Fans have been speculating that the upcoming animated film features a lesbian couple since its latest trailer premiered last week.
Pixar’s latest animated film Finding Dory could be about to break new ground, as many fans believe it features a lesbian couple. When the film’s latest trailer hit last week some fans noticed that it featured two women pushing a baby in a stroller, leading many to believe they were the studio's first lesbian couple.
Finding Dory may feature Pixar’s first lesbian couple.
In the clip the women are seen doting over a baby in a stroller who gets knocked over by an octopus (and then seemingly replaced by one). While the two characters probably only make a brief appearance in the film, they would be the studio’s first lesbian couple.
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There are a number of fantastic movies due out in 2016. Contactmusic.com's resident film reviewer, Rich Cline talks us through some of the most anticipated.
As always, there are far too many sequels, spin-offs, remakes and reboots clogging the cinemas, but surely some will be worth the effort. (Release dates are subject to change.)
10. The Hateful Eight
Tarantino kicks off the year with an epic Western starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell (Jan). And there's more manly action with Charlie Hunnam in Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur (Jul), Jack Huston in Ben-Hur (Aug), Chris Pratt in The Magnificent Seven (Sep).
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Rich Cline picks out his top films of 2015.
There were some nice surprises in cinemas this year, with thoughtful thrillers, quality blockbusters, exhilarating franchise reboots and twists on familiar genres...
10. A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
An Iranian vampire movie shot in California, this super-cool black and white comedy-thriller is witty, scary and sexy. It's also so original that it takes the breath away.
9. Inside Out
Pixar triumphs again with this inventive look inside the mind of a young girl struggling with her emotions. It's colourful, hilariously silly and also the kind of movie that can make grown men cry.
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The actor has said he has a recording session for the film in December.
Tom Hanks has revealed that production is now underway on the highly-anticipated Toy Story 4 movie, with the actor booked in for a recording session on December 2nd. But while things may have finally got going on the animated sequel, we still have a long wait before the film hits cinemas, which is expected to be in June 2018.
Production on Toy Story 4 is underway.
Speaking on BBC’s 'The Graham Norton Show' Hanks said, “We're now recording Toy Story 4... it will be out in 2018, so it takes a long time.” Hanks then went on to explain how much his diaphragm hurts while voicing cowboy Woody, before revealing that he has a recording session for the new movie on December 2nd.
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Katniss dominated the Thanksgiving box office, despite stiff competition from 'The Good Dinosaur' and 'Creed'.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is still on top of the US box office, for the second week running. The final part in The Hunger Games saga had faced competition from a wave of new releases, including Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, but still managed to hold tight at number one over Thanksgiving weekend.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 is still number one at the US box office.
Mockingjay - Part 2 retained the number one spot with five-day total of $75.8 million, falling only 50 percent in its second week. It also brought in $62 million internationally to bring its global total to $440.7 million. So far the Hunger Games franchise has now grossed $2.7 billion worldwide.
Continue reading: Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' Fails To Knock 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' Off US Box Office Top Spot
And there’s a one month free trial!
If you’ve got kids who are Disney-obsessed (or maybe you’re just an adult fan) then be prepared to part with £9.99 a month, as DisneyLife has just launched in the UK. The Netflix-style streaming service offers fans the chance to watch much loved Disney classics anytime, with a one-month free trial now live.
Now you can watch Up anytime on DisneyLife.
DisneyLife offers "the biggest Disney movie collection in one digital membership” and includes movies and TV shows along with books, music and the option to download one free app each month. The UK is the first territory to experience the service, ahead of an upcoming global rollout.
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Coming our way next June is Pixar’s most ambition movie yet, which takes place within the mind of an 11 year old girl.
Ever since we heard the synopsis for Pixar’s Inside Out we’ve been eagerly awaiting any new details we could get our hands on. We’ve already gushed about how it could end up being Pixar’s best outing yet, but now we’ve finally got our first real taste of what to expect, as a brief teaser trailer has debuted online.
Pixar's Inside Out
Set to Aerosmith’s ‘Sweet Emotion’ (an obvious but no less brilliant choice), the Inside Out trailer begins by reminding us why we love Pixar so much. Clips from movies including Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Up (which we’re still not over), flood the screen as we relive ust how emotional Pixar has made us feel over the years.
Continue reading: Pixar’s First ‘Inside Out’ Trailer Leaves Us Feeling All The Right Emotions [Pictures]
A Short Guide To The Most Anticipated Sequels Of The Next Year.
Nowadays it seems Hollywood’s primary goals is to fashion film franchises from the most ill-conceived and lowest common denominator works of cacophonous CGI and un-ceasing ultra-destructive action sequences. The most unlikely and unassuming of films have been dragged into copious sequels and pretentious prequels, turning them into cash-cows to be milked until their teats are as dry as the most dead-pan of Steven Wright jokes.
The fairly mediocre Jason Statham vehicle The Transporter somehow morphed into a trilogy whilst the bone-headed car-orgy of Fast & Furious franchise looks set to reach double figures based on an increasingly ludicrous emphasis on ridiculous stunts. Of course, the existence of a sequel far from guarantees that a picture will deteriorate in content. Die Hard With A Vengeance was arguably more of an endearingly high-octane thrill ride than its predecessors, thanks in part to the no-bullshit presence of Samuel L, although the franchise has now dissolved into the kind of boorish spectacle that even Bruce Willis seems to have lost all enthusiasm for.
Bruce Willis' primary franchise Die Hard has hit hard times.
Continue reading: The Top 5 Sequels We Just Can't Wait For
With news that 'The Incredibles 2' is in the pipelines we look at other sequels to animated feature films, including the eagerly anticipated 'Finding Dory'.
You don’t have to be a under 12 years old to be a fan of animated movies (we are probably the best example of this!), so we’re hoping that you lot are as excited as us to hear that The Incredibles 2 is in the works. The Incredibles was first released in 2004 and tells the story of Helen and Bob Parr, ex superheroes who have hung up their capes to lead a suburban life with their children. If there’s one thing we’ve learned it’s that superheroes can’t get away from their calling for too long, and before they know it the whole Parr family are donning matching outfits and saving the world. Just your everyday family activity.
Brad Bird is currently penning the script for The Incredibles 2
Director Brad Bird, who was in charge of the first movie, will also be writing The Incredibles 2. Recently Bird revealed, “I have pieces of things that I would love to see in a sequel, but I haven’t got them all together yet.” Get started, Brad, we’re on tenterhooks here!
Continue reading: The Incredibles 2, Finding Dory: Assessing Animated Sequels, Old And New
We might have to wait a while, but there's plenty to come from Pixar and the studio's movie list just keeps on growing.
For the first time in 10 years, 2014 will have no release from animation studios Pixar, but don’t despair the studio are hard at work with four new films scheduled for release in the coming years. But will any of them reach the pure genius of Up and Finding Nemo? Decide for yourself...
Pixar's 2009 smash hit 'Up'
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By combing hundreds of reviews, a pretty succinct top 5 can be compiled...
In light of The Lego Movie’s success, we’ve taken a look at some of the best computer-animated films out there. Based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings, combined with Metacritic ratings (the most accurate way we could think to rank them) the latest Lego romp finds itself in some pretty prestigious company indeed…
To be clear: films included in this top 5 are computer animated, rather than the complicated, classic style of animation employed in films like Pinocchio from 1940. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of animation cells and Zerox, but we’re going for a modern slant with this list. So without any further ado, let’s see where The Lego Movie fits in with its contemporaries.
Continue reading: 'The Lego Movie' Shoots Its Way Into The Top 5 Animated Movies Of All Time
There will be no Pixar releases in 2014 after dates pushed back.
Disney have announced that the release dates of two new films, The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory, will be released much later than the originally planned 2014 and 2015 respectively, reports BBC News. The childrens' animated movies have instead had their release dates set much later: Winter 2015 for The Good Dinosaur and Summer 2016 for Finding Dory.
Disney Pixar Characters Were Projected On To The White Cliffs Of Dover Last Month.
The decision has reportedly been made to aid in the budgeting of new movies within their separate timeframes. Additionally, Pixar's president, Ed Catmull, explained that more time was needed to work on The Good Dinosaur; a movie that explores the notion of humans and dinosaurs co-existing within the same era.
Continue reading: Pixar Movies, 'Finding Dory,' 'The Good Dinosaur,' Delayed Beyond 2014
The new film will star Val Kilmer and Dane Cook and a host of others.
Pixar Animators may have nailed it again, with the new trailer for the upcoming Planes looking as though the only way is (further) up for the Disney-owned studio. The new film comes straight from the world of Cars, or as the trailer states, from above the world of Cars, and it could be the next big animation since the last outing from Pixar.
The film follows Dusty, a humble cropduster whose horsepower could be enough to ward off competition from most aircrafts when it comes to a race for speed, but there's just one, rather unusual problem facing Dusty though; that he's terrified of heights. Because his duties as a cropduster allow him to regularly fly at a lower altitude, he never needs to go too high, but with the help of his friend and former-navy plane Skipper, he begins to finally realise his ambitions and conquer his fear.
With a stellar line-up including Dane Cook as Dusty, Val Kilmer (so expect plenty of Top Gun references, not to mention the soundtrack), Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Brad Garrett, John Cleese and Teri Hatcher. The film is being overseen by director by Klay Hall and producer John Lasseter.
Continue reading: Check Out The First Sneak Peak At Pixar's 'Planes' [Trailer]
At last, that animation we’ve all been waiting for: Monsters University. This is the prequel to the 2001 movie Monsters Inc. (yes, it has been that long…) and with Pixar mainstay Dan Scanlon in the director’s seat, the movie also stars John Goodman, Billy Crystal and Steve Buscemi, providing some of the main characters’ voices.
Watch the video for Monsters' University
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Pixar has a unique way of creating worlds. Some are the imagined versions of what we encounter in 'real life' (such as the life of fish from the ocean to the tank, in Finding Nemo, toys in Toy Story, and bugs in A Bug's Life), while others are entirely new conceptions done in entirely new ways like Wall-E and Monsters Inc. The latter is the favourite of many and has another on the way! A new trailer for which has just been released and while sometimes additions to an original can be superfluous and disappointing, judging by this latest trailer, there'll be nothing to be disappointed about.
The new story is, in fact, a prequel to the original. Following Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sulley (John Goodman) as they attend college, meet one another and forge a lasting friendship. Although... the 'friendship' part of that is a long time coming as they in fact begin as rivals, each wanting to out-scare the other in their quest for scaring stardom and success. In the land of the monsters their energy had been fuelled by the scares of children during earth's night-time elicited by the monsters, but at the end of the first movie they discovered that children's laughter is much more powerful! Ah, we love a happy ending.
Continue reading: New Monsters University Trailer From Pixar Hits The Web (Trailer)
No one should be questioning why Helen Mirren has dyed her hair pink, but simply basking in its rouge glory. Mirren should stay pink forever. Despite the 'why' of the pink hair not being needed, her reply, when some children asked her, was as unexpected as the hue itself.
In a Telegraph video of the iconic actress, she said. "I just thought it would be fun. You know honestly, I was watching America's Next Top Model... and you know the British girl who won? Well, she had pink hair and I just thought 'Oooh that's looks really pretty!' So, I'm copying her basically." Who knew Helen Mirren watched ANTM?
Mirren was at the BAFTAS having been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Hitchcock, a movie about Alfred Hitchcock during the period in which he filmed his seminal thriller, Psycho. In other exciting Mirren news, the BBC reports that she'll be lending her voice to a Pixar movie. Having played three Queens during her career, she's returning as another matriarch acting the voice of the head of the university that Mike and Sulley attend in the Monsters Inc. prequel movie, Monsters University which is set for release in July 2013.
Continue reading: Helen Mirren Sports Pink Hair To The BAFTAs, Inspired By America's Next Top Model