Monsters University (2013)
Based on the Endemol Shine Israeli format “Nevsu: A Young Multi-Cultural Couple,” the project follows Abel, a man from a bombastic African family who doesn’t have a word in their native language for “privacy,” and his fiancee Jenny (Behrs), who hails from a mid-western family, as they try to build a normal life together.
Behrs joins previously announced cast member Lea Thompson, who will play Jenny’s mother, Lisa.
“2 Broke Girls,” on which Behrs co-starred with Kat Dennings,
Directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, Coco follows an aspiring musician who, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, embarks on a journey to the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-great grandfather, a legendary singer.
Coco is Disney-Pixar’s eighth-highest grossing release, and will go on to surpass The Incredibles ($633 million) by close of play this week. Next up in its sights are Up and Monsters University, which grossed $735.1 million and $744.2 million respectively.
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Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol,
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“From the very beginning, we tried to create an environment that really welcomed as many diverse voices as possible, not only through the consultants that we brought in but to the crew that we assembled,” said director Lee Unkrich. “As is clear from everything going on in the industry, we all improve, we can all be better. And at Pixar, we have been taking steps and we will continue to move towards making it an even better place for people to create art.”
Co-screenwriter Adrian Molina — whose prior work includes “Monsters University
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Almodóvar participated in this year’s end-of-the-year poll by Spanish film website Otros Cines Europa. The website asked 65 Spanish filmmakers to name their favorite films of 2017, and responses came in from “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” director J.A. Boyena (“The Lost City of Z”), Xacio Baño (“Bpm Beats Per Minute”), and Adrián Orr (“Sieranevada”), among many others.
The “Julieta” filmmaker says he picked Luca Guadagnino’s romance as the year’s best film because of how viscerally it makes beauty out of everything on camera.
On their respective websites, the sisters each shared new photos from Saint and Reign Aston‘s join bash held earlier this month, featuring a Monsters Inc. theme and winter-wonderland elements like ice skating, sledding on a hill covered in (fake) snow, a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus and more.
“The kids has such a fun afternoon,” Kim, 37, wrote on her website, noting that the day also included a “fun elf-making craft station” and sharing a variety of adorable photos featuring Saint,
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Spielberg’s adaptation of the Ernest Cline novel of the same name tells of a virtual-reality game that brings together an array of ’80s pop-culture touchstones: “Back to the Future,” Freddy Krueger, “Mad Max,” and so on and so forth. That’s fitting of the director, whose own output in that most reminisced-upon of decades has inspired everything from “Super 8” to “Stranger Things” in recent years.
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Sheridan stars as Wade Watts, a wayward youth living in Columbus,
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Like most of these exercises, this one cleverly capitalizes on the two films’ superficial plot similarities — Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed drama deals with academia, as does Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” sequel; too, both involve unexpected friendships. Only the former delves into romance, of course, which is where this gets truly inventive.
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Here’s a brief synopsis of what’s in store this time around: “New York City private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave. Now known throughout the city as a super-powered killer, a new case makes her reluctantly confront who she really is while digging deeper into her past to explore the reasons why.”
Accompanied by Heart’s “Barracuda,” the trailer makes it clear that she’s the same Jessica Jones: “If you say ‘With great power comes great responsibility,
Early estimates on Wednesday showed “Justice League” matching forecasts, which had been in the $60 million to $65 million range at 4,051 locations. The most recent numbers showed “Coco” was performing above pre-opening expectations, which had been in the $55 million to $60 million range.
“Coco” was taking in about $12 million on Wednesday at 3,948 venues, which included $2.3 million in Tuesday night previews. “Justice League” is pegged to gross around $10.3 million on Wednesday, bringing its six-day total to about $122 million.
“Coco” is opening against the backdrop of Disney’s animation chief John Lasseter taking a six-month leave from the company over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. Lasseter, who runs both Pixar and Disney Animation, apologized in an email to those “on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or
What we are excited about: It’s new Pixar, and even better, it’s original Pixar. Cars 3 came and went without making much noise, but we fully expect Coco to be a family hit over the Thanksgiving weekend. Pixar is arguably the best studio in creating original concepts
The animated pic is on par with Disney’s “Moana,” which earned $2.6 million from previews during the same frame last year. It went on to gross $82 million over five days.
The family film has been on track to take in $55 million to $60 million at 3,948 venues during the Thanksgiving holiday period from Wednesday to Sunday. Estimates indicate that the costly “Justice League,” which has pulled in a disappointing $111.9 million in its first five days, will come in No. 1 again with about $60 million to $65 million.
“Coco” opens in nearly 2,800 3D locations, 106 premium large format screens, and 268 theaters offering the film in Spanish. Unlike “Justice League,” critics have embraced “Coco” (its Rotten Tomatoes score is currently 95%).
Just before “Coco” began its Tuesday night previews, news broke that animation guru John Lasseter would be taking a six-month leave from the company over allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women. [link
Estimates show the costly “Justice League” — which debuted with a decidedly disappointing $93.8 million opening weekend — pulling in around $60 million to $65 million at 4,051 locations for the five days while “Coco” is likely to finish in the $55 million to $60 million range at 3,948 venues.
“Justice League” took in $7.5 million on Monday to lift its four-day total to $101 million. It has a respectable B+ CinemaScore and is the fifth installment of its DC Extended Universe, aimed at duplicating the success of Disney-Marvel’s interconnected franchises. Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman along with Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as the Flash, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. Warner Bros. has not disclosed the production cost, which is believed to be as much as $300 million.
The opening weekend for “Justice League” was only the 55th highest
Marvel's The Avengers was released in 2012 and went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever worldwide, with $1.51 billion. It made 827 million pesos ($43.3 million) in Mexico, which is just ahead of the 824 million ($43.1 million) that Coco has made as of this writing. That's an impressive feat, to say the least, but it no doubt has to do with the fact
“Coco,” which premiered at the Morelia Film Festival, has taken in 824 million pesos — or $43.1 million — through its first 19 days and will pass the mark of 827 million pesos grossed by “The Avengers” during its entire run. The film debuted Oct. 27 — two days before the start of the three-day Dia De Los Muertos holiday and has held the top spot at the box office for its first three consecutive weeks.
“Coco” opens Nov. 22 in the U.S., followed by China on Nov. 23, and Russia on Nov. 24. The film is currently rated at 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger confirmed the project Thursday while on a quarterly earnings call with investors.
Additionally, Iger revealed that new TV series based on the 2001 Pixar film Monsters Inc. (which also spawned the 2013 sequel Monsters University) and the Disney Channel film franchise High School Musical also will debut on the service.
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First up, Pixar and Disney are getting festive with The Day Of The Dead in “Coco.” The film is directed by Lee Unkrich (“Toy Story 3”), co-directed by Adrian Molina (a story artist for “Monsters University”) and features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Edward James Olmos, and Gabriel Iglesias.
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Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.
Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events.
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