BRAVE and INSIDE OUT both won Oscars, and I’m predicting the same for COCO.
Less Minions = More Steve Carell = Better movie.
A return to form for the franchise, even if it’s not a return to the pre-2006 Pixar that hit a home run EVERY TIME they released a new movie.
Paul Preston’s ongoing effort to watch a movie a day for the rest of his life. Today’s movies – “Lou”, “The Demented Cartoon Movie” & “Alone”.
Paul Preston’s ongoing effort to watch a movie a day for the rest of his life. Today’s movie – “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”.
Paul Preston’s ongoing effort to watch a movie a day for the rest of his life. Today’s movie – “The Secret Life of Pets”.
Paul Preston’s ongoing effort to watch a movie a day for the rest of his life. Today’s movie – “The Triplets of Belleville”.
Paul Preston’s ongoing effort to watch a movie a day for the rest of his life. Today’s movie – “Zootopia”.
Paul Preston’s annual, exhaustively-researched, category-by-category breakdown of the entire Oscars for 2017
To achieve perfection in the arts is nearly impossible because it’s a widely subjective form of expression. And yet, there are a few filmmakers who you could say come close to a perfect record in their field.
Good timely social commentary but it easily gets steamrolled by the persistent raunch fest
Critics and moviegoers just aren’t in line anymore
Pixar has done it again. When they are at they best, they find a combination of laughs, action and heart that few other animated (or live action) films can match.
Ep. 155: Ghostbusters season is upon us! Karen’s excited as The Movie Guys finally get someone from Ghostbusters in studio – The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. William Bryan was the actor inside the Stay Puft suit in the classic comedy and he joins the show with stories about working on the sets of not only Ghostbusters, but Army of Darkness, Bicentennial Man and more. Plus, previews of Central Intelligence and Finding Dory, including a look at how Peter Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill” is STILL finding its way into movie trailers.
BONUS: Donald Drumpf calls into the show!!!
“Zootopia”’s main character, Judy Hopps, a small-but-feisty country bunny trying to make it on the big city police force, is an inspiration.
Funny how that happens when we first see a film, read a book, listen to music or even appreciate a work of art. The question being, is it worth coming back to?
Showcast Episode 128: The holidays are upon us, so…Frankenstein? The Movie Guys tear through previews of “Victor Frankenstein”, “The Good Dinosaur” & “Creed”, then talk movies at length with “Secret in Their Eyes” producer Jeremiah Samuels.
Odd today to think that kids would be expected to attend a movie that did not involve peril or violence or parents being offed – and love it.
This project seemed inevitable, as the breakout stars of the “Despicable Me” franchise, The Minions, get their own movie adventure. The ride at Universal Studios Hollywood isn’t called “Gru Mayhem”, for example.
Marvel has tapped into everything that made it successful as a comic book champ, and has now translated it to film.
It’s quite a testament to the consistent quality Pixar has brought to films for twenty years that even though they’ve had some missteps recently, the fact that they NAIL IT once again with their newest release, “Inside Out”, is no real surprise.
Showcast Episode 105: The long L.A. Drought is over! PIXAR is back! After a two year wait, The Movie Guys finally preview a new Pixar movie, “Inside Out”, as well as Sundance hit “Dope”, all with the help of special guest Shannon McClung. Plus, a look ahead to Comic-Con 2015 and outtakes of voice actors who were cut from the latest PIXAR movie.
Ray Schillaci recommends four exceptional short films: “The Apple Tree”, “Tomgirl”, “Moving On” and “A Tricky Treat”.
Self-congratulation is still the rage in TinselTown. Who are we to not report on it? Agree? Disagree? It doesn’t matter, the awards will go out week after week until the Oscars, February 22nd, 2015.
Showcast Episode 12: Hollywood’s laying it on thick with FOUR new releases on a non-holiday weekend, and we give ’em all a day in court – “Elysium”, “We’re the Millers”, “Disney’s Planes” and “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”. Plus, Dave Mattey stops by with stories from the set as an actor and stuntman.
Showcast Episode 7: Lone Movie Guy Paul Preston is joined by guests Joe Kaplan, Jonathan Browning and Stoney Westmoreland to talk holiday weekend movies, including “The Lone Ranger”, “Despicable Me 2” and “The Way, Way Back”. Plus, The Plot Doctors show up to see what other unusual roles are in Johnny Depp’s future and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Tom Van Avermaet talks about his short film “Death of a Shadow”.
It’s a big movie weekend as The Movie Guys look at upcoming films “World War Z” and “Monsters University”, including a call in to Monsters University of Phoenix. They also welcome special guests Herm Winningham, who is a zombie, and writer/actor/director Mitch Rouse, who is not.
New movie trailers include “2 Guns”, “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2”, “The Company You Keep”, “Disney’s Planes”, “Fast and Furious 6”, “Favor”, “The Hangover, Part III”, “The Internship”, “Kick-Ass 2”, “Monsters University”, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, “Red 2”, “This is The End”, “The Wolverine”, “To The Wonder” and “World War Z”.
Paul Preston’s annual, super-thorough, no-category-left-uncovered, massive undertaking of an Oscar rant is available for you to read, print out and argue about.
I’m the first to get cynical when it comes to 3D re-issues, reboots, remakes and all that. But Pixar movies are timeless, and I think should be back in theaters every five years or so, 3D or not.
I won’t regurgitate the same old manure you could get EVERYWHERE else. Instead, I will inform you of my own personal journey. It is so much sweeter (and it has funnier (and hotter, I might add) pictures).