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‘Luca’ Director Talks About Crafting the Movie’s Ending, Taking Inspiration From Fellini, and More [Interview]

While Pixar’s Soul grappled with existential questions about what happens before and after death, the studio pivoted to a far simpler story with its latest movie, Luca, the story of a sea monster who can pass as a human boy on the surface and who yearns for freedom. But it didn’t always have such a simple narrative. I spoke with director Enrico Casarosa and producer Andrea Warren in a recent Zoom interview about earlier iterations of this story, their film’s LGBTQ+ metaphor, how parts of Luca w...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Animation, Warren, Venice, Pixar, Vespa, Luna, Andrea, Don, Marcello Mastroianni, Luca, Pete Docter

El Segundo locals tell the story of what it’s like being ‘Black in Mayberry’ in new film

These are the voices of El Segundo. The city’s residents are sharing their experiences with racism in “Black in Mayberry,” a new film inspired by Black Lives Matter protests in El Segundo. The film aims to tell the stories that may not always be discussed between people of different races. One young woman talks about how she always dresses in bright athletic gear when she’s jogging to make it clear that she is exercising and not running from something. Another talks about the pressure of being t...
Tags: Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Brad Pitt, Pixar, Taylor, Social Justice, David Oyelowo, Black, Judas, Manhattan Beach, El Segundo, Knight, Pete Docter

Inspired by ‘E.T.’ and ‘Goonies,’ actor David Oyelowo debuts as director with ‘The Water Man’

Long before David Oyelowo ever thought about becoming an actor, he says certain kinds of movies captivated his boyhood imagination, films that told stories of kids like him that mixed grand adventures with grounded reality. “Films like ‘E.T.’, ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Stand By Me,’ are the films I loved growing up,” Oyelowo says. “And really were formative for me in terms of the narrative that I felt reflected my experience as a young person.” Years later, as a father, the versatile British-Nigerian acto...
Tags: Movies, Oregon, Sport, David, Things To Do, Soccer, Selma, Streaming, Brad Pitt, Pixar, Pacific Northwest, David Oyelowo, Brown, Jo, Jessica, Rosario

Pixar Staff Frustrated By Decisions to Send ‘Soul’ and ‘Luca’ Directly to Disney+

Luca is the second Pixar film in less than a year to debut exclusively on Disney+. When Soul sidestepped movie theaters to debut exclusively on Disney+ in December, many Pixar employees believed it was a one-time decision brought on by coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which shuttered theaters throughout 2020. But as the vaccine rollout has steadily expanded and theaters have begun to open back up, Pixar staffers are voicing their frustrations with Disney’s decision to apparently send only Pixar...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Animation, Iger, Pixar, Luca, Encanto, Pete Docter, Bob Iger, Raya, Disney/Pixar, Netflix/Streaming Video, Business and Industry News, Disney Luca, Disney Several Pixar

’22 vs. Earth’ Director Kevin Nolting Shares the Challenges of Making a ‘Soul’ Prequel [Interview]

What happened before Soul? Before Joe Gardner ended up in the Great Before? Even before Joe (Jamie Foxx) and 22 (Tina Fey) crossed paths, 22 had been around the block a couple times, unable to find her “spark” that would give her a pass to Earth. And by “around the block a few times,” we mean several millennia old — which makes 22 the perfect subject for a Pixar short film that allows longtime Pixar editor Kevin Nolting to make his directorial debut. After working on the edit for Soul, Nolting ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Earth, Features, Animation, Tina Fey, Pixar, Terry, Joe, Pete Docter, Nolting, Short Films, Disney/Pixar, Josh Cooley, KaOS

Oscars 2021: ‘Nomadland’ wins big, Anthony Hopkins surprises, Frances McDormand howls

“Nomadland” was the big winner at the 93rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday, taking home Oscars for best picture, best director for Chloé Zhao and best actress for Frances McDormand. In a year when the pandemic prompted a reimagining of the ceremonies — most of it took place at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles — voters spread the wealth with six movies tying for second place with two Oscars each. In the best actor race, Anthony Hopkins won for his portray of a man struggling with dementia. H...
Tags: Hollywood, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Frances Mcdormand, Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Pixar, Academy Awards, Anthony Hopkins, Hopkins, Chadwick Boseman, Judas, Ma Rainey

Oscars 2021: ‘Soul’ wins best score, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ takes best original song

“Soul” and “Judas and the Black Messiah” both picked up their second Oscars on Sunday when they won for best score and best original song, respectively. For “Soul,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross won their second Oscar in the category. Joining them for his first Oscar was jazz pianist/”The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” bandleader Jon Batiste who gave an enthusiastic shout-out to the notes in a musical scale. “Man, you know what’s deep is that God gave us 12 notes,” Batiste said. “It’s the same ...
Tags: Movies, Stephen Colbert, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Frances Mcdormand, Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Pixar, Academy Awards, Nina Simone, Black Messiah, Anthony Hopkins, Trent Reznor, Bach, Judas

Oscars 2021: Yuh-Jung Youn wins best supporting actress for ‘Minari,’ charms audience, Brad Pitt

Yuh-Jung Youn became the first Korean actress to win an Oscar when the academy honored her as best supporting actress for her work in “Minari” during Sunday’s Academy Awards. Few actors or actresses of Asian descent have ever been honored at the Oscars, and only once before has an actress of Asian descent won in this category. Youn quickly charmed the audience at Union Station, and likely many watching at home, with her acceptance speech. Related links Oscars 2021: See photos of the winner...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Brad Pitt, Glenn Close, Pixar, Academy Awards, Pete Docter, Union Station, Youn, Chloe Zhao, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Oscars 2021: Pete Docter praises ‘beautiful’ aims of ‘Soul’ as Pixar film wins Oscar gold

Pixar films typically do well at the Academy Awards, but “Soul,” which won best animated feature film on Sunday, isn’t your typical animated film, director Pete Docter said in his acceptance speech. “We’re really thankful to our partners at Disney,” Doctor said, as producer Dana Murray stood beside him on stage at Union Station. “When we said, ‘We want to do a film that explores the purpose of life.’ They said, ‘OK, go ahead.’ Related links Oscars 2021: See photos of the winners and the sh...
Tags: Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Jamie Foxx, Pixar, Academy Awards, Joe, Pete Docter, Will McCormack, Daniel Kaluuya, Chloe Zhao, Dana Murray, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE

Oscars 2021: See photos of the winners and the show

The 93rd annual Academy Awards happened on Sunday, April 25, at Union Station in Los Angeles. See photos of the awards show and also of winners accepting their Oscars in L.A. and around the world. Want more photos from the Oscars? Check out the stars’ red carpet fashions in L.A. and don’t miss how stars celebrated around the world. Daniel Kaluuya, winner of the award for best actor in a supporting role for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” poses in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, April ...
Tags: Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Abc, Los Angeles, Sport, Getty Images, Things To Do, Soccer, Pixar, Academy Awards, Black Messiah, Paris France, Los Angeles California, Judas, Ma Rainey, Pete Docter

Oscars 2021: Chloé Zhao wins best director for ‘Nomadland’ and makes history

Chloé Zhao won best director for “Nomadland” at the Academy Awards on Sunday, and in doing so became the first woman of color — and only the second woman ever — to win the top directing honors. Zhao had been considered a frontrunner throughout awards season for her moving portrayal of the nomad culture, men and women who for a variety of reasons live life on the road in vans or RVs. Related links Oscars 2021: See photos of red carpet fashion from Union Station Oscars 2021: See photos of th...
Tags: Movies, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Frances Mcdormand, Pixar, Academy Awards, Kathryn Bigelow, Pete Docter, Zhao, Daniel Kaluuya, Chloe Zhao, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB

2021 Academy Awards Winners & Nominees | Full Live Results

The 93rd Academy Awards will take place later today at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. Mank leads the nominations with 10, while The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7 each have six. will have full coverage tonight and this post will have full results. Check out the full list of 2021 Academy Awards winners and nominees below: Note: This list will be updated as results come in and winners will be highlighted in red . ...
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David Thomson talks about which movie directors made ‘History’ – and who got left out

David Thomson, author of “A Biographical Dictionary of Film,” is perhaps the most celebrated living film historian. And at age 80, he is still exploring and examining the cinematic landscape from every angle. In his new book, “A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors,” he features chapters on Orson Welles, Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock, bringing his personal tastes and sensibility to each of their careers. But he goes well beyond those obvious choices. In his chapter on Jean-Lu...
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New on Blu-ray: World of Wong Kar Wai, ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’, ‘Soul’, ‘Godzilla’ 4K, ‘Gattaca’ 4K, ‘News of the World’, and ‘The Reckoning’

The time has come yet again to highlight some great physical media, and this edition is our most jam-packed in a while. It’s so jam-packed it might as well be jelly. You have the wonderful new Criterion box set World of Wong Kari Wai; the delightfully silly Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Pixar’s Soul, new 4K releases of both Godzilla and Gattaca, Tom Hanks in News of the World, and the horror film The Reckoning. World of Wong Kar Wai Few filmmakers, if any, capture the feeling of ye...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, Jamie Dornan, Disney, Earth, Star, Features, Soul, Tom Hanks, Paul Greengrass, News Of The World, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Pixar, Mike Jones, Godzilla

5 Film kartun disney terbaik yang rilis di 2021 – 5 Film kartun disney terbaik yang rilis di 2021. Menyebut kata disney siapa sih yang gak kenal industri film satu ini. Tua, muda, sampai anak anak pun banyak yang suka sama rilisan film dari disney. Di Tahun ini disney sudah merancang konsep baru berbagai film geng. Pas banget nih di masa pandemi kayak gini bisa sambil buat santai dirumah ye kan gengs. Industri film tampaknya memang lagi lesu ya gengs, mengingat saat ini lagi musim yang paling gak menguntung kan banget buat ...
Tags: Asia, Movies, Indonesia, Disney, San Francisco, Pixar, Chris Pratt, Asean, Abraham Lincoln, Lucca, Lucille Ball, Ian, Luca, Norma, Pete Docter, Tom Holland

Enter Our Soul Steelbook Giveaway, Plus First 10 Minutes Free Online!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Enter our Soul steelbook giveaway, plus first 10 minutes free online! Just in time for the film’s 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD release, Disney and Pixar have provided with a copy of the Best Buy 4K UHD steelbook and Target 4K UHD digibook editions of Soul for two lucky readers to win! All you have to do to enter is email [email protected] with the subject line “DISNEY/PIXAR’S SOUL” and two winners (must be within the U.S.) will be chosen by Frid...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, Earth, Miami, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Mike Jones, Angela Bassett, Trent Reznor, Giveaway, Joe, Golden Globe, Lou

How the Science of Awe Shaped Pixar’s “Soul”

Five years ago, I (Dacher) received a call from Pixar writer and director Pete Docter to talk about his new film. The last time I said yes to such a request, I served as a scientific consultant for his film Inside Out. So, I was intrigued. Before my visit, Pete offered a brief sketch of the film. The main character, Joe, is a middle-aged jazz pianist in a rut as a middle school band teacher in Queens. Just before his breakthrough show with a famous quartet, he falls into a manhole and dies, ent...
Tags: Japan, New York, Parenting, US, Earth, Pixar, Berkeley, Michael, Joe, Pete, Pete Docter, Michael Frederickson, Dacher

‘Soul’ 101: Pete Doctor Breaks Down the Team that Brought the Complex Animation to Life

Pete Docter, director and co-writer of Pixar’s “Soul,” appraised his co-workers by saying, “This team is crazy good.” The film entailed four years of production and hundreds of workers. “I think most of the team were excited to stretch outside the box of what people might expect from an animated movie. Subjects like why are […]
Tags: Artisans, Awards, Production, Soul, Pixar, Pete Docter

Don Hertzfeldt Talks the Present and Future of World of Tomorrow, His Incredible Sci-Fi Animated Series

Name the greatest sci-fi film franchises ever made. Star Wars. Star Trek. Aliens. Back to the Future. Planet of the Apes. There are others but it’s not a very long list. And yet, these days, any such list would almost certainly be incomplete without World of Tomorrow.Read more...
Tags: Science, Film, David, Netflix, Oscar, Back To The Future, Kickstarter, Vimeo, Animators, Planet Of The Apes, Canon, Martin, Emily, Jerry, Blu Ray, Pete Docter

Directors of 9 Animated Feature Oscar Hopefuls Set for a VIEW Conference Free Online PreVIEW Event

The directors of nine of the animated films under consideration for Academy Award nominations will discuss their craft in a free online PreVIEW event Friday, March 5, beginning at 10 a.m. PT. “Animated Features Oscar Contenders – A Directors’ Discussion,” presented by the VIEW Conference, features Glen Keane (“Over the Moon”); Pete Docter and Kemp […]
Tags: News, Global, Glen Keane, Kemp, Pete Docter, VIEW Conference

Pixar’s Unique Process Helped ‘Soul’ Screenwriters Interact Daily

Moviegoers think they understand the life of a screenwriter. Thanks to “Sunset Boulevard,” “In a Lonely Place,” “Barton Fink,” “The Player,” “The Muse,” “Seven Psychopaths,” “Adaptation,” “Trumbo,” “Mank” and others, the image is clear: Scripters are friendless, cynical people hunched over a solitary keyboard, plagued by self-doubt and studio interference. Of course Pixar is the […]
Tags: Awards, Soul, Pixar, Mike Jones, Trumbo, Pete Docter, Barton Fink, Kemp Power

All about 'Soul': Pete Docter was an early winner at Golden Globes

The Globes often serve as a signal as to who might wind up with a more coveted Oscar nomination.
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PR: AFI Awards celebrates SOUL as today's AFI Movie Club Selection (Sunday, February 21) with new video content from Tina Fey and Peter Docter

AFI MOVIE CLUB CELEBRATES AFI AWARDS 2020 HONOREE SOUL WITH NEW CONTENT FEATURING TINA FEY AND PETE DOCTER   Bailey Salwey, Cinematography Fellow Named Recipient of the AFI AWARDS Audi Scholarship in the name of AFI AWARDS Honoree SOUL   Sunday, February 21, 2021   WHAT: AFI AWARDS celebrates SOUL with brand new content featuring actress Tina Fey and director Pete Docter. Fey accepts the AFI AWARDS honor on behalf of the creative ensemble and introduce...
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VOTD: Pixar’s ‘Up’ Gets the Anime Opening Treatment

What if Up was an anime? It’s a question no one was really asking, but one we got the answer to thanks to Pixar’s recently released Pixar Remix video, which condenses the entirety of the beloved 2009 Pixar film into a cheery two-minute anime opening. And it’s awesome. Watch the Up anime opening below. Pixar Remix: Up Anime Opening Up just became a viable contender for Top 10 Anime OPs (OP being the industry word for the opening song/credits of an anime series, for all you non-weebs). Pix...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Anime, Charles, Pixar, Up, Video Clips, Carl, Pete Docter, Ellie, Disney/Pixar, Charles Muntz, Naruto Bleach, Pixar Remix, Pixar Remix: Up

How Composers Brought a Celestial Sound to Pixar’s ‘Soul’

The musical landscape for Pixar’s “Soul” was one of two worlds. “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” resident band frontman Jon Batiste used a jazz-filled, hectic musical palette to reflect New York City and the world of Joe Gardner, a middle-school band teacher who yearns to be a jazz pianist in the Pete Docter-directed animated […]
Tags: News, Stephen Colbert, New York City, Awards, Soul, Pixar, Trent Reznor, Pete Docter, Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross, Look Book, Joe Gardner

Pixar’s ‘Soul’ 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray Release Date Announced

Looking forward to adding a little Soul to your home video collection? Pixar’s latest critically acclaimed film has set its home video release for next month, roughly three months after Soul received a pandemic release straight to Disney+. Disney and Pixar announced that Soul will be available on digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD starting March 23, 2021. The home video release comes approximately three months after Soul debuted on Disney+ on December 25, with Disney appearing to treat t...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Earth, Soul, Animation, Pixar, Mike Jones, Joe, Pete Docter, Kemp Powers, Disney Disney, Disney/Pixar, Home Video, DVD/Blu-Ray, Dana Murray, Kristen Lester

Pixar’s Soul Blu-ray and Digital Release Dates Revealed!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Pixar’s Soul Blu-ray and Digital Release Dates Revealed! Following the animated film’s streaming debut on Disney+ last Christmas, Pixar has officially announced the full details and release dates for the Blu-ray and digital versions of Pete Docter’s latest animated film Soul. Featuring the voices of Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, the film is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and digital platforms on March 23, 2021. RELATED: Raya and the Last Dragon Trailer T...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Disney, Earth, Miami, Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Blu-ray, Mike Jones, Dvd, Angela Bassett, Trent Reznor, Joe, Lou

‘Luca’ First Look: Pixar’s New Film is Coming-of-Age Riff on ‘The Little Mermaid’

Some of Pixar’s greatest masterpieces come from simple existential questions: What if toys could talk? What if feelings had feelings? What if pre-born souls could walk this Earth? The animation studio’s next film asks a more niche question: What if The Little Mermaid was given a coming-of-age twist? Luca, the vibrant Italian Rivera-set film helmed by La Luna director Enrico Casarosa, answers that latter question with a film that more or less looks like a family-friendly take on Call Me By Your ...
Tags: Images, Movies, Animation, Italy, Little Mermaid, Pixar, Miyazaki, Genoa, Rivera, Luca, Pete Docter, Fellini, Alberto, Disney/Pixar, La Luna, Enrico Casarosa

/Film’s Top 15 Films of 2020

Over the past week, we have published individual top 10 movies of 2020 lists representing each member of the /Film staff. And today, we present the grand climax of that endeavor: the site’s overall Top 15 Movies of 2020 list. Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Ethan Anderton, Ben Pearson, Hoai-Tran Bui, and Chris Evangelista all contributed to this feature, with their personal lists being used to determine what made this main list and what did not. Let’s say goodbye to 2020 by celebrating one of its f...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, America, Features, Chicago, Tom Hanks, Rebecca, Miami, Shirley, Vietnam, Pixar, Leigh Whannell, Philip K Dick, Rudy Giuliani, Ahmed, Black

Ethan Anderton’s Top 10 Films of 2020

In one of the most hellish years in recent memory, escaping to the movies became rather difficult, at least if you wanted to see them in theaters. Thankfully, through the magic of all the streaming services that we once complained about being too plentiful, we were still given a smorgasbord of cinema to feast upon, and it made for another challenging time for picking my favorite movies of the year. All of my Top 10 Films of 2020 were watched from the comfort of my home, but I wish I could have ...
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