Brave By: Tiffany Do This year's Pixar summer film "Brave" features a gutsy fireball of a princess out to save her kingdom from a disaster she brought upon herself. Set in a magical Scotland, Princess Merida, voiced by Kelly Macdonald, defies the typical princess stereotype. Instead of looking for a suitor, she runs around with a bow and arrow and an adventurous spirit. In the midst of trying to change her restricting fate of being part of a boring, "perfect" family, this Scottish Mulan brings a curse to the kingdom and is forced to undo the malady. Pixar-lovers every-where can expect the usual outstanding animation, witty dialogue and captivating storyline.
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The "Cover the Night" event that was supposed to take place in South Orange this Friday was canceled because materials to "cover" South Orange did not arrive in time. Students are instead encouraged to attend the event in New York City.
The year 1999 marked a new beginning for the film community with the release of "American Pie." After its initial run in theaters, two things were changed forever: the "teen sex-comedy" solidified its place as a genre and none of us would ever look at warm apple pie the same way again. Since then this film became the first in a series encompassing four direct-to-DVD movies and soon to be four feature-length films with the release of "American Reunion" on Friday.
The concept of old TV shows being turned into feature-length films is no new practice for filmmakers. Audiences have seen countless examples over the years like "Charlie's Angels," "Dukes of Hazard" and "The A-Team." While many of these movies capture the original spark of their source material, very few branch out with new ideas to make a name all their own. But "21 Jump Street" has seemingly broken this trend through its comedic take of undercover cops in the modern high school of America.
The nominees for Best Actor this year are equally talented. The films they worked on range from comedy to suspense and drama. Newcomers to the podium this year include Demián Bichir for "A Better Life" and Jean Dujardin for "The Artist."
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Holding some of the most notorious prisoners in American history - Al Capone among them- Alcatraz has become legendary. Before it closed in 1963, the prison was one of the most feared places in the world. Since becoming a national landmark in 1986 it has been the subject of numerous prison break films and most recently a show that offers an alternate explanation as to why the facility closed.
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In a world run by James Bond, there are few spy movie franchises that can compete, but the "Mission: Impossible" series does a superb job of standing on its own. In the 15 years since theatergoers saw Tom Cruise hanging by wires in the first film, the franchise has spawned three sequels, including the most recent addition, "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol."
Since their birth in ancient Greece, the various myths surrounding the gods and the humans they interact with have undergone many transitions in the forms they take. The handmade carvings and parchment scrolls of the past have been replaced by more modern high-tech means of television and feature length films. The notable examples of this leap forward in storytelling include Frank Miller's "Immortals."
The recent revival of MTV's "Beavis and Butt-head" has prompted the network to create a new cartoon that is up to date with our generation's popular topics. The result of these musings is "Good Vibes," MTV's newest cartoon that examines the life of a social outcast and his interactions with the seemingly crazy world around him.
Cartoons of today have come a long way from the wholesome family oriented images of the past. Instead of childlike characters like Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse, we have crass jokers such as Peter Griffin, Bender the robot and Eric Cartman who continuously push the envelope in both theme and content. This more crude and mature style can be traced back to shows of the early ‘90s like the ever popular "Simpsons" and the newly refurbished "Beavis and Butt-head."
Since 2006, New York City has increased its appeal to residents and tourists alike with the addition of Comic Con. According to the official Comic Con website, the convention has made a welcome annual appearance that has grown from 33,000 to 96,000 fans in attendance, making it the second largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the country. From Friday, Oct. 14 to Sunday, Oct. 16, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will be a Mecca of ‘geekdom' for Trekkies, Star Wars fans, and comic enthusiasts alike. Based on the list of celebrities and artists scheduled to appear, this year is sure to put up record numbers for fans of all persuasions.
Since its debut on the CW Network in 2005, the popular TV show "Supernatural" has taken fans on a wild ride through Heaven, Hell and the highways of modern America. Following the story of the brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, "Supernatural" chronicles their efforts to hunt and kill creatures not of this world. While earlier seasons have focused on more traditional monsters like vampires, ghosts, and werewolves, the later seasons have shifted to the realm of angels and demons. The premiere of season seven will continue the Winchester's struggle to battle not only the forces of Hell, but Heaven as well.
The concept of an "Army of One" is used time and time again in the action film genre and has had a very successful run with characters like John Rambo, the Terminator, or John McClane. While examples like these immediately come to mind, there are very few heroines that stack up in terms of style and toughness. Fortunately, the recent release of "Colombiana" has given critics and theatergoers everywhere a powerful example of a one-woman army. Since its premier on August 26, this film has made a respectable $30 million and had stayed within the top three movies at the box office.
Since the birth of comic books, Marvel has remained one of the top creative empires in reading for all ages, as well as in feature films with the recent spike in popularity of comic-based movies. While many of the films from Marvel Studios have focused on other heroes like the X-Men or Iron Man, it seemed that one of the classics was missing from the lineup. This absence was soon rectified with the release of "Captain America: The First Avenger" last Friday July 22, which has since earned $65 million and the No. 1 spot at the box office.
"A dog is a man's best friend" is a concept that has been emulated countless times in life, literature and film. Some of the more prominent examples of dogs that symbolize this idea include Lassie, Scooby Doo, and Dug from "Up." Now, TV and film writers have begun to explore a much more different view of this everyday pet. While characters like these are good and wholesome examples for children, the recent premiere of FX's "Wilfred" has provided a much darker version of a man and his so-called best friend.
The summer of 2009 was a disappointing time for many film enthusiasts after the unsuccessful release of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." Like many other sequels, the Transformers franchise made the mistake of trying to outdo the original product, specifically in terms of special effects, story structure, and length. While the second installment of Transformers fell short of audience expectations, the third film "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" completely and utterly makes up for the inadequacies of its predecessor.