Thor 2 continues the adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth… again… and all the Nine Realms… again
Beauty and the Beast 3D just opened strongly in the USA, so it’s no surprise Disney are dipping back into the catalogue. Finding Nemo is the second highest grossing Pixar flick behind Toy Story 3 – and now it’s back to reclaim its title as the biggest Disney animated feature of all time.
Cars 2 is still a Pixar film though, at even at their most “we’ve got to pay the rent somehow” there’s still a lot more to enjoy here in this tale of dim bulb tow truck Mater (Larry the Cable Guy) and his racing car best friend (Owen Wilson) as they get drawn into a globe-trotting race and sinister intrigue involving a new form of organic fuel.
The Muppets Movie to hit screens on November 23, 2011
The highly anticipated original motion picture score for Tron : Legacy, composed and produced by the iconic and critically acclaimed Grammy Award-winning French duo Daft Punk, will be released by Walt Disney Records (released locally via Universal Music Australia) on Tuesday, December 8, 2010.
Six tracks from Daft Punk’s Tron Legacy soundtrack have been leaked onto the net. They’ve been floating around for a few weeks now, but have only been recently confirmed by Disney that “they may not be fakes like the YouTube ones”.
Toy Story 3 doesn’t need a PR campaign, it doesn’t need positive reviews from critics, papers, blogs or TV shows, this film will succeed because people know what to expect from a Pixar film and Pixar always delivers; quality storytelling and exceptional visuals, a film that’s fun for both young and old, and a film with heart and humour.
The exhibition follows the course of Burton’s career, with childhood ephemera and amateur short films from his youth in Burbank, California; cartoons and drawings from his time at California Institute of the Arts; and examples of his first professional work at The Walt Disney Studios.
Plenty of exciting desert adventures ensue, and one of the film’s strong points is that, thanks to the extensive use of CGI to zoom around the various locations and our hero’s fondness for jumping around acrobatically through the alleys and laneways of whatever city he happens to be in, the action sequences are consistently thrilling without relying on rapid-fire editing and obvious stunt doubles.
While the jury is still out on whether or not Tim Burton’s re-imaginings (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and Planet Of The Apes were disasters, while Alice In Wonderland is good but suffers from a case of the George Lucas inspired “Directorial CGI Boner” disease) it does get your mind thinking – what would it look like if Tim Burton kept re-imagining films forever.
We know you don’t have time to trawl through the newspapers – so WATCH OUT FOR | MOVIES is happy to do all the leg work for you, giving you the Ins and Outs, the Hits and Misses of Movies hitting Australian screens for the week of January 21st 2010.
In the midst of all the hype surrounding the release of Alice In Wonderland – to be released Australia wide March 4th – Walt Disney records are now presenting Almost Alice – which features fifteen newly recorded songs in a whimsical take on Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.