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‘Coco’ review: Pixar hits another jackpot

A musical and visual masterpiece that celebrates death with vibrancy

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6 Movies to Watch With Coco

<i>(Welcome to Movie Mixtape, where we find cinematic relatives and seek out interesting connections between new releases and older movies that allow us</i> …

Hayao Miyazaki

Coco review – Pixar's vibrant, melancholic adventure is a refreshing return to form

The story of a Mexican boy stuck in the Land of the Dead uses familiar Disney tropes but feels fresh thanks to a combination of humor, music and emotion<p>The superficial checklist for a Disney animation usually contains an important moral lesson, a wacky animal sidekick, an asexual romance and at …

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The Surprising Influences Behind Coco’s Most Important Scene

Co-director Adrian Molina unpacks the movie’s trickiest moment.<p>There’s a number of dazzling elements in Pixar’s latest film <i>Coco</i> that will have filmgoers young and old talking—once they’ve stopped sniffling those trademark Pixar tears, that is. From the arresting, luminous city of the dead to the …

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Pixar's 'Coco': Gotta sing! Gotta strum!

“Coco” is the 19th title under the Pixar umbrella, an umbrella factory now owned by Disney. Is it a great Pixar film? No. But we become ingrates if we expect greatness every time. It is a solidly, vividly good Pixar film. Director Lee Unkrich and his animation and design collaborators pack every …

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How Pixar's Coco Came to Life

Pixar’s latest film <b>Coco</b> hits theaters this week and I sat down with director <b>Lee Unkrich</b> (<i>Toy Story 3</i>), producer <b>Darla K. Anderson</b> and …

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The loco ‘Coco’ proves why Pixar needs to make original films, but just falls short of being a classic

<b>‘Coco’</b><p><b>Director</b>: Lee Unkrich<p><b>Starring:</b> Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal<p><b>Rating:</b> PG-13<p>3.5 (Out Of 5) Globes<p><b>Plot:</b> 12-year-old Miguel Rivera (Anthony …

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COCO: CELEBRATING A COLORFUL CULTURE

Pixar movies always look good, but <i>Coco</i> is in a class by itself. Ablaze with eye-popping color, every widescreen frame is filled with richly detailed …

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17 Things You Never Knew About Disney's 'Enchanted'

Today, "Enchanted" may feel as beloved as any other Disney fairy tale, but when it was released ten years ago this week (on November 21, 2007), the story of a cartoon princess transported to flesh-and-blood New York City was considered a risky project for Disney.<p>A lavish live-action/animation blend …

Celebrity News

'The Santa Clause' stars share 9 secrets about the film

Tim Allen put on a Santa suit and became “the big guy,” nearly 25 years ago for the hit Christmas classic, “The Santa Clause.”<p>But in all that time …

Christmas

Female Investors Express Interest in Weinstein Company

LOS ANGELES — Two female-led investor groups are lining up to save the Weinstein Company, which has been straining to avoid bankruptcy since dozens of allegations of sexual harassment and rape were made against co-owner Harvey Weinstein.<p>Throwing a lifeline to an entertainment company that has …

Business

COCO Review: Pixar’s Día de los Muertos Tale Is Full Of Life

Pixar’s latest is music to the eyes and ears.Read more...

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Review: Pixar And Disney's 'Coco' Is Magnífico

<b>The Box Office:</b><p>Walt Disney’s <i>Coco</i> opens this week in much of the world after opening a few weeks ago to record-high business in Mexico. The Pixar toon, which is explicitly rooted in Mexican culture (and features an entirely Hispanic vocal cast), has already become the biggest grossing movie ever in …

Animation

The Director Of The Year’s Most-Hyped Movie Isn’t Playing Hollywood’s Game

Sean Baker gained renown for shooting his last film completely on an iPhone. Now, people are calling The Florida Project this year’s Moonlight — a little film built on a big and expansive idea.<p><b>There’s a near-magical scene</b> toward the end of Sean Baker’s new film <i>The Florida Project</i>, when the …

Entertainment

‘Beauty And The Beast’ writer working on new Disney live-action movie - News - Alternative Press

<i>[Photo by: Disney]</i><p>We are <i>still</i> living for Emma Watson’s Belle in the live-action <i>Beauty And The Beast</i>, and it turns out that we’re in for another …

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SOUL TEACHERS: "How NOT to write a screenplay"

RECENTLY, I DISCOVERED I am the same age as Quentin Tarantino. Truly. There are so many similarities between us. For example, the year I turned 50, he turned 50. He used to run a video store, and I used to run <i>to</i> the video store.<p>Before I moved to Los Angeles, I was fascinated by the life of a …

Taoism

Paramount to launch VR movie theater experience

Studio to host 3D showing of "Top Gun" next month at a virtual reality cinema.<p>Want to get out to the movies more often but don't want to deal with crowded parking, overpriced popcorn or yappy patrons Paramount Pictures might be able to help.<p>The movie studio is creating a virtual reality movie …

Virtual Reality

6 Movies Aimed At Kids (With Scenes That Definitely Weren't)

By Loryn Stone,Lydia Bugg Published: November 15th, 2017 Rewatching your favorite childhood movies is usually delightful. They're bright, colorful, …

Humor

Netflix Gets Early Christmas Gifts From Disney And Amazon

Contrary to popular belief, Disney's streaming effort will actually help Netflix, as it will deal a major blow to the cable bundle.<p>Amazon, which is …

Business

Film-makers race to reclaim the dark soul of Pinocchio

Three rival movies are looking back to the original macabre story<p>The wooden puppet whose dreams of becoming a real boy have enchanted generations of children since he was created in 19th century Italy is bursting back to life this Christmas.<p>Almost 80 years since Pinocchio, the toy whose nose grew …

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The Florida Project review – thrillingly vibrant

A child’s sense of wonder is at the heart of Sean Baker’s joyful story of people living on the impoverished fringes of Florida’s tourist traps<p>The title of this wonderfully humanist film from <i>Tangerine</i> director Sean Baker offers an ironic twist on the name under which Walt Disney first developed his …

Film (UK)

So, Here Are The 20 Best Disney Movies Ranked By IMDb And There Are Some Shockers

The top five might surprise you.<p><b>Note:</b> This list is limited to Walt Disney Animation Studios films, which means Pixar stuff isn't included. <i>(So, don't freak out when you don't see Toy Story or Finding Nemo anywhere.)</i>

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24 Things You Never Knew About Disney's 'Aladdin'

Hard to imagine now, but when "Aladdin" came out 25 years ago (on Nov. 25, 1992), Disney brass saw the movie as a big risk.<p>They'd never done a cartoon feature based on a non-Western folk tale, with a male lead who was more than just a reactive handsome prince -- and with a female lead who chafed at …

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COCO is Funny, Sweet, and Surprisingly Sinister (Review)

The Land of the Dead may seem like curious territory for an animation house like Pixar, one indebted to smooth edges, bouncy voices, and general feel …

Entertainment

The Florida Project review – a wondrous child's-eye view of life on the margins

A young cast give brilliantly naturalistic performances in this glorious story about a bunch of deprived kids living near Walt Disney World<p>The Florida Project is a song of innocence and of experience: mainly the former. It is a glorious film in which warmth and compassion win out over miserabilism …

Film (UK)

Disney Dips on Q4 Earnings, Revenue Miss

Mouse House had engaged in recent talks to buy most of Fox<p>The Walt Disney Company reported underwhelming fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, as the …

Entertainment

An enchanting season of fairy tale films is launching at Picturehouse this weekend

If you’ve seen ‘Elf’ one too many times and even ‘Scrooged’ is losing its lustre, Picturehouse Cinemas has a magical elixir to ease your festive …

London

Can Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks And Meryl Streep Rescue The Oscars?

Last night, 20th Century Fox debuted the first theatrical trailer for <i>The Post</i>. The film, due in limited release on Dec. 22, is Steven Spielberg’s latest “history lesson for your parents” movie (if anyone else makes a cheap crack about Spielberg, I’ll rip their lungs out).<p>The film follows the …

Movies

Critics to Disney: Time to Grow Up

Disney feels the heat from press and industry figures after banning the L.A. Times from covering its movies—and ultimately relents.<p>It’s Tuesday, and I’m listening to <b>Frances McDormand</b> swear as a means of self-care.<p>Hello from Los Angeles, where we’re watching Disney change its tune, shuddering at</b> …

Ed Westwick

The Florida Project: how a six-year-old girl and an Instagram star became Oscar contenders

The Florida Project was the provisional name given to the vast complex of rides, restaurants and shops built in Orlando and opened, in 1971, as the Walt Disney World Resort. It’s also the title of one of this year’s most irresistible films, set on a stretch of Route 192 that passes through nearby …

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