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MaryAnn’s quick take… My pick: “Pearl” [pictured], blending new Vr tech with old-fashioned characters and emotions, demonstrating storytelling possibilities that are beginning to open up. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
The lessons and legacies parents pass on to their children. The dangers of not living in the present… or living too much in the present. These are the motifs woven through the five short animated films nominated for the Oscar this year.
“Pearl” is a lovely sketch of the creative bond between a father and daughter.
My favorite, and the one I’d like to see win, is “Pearl” [IMDb], from Disney animator Patrick Osborne (Big Hero 6), who won in this category two years ago with his delightful “Feast.” A lovely sketch of a relationship between a father and daughter from their rough early »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.
This Past Weekend:
The Lego Batman Movie won the weekend as expected, but not with nearly as much money as I had predicted, not besting the opening of The Lego Movie as expected, but instead ending up with a reasonable and not so bad $53 million. Fifty Shades Darker proved that the audience for movies based on the popular books was still great enough for it to win Friday with $21 million (to Lego Batman’s $15 million) and end up second for the weekend with a strong $46.6 million. That was still almost $40 million less than the opening of the previous movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but the sequel also didn’t have the benefits of Valentine’s Day and a four-day holiday. Coming in »
- Edward Douglas
Saturday Am Update: Universal's Fifty Shades Darker led the way on Friday with an estimated $21.5 million, heading toward a three-day opening north of $46-50 million. Meanwhile, WB's The Lego Batman Movie took in an estimated $15 million ($1.25m from IMAX showings) on Friday, which is a bit below expectation and is not looking as if it will be in a tight race with Fifty Shades, pulling in around $52+ million for the three day. Lionsgate's John Wick: Chapter Two is performing mostly as expected, bringing in an estimated $11 million on Friday and looking like it just might top $30 million for the weekend. ou can check out all of the Friday estimates right here and we'll be back on Sunday morning with a complete wrap-up. Friday Am Update: Universal's Fifty Shades Darker led the way last night, hauling in $5.72 million from Thursday evening previews, which began at 7Pm and played in 3,710 theaters. This »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pixar has just released a brand new trailer for the next chapter in its perennially popular “Cars” series, “Cars 3.” The teaser trailer first aired on Espn during the college football national championship between Alabama and Clemson.
The third installment in the “Cars” franchise follows the return of Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson), who finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves by a new generation of racers. In order to get back in the game, McQueen will need the talents of a young technician, Cruz Ramirez, who has dreams of her own. McQueen will also draw inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet.
Read More: ‘Cars 3’ Teaser Trailer Features The Dramatic Return of Lightning McQueen
In the first official teaser, released back in November, McQueen got into a horrible wreck. The car somersaults through the air and crashes down onto the track, pieces of it flying every which way. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Will we have a winner with Cars 3?
Disney Pixar released an extended Cars 3 trailer that makes it look like McQueen is a worn down auto athlete trying to get back on top.
Most of the gang from the other Cars film are back including Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin and Larry the Cable Guy. It introduces a new racing machine Jackson Storm, which is voiced by Armie Hammer.
Cars 3 will be in the theaters on June16.
Check out the extended trailer below and share you thoughts on this franchise.
Source: Disney - PixaR »
- Gig Patta
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has released their upcoming slate of films coming down the pipe for 2017. The release schedule includes some the highly anticipated blockbusters Star Wars: Episode VIII ( Dec. 15, 2017), Cars 3 (June 16, 2017), Beauty And The Beast (March 17, 2017), Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26, 2017) and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (May 5, 2017).
Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok – the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization – at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladatorial contest »
- Michelle McCue
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