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Toy Story 4 – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 20th, 2019

The film that started it all was Toy Story. Pixar became a household name in 1995 with the release of their first feature film and changed the way animated movies were made and told. Pixar has since become a box office cash cow almost every year with each animated release. Their sequels even do well and dare I say some are even better than their predecessor, including Toy Story 2 and the incredible Toy Story 3, which looked to come to a conclusion in the Toy universe. It was a wide range of emotion, both happy and truly emotional on how the filmmakers ended Toy Story 3. It was like the perfect ending. Well of course, Pixar and Hollywood are a business and money talks. Since that’s the case, we now have Toy Story 4, which does nothing new and makes every thing worse in their own little universe. This is a blatant unnecessary sequel, but only succeeds on the tails of its already lovable characters and their superb voice actors.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Disney*Pixar’sToy Story That Time Forgot‘ will be available for the first time on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on November 3rd!!!

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‘Toy Story 4’ Officially In The Works!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Nov 6th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

 

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Disney CEO Bob Iger announced what came down to was that “To infinity and beyond” really means ‘Star Wars‘ can explore the beyond Woody and Buzz get second verse, same as the first, or fourth in this case. Disney animated pics have become more and more about sequels than about entirely original fare. I get it, it’s a proven brand, let’s milk it until the cow dies, in this situation, ‘Toy Story‘ is that cow and the perfect gift-wrapped ending that ‘Toy Story 3‘ gave us is being yanked away for yet another ending.

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Hi, Bryan Here…

This is just so cool.  Artist Kyle Lambert did a paint mash-up of Toy Story and The Shining on his iPad.  It’s just too cool.  Here’s what he said:  “Earlier this year I began following Lee Unkrich, the director of Toy Story 3) on Twitter (@leeunkrich). As well as his journey to the Oscars with Toy Story 3, Lee often tweets about his passion for Stanley Kubrick and the movie The Shining which inspired him to pursue a career in filmmaking. Having seen both The Shining and Toy Story 3 for the first time recently myself, I thought it would be cool idea to mash the two movies together as a fun side project.”

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Hi Bryan Here….

Dare I say Toy Stoy 3 is my favorite of the three Toy Story films?  Yes, I dare say it.  Pixar has given me so much over the years in the ways of great and original stories, characters, laughs, and tears.  Upon hearing that Pixar would be making yet a third film, I was excited yet a little weary on a third sequel.  Track records show the third sequels of many films have been terrible.  I was just hoping this would not befall Pixar’s flawless track record.  Well let me just say, that Toy Story made me laugh out loud several times, shed a few tears, and talk about how great the film was for weeks.  Not to mention that the 3D in Toy Story 3 is top notch.  This is the best the 3D has looked out of any of the Pixar films.  This is a must own film and must have for any 3D lover.  Toy Story 3 rocks!!

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Hi Bryan Here….

Toy Story 2 is definitely in my top list of best sequels ever.  It shares the list with Godfather 2.  It’s always a crap shoot with sequels, but Pixar did it right with Toy Story.  It added new lovable characters along with some new villains.  And again with the 3D, this sequel amps of the 3D from the first film.  The story is just as good as the first one and adds new laughs and plot.  It never seems redundant from the first film and is always quick to satisfy.  Also let us note that this was the first time Pixar toyed with my emotions making me choke up.  They enjoy doing this to me in later movies like Wall-E, and Up.  But, Toy Story 2 3D edition is badass on all levels and any 3D enthusiast and lover of films and Pixar should rush out to get this.

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Bryan Reviews Toy Story in 3D!!! (A 3D Blu-ray Review)

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 15th, 2011

Hi Bryan Here….

 

I can’t believe it has been over a decade since Pixar won me over with Toy Story.  Year after year, Pixar has shown me their films and for three years in a row their films were my absolute favorite of the year. It all started with Toy Story.  I always thought as I’m sure most of you did that when I left my room or house, that my toys were alive and talked and had fun together without me.  Toy Story showed me how this could be real.  Not only did Toy Story create what I dreamed of every day, but it paved the way for every CG film made since then.  Toy Story was the first.  It truly was a milestone and achievement in filmmaking.  And add to that they amazing story, cast, and music.  I whole heartedly love this movie.

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Hi Bryan Here….

In more Disney and Pixar 3D news, all three ‘Toy Story’ films will be re-released in 3D Bluray.  I won’t be surprised to see in the coming weeks Disney and other film companies releasing their titles again in the 3D format.  As far as I can see now, the only difference between these 3D releases and the previous bluray versions is the actual 3D portion itself.  Read below all the specs and info.

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Hi Bryan Here…

The new Pixar Short that will be shown before the Cars 2 film will be a Toy Story Short.  It will be called Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation.

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Disney/Pixar Unveils The Toy Story Trilogy Box Set

by Bryan Kluger on Sep 15th, 2010

Disney has issued their Toy Story 3 press release, which confirms that the film will bow in multiple versions.

A single-disc DVD (SRP $29.99), a 2-disc Blu-ray (SRP $39.99) and a 4-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy Combo (SRP $45.99). You’ll also be able to buy a new Ultimate Toy Box 3-Movie Collection (SRP $100) which will include Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy versions of all three Toy Story films.

Once again, the Toy Story 3 DVD will include the Day & Night animated short, 5 featurettes (Toys!, Paths to Pixar: Editorial, The Gang’s All Here, Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: The Science of Adventure and A Toy’s Eye View: Creating a Whole New Land) and 3 Studio Stories shorts (Where’s Gordon?, Cereal Bar and Clean Start).

To this, the Blu-ray will add a Cine-Explore commentary/viewing mode (with director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson), a Beyond the Toybox alternate commentary track (with story supervisor Jason Katz, supervising technical director Guido Quaroni, production designer Bob Pauley and supervising animators Bobby Podesta and Michael Venturini), the Toy Story Trivia Dash game and 7 more featurettes (Beginnings: Setting a Story in Motion, Bonnie’s Playtime: A Story Roundtable, Roundin’ Up a Western Opening, Life of a Shot, Goodbye Andy, Accidental Toymakers and The Making of Day & Night). Audio on the Blu-ray will be 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

I am looking forward to this set. Love all these films.

You can pre order the box trilogy below for 35% off which brings all three blurays and extras to $65.99.




ONWARD – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 5th, 2020

“Onward is stale, despite some fantastic moments.”

Pixar is its own greatest enemy. With a rich and phenomenal history of movies since 1995’s Toy Story through Wall-E and Up, the cinematic bar was already at a high standard and it continued to grow and raise with each film. The storytelling, iconic characters, and wonderful messages and themes of growth, friendship, and love have excellent enlightenment and meaning for people of all ages. With the Dungeons & Dragons themed Onward, the overall feel is stale, despite some fantastic moments.

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Blu-ray Review: The Lion King Signature Series!

by Bryan Kluger on Aug 29th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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I remember when this came out in the cinema.  I was totally and utterly infatuated with this film.  I loved everything about ‘The Lion King’. I loved the characters, the animation, the music, and the story.  It was unbelievable when I first saw it at the age of 13.  Now I am almost 36, and the film still makes me feel like I did when I first saw it.  I am still completely in awe of ‘The Lion King’. Six years after the big Diamond Edition of the Blu-ray, which included 3D, we now have the Signature Collection of the film, which has some new bonus features, along with some older ones. The audio and video presentations seem to be the same transfers.

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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From the companies that brought us some of the greatest titles in animated history, Disney and Pixar (‘Finding Dory‘, ‘Inside Out‘ and ‘Toy Story), comes a whole new family adventure into an unknown world with ‘Coco‘.

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4K UHD Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’!

by Bryan Kluger on Nov 15th, 2016

Hi everyone, Bryan here…

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THE FILM

This portion of the review was written by Suzanne Loranc.

Everyone can understand that the second movie in any series can be the problematic middle child of a franchise. They tend to suffer between the spellbinding beginning and the satisfying conclusion. However, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire rises above the usual awkward bridge label with excellent performances and a script that remains faithful to the book to make it a movie that could almost stand on its own.

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Film Review: ‘Storks’!!

by Janet White on Sep 23rd, 2016

Hello Everyone, Janet W. here…

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Addressing the age-old question of where do babies come from is Storks. Although the blessed service once performed by storks has now been discontinued. Hunter (Kelsey Grammer), the BBBBBBOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSS (you’ll get it when you see the film), has converted the stork baby delivery business into a new direction, packages. Junior (Andy Samberg), a high achiever, is up for promotion to BBBBBBOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSS. One condition looms over his ascension, and it involves a girl named Tulip (Katie Crown, they should have named her Calamity Jane). With this little vixen, Junior’s life will never be the same. Read the rest of this entry »



Hey guys, Jana here,

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Get ready to enjoy an animated movie in a way we’ve never enjoyed one before. Very R-Rated and not at all appropriate for kids. Ladies, check your tampons at the door because this is the red band trailer for ‘Sausage Party‘. A raunchy, hilarious look at the food we eat every day and this chick loves what she sees!

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Hey guys, Jana here,

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Disney has brought on some release dates for movies through the year 2020, and leading that announcement is the summer of 2017 opening of Pixar’s ‘Cars 3’ and the crazily anticipated 2019 opening of ‘The Incredibles 2‘.

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Film Review: ‘Inside Out’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Jun 18th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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I’m a huge fan of Pixar and their animated films. They have changed the way films are made, and each movie since ‘Toy Story 1‘ in 1995 has been a success both critically and financially, making Pixar one of the biggest movie studios ever. Hell, all of the Pixar films combined have made over $9 billion (with a “B”) at the box office. That’s not to mention home video or merchandising sales. Since ‘Toy Story III‘ in 2010, there has only been three Pixar movies, all of which have been less favorited to Pixar’s previous films including ‘Wall-E‘, ‘Up‘, and the third ‘Toy Story‘ movie.

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Blu-ray Review: ‘101 Dalmatians’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 10th, 2015

Hi everyone, Bryan Here…

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THE FILM

If it weren’t for ‘101 Dalmatians‘, we might not have had any more Disney animated films, including ‘The Lion King‘ or even ‘Wreck it Ralph‘. Back in 1959, ‘Sleeping Beauty‘ failed to live up to expectations and didn’t make enough money for Disney to do another project. In fact, it got so bad at Disney, that people were being let go and the studio doors were on the verge of being shut for good. Can you imagine that? No more Disney animated films after 1959? I know I can’t.

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Check Out The Trailer For Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Dec 11th, 2014

Hey guys, Jana here,

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Pixar is ready to wow us again. The animation giants behind ‘Toy Story‘, ‘Up‘, ‘Cars‘ and a whole slew of other films has given us a first peek at their newest feature, ‘Inside Out‘. If you ever wondered what the voices that live inside our heads might look like, you’re not alone! Pixar has wondered the same thing and even based the pic around that concept.

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Film Review: ‘Rio 2’!!

by Bryan Kluger on Apr 11th, 2014

Rebecca S., Here…

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Some animated films stay with you, like Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Lion King, How to Train Your Dragon, and Shrek. There are some that you really enjoy and recommend to friends, for example The Lego Movie, Despicable Me, Wreck-it-Ralph, and Iron Giant. And then, there are those that you see that you think will only be good for people with kids because they have catchy songs and flashy colors, but not much else. Enter Rio 2, which falls solidly into this category.

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‘Serenity’ Takes Flight With New Comic Book!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 30th, 2014

Jana B. here,

 

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Serenity’…yes, THAT ‘Serenity’. Not the calm, peaceful tranquil serenity. Joss Whedon’s  space-western baby, ‘Serenity’. You can’t call yourself a proper sci-fi geek without quieting your outrage at the improper treatment of the genesis television show named after the beloved transport ship that is the Firefly named Serenity. For those of us that memorized insults in Mandarin – Fox programming execs are just BUN tyen-shung duh ee-DWAY-RO, which is to say “stupid inbred stack of meat” – Firefly is the greatest show that never had the chance to burn out on its own. Big nod of appreciation to this site for the translation and pronunciation.

 

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Suzanne L., Here…

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Everyone can understand that the second movie in any series can be the problematic middle child of a franchise. They tend to suffer between the spellbinding beginning and the satisfying conclusion. However,  rises above the usual awkward bridge label with excellent performances and a script that remains faithful to the book to make it a movie that could almost stand on its own.

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HEROES OF COSPLAY – GROUP CATEGORY

by Justin Cline on Sep 12th, 2013

logoFor those of you not already in the know, Heroes of Cosplay is a “reality” show currently airing on the Syfy network. Next week, the program will be airing its season finale, the second of two episodes filmed at Kansas City’s Planet Comicon. In this contest, the participants will be asked to compete as teams. Three of the show’s stars will be portraying characters from American McGee’s Alice, while yet another three will be recreating characters from How To Train Your Dragon.

While I’m certain their costumes and skits will be entertaining, I’m also of the opinion that the entire cast needs a bonding experience. To that end, I would like to suggest that they enter a group competition in the future as the characters from Pixar’s Toy Story movies.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Official Press Release: The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers announced today its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the Festival’s 11-day run (April 4 – 14, 2013). For the 2013 Festival, more than 160 features, documentaries, shorts and student films representing 28 countries make DIFF truly an international Festival. Of the feature films at the Festival, 11 will see their world premieres and two are North American premieres—all represent some of the best in the art of filmmaking. These films were selected from more than 1,300 submissions from around the world.

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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Wreck It Ralph’!!!

by Bryan Kluger on Mar 5th, 2013

Hi, Bryan Here….

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Wreck-It Ralph‘ is one hell of a fun and entertaining movie. Not only will the little kids enjoy this, but adults will eat this up too.  Disney has done a a great job with their 3D animated comedy to start the holiday season.  The amazing voice cast, the video game references, the characters and storyline can all compete with the likes of any Pixar film.  Well, I guess you can get a phenomenal film when you have John Lasseter executive produce and Rich Moore direct.  Moore has directed tons of episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ and just about every episode of ‘Futurama’, so you know this will be a funny and intelligent film done right.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

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Say it isn’t so folks.  J.J. Abrams is moving from ‘Star Trek‘ to ‘Star Wars‘ according to sources close to Lucas film and Abrams. “It’s done deal with J.J.,” said a source close to the project.  Interesting enough, Ben Affleck was being looked at to helm the next film as well, but Kathleen Kennedy (who is a big collaborator with Lucas and Spielberg), heavily courted Abrams for the gig.

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