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Pixar’s Colorful ‘Inside Out’ is Thought-Provoking

posted by jtotey

When it comes to Pixar films, the question really isn’t, “Is it any good” but rather, “How good is it?” Since the beginning with Toy Story, the studio has created such an image for itself that audiences expect greatness with […]

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Meet the Brains Behind the Emotions of ‘Inside Out’

posted by jtotey

Recently, I got a chance to meet with two of Disney/Pixar’s most animated characters in an intimate round table discussion of their newest flick, Inside Out. Across from me sat Pete Docter, who is not only the vice president of […]

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‘Cinderella’ is an Improved Masterpiece

posted by jtotey

Sometimes Disney outdoes Disney. When news broke that Walt Disney Pictures was going to  make a live action version of one of their most popular animated movies, many were skeptical. The original is such a classic, how could it be […]

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‘McFarland, USA’ – Better than ‘Hoosiers’

posted by jtotey

I am always amazed when a movie that is “based on a true story” can change so many details. It’s as if the real story wasn’t good enough. In an interview with The Christian Chronicle, Jim and Cheryl White, the […]

Second ‘Alice’ Movie in the Works

posted by jtotey

Don’t get too excited, it may be a bit too soon to shine up that teapot and tea cups. Right on the heels of the release of much-anticipated Maleficent and previews for the upcoming Cinderella, Disney has announced that another […]

‘Maleficent’ is Magnificent

posted by jtotey

I couldn’t wait to see Angelina Jolie’s performance as Maleficent in Disney’s upside down production of the Sleeping Beauty story, but I half expected to walk away being disappointed. Instead, I was thrilled. This movie is not for those who […]

Million Dollar Arm Swings Wide

posted by jtotey

The name Thomas McCarthy may not mean much to you, and it apparently doesn’t to Disney as they seem to have misplaced it on the webpage for their latest movie, Million Dollar Arm. McCarthy wrote the screenplay for this movie, […]

FINALLY…Official Casting Release for New Star Wars Movie

posted by jtotey

“Will they or won’t they,” that’s been the question for the last year regarding if former cast members of the original Star Wars trilogy would have a role, if any, in the new, Star Wars: Episode VII. After much hand-wringing, […]

Hollywood and Noah

posted by jtotey

It’s over a month away from the premiere of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, but the film continues to make headlines and most of them not good. People are complaining about everything from an environmental theme of the movie to the fact […]

Interview with a Mermaid

posted by jtotey

Believe it or not, but this year marks the 25th anniversary of the Disney animated hit, The Little Mermaid. On October 1st, Disney will release a special “Diamond Edition” DVD and Blu-Ray sets. Because of this special occasion, I was given the […]

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