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A Big Pile of Movie Trailers!

A bunch of movie trailers have been coming out over the past few weeks that I simply haven’t gotten around to posting. That’s on me. Let’s not make it a thing. It eventually reached a point where I decided it would be more fun to pile them together for your amusement!

First up is Cruella, starring Emma Stone. It’s Disney’s origin story for Cruella de Vil, because that’s how they’re doing live action this time (also because 101 Dalmatians had a live action movie decades ago). This one looks pretty OK.

I’m not the first person to point out that it looks like Cruella de Vil by way of the recent Joker movie, but with a Disney spin. That’s probably exactly what we’re going to get. Hopefully Emma Stone had fun with this one.

Next up is Army of the Dead by Zack Snyder. He reignited the zombie craze years ago with his remake of Dawn of the Dead, and I guess he decided to go back to zombies. Good for him!

This one looks like it could be fun. Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead was enjoyable. Perhaps giving him something other than DC superheroes will get him back to making enjoyable movies.

Lastly is the teaser trailer for Luca, the next Pixar film. This one took me by surprise because I knew nothing about the film before watching the trailer.

Here’s hoping for the best! I haven’t particularly been enthralled by any recent Pixar movies, but I’m always open to the idea of Pixar recapturing the magic of their old days. I’ll get my hopes up again. It’s the story of my life.

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So, Uh, Some Movies Are Still Coming Out

The world is coming to an end, but I’m still here and posting on this ole blog. Might as well. Today I’m sharing the new trailer for the next Pixar film Soul! It looks pretty good!

I saw Onward the other day and it was just fine. It had a really strong climax, but the movie itself was just OK. Worth a watch, but not something that will stick around. So I’m excited for Soul. It’s directed by Pete Docter, the genius behind Inside Out and Up, along with a bunch of other great Pixar films. So this could be another one of those really smart, really creative, really emotional Pixar movies.

Meanwhile, the rest of the world is shutting down! Mulan and a bunch of other upcoming movies have been delayed until who knows when. That’s pretty disappointing.

I’ll let you all know if and when I have to self-isolate!

Soul comes out on June 19…for now.

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Pixar is Just Cranking Them Out Now!

We already know that Onward is coming out next year from Pixar, but now we’ve also got Soul! Perhaps Pixar is going back to meaningful, non-sequel movies. I have hope.

Though that cowboy dance at the end isn’t very heartening. Must even Pixar reduce themselves to silly nonsense comedy? Leave that to the Arctic Dogs of the world.

Soul comes out on June 19.

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New Pixar Film Dives Into Urban Fantasy

I really enjoy the Urban Fantasy trope — the idea of taking all those classic elements like elves, dragons, unicorns and more and putting them in a modern setting. The new film is Onward, about two elf brothers on a quest!

Looks neat to me! I think we’re past the age where Pixar movies are all wonderful works of art and are now just traditional animated films, but whatever. Should still be fun and well-made.

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Temptation Comes for Woody Again in Toy Story 4

Man, Woody really has a hard time learning his lesson, doesn’t he? How many times is Woody going to be tempted into settling for a life beyond belonging to his chosen child? And how many times is he going to go back to that child?

At least once more, it seems. Here comes Toy Story 4!

I like the Toy Story films as much as the next person, but it’s OK to let a good thing come to an end at the appropriate time. What’s the driving story this time? That Woody has to be tempted by life in a carnival? Instead of in a museum or in a daycare? What the heck would Woody even do in a carnival?

Not to mention all the weird existential questions that arise from the introduction of Forky. The Toy Story universe doesn’t need any more existential questions!

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