Posts Tagged ‘disney’

“Despicable Me 2” Rules Box Office in Premiere Weekend with $82.518M in Ticket Sales

by Ed Liuon July 8, 2013
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 easily conquered the box office in its debut weekend, taking in an estimated $82.518 million in ticket sales to put it comfortably ahead of Disney’s remake of The Lone Ranger, which came in a distant second with an estimated $29.432 million in ticket sales. The premiere was also much larger […]
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Comic-Con 2013: Superhero Central

by Alex Beanon July 4, 2013
Comic-Con 2013 is mere weeks away – two to be exact, now – and the confirmations are beginning to come fast and thick. Today’s tidal wave of twittering brought revelations that Disney/Marvel will be debuting sneak peeks at its two upcoming superhero sequel film titles “Thor: A Dark World” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” […]


Pixar President Ed Catmull on Sequels and Grooming New Talent

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2013 has spoken with Pixar President Ed Catmull, who stated the studio’s strategy of releasing “one and a half” films per year, with one original film per year and a follow-up to an earlier film every other year (including the upcoming Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo). While Pixar’s first 10 films were all […]
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“Monsters University” Tops Box Office Again in Second Week with $46.18M Take

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2013
Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has taken the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with an estimated $46.18 million in ticket sales, representing a 44% dip from its opening weekend debut. The drop is better than the second week drops for Toy Story 3 (46%), Brave (49%), or Cars 2 (60%), […]


PR: “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” 20th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Coming September 10, 2013

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2013
20th Anniversary Edition of the Cult Classic TIM BURTON’S ‘THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS’ Trick-Or-Treating Into Homes September 10, 2013 Scarily Real Picture and Sound in Blu-ray™ Hi-Def Film Synopsis:                                   Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates […]

Review: “Lilo & Stitch” Double-Pack Blu-ray – One’s Great, The Other…Not So Much…

by Weathermanon June 28, 2013
Sometimes a movie pops out of the great machine that doesn’t exactly fit with everything else the machine has made. What’s the usual template for a Disney movie? Singing, dancing, talking animals of some type, dead parent(s), sniggering villain…ok, well Lilo & Stitch hits 2 of those 5, but the lack of singing and dancing […]


“Monsters University” Valedictorian at the Box Office with $82M Take

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2013
Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University handily took the top spot in US domestic box office ticket sales, with an estimated $82 million take, representing the studio’s second-best opening ever (behind Toy Story 3‘s $110 million opening weekend) and just behind Monsters Inc.‘s opening weekend of $87 million (which represents the 2001 $62.57 million opening adjusted for inflation). […]

Review: “The Emperor’s New Groove”: Hilarious Film, Weak Blu-ray

by Dr. Daedaluson June 24, 2013
When I was a young teenager, I went through a phase where I had an irrational hatred of Disney. Between thinking I was “too old” for their films and learning some unpleasant facts about their corporate policies and controversies, I essentially boycotted the studio. In fact, I even engaged in the unfair practice of judging […]


Review: “Monsters University” – Bright but Really Familiar College Years

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2013
Monsters University is an extraordinarily enjoyable movie, populated with denizens of affable (and sometimes not so affable) characters. It is remarkable for being one of the very rare breed of modern G-rated college films, and the fact that it is still so successful on those terms indicates that the increased amounts of sex, alcohol, drugs, […]

RDJ Says – “Two More, Please”

by Alex Beanon June 20, 2013
“The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3” are two of the most highly successful films in the past two years and Robert Downey, Jr. has all the money from his stints as Iron Man/Tony Stark in those flicks as well as the previous two films in the Iron Man franchise – so it can be safe […]