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TOY STORY 3
(Blu-ray available as 2-Disc and Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)
How strongly Toy Story 3 resonates with you emotionally will depend almost entirely on the attachment you’ve built to the characters over the past two films. Unlike with those, the goal this time around wasn’t to advance the characters in new and profound ways; it aims instead to provide heart-wrenching closure to a series that many—myself included—have grown up with and come to love. Sure, Toy Story 2 kind of already did that, but this entry tackles the theme of loss and abandonment much more head-on, in some startlingly bold ways. And as much familiar ground as Toy Story 3 treads, it does what it does so well that you’ll probably just be happy to go on another thrilling adventure with these characters. I know I was.
Available on Blu-ray? Yes.
Notable Extras: DVD – Day & Night short, featurettes (“Toys!”, “Buzz Lightyear Mission Logs: The Science of Adventure”, “Paths to Pixar: Editorial”, “The Gang’s All Here”, “A Toy’s Eye View: Creating A Whole New Land”) and a 3-part Studio Stories feature (“Where’s Gordon?”, “Cereal Bar”, “Clean Start”). 2-Disc Blu-ray – Includes everything on the DVD, as well as commentary by Director Lee Unkrich and Producer Darla K. Anderson, an alternative commentary track featuring the leads, Tech, Art and Animation, and the following additional featurettes (“Beginnings: Setting A Story In Motion”, “Bonnie’s Playtime: A Story Roundtable”, “Roundin’ Up A Western Opening”, “Life Of A Shot”, “Goodbye Andy”, “Accidental Toymakers”, “Making of Day & Night”). 4-Disc Blu-ray – Includes everything on the 2-Disc Blu-ray, as well as a copy of the DVD and a digital copy of the film.
|BEST DVD PRICE|
|Amazon – $15.99|
|BEST BLU-RAY PRICE*|
|Amazon – $19.99|
*Does not include 4-Disc Edition, which costs $24.99 at Target, Best Buy, Fry’s and Amazon.
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Magnet Pictures has released a new Red Band movie trailer for Neil Marshall‘s survival thriller Centurion on Hulu. Watch the trailer right now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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After the jump we’ll tell you about how Linkin Park is working on the score for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen with Hans Zimmer (who isn’t even the composer on the film!?), how the Twilight sequel New Moon scored the composer from Fincher’s Benjamin Button, how Jon Brion appears on screen but not behind the music in Apatow’s Funny People, and the just announced composers for Sherlock Holmes, Centurion and How To Train Your Dragon.
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Check out a new production photo (above) from Neil Marshall‘s epic action film Centurion. Also, the recent issue of Total Film Magazine (#154) features an article with more production photos. See a preview after the jump.
Set in 117 AD, the film tells the story of a group of Roman soldiers who must fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. The film just wrapped production.
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Our friends at Rotten Tomatoes went to the set of Neil Marshall‘s epic action film Centurion and have posted a short behind the scenes video which intercuts filming with on set interviews.
I’d recommend that anyone who wants to know more about the movie just watch the video because it explains everything in a minute and a half. Set in 117 AD, the film tells the story of a group of Roman soldiers who must fight for their lives behind enemy lines after their legion is decimated in a devastating guerrilla attack. For those who might not remember, Neil Marshall broke onto the scene with Dog Soldiers, but the horror film The Descent gained him more mainstream attention. His follow-up last year, Doomsday, was critically and publicly slammed. Centurion, from all indications thus far, seems like it is a lot more focused. Watch the video embedded after the jump.
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