by Jill Pantozzi | 4:19 pm, May 3rd, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
by Jill Pantozzi | 4:19 pm, May 3rd, 2013
by Rebecca Pahle | 4:15 pm, February 8th, 2013
Blast it, Annie remake. I didn’t want anything to do with you, and then you have to go and possibly be casting Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s Quvenzhané Wallis as your lead. Stop it. I don’t want to look forward to you.READ MORE
by Rebecca Pahle | 5:00 pm, January 30th, 2013
by Zoe Chevat | 11:45 am, September 20th, 2012
Ms. Poppins and her umbrella are getting some serious mileage, of late. Hot on the chimney-top stomping heels of a hit Broadway translation, the Walt Disney Co is putting semi-biopic Saving Mr. Banks onto the slate for next year. Yesterday marked the start of production on the 60s period piece, which will chronicle Walt Disney‘s 20-year odyssey to obtain the screen rights to P.L. Travers‘ books and character, focusing on the tension between the author and the company’s founder during the making of the classic film. In the author’s corner is the immeasurable Emma Thompson, and in Disney’s, none other than Tom Hanks. Paul Giamatti, Colin Farrell, and Jason Schwartzman round out the cast, though IMDB has no listing yet for who’s on deck to play Julie Andrews.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:54 am, May 3rd, 2012
We’ve been witnessing Princess Merida’s skill with a bow for a while (and even seen a real-life redhead doing the same) but now we know she’s a very well-rounded lady. Disney-Pixar released two new stills from Brave that show she’s also quite good at swordfighting. Hit the jump for the other new shot.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 10:23 am, December 1st, 2011
J.J. Abrams‘ Star Trek was a great time for all concerned, a shiny sci-fi action flick that mucked around with time travel and parallel universes to give an oddly… canonical complete reboot of decades of continuity. But as much as we love it, we’ve still gotta say that thing. You know, that thing that we say all the time: it suuure only had one lady in it.
So it’s good to know that J.J. Abrams has been looking into that, even venturing into the territory of making new lady characters from scratch, by hiring actress Alice Eve for an as-yet-unannounced role in Star Trek 2.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:23 pm, November 16th, 2011
It’s here! It’s here! Hit the jump to watch the first trailer for Pixar’s Brave!READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 11:51 am, November 14th, 2011
Princesses in animated features are usually occupied with royal duties and finding Prince Charming. Not that there’s anything wrong with that but it’s a breath of fresh air to hear Pixar will soon be giving us a princess who’s more interested in her bow and arrow skills in the wilderness than her hair. Brave co-director Mark Andrews has opened up about the new tale, the first Pixar film with a female heroine as its star, which is sure to become an instant classic with little ones (and adults) everywhere.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 1:59 pm, August 22nd, 2011
This weekend, as you may have noticed us mentioning, was Disney’s D23 Expo, which is why you’ve been seeing so much Disney, Pixar, and Marvel movie news floating around: they all showed up to strut their stuff for the Disney fan community. Now, while we’re interested in a lot of that, even the news that Pixar is going to be making a dinosaur movie couldn’t get us more excited than Brave does, and so here’s a generous helping of the D23 news about Brave, Pixar’s first movie with a female protagonist and a woman writer behind the story.
Some of it is a little spoilery, but only about what seems to be the first arc of the story, not the ending or plot developments.READ MORE
by Amanda LePergola | 12:28 pm, July 8th, 2011
Two weeks ago, the first official teaser for Pixar’s Brave premiered with the release of Cars 2, giving Cars 2 a reason to exist. At the time I was too busy performing in a show, reviewing shows, holding down a job and keeping my cat happy to be properly excited. This week, though, I have had enough of a break to appreciate how excited I am.
And I am excited. Stupidly excited. Obnoxiously excited. I am more excited for this movie than I am for all the Christmasses to come. I am more excited for this movie than I am for my brother’s upcoming wedding (sorry, Josh). I am more excited for this movie than I am for Captain America, the drunken laugh-fest that will be Breaking Dawn, and any and all movies featuring Alan Rickman.
I am in fact so excited that it is actually making me angry. Why do I have to wait another year for this movie? I want it now. I will Veruca Salt all over this place until I get my very own Brave! (kicks things)READ MORE