Tag Archives: Michael Giacchino

“Star Trek Beyond” is a rare success for the 2016 summer movie season

It hasn’t been a particularly great summer movie season, I think we can all agree with that sentiment. Outside of a small handful of releases, it has been one disappointment after the next. This week, however, things pick up with the emergence of Star Trek Beyond, a sequel that not[...]

“Inside Out” is a moving and Oscar worthy return to form for Pixar

Up until a few years ago, the annual release of an animated feature from Pixar was greeted with much hype and a sense that the company could do no wrong. Then, a couple of less than universally beloved flicks came out and the brand was running the risk of no[...]

“Jurassic World” arrives to restart a classic franchise

It’s hard to find someone who doesn’t consider Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park to be an overt classic. You can find people who don’t care much for either of the sequels, but the first one is almost undisputedly one of the best blockbusters ever. Now, I can’t actually say much about[...]

INSIDE OUT / Cannes World Premiere Images and New Film Clips

Chief Creative Officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios John Lasseter, director Pete Doctor, producer Jonas Rivera, co-director Ronnie Del Carmen and US voice cast Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith and Lewis Black delighted attendees at today’s press conference for INSIDE OUT during the 68th annual annual[...]

“Tomorrowland” starring George Clooney is an ambitious family friendly blockbuster

I love ambition. When you’re a filmmaker with some measure of clout, it always makes sense to really shoot for the stars, as it were. Not everyone does it, but director Brad Bird sure does. On Friday, Bird’s new flight of fancy Tomorrowland opens in theaters, hoping to capture the[...]

“Let Me In” director Matt Reeves opens up, explains why he remade “Let the Right One In”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: From the minute it was announced that Hollywood planned a remake of Tomas Alfredson’s beloved vampire drama “Let the Right One In,” there has been backlash. More people complained once it was revealed that Matt Reeves, director of the shaky-cam gimmick thriller “Cloverfield,” would be at the[...]

“Toy Story 3” opens. Let the Best Picture Oscar race begin!

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: And then there were nine. Yes, it is grotesquely early to begin the annual Oscar race. Rarely do we see legitimate contenders in June. But one would have to assume that Pixar’s “Toy Story 3,” which opens today, has locked up one of the 10 Best Picture slots[...]

‘The Hurt Locker’s’ Mark Boal to participate in Campus MovieFest

HollywoodNews.com: “The Hurt Locker’s” Mark Boal is having a great year. Not only did his film win the Academy Award, but it’s picked up a handful of other awards as well. Now the writer/producer will be one of many participants at the 2010 Campus MovieFest (CMF) International Grand Finale. CMF[...]