The name’s Craig, Daniel Craig…
As Summer 2017 comes to a close, here’s your chance to vote for your favourite blockbuster of the season!
Comment your thoughts on this year’s batch below and share the poll when you’ve voted!
N.B. The criteria for inclusion here, to be termed a ‘blockbuster’, was a budget of at least $100m – regardless of Box Office Performance – and a May-August 2017 release.
I believe myself to be enchanted. I have certainly experienced cinema at its most effortlessly magical…
Some films know instinctively which buttons to press to make you feel good about yourself and life in general. Some days you absolutely need that. Here’s thefilm.blog’s 10 ultimate feel good cinema scenes…
SEVEN DAYS A CINEPHILE
I’m seven days cinephile,
I watch films every day.
On Mondays I choose fantasies,
The work-day get-away.
On Tuesday I watch horror films,
Which never leave me scared.
I’ve seen so many jump-scare flicks,
I think I’m too prepared.
Wednesday’s animation day,
Bursts of creative glee,
And if I see the two-fifteen,
I see them youngster-free!
Thursday is the arthouse pick,
A higher brow endeavour.
God only knows what it’s about,
But gosh it does look clever.
Fridays are for blockbusters,
A more expensive ticket!
So when they say ‘It’s in 3D’,
I tell them where to stick it.
Saturday’s my favourite day,
I catch the the indie stuff.
All crafted on a budget,
By the frugalist film buff.
Last are Senior Sundays,
For shows they serve with tea.
Attendees call films pictures,
Ah, c’est la vie for me!
We asked you which is the greatest Pixar film?
The votes are in, the people have spoken!
Here is the ultimate Pixar ranking, as decided by YOU!
17. Cars 2 (John Lasseter, Brad Lewis, 2011)
Not all that surprising that the first Cars sequel is doing the lap of shame.
16. Brave (Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell, 2012)
Pixar went very Disney with their first fairytale. A decent film, this far down the ranking…there’s no sign of a reprise.
15. Finding Dory (Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane, 2016)
They just kept swimming with this would-be franchise.
14. A Bug’s Life (John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, 1998)
Sweet and entertaining, maybe Pixar’s sophomore outing sits just on the wrong side of forgettable in their back catalogue.
13. The Good Dinosaur (Peter Sohn, 2015)
All style and no substance makes Pixar a dull film…
12. Monsters University (Dan Scanlon, 2013)
A welcome return for the lovable monsters, if not one all that inspired.
11. Cars (John Lasseter, Joe Ranft, 2006)
A fun feature for younger viewers. Doesn’t justify its sequels but does offer a jolly ride.
10. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)
Both out-of-this-world and down-to-earth, WALL-E is spectacular.
9. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, Jan Pinkava, 2007)
Is it just me that remembers the ad campaign (‘It’s pronounced…) more than the film? Still, well worthy of a top ten spot.
8. Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen, 2015)
A triumph that conducts your emotions like a philharmonic orchestra.
7. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich, 2010)
It’s the lowest Toy Story on the list but, make no mistake, this third outing concluded a magnificent trilogy with real panache.
6. Finding Nemo (Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, 2003)
Pixar’s first winner of the Best Animated Feature Award at the Oscars, first of many!
5. Monsters Inc. (Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich, David Silverman, 2001)
Incredible by virtue of its sheer creative innovation, not to mention of course the stunning animation of Sully’s fur!
4. Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon, 1999)
Jessie and Bullseye proved to by perfect – and devastating (‘When Somebody Loved Me’ – additions.
3. Up (Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, 2009)
Those infamous first five minutes earn this one a top three spot.
2. The Incredibles (Brad Bird, 2004)
One of the best superhero films of all time! Avengers eat your heart out!
1. Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)
Well, of course.
How would you rank Pixar’s films? Comment your list below!
Since 1995 Pixar have been taking American animation to new heights on both technical and emotional levels. To celebrate Cars 3 becoming the first Pixar film to be reviewed on thefilm.blog next week, I want to know: which is your favourite Pixar film?
Vote in the poll and comment your thoughts below!