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…
Following the release of WALL·E in 2008, it didn't seem likely that Pixar could top or surpass itself barely the next year with a film just as or more poignant, beautiful, and brilliant than that. Up is a film that also ranks among Pixar's best, and consequentially among the greatest animated movies in history.
This movie is a thoughtful and touching meditation on aging, grief, and what makes us young in our hearts. The first 15 minutes or so are some of the most beautiful, tender, and magical moments I've ever seen in a movie ever. After that, it didn't lose the magic, it just passed on to a different phase of that magic, and the remainder of the film was full of funny, exciting, and sensational moments, with the ending being heartwarming and uplifting.
Also boasting an amazing score and superb voice acting, Up is simply a masterpiece and that's a fact.
To be honest, the first time I saw Up in theatres, I liked it, but I just did not see what everyone was so excited about. I kept thinking to myself, "What's the big deal?" I am very happy to say that I finally see what the big deal is. Up is a beautiful, heartfelt story. It captures the life of Carl Fredricksen (voiced by Edward Asner) perfectly from his youth, to his golden years. The montage near the beginning was one of the most wonderful things that I have ever seen, and probably the most wonderful thing that I have seen in a Pixar film to date. The scene itself set a variety of moods, from sad to joyous,…
τα πρώτα 15' μπορούσαν να γίνουν το πιο λυπητερό ταινιάκι μικρού μήκους του κόζμου. :(
This heartwarming family computer-generated family film is about how an old man, Carl Fredricksen, voiced by Ed Asner, heeds the dying wish of his late wife to travel to South America in a floating house suspended by thousands of helium ballons. Along the journey, he teams up with an overeager Wilderness Explorer, Russel, hoping to get his "Helping the elderly" merit badge. They run in some strange and funny creatures along the way, and of course - a villain or two. Really though, this movie isn't about any of that - the real focus of this movie is the emotional development of the protagonist Carl. In the opening minutes of the film we're presented with a very moving almost tear-jerk…
It literally made me want to cry in the first 10 minutes of the film. It's a great family film. For my first movie watching in 3D it was pretty amazing.
One of the three strong candidates for the best film Pixar has ever given us.
This thing holds up on many rewatches. Double-down on the Water Works.
Una de las mejores introducciones del cine de animación e incluso del cine en general.
Director Pete Docter spoke afterwards
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.
- 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:…