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.
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…
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…
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!
We all know about the 4-minute soul-crushing montage by now, but it's still impossible not to bring it up. How often do you see such heights of joy and depths of despair communicated so perfectly using nothing but imagery and music? And it's not like the movie lets up after that. Ellie and Carl's relationship continues to be the emotional core of the movie, informing his character and shaping his values throughout the film, and eventually leading to a moment of shockingly powerful catharsis toward the end of the film. That moment turns everything on its head, completely changing Carl's priorities and the audience's understanding of everything that has happened before that point.
Up is an unabashedly strange movie, and…
Another film from Pixar that blends every emotion through great story telling and great characters.
Cute love story.
Adorable, tear jerking, entertaining, funny, 'Up' is definitely one of Pixar's best films, and a lovely little experience to enjoy with the whole family.
happy dog happy adventure happy feelings
this is the cutest thing ive ever watched
Before the house leaves the ground, the movie is 4,5 stars
After it goes airborne, it sinks to a 2,5
I hope my math is correct on the combined score.
Incredibly moving but doesn't has the strengths of it's convictions, Up is not quite the classic that many champion it as, but when it's good, it's up there with the best Pixar has ever done. After many years of claiming that the film is overrated, I was completely knocked out by the genius of the first 15 minutes, which turned me into an emotional wreck. However, this incredible beginning makes the rest of the narrative being somewhat lame in comparison, even though it is quite strong on reflection. It never quite moves on from it's emotional beginning, which is probably the best animated sequence ever produced. You want to see more of Carl and Ellie, instead you're stuck with a…
I don't think any major studio has a track record as respectable as Pixar's. Time and time again, they prove why they are the best players in the animation game: their characters and their situations are so easy to relate to.
Change is difficult for me. I'm so content with my daily routine and I try to avoid situations that can yield results that are not familiar to me. This isn't healthy but I'm not here to discuss that. Carl Fredrickson has spent his whole life dedicated to his best-friend/wife Ellie and their home and he loses one of those early on in the movie. In being forced to part with the other, he comes up with an outrages plan…
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…