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Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past year.
We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...
Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)
Summer 2012 is nowhere near as massive as Summer 2011. But you know, that may be a blessing in disguise. Summer 2012 still has more than its fair share of films to look forward to, and the big ones are especially noteworthy. How can a summer with The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises Possibly go wrong? Well, it can't. So, even though Summer 2012 isn't as over-packed as Summer 2011 one, there's still plenty for film fans to salivate over. So without further ado, let's get started! Part Three of Tmp's Prelude to 2012 begins right now!
Summer 2012 is certainly kicking off with a bang. Releasing everywhere on May 4 is The Avengers, the long awaited superhero film putting all our favorite Marvel characters (minus Spider-Man, Wolverine, Daredevil, and all the ones you Really like) into one team. The build up for The Avengers has been intense, with over four years and five films of investment, »
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The run of post-Christmas picture previews continues today with Disney releasing new looks of two of its biggest animated projects for 2012. Throw your eyes down to the gallery for new looks at both Pixar's Brave and Tim Burton's Frankenweenie, courtesy of Collider.
Neither of the pictures offers much in the way of truly revelatory content - after all, we know what the main characters in the films look like already, but it's always nice to see some extra imagery.
Brave, of course, is the Emeryville gang's big release for the year, and what we hope will wipe the unpleasant memories of Cars 2 from our collective brains. The studio's first full-on mythical tale, it finds headstrong Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) chafing against tradition and custom and desperate to prove that she's more than just the future wife for some annoying lord's son. But her actions end up unleashing chaos and fury in the kingdom, »
Check out this brand new image from Disney’s latest animated movie set in the Highlands of Scotland, Brave, the 13th feature-length animated film from Pixar Animation Studios. Directed by Mark Andrews (The Incredibles, Ratatouille, John Carter of Mars) and Brenda Chapman (The Lion King, Prince of Egypt), the film features Kelly Macdonald as the voice of Merida, a skilled archer and the daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson).
Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land:massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. »
For Brave, we got our first look at the trailer back in the summer, and have seen plenty of other wonderful things from the film before and after that. And from Frankenweenie, we’ve most recently been treated to a handful of images, both official and from the set, in the past few months.
We’ve now got a new image from each of the films, courtesy of Stitch Kingdom via The Playlist, and they both look excellent.
- Kenji Lloyd
The run of post-Christmas picture previews continues today with Disney releasing new looks of two of its biggest animated projects for 2012. Throw your eyes down to the gallery for new looks at both Pixar’s Brave and Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie, courtesy of Collider.Neither of the pictures offers much in the way of truly revelatory content – after all, we know what the main characters in the films look like already, but it’s always nice to see some extra imagery.Brave, of course, is the Emeryville gang’s big release for the year, and what we hope will wipe the unpleasant memories of Cars 2 from our collective brains. The studio’s first full-on mythical tale, it finds headstrong Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald) chafing against tradition and custom and desperate to prove that she’s more than just the future wife for some annoying lord’s son. But her »
Pixar’S Brave Takes Aim
I predict 2012 will be the year of the female archer. Not only does The Hunger Games heroine, Katniss Everdeen, acted by Jennifer Lawrence really know how to rock a bow when it’s a matter of life and death, but June 22nd 2012 will see the release of Pixar’s exciting tale, Brave, which features the fiery young redhead, Princess Merida, voiced by the simply splendid Kelly Macdonald. You know her as Helena Ravenclaw of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and as Margaret Schroeder of Boardwalk Empire.
Princess Merida may be the first ever female hero in a Pixar picture, but she’s anything but your typical royal. She defies tradition and as you can see in the new pic from stichkingdom.com, knows her way around a bow and arrow. It is a good thing, too, because we hear she will encounter some pretty »
- Sasha Nova
Has it really been another year? The first of what is the second decade of the 21st Century. Boy does time sure fly fast when you're having fun (or not paying attention, or drinking too much or just dim-witted, etc...). From all of us here at Latino Review.Com, we wish all of our readers Happy Holidays and New Year! Whatever holiday you choose to celebrate, whatever religion you choose to follow or don't, we thank you all for continuing to support us along the years, through thick and thin. Remember, this is not only a time of celebration, but of giving. And as they say, “it is better to give than to receive”. Sounds like a bunch of hokey b.s., but believe me, experience has taught me it is true. We've given you up-to-the-minute news, film reviews and exclusive scoops and you've given us your time with incredible readership. »
Today we have some new images from major upcoming films. First up, we’ll tackle the smallest, with Tim Burton‘s feature-length adaptation of his black-and-white short Frankenweenie. We provided the first looks earlier this fall, but above we see another look at a boy and his dog. Former Burton collaborators Winona Ryder (Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands), Catherine O’Hara (Beetlejuice), Martin Landau (Ed Wood), andMartin Short (Mars Attacks) will lend their voices to Frankenweenie, which hits theaters October 5, 2012. Burton’s other big 2012 film, Dark Shadows, arrives in May.
Check out the image above and also, thanks to Stitch Kingdom, we have a new still from Pixar’s next feature Brave. The image comes from a scene we’ve seen in the trailer, for the film directed by Mark Andrews (who helmed the Pixar short One Man Band) and features Princess Merida (Kelly MacDonald), Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), The Wise »
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I'm really excited about Pixar's new animated film Brave. I love that it has a different feel and story than anything they have done before. I'd actually like to see more of this kind of stuff from them. You should check out the full trailer for this film if you haven't already, to see what's in store for us.
The image above we see the main character Princess Merida skillfully aims her bow and arrow as her family of royals look on in disapproval.
The movie was directed Marc Andrews/Brenda Chapman and it features the voices of Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men, Boardwalk Empire) Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, and Robbie Coltrane.
Here's the Synopsis:
Disney has unveiled new images for two very different animated offerings it has scheduled for release in 2012: the Pixar princess fairy tale, Brave, and director Tim Burton’s 3D stop-motion, movie based on his famous 1984 short film, Frankenweenie.
Multiple trailers and images have already been unveiled for Pixar’s next computer-animated flick; by comparison, only a handful of still frames and production photos have been released for Burton’s new movie, up to this point. Nonetheless, it shouldn’t be too long before a teaser trailer for Frankenweenie hits the scene.
Here is an official synopsis for Brave, followed by a new pic from the film:
A grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humor, “Brave” uncovers a new tale in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland where the impetuous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) defies an ...
- Sandy Schaefer
Disney will shepherd three animated movies into theaters in 2012. Though we are still waiting for our first glimpse of the promising Wreck-It Ralph, Disney has offered a few looks at both Pixar's Brave and Tim Burton's Frankenweeie. Brave, a fairy tale set in the Scottish Highlands, has received the full treatment: two trailers, many images, and a poster to promote the June 22, 2012 release. The stop-motion Frankenweenie comes out later on October 5, 2012, so we only have these images to go by. Expect a trailer for Frankenweenie soon. In the meantime, check out a new image for both Brave and Frankenweenie after the jump, along with more info on each film. Brave features the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters. Images via Stitch Kingdom. Official synopsis: Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through »
- Brendan Bettinger
Disney Pixar has released a new photo from Brave, which arrives in theaters nationwide June 22. This new animated tale centers on Merida (Kelly Macdonald), a Scottish princess and skilled archer, who inadvertently unleashes chaos by defying a sacred custom. Click on the photo below, which features Merida taking aim with her bow and arrow, to access our gallery.
Brave comes to theaters June 22nd, 2012 and stars Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane. The film is directed by Brenda Chapman, Mark Andrews. »
StitchKingdown.com was able to release a new still from Disney and Pixar's upcoming Scottish-themed tale featuring the main protagonist, Merida, showcasing her skill as an archer. Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida's quest - and serving as comic relief - are the kingdom's three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig »
- David Anderson
Walt Disney Pictures, along with Pixar and Marvel Studios, has released a preview of their upcoming 2012 release schedule for movies opening between January and December of this New Year. These movies include Beauty and the Beast 3D, The Secret World of Arrietty, John Carter, Chimpanzee, Marvel's the Avengers, Brave, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Finding Nemo, Frankenweenie, and Wreck-It Ralph.
Beauty and the Beast 3D - January 13
Walt Disney Animation Studios' magical classic Beauty and the Beast returns to the big screen in Disney Digital 3D™, introducing a whole new generation to the Disney classic with stunning new 3D imagery. The film captures the fantastic journey of Belle (voice of Paige O'Hara), a bright and beautiful young woman who's taken prisoner by a hideous beast (voice of Robby Benson) in his castle. Despite her precarious situation, Belle befriends the castle's enchanted staff: A teapot, a candelabra and a mantel clock, »
Release Date: June 1
The Scoop: One of the most popular and acclaimed Broadway musicals in recent memory, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of a couple of small-town dreamers who get caught up in the big-city spotlight -- and it tells that story using the transformative power of '80s rock. That's enough for us, but if you're somehow not sold, the film version of "Rock of Ages" also features a Who's Who of Hollywood stars, including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Bryan Cranston and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Rock on!
Release Date: June 1
- Scott Harris
Pixar’s upcoming project seems to be aimed at capturing the young female demographic in an empowering way with Brave, following Merida who “confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts,” coming to theaters next summer. So, where will Pixar go from there? What’s this mysterious upcoming movie that Pixar describes as an Untitled Movie That Takes You Inside the Mind about?
John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studio, would only give a nibblet of intel about this mysterious film. In a recent interview on the Charlie Rose show, Lasseter said that it “takes place inside of a girl’s mind and it is about her emotions as characters, and that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen.”
Well, that’s setting the bar high! This Untitled Mind Movie sounds interesting in concept so keep it right here on SciFi Mafia and we’ll keep you posted. »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
 Over the years, we've learned a lot about how Pixar develops and produces their feature animated films, but we've learned very little about how the beloved short films get created. So I decided it was time we find out. I shot a message over to Enrico Casarosa, the director of Pixar's next short film La Luna, who was happy to shed some light on the process. "How Does A Pixar Short Film Get Made?" Find out, after the jump. While most people won't get to see La Luna until its released in June 2012 attached to Brave, the short has been playing the film festival circuit and already short listed for the Best Animated Short Film Oscar. I was lucky enough to catch a screening of it at the 2011 Telluride Film Festival, and I loved it so much that they used my quote  in their "For Your Consideration" advertisements.  A Very »
- Peter Sciretta
While appearing on Charlie Rose last Friday, Pixar and Disney animation guru John Lasseter let slip a tantalizing new detail about one of Pixar’s upcoming films. Previously, director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.) announced at Disney’s D23 expo in August that his new film would take place in “the world inside your own mind.” Last week, Lasseter revealed that the mind in question will be one of a young girl.
- Adam B. Vary
Pixar has taken heat for years over the relative lack of female characters in their studio output-- while Disney has created unforgettable female heroines (and yes, princesses) in Belle and Rapunzel, Pixar's amazing films have focused almost exclusively on male protagonists, with the exception of supporting characters like Toy Story 2's Jessie and Monsters Inc.'s Boo. But next summer they're bringing us Brave, their venture into both a princess story and a female-driven adventure; the movie's heroine Merida, as we saw in the recent trailer, is both a badass warrior and a girl fighting against society's expectations from a "proper" female. We have a few sketchy ideas of the projects Pixar has in the hooper to follow up on Brave, including the Monsters Inc. prequel Monsters University, and now John Lasseter has revealed that they've got yet another that will feature a female protagonist. Visiting the Charlie Rose Show, »
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