Incredibles 2 is out now on Blu-ray, and with it comes a very fun short with the one and only Edna “E” Mode as she takes on babysitting Jack-Jack, the Parr’s littlest hero. The goal? Edna has to come up with a super-suit for him, while she figures out his powers, and what he can do.
Watching The Incredibles and Incredibles 2 before my interview with director Brad Bird, I was reminded just how much I appreciate the filmmaker’s choices, not just in his stories, but with his style and the personalities of the characters. Bird has an amazing gift for giving these characters depth and heart, and a feeling of reality, that we sometimes don’t see in live action films.
New on Blu-ray this month, reviews of five of the latest releases: Thor: Ragnorak, Coco, The Dark Crystal, Lady and the Tramp, and Darkest Hour.
Disney•Pixar’s Coco and Disney’s classic Lady and the Tramp arrived today with special Blu-ray editions, and The GATE is giving away both films for three lucky movie fans.
Anthony Gonzalez is a star. From the moment that you meet him, he has a personality that shines into every corner of a room, and he’s fun, friendly, and ready to talk about his first animated feature film, Pixar’s Coco, where he plays the young Miguel.
Nathan Fillion, known best for his work on the hit TV series Firefly and Castle, has had a long and varied career in both television and film. As much as he enjoys being in front of the camera one of his favourite things to do is lending his voice to characters on the big and small screens and for video games.
Director James Ford Murphy knows how to sell his first film, Lava, with just a song. He should, since that’s how he first pitched the film to Pixar, where he’s worked as an animator since working on A Bug’s Life in the late 1990s.
In the third episode of The GATE’s Media Box podcast: Billy Crystal talks about the new Disney Pixar film, Monsters University; highlights from back stage at the MuchMusic Video Awards with Ed Sheeran, Avril Lavigne, and Classified; interviewing the stars of CTV’s new home-grown comedy, Satisfaction; and a Blu-ray review of Jack the Giant Slayer.
Like a lot of people, I have a soft spot for Pixar and their incredibly charming style of storytelling. Compared to their first few films though, the studio is not creating the vivid work we once were used to seeing, which is what established the company’s credibility with worldwide audiences from the start. That’s not to say that Brave is somehow a bad film, but the difference from a few years ago–when the studio released films with spellbinding stories–is just that Brave is not exactly exceptional.
Opening this weekend in theatres across the country: Owen Wilson voices the speedy Lightning McQueen once more in Pixar’s latest sequel, Cars 2; and Cameron Diaz plays a down and dirty teacher in the comedy Bad Teacher.