geeks, I wrote”, the beautifully designed, brightly-hued Zootopia is breezier and bouncier than most. The animation work is dazzling, lovingly detailed without being overdone. I felt like I could reach out and pet these furry critters, especially in eye-popping 3D.” (read all of my review Here)

Now you can own Zootopia on Blu-ray thanks to Walt Disney Animation Studios!

Zootopia has broken records worldwide earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of Zootopia and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman).  It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years! »

- Tom Stockman

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The Fantasticast #181 – Marvel Team-Up #23 – The Night Of The Frozen Inferno

28 May 2016 3:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stephen Lacey and Andrew Leyland are your guide to Marvel’s First Family, The Fantastic Four. Starting at the very beginning of the Marvel Age of Comics, they cover every issue of The Fantastic Four, every spinoff title (Strange Tales, Marvel Two-In-One, and more), every guest appearance and every cameo, in order of publication…

A Team-Up Of Ice And Fire

Hello, and welcome to episode 181 of The Fantasticast. Each week, Steve Lacey and Andy Leyland guide you through every issue, guest-appearance and cameo of The Fantastic Four.

A titanic team-up as the tremendous twosome throw in together to tussle with the terrifying top dog of temperature, Equinox the Thermonuclear Man! Which tremendous twosome, we hear you ask? Why, the Human Torch and Iceman, who take over Marvel Team-Up for an issue. And just for fun, we also cover two pages of Giant-Size Spider-Man #1, in which Spidey borrows a »

- Gary Collinson

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Singapore fest reveals mentors

16 May 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Anocha Suwichakornpong and Bernard Chauly will mentor at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival.

Thai filmmaker Anocha Suwichakornpong and Malaysian director Bernard Chauly have been selected as mentors for this year’s Singapore International Film Festival (Sgiff).

Anocha’s credit include Mundane History, which won a Tiger Award at Rotterdam in 2010, while Chauly is known for a string of mainstream films capturing social trends in Southeast Asia.

The festival is also planning to commission a new short film by a Singapore filmmaker every year that will make its world premiere at the festival. Gladys Ng, winner of Sgiff 2015’s Best Singapore Short Film, is the first filmmaker to be commissioned under the scheme.

Sgiff will be held as part of the Singapore Media Festival (Smf), which runs November 23 – December 9, along with ScreenSingapore, Asia TV Forum & Market and the Asian Television Awards.

ScreenSingapore is hosting the second edition of the Southeast Asian Film Financing (Saff) Project Market »

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