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…
Pete Docter comes in his second outing with Up, eight years since his debut film Monsters, Inc., a lengthy hiatus from the director’s chair if you ask me; but possibly such a story requires patience, passion, and detail to measure up to the standards of the studio since its conception, they have yet to disappoint their audience with a feature, capturing the hearts of the mature and the youth in ways that Disney simply haven’t been able to come close to during the turn of the century.
This is a film that I have visited numerous times, each time as entertaining as the last, but never did the first ten minutes strike me as emotionally penetrating, viewing it with a…
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…
Seems to get a little better, and more enjoyable with each viewing but I still find the final half very weak compared to the first.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Without a doubt the most depressing Pixar movie to date. I mean your heart just breaks within the first five minutes of the movie when you see Carl and Ellie can't have children and then she passes away. Then the movie continues to lift your spirits up as the movie is so aptly named.
Edward Asner perfectly conveys the grumpy old man routine while sharing the loss and gentle heart that is there all along for his character Carl. When Russell asks to come inside the house when it is just floating up in the air and Carl says "No," but then begrudgingly opens it for him...everything was captured in that moment. I found myself hoping that I am that…
Every so often Karolyn and I like to screen one of the films in Roger Ebert's e-book, "33 Movies to Restore Your Faith In Humanity: Ebert's Essentials." God knows, that faith needs restoring in these times. (Or I should say, mine does. Karolyn's faith in humanity remains unswerving: it's one of the things I love about her.) Last night we re-watched "Up," one of Ebert's picks for doing the job of his title.
And it does. Once more we were off on that great adventure! Floating off with Fredricksen and Russell, and Doug the pooch and Kevin the "snipe"; Ellie is here, too: in that house in which Fredricksen feels his late wife's spirit is invested...until he finally comes to…
The first Part with Carl and Ellie is absolutely awesome. It's bittersweet. Romantic and tragic. Love it.... 5 stars.... the rest sadly doesnt live up to it and is "ok". Still a good watch.
the greatest romantic tale of our time
I saw this in 3D at the cinema, with my sister. I was grateful for the glasses, as they covered some of the tears I shed during the opening scenes. That introduction was very unexpected in a Pixar film, and left a lasting impression on anyone I've spoken to about Up.
Unfortunately, I felt maybe the strong opening was to an overall detriment, as the rest of the film didn't quite live up to both the introduction's impact, nor the rest of Pixar's catalogue until that point. It's still very good and worth at least one watch.
Yes, it was a rare example of an animated film gaining an Academy Award nomation for Best Picture - and maybe deserved it…
I don't like this one as much as everyone else, but still a very strong movie.
Up is one of Pixar's best. It has a funny concept, lovable characters and really sad parts that tug at your heart strings especially the opening scene. Pete Docter and Bob Peterson really knock this one out of the park.
Up. The first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture in 18 years, and 1 of only 3 animated films to have that honor. These accolades are very deserving as Up presents itself as one of Pixar's very best.
Carl has always wanted to be an adventurer. He idolizes Charles Muntz and dreams of becoming like him one day. He eventually runs in to Ellie who like him, dreams of adventure and has the idea of moving to Paradise Falls in South America. Their first encounter sparks what is the best fictional relationship I have ever seen on screen, and we only see a 10 minute montage of their life!
This 10 minute story of Carl and Ellie is…
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:…