Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
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.
December Challenge Film #28
The first 11 or so minute of this film alone are one of the great love stories ever put to film. By the time we see Carl Fredricksen sitting alone holding the balloon, I already feel connected to the characters, appreciate the love they have for each other, and am heartbroken by the final, inevitable result of a lifetime spent together. I can't say that much about most full length romance films, and the reason for that is because what Pete Docter, Bob Peterson and the rest of the people at Pixar that played a role in this film did here was pure magic.
You could argue that those first 11 minutes are the finest of…
This movie is one of my favorite movies of all time. I love the story of True Love that Carl and Ellie have for each other.
Touching an beautifully animated, UP is a fantastic Pixar movie.
This movie is more depressing than watching some cancer kids getting there last wish granted on espn
'Up' is another film that I would utter in the same breath as 'Finding Nemo' and 'Ratatouille'. I do think that the first 10-15 minute montage with Carl and Ellie is superb and one of the better things Pixar has achieved, and I appreciate the subtext of the rest of the story in that he's trying to come to grips with the loss of his wife. But the main adventure with him, Russell, Muntz, and the dog just didn't really do anything for me. The film is well made, but it just lacks a certain appeal for me beyond the opening montage. That alone gives this an extra half star.
Up is a charming tale of loss, aging, and rediscovering the "magic" of life. It is beautifully animated, engagingly paced, and often breathtakingly emotional; all the while bringing the usual level of Pixar "fun" along with it. It is a film for the whole family, that will be received differently by every generation seeing it.
At it's core Up is about love lost, and the process of moving on. The first ten minutes or so of the film are infamously heartwrenching, and sets the stage for the main characters outlook on life after his partner passes away. All ambition, adventure, and beauty in the world is seemingly absent from the old man's life, and he is being hurried out of…
This might sound like hyperbole but I don't care: UP makes me happy to be alive. It is one of the funniest, most heartwarming, most heartbreaking films I have ever seen. It is jaw droppingly beautiful to look at, its characters memorable and likeable. I like the story and the score and, well, I like everything about this movie. I think it is the crowning achievement for Pixar. And that's saying a lot since they have a good five classics at least under their belt.
I was absolutely mesmerized by the first ten minutes of Up. It had me develop great care and fascination for its characters, told the tear-jerking story of an aging couple, and actually made me cry, all bundled up in ten goddamn minutes. As soon as I experienced its breathtaking opening, I was utterly captivated throughout its adventure.
Filled with passion, significance, and heart, Up is a fantastic piece of animation. Over the years, Pixar has crafted films that are truly wonderful, films that were essential to my childhood, but while experiencing the beauty and excellence of Up, I realized that it has now become my favorite film that Pixar has ever made.
Muito emocionante os primeiros minutos desta animação. Memorável. Uma bela história que merece ser vista e revista.
TODO en esta cinta funciona, ya con hablar de los primeros minutos (que fueron comentados hasta el cansancio) se habla de una Obra Maestra del cine en general (métanse el "de animación" donde les quepa). Después de unos minutos, sin apenas diálogos, con lagrimas y el puño en el corazón, llega la VERDADERA Maestría marca Pixar (con esta peli se ganan mi respeto absoluto). Cabe destacar el impresionante equilibrio entre drama y comedia. Personajes simplemente disfrutables y únicos, uno más divertido que otro, pero con personalidades delineadas. Mi peli de animación favorita, no hay duda, ninguna me hace sentir igual al mirarla, o tan solo recordarla. TREMENDAAA.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- Spirited Away
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Toy Story
- The Incredibles
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…
- There Will Be Blood
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007) by Paul Thomas Anderson
IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…