Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Fly Up to Venezuela
After a lifetime of dreaming of traveling the world, 78-year-old homebody Carl flies away on an unbelievable adventure with Russell, an 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer, unexpectedly in tow. Together, the unlikely pair embarks on a thrilling odyssey full of jungle beasts and rough terrain.
Your kids have to see you cry sometime.
One hundred years from now, film scholars will study the 15 wordless minutes near the beginning of this movie as one of the finest examples of storytelling across any medium or genre. I say this without threat of hyperbole.
The first ever animated feature film to inaugurate the Cannes Film Festival & one of the only three works of animation to have been nominated for Best Picture Oscar so far, Pixar’s Up is a profoundly intimate human drama, a rollicking adventure, a heartwarming romance, a joyous coming-of-age tale & a rib-tickling comedy, all extraordinarily blended into one gorgeously rendered masterpiece that not only succeeds as one of the best works of Pixar Animation Studios but deserves to be ranked amongst the greatest films ever made.
Commencing its story with what’s unquestionably the finest opening scene in any Pixar film to date, Up tells the story of an old grumpy widower who, in order to avoid going to a retirement home, ties…
Watched in preparation for Pete Docter's newest film, Inside Out.
Although I like Up quite a bit, I still don't find it to be the masterpiece other people say it is. Yes, it goes without saying that the first ten minutes are absolutely brilliant, flawless even. From the opening bit of exposition to the utterly astonishing montage showing the relationship between Carl and Ellie over the course of several decades, the filmmakers managed to create possibly the greatest thing to come out of the studio. Hell, it might even be one of the greatest movie moments of the 21st century! Every single time I watch it, I'm completely taken by the craftsmanship put into the visual composition, musical accompaniment, and…
After watching The Pixar Story earlier this week I was keen to revisit some of my overlooked Pixar films, not to mention today was the day of my Grandfather's funeral, so things seemed all the more poignant.
I don't know if it's because my emotions were high or if this film is just stunning or maybe a little bit of both, but everything was resonating with me on a deep level. The ultimate odd-couple movie, the characters should be annoying and grating, but they never are. It's such a delicate study in what it means to grown old, what it means to be young and all that happens in between. The way you shut out life and the way you…
You're fooling no one with this subversive Viagra metaphor, Pixar!
TEARS. SO MANY TEARS.
A wonderful film.
One of the better animated movies of Pixar... comedy, drama, adventure, life... all in one for the whole family. Watch it in 3D... if you can... Lovely!
Up is heartwrenching and deep. The first 10 minutes are like being stabbed in the heart and the score is deeply emotional. The adventure is great though and the pairing of old and young make it a heartwarming tale.
One of the best Pixar has to offer, just stumbles in the middle. 4.5/5.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I am certainly not as enamoured by this film as the rest of the free world seems to be. Its funny, touching and good, but its nary a patch on Finding Nemo or Toy Story or Monsters Inc.
The story of Carl and Ellie's was beautiful and poignant. I loved that Ellie's family were gun-toting nuts and Carl's were stiff straight shooters, so that Ellie's sense of adventure was both a positive influence and a point of attraction to young Carl. One little scene in the montage of Carl finding their dream jar was absolutely wrenching. After she goes, Ellie remains a delightful influence on the story, especially one final scene where Carl opens her dream adventure book and finds…
I loved this movie! Really cool! Never give up on your dreams!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…