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Brave Deserves DVD Release With Better Features Package!


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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Eclipse Magazine presents GeekScholars Movie News 045 – Preview Reviews for Breaking Dawn Part 2, Anna Karenina, Monsters University, Dredd; Movie Review of Brave

GeekScholars Movie NewsTONS of preview reviews on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News! We’ve got something for everyone as we look at the recently released trailers for: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, Anna Karenina, Monsters University, and Dredd. Four very, very different films, so listen in to hear what we thought.

After that, we jump right into our review of Pixar’s latest, Brave. GeekScholars Fox and Jill were on duty again this week, and like most other critics, they had some mixed feelings on the highly anticipated film.

Finally, during the quickies portion of the show, the GeekScholars discuss the latest happenings regarding a bevy of films including: a biopic of Texas Rangers’ Josh Hamilton, White House Taken, Transformers 4, The Wolf of Wall Street, and a potential Sesame Street movie.


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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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Teaser Trailer: Pixar’s 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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