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Danny Baldwin’s Top 10 Films of 2017

Danny Baldwin’s Top 10 Films of 2017

This is the sixteenth year I’ve written an annual Top 10 list, which means I’ve been compiling them for over half my life. While the exercise in some way feels more arbitrary than ever, in that I’m now able to look back on those initial lists from more than a decade ago and recognize how […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 21

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 21

Hello and welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I predict the upcoming weekend’s box office results. After two weekends of wildly missing the mark, my accuracy improved last weekend, albeit not to the extent that I wanted it to. I lowballed on both “Man of Steel” and “This is the End,” […]

Review: “Brave”

With “Brave,” Pixar has declared that audiences and critics can stop raving about how inventive and original their latest films are, and can begin classifying them as simple kids’ fare instead. The studio behind heartfelt, gorgeous animated treasures such as “Toy Story,” “WALL-E,” and “Up” demonstrates an astonishing lack of creative energy with their latest […]

Friday Box Office: “Brave” slays all competition

As expected, Disney/Pixar’s “Brave” was a far-and-away #1 at the Friday box office, beating its nearest competitor, fellow opener “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” by double-digits. With a $24.5m Friday in the books, the Scotland-set animated flick should post a weekend figure in line with Pixar’s best non-sequel openings ($71m seems reasonable). Meanwhile, last week’s releases […]

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 22

Box Office Beat: Weekend of June 22

Welcome back to Box Office Beat, the column in which I hopelessly predict the weekend box office tallies. After the two complete and utter failures of last weekend (Tom Cruise’s “Rock of Ages” and Adam Sandler’s “That’s My Boy”), there is no place for this weekend’s releases to go but up. It helps that one […]

Pixar’s 22 rules for storytelling

With “Brave” hitting theaters in less than two weeks, a Pixar storyboard artist named Emma Coats has put up a series of Twitter posts designed to let fans further understand the beloved studio’s creative process. They are the 22 guidelines that Pixar follows for any story that they pursue. Given that Pixar is considered by […]

Pixar bringing four films back to AMC screens

To promote the upcoming release of their new movie Brave, Pixar has partnered with AMC Theatres to bring back four of their most beloved films–Toy Story 3, Up, Ratatouille, and WALL-E–to multiplex screens. It will all go down on Memorial Day weekend, when each film will show at participating AMC locations for only $6 per […]

Brave trailer brings Pixar universe to Scotland

Disney/Pixar’s 3-D film Brave has a new trailer today. The film stars Boardwalk Empire‘s Kelly Macdonald as Merida, a Scottish princess whose defiance of an age-old custom brings chaos to her kingdom. Expect critics to trip over themselves praising this, as they do all Pixar films with the exception of Cars and Cars 2. The […]