There has been a rumor going around, leaked in large part by Tom Hanks, that Disney has been working on a Toy Story 4. Today, rumor became official announcement and Disney Pixar announced that they will indeed be releasing a fourth installment in the founding franchise of Pixar some time in 2017. John Lasseter, who directed the first two films, talked a little about the genesis of the project. Apparently the idea was a collaboration between the Pixar giants: Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and John Lasseter as well as Toy Story 3’s director Lee Unkrich. Continue reading Toy Story 4 is Officially Scheduled for 2017…….But Why?
Tropic Thunder never quite gelled as the comedy I wanted it to be, but it does contain the most fearless and incendiary comedic performance of the last 25 years. Robert Downey Jr. plays an Australian actor who has his skin surgically darkened to play a grizzled African-American sergeant in a Vietnam War film. Lazarus stays in character 24/7 “until the DVD commentary wraps”. This eight minute doc chronicles Lazarus/Osiris unique mental descent into the throes of PPSD. Just watch.
I think my go-to on bad days is going to be a montage. This montage is another SuperCut done by CriticaDaqueleFilme (follow them on YouTube). It features their 50 Heartbreaking Movie Moments and the first time I watched it, I was left a puddle of stoic man tears. Run the gauntlet if you will.
This is quite possibly one of my five favorite scenes period. It’s an actor’s master class from Heath Ledger and Christian Bale. For the six of you who may not have seen TDK (WHY??), this takes place when the Joker’s men have captured Harvey Dent and his fiancee Rachel Dawes. As a comic fan, this is the purest distilled essence of the Joker vs. Batman dynamic you will find in any medium. I’ve watched it hundreds of times and it’s still magnificent.