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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – And Now For The Big Finish!

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

After a tonally confused beginning and terrific middle episode filled with all kinds of invention, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings Peter Jackson’s six-movie Tolkien binge to close with a rousing mid-point finale that both wraps up the story and sets the stage for the Lord of the Rings trilogy quite nicely.

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Brave Deserves DVD Release With Better Features Package!

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With its first ‘princess’ movie, Brave, Pixar recovers from the creative (though not financial) disaster that was Cars 2. The story of Merida, the tomboy teen at the heart of Brave, takes familiar princess tropes and spins them enough to feel fresh and fun. And, as always, the animation is stunning.

Unfortunately, Pixar has stiffed DVD buyers with only an audio commentary track and two shorts (one of which is very disappointing).

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Brave – Just Seen It Movie Review


Princess Merida defies custom and her mother’s wishes to be married. But her recklessness unleashes a horrible curse on her family. With the future of her kingdom is jeopardy, only she can break the curse.

Starring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson.
Written and Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, and Steve Purcell.
Produced by Katherine Sarafian and John Lassiter.
Genre: Animated Historical Drama.
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Brave: Pixar Bounces Back With A Celtic Fable!

Archer

With its first ‘princess’ movie, Brave, Pixar recovers from the creative (though not financial) disaster that was Cars 2. The story of Merida, the tomboy teen at the heart of Brave, takes familiar princess tropes and spins them enough to feel fresh and fun. And, as always, the animation is stunning.

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Teaser Trailer: Pixar’s Brave

"BRAVE"

HIGHLAND OF THE “BRAVE” -- The rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland serve as the backdrop for “Brave,” a new tale that joins the land’s ancient lore—stories of epic battles and mystical legends passed down for generations. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is the grand adventure of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.  The film also features the voices of Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.  “Brave,” full of heart, memorable characters and Pixar’s signature humor, takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters. 

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For the first time in its twenty-five year history, Pixar is producing a film with a strong female lead – Brave, due for release on June 22, 2012.

The film, which has an all-star cast, follows the story of Scottish Princess Merida [voiced by Kelly Macdonald], whose decision to forsake her royal heritage to become an archer inadvertently places her father’s kingdom at risk. It’s a bit darker and edgier than Pixar’s usual fare, as you can see in the film’s first teaser trailer following the jump.

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New Concept Art From Pixar’s Brave!

"BRAVE"

HIGHLAND OF THE “BRAVE” -- The rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland serve as the backdrop for “Brave,” a new tale that joins the land’s ancient lore—stories of epic battles and mystical legends passed down for generations. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, and produced by Katherine Sarafian, “Brave” is the grand adventure of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a skilled archer who confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts to discover the true meaning of courage.  The film also features the voices of Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.  “Brave,” full of heart, memorable characters and Pixar’s signature humor, takes aim at theaters on June 22, 2012, and will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters. 

©Disney/Pixar.  All Rights Reserved.

When Disney/Pixar sends you concept art from an upcoming film, you pretty much have to take a good look at it. When it comes from a story that takes place in a Celtic region – like the Scottish Highlands, here – and it looks as cool as this, well, you’ve just got to share.

Check out three more images – and the accompanying press release – after the jump.

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