Part-Time Characters: Un Poco Loco for Pixar’s Coco

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The One Where Jon Negroni Chimes In

It is that time of year when Pixar brings us an original animated movie and as expected, we all went un poco loco for Coco. Joined by our ‘general manager’ or  better  known  as  that Pixar Theory Guy, Jon Negroni, we discuss the film’s design, music and characters.  We start off the episode with a quick game of Lightning Round where we ask the question: What is your favorite Pixar character?

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Which is Better: ‘Zootopia’ or ‘Moana?’ – The Pixar Detectives

Both Disney films have been nominated for Best Animated Feature in the upcoming Oscars, but which one will and win? And probably more importantly, which should win?

Review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Is a Leap Forward for Stop-Motion Animation

With Kubo, it’s all about the journey, not necessarily the destination.

Now Conspiring: Hail, Caesar; Eddie the Eagle

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This week on the podcast, we review Hugh Jackman’s latest film, Eddie the Eagle along with the Coen Brothers’ latest, Hail, Caesar!

We also cover all of this week’s biggest entertainment news, discuss directing/writing styles we can’t stand, and answer all your feedback from last week’s show.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Which directing/writing styles do you dislike the most? And how many of you have ever heard of Magic Tree House?

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The 5 Movies that Sum Up My Love For Movies

“Summing Up” is a fun exercise I used to take part in during public speaking courses in high school. The premise is simple: you’re tasked with sharing five things about yourself to someone else so that they can properly sum you up. We would do this with books, sports, TV

‘Iron Giant’ Is Being Rereleased With Two New Scenes

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Brad Bird — the director of the 1999 animated cult classic, The Iron Giant — announced today via Twitter that the aforementioned film will be rereleased as “The Signature Edition” in select screenings between September and October of this year.

The kicker? The film is now 10 minutes longer with never-before-seen material. It’s essentially a director’s cut with two new scenes.

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Review: ‘Inside Out’ Is More Than Some Feelings

Directed and produced by the dream team behind Up, this new story is all about the struggles of growing up. Its lessons aren’t cliche, however, in that the final message isn’t simply “do whatever makes you happy.” This is a staple of children movies that Inside Out rightfully tosses in favor of emotional truth.