The North American box office crossed $11 billion; two studios crossed $2 billion; franchises raked in bucks, and a lot of movies that should have done well, flopped. It was crazy.
Whether you were into superheroes, caper flicks, horror, comedy (rude or not), big budget or low-fi sci-fi, romance, or well done big dumb fun, it was available to you. Of course, there were bad examples in every genre, too. But here, we’re looking for the Good Stuff and there’s so much of it that the potential is for an honorable mentions list that could be a second Favorite Fifteen list. That’s how many good movies there were this year.
As always, these are my seventeen (!) favorites. Your mileage, etc…
Disney•Pixar’s best film in years, Inside Out explores the psychology of eleven-year old Riley in a way that allows kids (and their parents) to understand how a child’s mind works – while letting kids know that it’s okay to be sad and that teamwork can be a powerful thing.
Available now on Digitial HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, Inside Out comes to home video on Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and DVD on Tuesday, November 3rd. Features include an original short – Riley’s First Date. Details follow the jump.
There have been lots of interesting rumors and developments this past week for a whole bunch of geeky franchises, series, and stand-alone films. As such, this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie Newscovers many quick tidbits for a variety of movies, including:
Indiana Jones 5
The Last Witch Hunter 2
Star Wars Anthology Films
To close things out, the GeekScholars share their spoiler-free thoughts on Inside Out
It may be the first time that a Disney•Pixar film didn’t open at #1 at the box office, but it still did $90,440,272 – good for the studio’s best non-Toy Story opening ever (beating, along the way, a little movie called Avatar…).
After commercial hits like Cars, Cars 2, and Monsters University – which did not yield unwavering critical acclaim – it is wonderful to note that Inside Out is a multi-layered, exquisitely rendered film that ranks right up there with WALL-E and UP.
The idea for Inside Out is that we are looking at a year in the life of eleven-year old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias) as seen from inside her mind, where her emotions take on somewhat familiar forms and interact like any group of friends – with love but also lots of ups and downs.
Welcome to June 2015, and a whole list of big blockbuster releases! GeekScholars Movie News is ready to release their Rotten Tomatoes, Opening Box Office Predictions, and overall excitement levels for:
In addition, the hosts discuss the recent winners at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and which ones audiences should seek out in the coming months.
Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out will have its world premiere during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival. It will be the first animated film ever to be the Festival’s Opening Ceremony film. For more, follow the jump.
Things are tough for Riley – her family has moved to San Francisco and she doesn’t know anyone at school. Her dad is preoccupied with the new job and her mom is still getting things settled in their new home. Small wonder that she’s struggling a bit.
Inside Out is the story of Riley’s emotions – Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust and Fear – and how they react to this new chapter of her life.
Check out the new trailer for Inside Out following the jump. Inside Out will be in theaters on June 19th.