It’s been a big day for awards, as the New York Film Critics Circle kicked off awards season, handing out the first accolades for achievement in filmin 2012. (Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln were the big winners.) Now here are the nominations for the animation-specific Annie Awards, and these might make people happy who were puzzled by the NYFCC award given to Frankenweenie as the best animated film of the year. Those tallying numbers here might want to see more noms for Wreck-It Ralph, but in general the year’s releases are well represented, with the expected nods towards Brave, Hotel Transylvania, ParaNorman, and more.

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Odds are if you’ve been to the movies in the past four weeks, you saw Wreck-It Ralph, Argo, Flight or Skyfall. They’re the top four movies at the box office at the moment and each have their own merits. One is great family fare with fun geeky spin. The next is a taut thriller in the mold of old Hollywood. The third is a well-done, but slightly preachy, character study and the last one is a crowd-pleasing addition to an action-packed franchise.

Basically, the current wide releases having something for everyone. Each is very distinctive, and if you’ve seen any of them, videos about each title, from the SoundWorks Collection, are a must see. The fantastic site has posted very cool videos on all four films, detailing their sound mix, scores and more. Check them out below. Read More »

Could Sean Connery return to the Bond franchise? Believe it or not, it almost happened a third time. Also after the jump:

  • The Muppets shoots this winter, Bret McKenzie returns to write more songs
  • Wreck-It Ralph director Rich Moore has ideas for a sequel
  • Robert Zemeckis isn’t planning a Roger Rabbit sequel
  • Daniel Craig says Dragon Tattoo sequel needs a script
  • Watch a montage of A Good Day to Die Hard filming
  • Star Trek Into Darkness will be released in Dolby Atmos
  • Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura talks about Red 2

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam chat about the massive news that  and speculate on what the future of Star Wars might look like. Also, is Wreck-It Ralph a terrorist? The guys explore, with special guest Jeff Cannata joins us from The Totally Rad Show.

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Video games and movies have never had a happy marriage. Good games rarely become good movies and good movies rarely become good games. But there had to be a sweet spot, and Disney has found it. That sweet spot is Wreck-It Ralph, a movie set in the world of video games, but not bound by any one in particular. It’s a smart, fun, entertaining film for the whole family that constantly surprises and provides laughs while always focusing on its clever, heartwarming story. And while a knowledge of Sega, Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft isn’t essential, it surely enhances the journey of a would-be hero figuring out who he really is… as he ventures through a candy themed racing game. It’s the best animated Disney movie of the year and one of the best video game movies of all time.

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Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph, an epic adventure set in a video arcade, primarily focuses on the worlds and characters of three fictional games: Fix-It Felix Jr., an old-school stand up inspired by Donkey Kong and Rampage; Sugar Rush, a sit-down racing game blending Mario Kart and Candyland; and Hero’s Duty, a first person shooter in the mold of Time Crisis, Call of Duty and Halo. Disney recently released viral commercials for the first two games, seen here and here, and now the trilogy is complete. After the jump, check out the commerical for Hero’s Duty, featruing the music of popular dubstep artist Skrillex. Read More »

Disney’s latest animated film, Wreck-It Ralph, is a marketing dream. A movie set in the world of video games blends two hugely popular, and lucrative, mediums into one family friendly product. So far we’ve seen tons of cool posters, some viral trailers and and now things are hitting the street.

A reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle found several photo booths posing as bus stops on the streets of the city and documented the experience. It’s a pretty cool free, viral experience. Check out the images, as well as a few new clips from the film, after the jump. Read More »

One of the many truths you may not know about Disney’s upcoming film Wreck-It Ralph is that about half the movie, maybe more, takes place in the video game Sugar Rush. Inspired by Mario Kart, with a whole lot of Candyland thrown in, it’s the world where Ralph (John C. Reilly) befriends a glitch named Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) and develops a friendship that changes the arcade forever.

Some were worried knowing so much of the film takes place in this game but it’s, by far, the most interesting world created by director Rich Moore and his team. Both Fix It Felix Jr. and Hero’s Duty are incredibly cool, but the level of visual detail and brilliant use of the candy theme make Sugar Rush a world you really don’t want to leave. Want proof? Disney has released a commerical for the game that gives you a hint at just a few of the cool twists and turns you can expect. Check it out below. Read More »


As you know by now, Disney Animation’s Wreck It Ralph follows the journey of a villain from an old 1980’s arcade game. To help promote the film, the mouse house has created an awesome viral video which claims to be a 1982 commercial for the Fix It Felix Jr arcade game. Watch the television spot embedded after the jump. And if you haven’t already, play the Fix It Felix Jr. arcade game online (also available on the Apple app store).

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The latest trailer for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph is worth watching just for the 8-bit Disney logo alone. After that, you’ll be rewarded with the best trailer yet, featuring more story, exciting footage and – frankly –  more spoilers than every single other trailer combined. Curious how a bad guy leaving his arcade game effects the rest of the games in the arcade? How does it change his own game? And how do the three distinct worlds of the film all fit in together? This trailer has it all, and if you haven’t yet been sold on the film, this new international trailer will do it. If you are already going to the film on November 2, it might be best to avoid. Continue? Read More »