Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Best Pixar Trailers: Toy Story 3

The series continues!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Best Pixar Trailers: Cars 2

By the time a major motion picture finally hits the bit screen, there are trailers upon trailers available to lure potential viewers. In this series, I will be choosing what I think is the best trailer for each Pixar film and sharing why it gets me more excited than any of its trailer siblings.

I'm going to be working backwards (the newer a film, the easier to find the trailers), starting with Pixar's most recent Cars 2. Enjoy, and feel free to comment with that advertising got you to the theaters a little bit faster.

What Being a Critic Means to Me

I wonder what great film would be defined as if critics didn't exist.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Toy Story 4. AKA "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Potential Sequel"

Complete with memes and animated gifs! Because that's how I'm rolling today. :D

Soooo there's more reason than a Tom Hanks' word to think Toy Story 4 might be happening now, apparently. BBC got the guts to ask John Lasseter about it, as reported by /film, and while nothing for sure came out of it, Mr. Lasseter came across rather jumpy, even to a skeptic like me, and... almost like he was teasing for a sequel right before he pulled the interview back to Cars 2 abruptly.

It doesn't help that Pixarians with well kempt social networks who are usually open to questions weren't answering thousands of pleas for clarification.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Dear Critics

I have a bone to pick with you, and I want to get it out of the way before doing my Winnie the Pooh review, because a review is not the place for a soapbox rant, but this has to be said.

This has to be said.

Pixar makes a just for-fun, silly, not extraordinary but smile-creating return to a popular franchise, and gets slammed by critics.

Disney does the exact same thing one month later and gets 91% certified fresh.

Don't tell me there isn't bias. Don't tell me there isn't studio bias.

Winnie the Pooh at 91% Certified on Rotten Tomatoes

Whether you need a movie to take a young child to, want to find your inner child, or just prefer animated teddy bears over Dawson Casting wizards (no offense), if you're planning to see Winnie the Pooh this weekend, the critics at Rotten Tomatoes think you're in great company.

Despite the film's controversially short run time of about an hour, critics are calling it "a fitting tribute", "near revolutionary" and other very, very gushy things. The high praise currently leaves WtP at 91% fresh; the highest rated animated film of the year, 9% higher than the closest runner-up, Kung Fu Panda 2.

Naturally, I'm still a bit miffed at critics for slamming what I thought was Pixar's extremely fun contribution to animation this year, but I can't deny that the nearly universal praise gets me even more excited to be heading to the cinema today.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Oh you shippers and your need for drama.

Can somebody explain something to me?

Why do people who ship something that isn't canon feel the need to justify themselves by making ridiculous claims that everybody who thinks the canon couple is canon just read their relationship the wrong way?

I mean, why not just say you like the not!canon pairing? There is nothing wrong with liking a pairing that isn't canon and there's nothing wrong with hating a pairing that is. When you make claims that show you lack the basic common sense to tell when a series/movie/book/whatever is beating you over the head with "these two are a couple" you don't prove anything and you look desperate.

Just enjoy what you enjoy. Fandom seldom affects canon, and when it does, it's the result of fandom loving something instead of hating on the alternative. It's not worth getting so worked up over.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kotaku Gets Sucked Into Kirby Wii

Stephen Totilo of Kotaku recently decided that he should have showed more interest for Kirby Wii at the E3 conference, and included a video of the demonstration that gave him the change of heart.

Simple Love Song: A Mater/Holley FST

It seems late nights have turned into fanmix making time.

Can anybody think of a job skill application for this? Is there somebody they pay to pick the tracks for all those "best of 20__" albums? Because that'd be amazing. "I'm Netbug, the "WOW 2012" song picking girl."

Spoilers for Cars 2!