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Turning Red Looks Really Good

I am loving the animation on Turning Red, the next film from Pixar. The characters in this movie, especially their faces, just look really neat! I haven’t been a big fan of the most recent Pixar movies, but I will always turn out and hope for the best.

The Hulk but with a little girl and a red panda? Yeah, sure, could be a lot of fun. Turning Red arrives in theaters in March!

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This Lightyear Movie Looks Crazy Good

So Disney and Pixar are making a new movie about Buzz Lightyear as if it was the real ‘person’ and not the toy from Toy Story. The idea is wild, but I’m open to whatever. And this teaser trailer strikes a really great note.

Or I might just be rocking on some great David Bowie.

Will the tone of the movie be more like this song cover or will it be a wacky, space hero adventure? Probably more of the later. But in terms of a really good, really evocative trailer, I really love this one. It’s striking, it’s a little haunting. And that’s a really interesting take on this whole idea. So cool beans!

Lightyear is coming next summer.

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Pixar is Gonna Do Another One With Turning Red

Pixar has been hot and cold for me over the past few years. I didn’t care for Soul. I loved Luca. Suffice to say, they are in a different mode these days than their all-time classics. So let’s see how they do next year with Turning Red.

Looks fine to me! A young girl dealing with anxiety turns into a giant red panda, Incredible Hulk style. Sounds like a solid metaphor for puberty and whatnot.

Turning Red is scheduled to arrive in theaters in March 2022.

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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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