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“Disney’s Planes” Takes in $22.2M in Debut Weekend for #3 Box Office Spot

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2013
Disney’s Planes took in an estimated $22.2 million (estimated) in ticket sales in its premiere weekend for a third-place finish at the box office behind Elysium ($30.4M) and We’re the Millers ($26.56M). While the movie had a modest production budget (reported to be about $50 million), it is also the third straight animated family film […]

PR: NFB Takes Audiences to New Dimensions with Stereoscopic 3D Animation at TIFF

by Ed Liuon August 12, 2013
PUT ON YOUR 3D GLASSES! NFB TAKES AUDIENCES TO NEW DIMENSIONS WITH STEREOSCOPIC 3D ANIMATION AT TIFF Short Cuts Canada to feature Claire Blanchet’s The End of Pinky, Bruce Alcock’s Impromptu, Theodore Ushev’s Gloria Victoria and Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password Toronto, August 7, 2013 – A world-renowned creative laboratory making breakthroughs in animation and stereoscopic […]

Review: “Disney’s Planes” Takes Flight (But Not Too High)

by Christopher Glennonon August 12, 2013
Did you like Cars? Do you like anthropomorphic vehicles with personalities, hopes, and dreams? Do you like to see them race, cutting out the middle man of having a human driver? Then, theoretically, you’ll like Disney’s Planes, provided you don’t mind formula, predictability, and stereotypical stock characters. As we are constantly reminded, this movie is […]

Otakon 2013: FUNimation Announces “Cowboy BeBop” on Blu-ray and More

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison August 10, 2013
At its industry panel late Saturday afternoon, FUNimation Entertainment brought Sunrise’s Masayuki Ozaki on stage to make further announcements on titles FUNimation will be distributing from the studio. Chief among the announcements was a trailer announcing director Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy BeBop, which will be rereleased digitally and on Blu-ray in 2014. The series recently received […]

The Monuments Men Trailer

by Alex Beanon August 9, 2013
World War II was a nightmare in every aspect – including cultural – as George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett show in the upcoming movie “The Monuments Men” [release date: December 18, 2013], which follows the true story exploits of a small group of men who were tasked with saving […]

Avatar Sequels Multiply

by Alex Beanon August 9, 2013
Director/writer James Cameron is preparing not one, not two, but three – count ‘em – three sequels to “Avatar” – his blockbuster 2009 science fiction film about humans exploiting/interacting with the humanoid Na’vi species they encounter on a moon in the Alpha Centauri system. “Avatar” currently ranks 14th on the all-time film domestic gross list […]

Thor: The Dark World Trailer

by Alex Beanon August 9, 2013
Thor [Chris Hemsworth] is back with his big hammer and it’s a tag team doubleheader superhero soap opera featuring Thor vs. Malekith and Thor and Malekith vs. a bad guy. View the contents of the trailer below for “Thor: The Dark World”, scheduled to be released on November 8, 2013 in the USA [October 30 […]

Harrison Ford Joins Old Geezers 3, Er, “Expendables 3” Cast

by Alex Beanon August 9, 2013
As if the film series did not already have their federally mandated allotment of past their prime action hero stars from the past, the cast of the upcoming sequel “Expendables 3” will be joined by 71-year-old former action hero movie star Harrison Ford. Ford will be replacing another old geezer, Bruce Willis, in joining a […]

Mission: Impossible 5 Has A Director

by Alex Beanon August 7, 2013
Your mission, should you decide to accept it – direct Tom Cruise again in “Mission: Impossible 5”. That is the mission and Christopher McQuarrie has accepted it. McQuarrie directed Cruise in the recent “Jack Reacher” film and also directed the non-Tom Cruise film “The Way of the Gun” [which was a flop in 2000] but […]

PR: “The Jungle Book” and “Sleeping Beauty” Get Disney Blu-ray Diamond Editions in 2014

by Ed Liuon August 6, 2013
TWO ANIMATED CLASSICS AWAKEN TO SPECTACULAR NEW LIFE IN 2014… THE JUNGLE BOOK & SLEEPING BEAUTY AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER AS PART OF DISNEY’S PRESTIGIOUS BLU-RAY™ DIAMOND EDITION COLLECTION Burbank, Calif., August 2, 2013 – The Walt Disney Studios is pleased to announce the addition of animated classics THE JUNGLE BOOK and SLEEPING […]