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Oscar Winner 2010: Best Original Score - Up

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The winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Original Score goes to Michael Giacchino for Up. In his acceptance speech he told a little story about the start of his career and how he never felt discouraged by family or friends. He talked about getting his first camera and shooting movies and how no one ever made him feel like it was a waste of his...

Oscar Winner 2010: Best Animated Feature - Up

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The winner of the 2010 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature goes to Up. The film is also nominated for Best Motion Picture in the live action category, but it didn't surprise anyone that it took top honors in the animated field. Pete Docter accepted the award for the film and thanked his cast, crew, and his family whom he called his "greatest adventure." See who...

Pixar's Up Hoping For a Best Picture Oscar

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The Best Animated Feature Category is fairly new to the Academy Awards, being introduced only seven years ago back in 2002. Since the development of this distinction, the opportunity for animated films to be considered for the biggest award of the night (Best Picture), have become slim to none. According to Reuters, Pixar's summer hit Up, may force the Academy to take...

New DVD Release: Up, The Ugly Truth, Sesame Street

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Two major hits come out on DVD from two different ends of the spectrum. First, there's the Pixar smash Up (maybe the best in that studio's canon) and second there's the crass bit of raunch The Ugly Truth. Meaning: There's something for everybody! Plus, there's more kids classics in tow as "Seasame Street" celebrates its 40th anniversary...

Blu-Ray Bargins: Up!, The Hangover, Harry Potter...

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Who likes cool stuff on sale? I know I do. Who likes it when you can be lazy enough that you don't even have to go anywhere to buy cheap stuff? Blu-Ray discs are typically pretty expensive, but with Christmas coming up you can expect lots of sales and Amazon is always a good website to start with. So, we made a handy little list with some recent movies including,...

2009 Hollywood Film Festival Line-Up

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It's time for the 13th Annual Hollywood Film Festival and an official press release was just sent out revealing the film roster for this year's event. The programming includes features, documentaries, shorts and music videos from around the world, including films from Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Uganda, the United Kingdom and of course, the...

Kathryn Bigelow to be Honored at The Hollywood Awards

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Let the award season begin! The 13th annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood awards have announced that Director Kathryn Bigelow will be honored with the "Hollywood Director Award", Screenwriter Nora Ephron will be presented with the "Hollywood Screenwriter Award", Disney/Pixar's UP will get the "Hollywood Animation Award" and Scott Farrar,...

Weekend Box Office: The Hangover or Up?

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Depending on who you ask, we have two different films taking the number one spot. According to BoxOfficeMojo Up is this weekends box office winner, but according to Variety, The Hangover managed to sneak past Up by a mere $500,000. Either way, this weeks numbers show that word of mouth will be keeping Up in the theaters for...

Box Office Predictions: The Hangover Vs. Land of the Lost

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It seems like things will be looking more or less the same this weekend in the box office. There is a chance that Pixar's Up might be holding unto the number one spot for a second a week. Assuming that's true, this weekend The Hangover and Land of the Lost are going to be battling it out at the box office to be...

Hidden Messages Inside Pixar's Up

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This weekend was dominated by the Pixar animated film, Up. It debuted at number one in theaters beating out Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell, and knocked last week's champ Night at the Museum 2 down a peg. It turns out that Pixar's not only good at creating quality family films, they also have a knack for...

Weekend Box Office: Up Gets What it Deserves...

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...a lot of money! Finally I agree with moviegoers. Although nearly every single film critic agreed that Up is an amazing, must see film, no one ever knows what the people will decide to buy a ticket to. This weekend, greatness prevailed, and Up took in almost $70 million and nearly bumped Obsessed off the...

Movie Releases: Up, Drag Me to Hell, and Departures

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It is a slow week for movie go-er's who have been spoiled with big blockbusters coming out every week (Terminator Salvation, Angels and Demons, Star Trek, etc). Nevertheless, taking quality over quantity, this week still delivers. Pete Docter's Up is a must see for anyone with a heart and a...

Up Review: Yes, It's That Good

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Pete Docter's new Pixar/Disney 3-D animation Up is the most heartwarming, beautiful, and creative film of the year. From the colors and voices, to the plot and dialogue, this film is as close to perfection as any film can get. What I enjoyed about this film was how it was able to stir up such a wide range of emotions in viewers without it being...

Box Office Predictions: Drag Me to Hell Vs. Disney's Up

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It’s the battle between hell and heaven this week. Drag Me to Hell by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi and Up will be battling it out at the box office this weekend, but which film is actually worth the time and money? Drag Me to Hell and Up, both are at...

Interview with Up Director Pete Docter

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There is no doubt in my mind, Pete Docter is a genius. He has created the perfect film. Up is heartfelt, beautiful, entertaining, and absolutely hilarious. It's the perfect combination of drama, comedy, and action. I think it's safe to say that I may be his (and Dug the Dog's) biggest fan, and I have no doubt that after this weekend you will be...

Complete Up Photo Gallery

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What can I say, Up is my favorite movie of the year. It is the perfect blend of comedy, fantasy, and drama. As you can see from the photo above, the visuals are absolutely stunning. The simple arrangement of the 20,000 balloons is breath taking and magically cheerful. The movie will be here in a few weeks and this is the only film this year that I will say that you...

New 3-D Images of Alice in Wonderland and Up

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Anyone got any 3-D glasses laying around? It might be good to get them out, because MarketSaw just sent us a few photos of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Pete Docter's Up in 3-D! Apparently, the UK is way ahead of the US because Total Film just released red and blue glasses with the publication of the...

Dug the Dog Featurette from Up

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Finally! Pixar and Disney have finally released the featurette for Dug the Dog. As many of you have heard me mention in past Up posts, Dug the Dog is probably my favorite Pixar characters of all time. Although Kevin the Undiscovered Species still cracks me up, there's just no topping Dug. He's a talking dog (or rather a dog who has been given a collar...

New Up Featurette of Kevin the Undiscovered Species

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Although all the characters in Up are amazing, but I can't help but pick favorites. Second only to Dug the Dog (the most amazing dog in the world) comes Kevin the "undiscovered species" aka, "a bird with attitude." Kevin is somewhere between a peacock, an ostrich, and possibly a do-do bird. He's big, colorful, and full of witty comebacks (well, I guess that depends on...

New UP-isode for Disney's Up

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This is quickly becoming one of the most look forward to films of the year. Wolverine, Star Trek, Potter, move aside! Up is coming! After seeing about 50 minutes of this film at ShoWest I can say that it is definitely all you're hoping for and more. It's sarcastic, funny, and absolutely...