‘Big Hero 6′ Review: Dazzling Fun That Fuses Disney’s Magic With Marvelous Science

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Since Disney acquired Marvel Comics back in 2009, the metaphorical door of what the studio could come up with using the properties from the famed comic book house was endless. But instead of going the obvious route by having an animated adaption of an A-list title like Avengers or whatever property they had the rights to, director Don Hall went with a lesser known title called Big Hero 6. We could have gotten a straight up adaptation of the comic book itself, but we get something else. We get something that we have all be waiting for in these kinds of superhero films, a refreshing take that is not only grounded, but good wholesome entertainment.

Big Hero 6 mixes Disney’s gorgeous animation with Marvel’s sense of comic book action well, and Hall and co-director Chris Williams even throw in a few curve balls that changes the traditional storytelling seen in animated films, much like how Frozen changed the way we see characters and themes. The film swings for the fences, and hopefully it will inspire some of the younger audience members to see science in a new light. Hit the jump for the full review. [Read more…]

Big Hero 6: Jamie Chung And Genesis Rodriguez On The Smart And Strong Heroines Of Disney’s Latest

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Big Hero 6 is almost here! Catch up with Jamie Chung and Genesis Rodriguez, the ladies behind the voices of GoGo and Honey Lemon. At the film’s press day, they shared their thoughts about becoming Disney icons, the importance of science in the film and their favorite super hero teams. Hit the jump to find out which of the gals built robots in the real life.

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“The Force Awakens” In ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

starwars7Briefly: When Star Wars Episode VII was announced, fans of the legendary saga wondered what the film’s subtitle would be. Being the secretive filmmaker that he is, J.J. Abrams went through 8 months of principal photography without revealing anything about the movie, not even a title. Sure Abrams did the Force for Change teasers, showing off the set. There was even the little competition between Star Wars and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now that principal photography has officially ended, the official Star Wars Twitter posted an announcement of the end of filming along with a brand new title treatment. Star Wars: Episode VII is officially titled: Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It is unclear whether this new trilogy will completely abandon the numerical ‘Episode’ titles, hopefully not. However, it also makes sense that they would abandon that style as the original trilogy and prequels were an epic. This new trilogy, while it does continue the story, exists outside of that original saga.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters on December 18th, 2015!

Big Hero 6: Damon Wayans Jr. And T.J. Miller Talk Big Hero Fun With Wasabi And Fred

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In Disney’s Big Hero 6, Damon Wayans Jr. and T.J. Miller play almost complete opposites on the hero team. Wayans is the timid Wasabi and Miller is Fred the spirit animal of every enthusiastic fan boy and girl out there. The pair sat down to talk about the movie and just how what sets these characters apart is also what bonds them together and with the rest of the team. Hit the jump for more and for the scoop on Wayans’ epic scream in the film.

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Disney’s Big Hero 6: Scott Adsit And Ryan Potter Talk Bringing New Heroes To Life

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Meet the voices of Big Hero 6. Scott Adsit plays Baymax and Ryan Potter lends his voice talents to Hiro Hamada, the central characters of Disney’s latest feature. We got to catch up with the pair before the release of the movie at a roundtable where they shared their experiences making this fall’s release.  Hit the jump to find out where they got their inspiration for the characters, how they felt about watching the movie for the first time and also seeing the characters they voice walking around Disney Parks.

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Watch This: How it Should of Ended’s take on the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Teaser

 

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By now you’ve seen Marvel’s chilling teaser trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron (with “There are No Strings on Me” from Disney’s Pinocchio) . So of course the awesome crew over at How It Should Have Ended have taken that and ran with it, and the results are hilarious.

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‘Planes: Fire And Rescue’ DVD/Blu-ray Review

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Disney’s Planes franchise (yes it is a franchise) is one of the most underrated franchises in the studio’s library. Even though the film shares the same universe as Cars, Planes didn’t exactly fit into Pixar’s mold, but still found a home over at Disney’s smaller studio DisneyToons. The first Planes was funny and heartfelt, and while it does have some familiar talent, it doesn’t have the A-List talent we are accustomed to seeing. So Planes is continuing being its own brand of fun by having a sequel, Planes: Fire and Rescue, which was a relative hit at the box office. Now that the DVD/Blu-ray is scheduled for a November 4 release, we are taking a look at whether or not it is worthy of being on your home entertainment shelf. Hit the jump to see if it does. [Read more…]

Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner And Cast Of Disney’s ‘Alexander’ Share How To Not Have A ‘Very Bad Day’

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Turns out having bad days can be a lot like the one the Cooper family lived in  Disney’s latest live-action family picture. The ensemble of Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day shared their tales of how they deal with rough patches in life.  Hit the jump for more on  how Jennifer Garner and Steve Carell get through challenging days of parenthood while on-screen kids Kerris Dorsey and Dylan Minnette describe how to have good days.

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Watch The ‘Big Hero 6′ Sizzle Reel Shown At NYCC

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Of the trailers we have seen promoting Big Hero 6, the most recent one has shown the most footage of the masked villain, Yokai. With Disney’s latest animated film making yet another press tour over at the New York Comic-Con, the studio was kind enough to show audiences brand new footage of the film in the form of a sizzle reel. We have already covered a few tidbits from the film and talked to directors Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt).

The new sizzle reel gives us a better look at the characters and their newly acquired abilities. But you have to admit, the marketing team is going to make a big push on selling Baymax, the robot is just too cute without the suit. Hit the jump to check out the Big Hero 6 sizzle reel. [Read more…]

Movie Review: ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’

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In Disney’s latest live-action family feature we get to see how one kid’s bad luck streak hits every member of his family for his birthday wish. Based on the beloved children’s book by the same name by Judith Viorst, Disney brings an inspired retelling of the classic to modern families.

Hit the jump to read our full review of Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day. [Read more…]