You know the feeling. You're watching a movie and you're loving it. Like really loving it. You're thinking "Wow, I think I may actually be watching a really great movie!" And then it happens: a plot twist so dumb, so inane, so nonsensical that it sends the film into a tailspin that it simply cannot recover from. When th
'Brave' wasn't one of the most well-received Pixar films over the past few years, but it was enough to win Best Animated Feature at the 2013 Golden Globes.
New on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming this week, suburban strangeness, 'Savages' a la Stone, Scottish family fun and a classic on Blu-ray. …
While 'Brave' didn't receive as high reviews as many of us were hoping, the Pixar short that accompanied the film, 'La Luna,' definitely did. In case you don't want to wait to relive the spectacular animation when 'Brave' hits DVD and Blu-ray on November 14, you can watch it in full right here.
The Oscars are a strange beast. Although we won't know the actual nominees until early next year, predictions are already flying fast and furious (didn't you hear that 'Argo' is going to win Best Picture?). To be fair, the award prognosticators have plenty of evidence to back up their predictions and claims. Now that the list of the 21 movies eligible for the Best Animated Feature award has been released, we can start wildly predicting in a new category.
Remember that monstrous bear that Princess Merida had to fend off in 'Brave'? Those of you who saw the film already know that the creature, named Mor'du, is actually a prince whose selfish ambitions led him to be cursed into this form. Well, it turns out he was interesting enough of a character on which to base an entire 'Brave' spin-off.
Consider this weekend a study of three animation companies. Temporarily forget about 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and 'Ted' and 'Moonrise Kingdom.' What do the box office numbers of 'Ice Age: Continental Drift,' 'Brave' and 'Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted' tell us about their respective studios? 'Ice Age' won the weekend, but is it actually a winner?
Part of the fun of watching new Pixar films lies in spotting the traditional Easter eggs hidden by animators … and ‘Brave’ is no different. Were you able to see the infamous Pizza Planet truck in Merida’s kingdom? How about the standard tease for Pixar’s next movie, in this case ‘Monsters University?’ They’re both in there, and we’ll tell you where.