Browsing Category: Movies

  • UP and the Academy Awards

    Just like they did last year with WALL-E, Disney/Pixar is pushing UP for “Best Picture” at the Academy Awards. They even have a nice web site pimping UP and all the other Disney/Pixar movies they feel are deserving. Only thing is, unlike last year when WALL-E was robbed, I don’t think UP deserves it this …

    November 18, 2009
  • How come there’s no Thomas Edison movie?

    If you’ve read chapter 2 of The Big Switch by Nick Carr, you’ll know some of what I’m talking about here. That chapter is all about Thomas Edison and the electrical inventions he led, as well as the battles he fought over the business side of electricity, and so much more. I thought I knew …

    September 8, 2009
  • Hi, my name is Dug, and I LOVE you

    I mentioned before that UP wasn’t my favorite Pixar movie, but I absolutely loved “Dug,” the obedient dog whose job was to track and find “Kevin,” the rare bird. So I just had to add him to my growing Pixar collection: He has seven phrases and sounds awesome when you make him talk. I’d been …

    July 16, 2009
  • My UP Review

    I didn’t blog much about UP in the last couple months, and for good reason: I was avoiding any and all trailers, previews, previews, spoilers, you name it. But the lack of posts wasn’t a sign that I wasn’t excited about the movie — to the contrary. Around the house, we were counting down the …

    June 8, 2009
  • Oooooh. ‘The Kingdom’ on Blu-Ray

    Longtime readers (AKA, my family) will remember me raving about The Kingdom last year — it’s one of my all-time favorite movies. Cari even watched it a couple weeks ago and also loved it. So there. 🙂 Anyhoo … got an Amazon alert today about a huge Blu-Ray DVD sale they have going on, …

    March 11, 2009
  • Up Trailer #2

    Less than three months to go until it’s out!

    March 6, 2009