Tag Archives: #pixar

‘Onward’ made me very uncomfortable

5/10 Every movie, to one degree or another, mirrors the world it releases into – that’s the whole concept behind this blog. Some, like Ad Astra, are such clear and urgent cries about the anxieties of their time the subtext … Continue reading

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The bubble bursts- on Moviepass and the rise of monopoly-class movies

When I started doing these Labor Day summer wrapups five years ago, what I identified — and what plenty of other people identified — was a crashing bubble at the domestic box office, and after a rebound year in 2018, … Continue reading

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Ralph breaks the mold for animated sequels

8/10 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph released near the end of a period of experimentation for Disney Animation studios after its parent company bought its chief rival, Pixar, in 2006, only to maintain Pixar as a separate studio that continued to outperform … Continue reading

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Was that really a sequel to ‘The Incredibles?’

4/10 In 2004, after almost a full 10 years of redefining children’s media in the shadow of the Disney Renaissance, Disney Pixar released its magnum opus, The Incredibles. Pixar had been making waves for years with media that struck a … Continue reading

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I’m not in love with ‘Coco’

6/10 I wouldn’t call Coco a misstep or an unwanted hug, but it’s not a very strong film. In the fictional Santa Cecilia, Mexico, the Riveras are a family of renowned cobblers going all the way back to Mamá Imelda … Continue reading

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