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.
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.
Your kids have to see you cry sometime.
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…
This movie is so perfect it feels like a work of alchemy. The only way I can conceive of someone creating something this moving and funny and exciting is if they first went down to the crossroads and made a deal with Satan. I waffle on Pixar's greatest masterpiece (FINDING NEMO and MONSTERS INC. are usually my other contenders) but for now, I'm going with UP.
You're fooling no one with this subversive Viagra metaphor, Pixar!
A brilliant film about suddenly having to face life without your life-long partner. Having to come of age, when you're too old to do so, all disguised as an animated movie for children. Don't be fooled.
This is gonna be a classic one day, just like all Pixar movies.
A stunning movie. The montage of Carl's life might be the best scene in animation history.
Oh, this is really a wonderful movie. Beside 'Toy Story', I think, this is the best animation film, I've ever seen.
Some great characters like this old grump Carl Fredricksen and his young partner Russell are mixed with a nearly perfect story, a beautiful score and some great-animated pictures of the south-american jungle.
But is this all? Of course not.
The message behind this film is just great. There's an 78 year-old men, who just lost his wife and was never able to realize his and his wife's dream. But the longer this story goes, the more Mr. Fredricksen can learn from his little partner and at the end he realizes that he was already living his dream.
Actually I've never seen so much content in a animation film, so this makes this film an adventure for everybody.
Love this movie. It has awesome characters. Love the ideas of this animation. Beautiful and hurtful.
Another example of dialogue is not necessary to tell the story. Man, I cried a lot. But the film made me laugh as well.
wish the promotional material didn't reveal the balloon gag
"Roger Ebert's Big Adventure." Well-told, one-track story. Non-human characters more compelling than the actual protagonists. Writing surprisingly kitschy for Pixar feature, in film that doesn't hit the mark as well as well as it should. Worth watching.
I am a big fan of Pixar. I find their story lines masterful in bridging the wonderment of childhood's imagination to adult themes and concerns, mostly through ageless humor, candor and imagery. "UP" is no different. It is a nice poem (specially in the beginning) which later becomes your average action kid movie. BUT... It is not "The Incredibles", and somehow is not even a deserving step-up movie to "WALLâ?¢E". It is just a cute story that could have been told in half the time if not even less. No big belly-laughs, no smarty-pants writing... just a nice poem with a forced happy ending.
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…