Danny Boyle Says We’re In Danger of Losing Adult Movies Due to “The Pixarification of Movies”

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Okay. I love movies. All kinds of different movies. Two of my least favorite movies I’ve watched in the last month were Danny Boyle films: Trance & Slumdog Millionaire. So, anyway, here he is trashing Pixar & *gasp* Star Wars.

Lol! It’s not actually as bad as it sounds if you watch the video. He says Pixar & Star Wars ARE good. But “family” films. Well, I’ll take Nemo over Rosario Dawson’s vagina any day! (Wait – not sure that sounded right…)

Link to Danny Boyle video: SlashFilm

Early Reaction: Disney Screens Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’ and 18 Minutes of ‘Lone Ranger’

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From the sound of the following review, Monsters University is looking good! Can’t wait. 🙂 I was afraid the plot might be a little too “simple” compared to the genius of the first one but sounds like that might not be the case. Oh, and Lone Ranger is mentioned. I didn’t read that far. Don’t think I’m that bothered about that one!

Link to article here: SlashFilm

James Hance Star Wars Art

I love all the James Hance artwork, especially his Star Wars mash-ups. My favorites have probably been the Star Wars/Winnie The Pooh stuff and the Star Wars/Up stuff.

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And probably my favorite: Star Wars/Norman Rockwell. 🙂

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Check out his website. He does lots of great stuff for geeky film-lovers like me, not just Star Wars: Relentlessly Cheerful Art

Thomas Newman Scoring Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur

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I love Thomas Newman and am glad to hear that he’ll be doing the music for another Pixar movie.

Link here: Slashfilm

Also in this article is a short synopsis of the film:

What if the cataclysmic asteroid that forever changed life on Earth actually missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? This hilarious, heartfelt and original tale is directed by Bob Peterson (co-director/writer, Up; writer, Finding Nemo) and produced by John Walker (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant).

My Top Five Movies About Love

What the heck – since Valentine’s Day is coming up.

1. Up

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I posted about this recently – I’ve never found any love story in a movie as believable as this one.

2. WALL-E

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What can I say? Pixar is perfect. Not only do I find animated romance more believable than live-action romance, I also find animated ROBOT romance more believable. 😉 Has anyone ever loved anyone as much as WALL-E loves Eve? I don’t think so.

3. Before Sunrise & Before Sunset

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Look! Humans! What can I say? These two were so perfect together & had such great chemistry. I found this romance very real. It’s a very “me” kind of romance.

4. (500) Days Of Summer

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“What?”, you say. Well, it’s real. Very real. Who can’t relate to this movie? Joseph Gordon-Levitt is so fantastic in this. You truly believe he loves her and you can actually feel his pain. Who doesn’t love a bit of unrequited love in movies?!

5. Cinema Paradiso

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Is this cheating? 😉 Sorry but I can totally relate to “love of cinema”.

Honorable mentions to these dudes:

Lloyd Dobler

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Perfect boyfriend or what?! The movie isn’t in my list, however, as that bitch SO didn’t appreciate him & his awesome “boom box over the head playing Peter Gabriel” thing. He shouldn’t have gotten on that plane with her. She’s not in love with you, Lloyd! Bring your boom box and cool Clash t-shirts over to MY house. 🙂

Ryan Gosling

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Hey girl. Gotta mention Ryan Gosling. You know, just in general. For being so freaking sexy cool all the time. I absolutely refuse to be all girly & put that totally contrived Notebook movie in my list. However, being in love with The Gosling, I can’t exactly pretend I don’t secretly love the whole kissing in the rain scene… 😉 Okay okay – I kind of like the movie! I admit it! But I only think it really works while it’s showing them as a young couple – I didn’t buy into the old couple at all. Damn you, Ryan Gosling, for making me go all girly!

Jake Ryan

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Last but certainly not least. I’ll always remember my first (movie) love. 😉