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Final Update, Monday, 4:23 Pm, Pt: Final grosses are in for the following films: Lucy in China, Disney/Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Disney Animation’s Big Hero 6 (which bows Nov. 7th in the states), this weekend’s domestic No. 1 and No. 2 openers Ouija and John Wick. Sony just reported for Fury, Whiplash, The Equalizer, 22 Jump Street. Also reporting are Dracula Untold, and As Above, So Below. Warner Bros.’ The Judge and Annabelle, and the Disney’s live action Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, the animated The Boxtrolls, Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Hercules. Fox‘s final grosses have also been reported for The Book Of Life, Gone Girl, The Maze Runner, Ice Age: The Meltdown 3-D (for its second frame in China) and Let’s Be Cops.
While we still don’t have official distributor numbers on Happy New Year, »
- Nancy Tartaglione
With Marvel's Agents of Shield returning to the UK for its second season today (at 8pm on Channel 4, and almost certainly available on catch-up services afterwards), it's a perfect time to speculate as to what the new season may have in store for our favourite Marvel-lous Shield-wielding Agents. (No, not Captain America. Sorry. That would be Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Which is awesome.)
Part 1 of this article looked at the question of "What will they become?", applying it to Coulson, and then Part 2 went to on look at May and Ward respectively. Now, Part 3 will look at Skye.
[Marvel's Agents of Shield Season 1 spoilers follow]
Skye (Chloe Bennett)
At the start of Season 1, Skye was a Rising Tide hacktivist ("weirdly good with computers"), opposed to what she thought Shield stood for, and then was captured by Shield and recruited. She planned to bring Shield down from the inside, while taking the opportunity to learn more about her parents, »
Earlier this year, the Monsters University short film "Party Central" played in front of Muppets Most Wanted, and if you didn't catch that film (and judging by the movie's box office, you didn't), you now have a chance to watch the short online for free. The story has Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) using a door station to clandestinely move a frat party over at Ror to Oozma Kappa. If you ignore the fact that (unlike the Toy Story shorts) there's no way for this one to factor into the movie's timeline, and that it's out of character for the monsters to risk being caught by humans, this is a fairly amusing short. It's certainly worth seeing for free if you download the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone or iPad. Hit the jump to check out the Monsters University Party Central trailer. The short also features the voices of Charlie Day, »
- Matt Goldberg
Join a monster of a party with the Disney Movies Anywhere premiere of Party Central. The Disney•Pixar short is now available to view for free for the first time, and reunites everyone’s favorite monsters, Mike and Sulley, for another hilarious adventure.
Download the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone or iPad to watch Party Central now, for a limited time.
Featuring Billy Crystal as Mike, John Goodman as Sulley and directed by Pixar’s Kelsey Mann, Party Central features Mike and Sulley’s return to Monsters University for a fun-filled weekend with their Oozma Kappa fraternity brothers. The gang is throwing their first party, but no one’s showing up. Luckily for them, Mike and Sulley have come with a plan to make sure “Party Central” is the most epic party the school has ever seen.
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- Michelle McCue
As a part of Disney's Halloween Spooktacular campaign, the studio is making their hit animated short Party Central available for free online through the Disney Movies Anywhere website, which allows fans to watch content on their tablets and smartphones.
Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as Mike Wazowski and Sully in Party Central, which was attached to prints of Muppets Most Wanted earlier this year, and follows the Oozma Kappa boys throwing their first party.
Monsters University voice cast members Charlie Day (Art), Dave Foley (Terry), Sean Hayes (Terri), Joel Murray (Don), Peter Sohn (Squishy) and Julia Sweeney (Mrs. Squibbles) also reprise their roles in this six-minute short. Party Central will only be available at no charge for a limited time, so clickHere to sign up for a Disney Movies Anywhere account and enjoy Party Central.
You can can also check out a previously-released clip below, which shows »
The project is based on Eva Ibbotson's 1979 novel of the same name, which centers on a wizard who decides to hold a contest for the seven witches of Todcaster, with the winner set to be his new bride.
"When Brian Henson called me about it, I didn't know the book. But it's a fantastic story, and I brought in a wonderful writer, Michael Feldman, and we've written a terrific and inventive script. I'll play a character as well, which will »
Though he's one of the most iconic comedy stars of all-time, Billy Crystal has laid pretty low key over the past decade. With the exception of voice work in Monsters University, the actor has only starred in a handful of films. We would say that he's picky, but those films have been the terrible comedies Parental Guidance and Small Apartments. But we're rather interested in a new project Crystal has lined up as Variety reports the When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers star will write, produce and star in Which Witch, a new animated film at The Jim Henson Company with Brian Henson in the director's chair. More below! The film is based on Eva Ibbotson’s 1979 book which follows a wizard who holds a contest among the seven witches of Todcaster to determine which one of them he will marry. Crystal says, "When Brian Henson called me about it, »
- Ethan Anderton
The company, as part of an expansion of its feature film slate, is aiming to start production early next year with Brian Henson directing and producing. Samantha Sprecher and Lisa Henson are also producing.
The move comes with Henson Co.’s live-action family comedy “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” opening Friday through Disney in the U.S. “Alexander” is expected to take in about $20 million in its opening weekend and contend for the top spot against the second weekend of “Gone Girl.”
CEO Lisa Henson told Variety that casting on “Which Witch” is underway with the company finalizing negotiations with a digital animation studio and a foreign financier for the project. The project is based on Eva Ibbotson’s 1979 book in which a »
- Dave McNary
Pixar has hit a rough patch as critical darlings with a handful of entries like Cars 2, Monsters University and Brave that failed to live up to the studio’s high standards. But their latest original story idea may be the boost they need. Inside Out is Pete Docter’s first film since 2009′s Up, and it’s a look inside the mind of a little girl at the personification of her emotions, Joy, Fear, Sadness, Anger and Disgust. Docter developed the story from the perspective of a parent, and here’s hoping it’s a treat for parents and kids alike. The film has a more star studded cast than Pixar usually assembles, including Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith. Inside Out releases June 19, 2015. Watch the trailer below.
The post Pixar’s latest ‘Inside Out’ gets a teaser trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight. »
- Brian Welk
The first trailer for Pixar's "Inside Out" has all the feels… because they're the stars of the movie. From Academy Award-winner Pete Doctor (2009's "Up"), "Inside Out" tells the story of a little girl named Riley and the anthropomorphic emotions that live inside her head. When she relocates from the Midwest to San Francisco, it's up to Joy (Amy Poehler), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Fear (Bill Hader) to keep her keepin' on. Think "Osmosis Jones" of the abstract. To sell the studio's first original concept since 2012's "Brave," Walt Disney Pictures's first trailer reminds everyone to trust in Pixar. We lapped up "Toy Story," "Monsters University," "Wall-e" and "Up," so why not a movie about our bickering emotions? The move comes off a little like fishing for compliments, but c'mon, are we so cynical that we can't appreciate everything Pixar's done for Hollywood cinema? »
- Matt Patches
Pixar has been on a rocky road as of late with Brave, Cars 2 and Monsters University all coming in well below the standards set for the studio that changed the way we look at animated movies over the last decade. Next year, however, they will attempt to right the ship with a new, original story in Inside Out, directed by Pete Docter (Up). The new film apparently takes us inside the human mind of a young girl named 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 »
- Brad Brevet
It's been a while since Pixar delivered something worth getting excited over. "Cars 2," "Brave" and "Monsters University" all varied in quality, but none come close to touching the animation studio's most revered work. But hopes are high for the upcoming "Inside Out," and the first trailer has arrived. Directed by Pete Docter ("Up," "Monsters Inc."), the movie boasts an interesting premise, taking place inside the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley (Kaitlyn Dias). “In truth, Riley is not our main character; she is our setting,” Docter said earlier this year at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (via Variety). He added, “It’s based on a strong emotional experience I had watching my daughter grow up. There is something that is lost when you grow up.” Indeed, this will be one of the few movies that makes emotions actual characters, with Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Next year’s full to bursting with potentially brilliant geek films, so to help, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2015…
Compiling a list of next year's most exciting films is extremely difficult. What do you put in? What do you leave out? Those are some of the questions we've had to ask ourselves as we drew up the long-list of our most anticipated films of 2015. In an attempt to limit the number of sequels which can fill up a list such as this, we've left out something like Fast & Furious 7, even though we're fairly sure it'll be a lot of fun. With but two significant exceptions, we've excluded some of the films we were looking forward to this year that have been delayed until the next, such as Kingsman: The Secret Service and Frankenstein.
What we're left with, we hope, is a fairly broad selection of action and comedy, »
Cool film stuff can be almost as fun as actually going to the movies. Think of a Batman cape, an Arnold Schwarzenegger action figure, or Goldeneye on the N64. Hell, the merchandising can often be more enjoyable than the actual film – remember how much fun the first few months of 1999 were before Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was actually released?
Yet, in the chase to make a quick buck out of devoted fans, some... let's just say less relevant, movie merchandise is churned out and flogged to the public.
Here then are 50 of the strangest (not ranked in order!) – expect action figures of obscure henchmen, 16-carat gold Twilight jewellery and some truly vomit-inducing burgers…
In Spider-Man 3, Peter »
Can Grumpy Cat do an epic eyeroll?
In the holiday season telepic, Grumpy Cat (real name: Tardar Sauce) lives in a mall pet shop, where having never been chosen by a customer she has developed a lousy outlook on life. But one day, a 12-year-old girl named Chyrstal warms up to the feline upon realizing she is the »
Dreamworks’ B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations is over a year away for us in the UK and won’t hit the Us until June 2015, but we can now take a look at some of the lead characters thanks to, of all things, a ‘Learn To Draw’ book currently available to pre-order on Amazon. The film sees 2 ghosts joining the titular organisation, a group who go around investigating and preventing hauntings. Seth Rogen and Melissa McCarthy take on the roles of the two new ghosts hoping to stop an evil haunter by the name of Addison Drake, played by former Ghostbuster, Bill Murray. Funnily enough, Seth Rogen was once tipped to be one of the replacement Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters 3, while more recently, Murray suggested McCarthy as part of a female ensemble for the long-awaited threequel.
The film was first announced in 2009 and what is now B.O.O.: Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations, was once known as Boo U, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
This is a one-minute movie supercut called "Roygbiv" that explores the use of color in the films of Pixar. Those movies include footage from Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-e, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave, and Monsters University. The video was created by Rishi Kaneria, and it's really interesting to see how the color design of these films work with each other. Also the title of the video corresponds with the colors presented, which of course are the colors of the rainbow. Thanks to /Film for the tip!
- Joey Paur
For those who don't know, part of the long process to make an animated film at Pixar Animation involves the use of color scripts? What is a color script? Well, like a normal script uses text to explain what happens on-screen in a motion picture, the color script is a visual companion showing the color palette, keys and tones that will be in each scene. And that's done for the entire film. Now a Pixar fan and Vimeo user Rishi Kaneria has decided to showcase just how precise and wonderful the use of color can be in Pixar's movies, from Toy Story all the way through Monsters University. It's short, sweet, and gorgeous. Here's Rishi Kaneria's Roygbiv: A Pixar Supercut from Vimeo (via SlashFilm): For an example of the color scripts Pixar uses, here's one for The Incredibles: If you're really interested in how Pixar puts their color scripts »
- Ethan Anderton
Vimeo user Rishi Kaneria has created a supercut celebrating the colorful worlds seen in Pixar movies. The short one minute and a half video features scenes from Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-e, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave and Monsters University. I […]
The post Votd: The Colorful Worlds of Pixar appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
1) An acronym that stands for the color order of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.
2) A short video, edited by Rishi Kaneria with music by Moderat, that brings various Pixar clips together, demonstrating how the animation studio uses said color spectrum, visually and narratively.
For our purposes, we’ll be discussing the latter…Roygbiv, the video, begins strong with bold red and orange hues (i.e. Merida’s fiery red hair in Brave), mellows out a bit with relaxing yellows and greens (i.e. the pastel house from Up), and really cools off with blues, »
- C. Molly Smith
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