Tag Archives: The Good Dinosaur

Fall 2015 Movie Preview Week-by-Week (Trailer Extravaganza!!!)

Star Wars Episode VII

Let’s not beat around the bush, this is where we’re headed.  We’re all counting the days until December 18th and a return to the Star Wars Universe.  2015 has been, thus far, a year of pleasant surprises like Ex Machina, Mad Max and Furious 7, but overall, not a fantastic year.  The dumbest thing any studio this year did was not follow Disney’s example (including Disney) and take advantage of this six week dead zone we’ve been experiencing since the release of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.  It’s an absolute wasteland out there and has been since the end of July.  Guardians of the Galaxy released a great film at this precise period of time last year and was the year’s top-grossing film.  You’d think someone in a suit would notice that and stop trying to cram every summer movie into May.  People get bored in August and September too. Continue reading Fall 2015 Movie Preview Week-by-Week (Trailer Extravaganza!!!)

Trailer Time: The Good Dinosaur Trailer #1 (2015) *Meet Arlo*

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.  The Good Dinosaur opens in theaters on November 25, 2015.

POLL: Most Anticipated Film July – December 2015

YES, I omitted Star Wars!  Why?  Because this would be a completely uninteresting poll if Star Wars was included because I can guarantee you, knowing as I do this site’s demographics, that Star Wars Episode VII would win with something between 80 – 95% of the vote.  AND IT SHOULD!  This poll is all about what we’re going to do while we’re waiting around for Star Wars to come out and recreate our minds in stupefied wonder. Continue reading POLL: Most Anticipated Film July – December 2015

Trailer Time: The Good Dinosaur Teaser #1 (2015) *Pixar’s Troubled Film Finally Arrives*

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

Pixar Delays Two Films; No Pixar Movie in 2014

Pixar, The Good Dinosaur

In the wake of the firing of director Bob Peterson from The Good Dinosaur
(click here for more information about that move), Pixar has delayed that film 18 months, pushing it’s release back to Winter 2015.  Consequently, since Winter 2015 is where Finding Dory (Finding Nemo 2) was supposed to open, that film has been pushed to summer 2016.  This means that next year will be the first year without a Pixar film since 2005.

This news would be troubling on its own, but it seems a continuation of internal problems at Pixar that have resulted in what was a classic film-making machine stumbling creatively.  Director Brenda Peterson was fired off of last year’s Brave and the prior film, Cars 2, was Pixar’s first critical failure.  Since the release of Toy Story 3, Pixar’s last undisputed gem, they’ve released two pretty good movies and one awful one.  That’s fine for Dreamworks.  Compared to the Pixar standard, that’s abysmal.

The release date shuffle means that the next time we’ll see Luxo the Lamp kicking off another Pixar feature will be for Pete Docter’s Inside Out which is scheduled for a May 2015 release.  Docter’s previous two films, Monsters INC and Up, are pretty unimpeachable, so let’s hope he can right the ship creatively.

 

PixarTOY-STORY