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[Oscars 2013] – Predicting The Nominations

9 Jan

An actual Oscar statuette to be presented during the 79th Annual Academy Awards sits in a display case in Hollywood

I still have a few 2013 releases to catch up with, and I though I wanted to make my Oscar nominations predictions post having seen all of them, the nods are due early tomorrow morning so I’ll have to post them now.

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[Review] – Brave

30 Jun

Title: Brave
Year: 2012
Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman and Steve Purcell
Writers: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell and Irene Mecchi, based on a story by Ms. Chapman
Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, John Ratzenberger
MPAA Rating: PG, some scary action and rude humor
Runtime: 93 min
IMDb Rating: 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
Metacritic: 69

Last year Pixar broke its unbreakable streak. It was the one studio that had released only truly great films, the animated house that gave us Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Wall-E, that, from 1995 to 2010, had released 11 films that ranged form incredibly good to masterpieces, and had won a ton of Oscars in the process. Sure, you could say that their 2006 effort, the original Cars, was simply okay. And that’s true, were I to hand out grades to its first 11 films that would get a B+, the only one with a grade in the B-range. But it was still solid.

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[Trailer] – Brave

24 Apr

Pixar is back as always this summer with Brave, their first film with a female protagonist, and the latest (probably last) trailer for it has been released, and you can watch it after the cut.

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