My predictions for the Golden Globes 2018

The nominations for the 75th annual Golden Globes are here! Another year to celebrate the best in film. Disclaimer! I don’t watch a lot of TV series so I’m taking a educated guess from the things I’ve heard about them. I’m also a bit disappointed to see Hugh Jackman not get a nomination for Logan I had high hopes that he would carry enough momentum to get award recognition. This is also a reminder that these are my predictions and if you want to share your thoughts on your choices of the winners or snubs leave a comment.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

“Call Me by Your Name”

“Dunkirk”

“The Post”

“The Shape of Water” W

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

“The Disaster Artist”

“Get Out”

“The Greatest Showman”

“I, Tonya”

“Lady Bird” W

Best Director, Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” W

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”

Ridley Scott, “All the Money in the World”

Steven Spielberg, “The Post”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” W

Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”

Helen Mirren, “The Leisure Seeker”

Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya” W

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”

Hong Chau, “Downsizing”

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” W

Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name” W

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”

Tom Hanks, “The Post”

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel Esq.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes”

Ansel Elgort, “Baby Driver”

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist” W

Hugh Jackman, “The Greatest Showman”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project” W

Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”

Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, “The Shape of Water”

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, “The Post”

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game” W

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water” W

Jonny Greenwood, “Phantom Thread”

John Williams, “The Post”

Hans Zimmer, “Dunkirk”

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Home” — “Ferdinand”

“Mighty “River” — “Mudbound” W

“Remember Me” — “Coco”

“The Star” — “The Star”

“This is Me” — “The Greatest Showman”

Best Motion Picture, Animated

“The Boss Baby”

“The Breadwinner”

“Coco” W

“Ferdinand”

“Loving Vincent”

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

“A Fantastic Woman”

“First They Killed My Father”

“In the Fade” W

“Loveless”

“The Square”

Best Television Series, Drama

“The Crown,” Netflix

“Game of Thrones,” HBO

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” Hulu W

“Stranger Things,” Netflix

“This Is Us,” NBC

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

“black-ish,” ABC

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon

“Master of None,” Netflix W

“Smilf,” Showtime

“Will & Grace,” NBC

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Big Little Lies,” HBO

“Fargo,” FX

“Feud: Bette and Joan,” FX W

“The Sinner,” USA Network

“Top of the Lake: China Girl,” SundanceTV

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”

Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Deuce”

Katherine Langford, “13 Reasons Why”

Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Pamela Adlon, “Better Things”

Alison Brie, ”Glow”

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Frankie Shaw, “Smilf” W

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Biel, “The Sinner”

Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”

Jessica Lange, “Feud: Bette and Joan” W

Susan Sarandon, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Reese Witherspoon, “Big Little Lies”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale” W

Chrissy Metz, “This Is Us”

Michelle Pfeiffer, “The Wizard of Lies”

Shailene Woodley, “Big Little Lies”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Jason Bateman, “Ozark”

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Freddie Highmore, “The Good Doctor”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” W

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”

Kevin Bacon, “I Love Dick”

William H. Macy, “Shameless” W

Eric McCormack, “Will & Grace”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Robert De Niro, “The Wizard of Lies”

Jude Law, “The Young Pope”

Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks” W

Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”

Geoffrey Rush, “Genius”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

David Harbour, “Stranger Things”

Alfred Molina, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Christian Slater: “Mr. Robot”

Alexander Skarsgard: “Big Little Lies” W

David Thewlis: “Fargo”

The Disaster Artist

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The Disaster Artist is directed by James Franco(127 Hours, This is the end) and stars Dave Franco(21 Jump Street,Now you see me),Seth Rogen(This is the end,Pineapple Express),Ari Graynor(Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,For a good time call…).

 

If you’re familiar with the Room you know just what a spectacle it is, it’s a horribly strung together movie…that works. The Room is equivalent to making a half-court basketball shot with your eyes blindfolded while having been spun around three times and still making it, everything about it is the opposite example on how a movie should be made and still works, it’s become very popular over the last couple of years that there are special screenings in LA at novelty theaters where they screen it to sold out audiences that come to openly mock the movie and even throw spoons at the screen, its gained the title of “best worst movie ever” that other celebrities have acknowledged its existence and was even aired on Adult Swim as April Fools joke one year. About four years ago I heard Seth Rogen on Sirius XM about the details of their next project was going to be based on how “The Room” was made, I was interested in how that would play out and whether it would be a gross out humor like “The Interview” was, giving them the benefit of the doubt was a smart decision on A24’s end as this movie is not like anything like you would expect from these two and proves that both Franco and Rogen have a real intriguing artistry and can explore past the goofball stoner Flicks.

 

Watching James Franco become engulfed in the character of Tommy Wiseau is so fascinating, he takes every detail into account from the outlandish “Johnny Depp” like way he dresses with a lot of accessories and outerwear to the leisurely drawn out accent he swears he doesn’t have, that within seconds you forget your even looking at James. The chemistry James has with his brother Dave is also such a great touch that it’s hard to believe they haven’t decided to work together more often in the past, Dave plays his roommate and friend Greg Sestero who gets caught up in the whirlwind oddity of this movie Tommy is creating and feels he owes this movie to his friend for helping him out but is also uneasy that this film could ruin the already slim chances he has a actor in Hollywood. A film like this could so easily become just a parody to how bad the film is, but instead of taking that route becomes a real life look at how everyone involved with “The Room” felt. The in-depth layers that prove Tommy had the knowledge and passion for film but didnt know how to execute them in right order and still made a movie that has amassed such a cult like following that hasn’t been seen before since “Rocky Horror Picture show” proving that making a movie based on his own movie needed to be made.
Amusing,Intense, and still a little bit self-aware, “The Disaster Artist” hits a emotional home run expanding the cult legacy to a movie that so greatly deserves it. I’m going to give “The Disaster Artist” a “A”. If you’ve seen enjoyed my review and want to stay up to date on all my reviews leave a like and subscribe.

Trailer Breakdown, Jurassic World:Fallen Kingdom 

The trailer for Jurassic World:Fallen Kingdom The sequel to massive box office hit in 2015 (seriously its number four on the list for highest grossing movies of all time) debuted last night to instant buzz among those on social media, proving no matter what if you put dinosaurs in a movie audiences will flock to it and i’m no different! Growing up Jurassic Park was and still is my favorite movie, I will always remember the early mornings before I went to school when I would watch the first half and then eagerly waiting to go home to finish the rest of it, I did this numerous times probably until I hit my teen years, even now in my mid 20s I always find something to love about Jurassic Park it’s the gift that keeps giving and is the main highlight  of my childhood, but after seeing Jurassic World even though it certainly tugs at those nostalgic feelings and bringing back memories of the better times of being a kid, that’s all it really does “Jurassic World” suffers from a identity crisis making for a movie that once you get to the third act feels so monotonous you’ll wonder why you just didn’t watch the first movie again. This trailer this could be the right step towards a movie that creates its own story arc and explores past the boundaries of Isla Nublar. Just like I’ve done for Star Wars and The Avengers in the past I’ll be breaking down the trailer and pointing out what I noticed and expressing my own theories and opinion on what I saw.

  • The opening scene is between owen and claire at a bar, it seems they’ve broken up after getting together at the end of Jurassic World there conversation they have points to they haven’t seen each other in awhile either so I can only wonder what both of them have been doing in that time and whether or not Claire lost the park to lawsuits.

  • The latter half of Claire and Owens conversation is that Claire is putting together a team to rescue the dinosaurs from the island its alluded to that there is a volcano on the island and now Claire wants to act and save the dinosaurs before it’s too late. A search and rescue mission where the things your rescuing are trying to eat you?…I dig it.

  • I’m sure everyone involved including Owen would rather forget what happened at the park that is until Claire points out that “Blue” the last remaining raptor Owen was training is alive bringing owen to decide if he wants to get back the animal he has spent years bonding with and whether “blue’s” animal instinct has overshadowed everything taught to her.

  • The first shot of a dinosaur we get is a Compsognathus(Compy) scattering in destroyed remains of a gift shop however its followed up with a wide shot of a Brontosaur walking among the once busy plaza of Jurassic World. Which leads me to believe that it’s actually been a few years since the park was closed as plant life has already taken over all the gift shops and restaurants.

  • Dr Malcolm!!!! seriously the fact we got see any of the main characters from the original trilogy in this trailer is a godsend, after not even neery a mention of Dr.Grant,Sadler,or Malcom it was fair to say they probably didn’t want to come back, but seeing Jeff Goldblum reprise his role as Ian Malcolm got me so pumped! Dr. Malcolm is at a courthouse making a statement in front of some judges about how dinosaurs were “here before use and they’ll be here after us” im guessing he may be against taking the dinosaurs off the island or ever trying to build a park there again ( he has reason to from what happened to him in Lost World).

  • whats a Jurassic Park movie without its star! We get are first look at the T-Rex and its laying in a truck in some sedated state with Owen and Claire approaching it hastily, whatever reason for them to go up to it is beyond me but could be very interesting to see a team try to ship out a T-Rex again.

  • A lot of new dinosaurs we haven’t seen before make cameos in this trailer a Baryonyx emerges from what seems like a boiler room and a Allosaurus also shows up in the last couple of seconds in the trailer which if you have these amazing dinosaurs in your park, why make a Indominus Rex!?!?!

  • Owen and Blue Reunite….way to spoil that Universal! I get making a trailer that will entice people to come to your movie but have a little faith that people will still see it without desperately spilling all the beans, considering this is only the teaser i can only the amount of footage they put out for the full trailer.

  • The Volcano that was shown quickly in the beginning is back and now in full eruption which steps on my old theory, but makes for a new and much better one what if they fail there rescue mission? now there stranded on this island with all these dinosaurs and now have to escape all the sulfur and lava that is seeping slowly and are looking at there slow demise! Ok can June get here already!

  • The T-rex is shown again but this time in full action as he takes down the Allosaurus and the intensity of its roar is matched with the clouds of smoke and fire that are exploding in the background. I was surprised this wasn’t the money shot of the trailer I really thought that was a good spot to end it but it’s followed up with something that immediately gave my whole body chills…

  • The last couple of seconds of trailer are the exploding volcano hurtling rocks into a empty field as a massive stampede is running in waves away from the destruction and claire and some other i’m assuming scientist are in one of those rotating balls in Jurassic World but then the ball rotates over a cliff plunging into the dark ocean with a bunch of other dinosaurs falling into the ocean obviously at the point the Mosasaur is lurking as there sinking in the cold dark depths of the ocean.

Jurassic World:Fallen Kingdom opens on June 22,  with still numerous months to go until we get a broader look when the full trailers and TV spots start dropping in the spring. Summer’s are always crowded with movies excitement, Strategically Universal found a good spot for this opening after Incredibles 2 and a open slot the weekend after Jurassic World:Fallen Kingdom has a high chance to be the movie of the summer. Have you seen the trailer? comment below if you noticed anything and if you like what you read like and subscribe for more.

Ladybird

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Ladybird is directed by Greta Gerwig and stars Saoirse Ronan(Brooklyn,The Lovely Bones), Laurie Metcalf(Toy Story Trilogy,Roseanne),and Beanie Feldstein(neighbors 2).

 

Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut tells the story of a teenage girl and her struggle of finding a college in the east coast and finding a life outside of the quiet and uneventfulness that she sees in her home city of Sacramento,CA all while finding out how imaginative and frightening the journey a senior in high school can be as she endures the next chapter in her young life. The relationship between Ladybird(Ronan) and her mother(Metcalf) who plays a very off putting, unfiltered mother who unintentionally belittles her daughter that is matched well with Ronan’s portrayal of a over emotional teenage girl just looking for a inkling of support from her family. As there chemistry together is incredible and could earn both of them heavy award recognition come february, I mean the opening ten minutes of this movie between the both of them is probably the best thing cinema that you’ll probably see this year and highlights both there talents as actresses.

 

Greta Gerwig brilliantly encapsulates the environment a high school in the early 2000s would have, I’m not sure what prompted her to set the movie in this time however it is a great touch, The warm yellowish tint and subtle nods to how culture was in 2002. The dialogue is a huge asset to this movie it feels so natural and improvised I haven’t seen a movie capture that teen dialect probably since Superbad where there’s a lot swearing and random thoughts awkwardly uttered in a disattached mumble in almost every highschooler’s voice on top of the constant need to question as well as rebel against society’s rules. Since This takes place in Sacramento this hits home for me, as I live about a hour away from the city it’s great to see a film highlight the few but great landmarks Sacramento has like the old Arco Arena,Tower Bridge at night,Club Raven. I dont think ive ever seen a movie promptly use the city in that way and captures the underrated beauty it has.
This is a “A+” in my book, i’m positive when I look back on all the movies I’ve seen this year in a few weeks this will be close to number one on my list. This movie just recently broke the record on Rotten Tomatoes for a movie to have the most reviews and still stay at 100% which is no facade to the down to the earth style a film like this has and if you do see a screening for this in your town take advantage of it  now as it is a limited release and you probably won’t get the chance to see this until the studio puts out another wide release right before or after the Oscars . If you’ve seen Ladybird what did you think? leave a comment and if you like what you read like and subscribe for more.

Trailer Breakdown:Avengers-Infinity War

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The much anticipated trailer for Avengers:Infinity Trailer is finally here! After fans have eagerly theorized and guessed when the trailer would drop it appears that Marvel would end there repose on the subject and have announced that the trailer would play during ABC’s Good Morning America. the long awaited installment in which all the characters in the MCU will join forces to fight against the evil Thanos a villain that has been teased since the First Avengers film dating back to 2012. Now much like I’ve done for a few trailers this year the most recent being The Last Jedi trailer that premiered in October I’ll be sharing some points and opinions on the trailer and breaking it down scene by scene. These are just my own thoughts and don’t reflect on Disney or Marvel in any way.

 

  • The trailer opens with a shot from space and what appears to be earth cascaded in red clouds and destruction and a voiceover of Tony Stark saying “there was a idea to bring together a group of remarkable people” which is then followed up with Tony holding his hand which is injured and the background also matches the same red and cloudy fog that was shown earlier.

 

  • Next is a cut to Doctor Strange and Wong looking down at Bruce Banner as he has fallen from the sky there is not only a big hole in what might be the building they work in but also hole in the ground where Banner is lying . Im curious as to why only Bruce is on earth and not Thor since they were both headed for earth in the same ship in Ragnarok.

 

  • The next cut is a shot of Vision as he is opening some curtains which is then followed up by Scarlet Witch and a very human looking vision with the Mind Stone glowing atop his forehead. The setting is some type of apartment or condo so it could be possible both vision and Scarlet Witch’s relationship has gotten much more intimate and is likely there living together.

 

  • We get our first look at Thor as he is looking out a window in space with his arms folded the mjnoir is not in his possession and also it doesn’t look like the ship Bruce and himself departed on which still has me wondering what caused them to split?

 

  • Next is a look at Black Widow and she has on much more rogue looking and fitting outfit and her hair is dyed a platinum blonde she is looking off in the distance and smiling at something off screen.

 

  • The trailer comes back to Doctor Strange,Wong,banner and Tony Stark has now meet up with them as they all turn their attention to the streets as people are all running away from something. Strange using  his powers alongside Iron man and Hulk is gonna be such a spectacle if the trailer is indeed hitting that they will all fight together.

 

  • Spider-man using the Iron Spider suit is great and even the cut to his arm hairs standing up from his spider senses tingling and Peter looking out and seeing a massive portal hovering in the sky is great and all but I’m much curious as to why Peter is riding the bus instead of swinging above the busy New York streets?

 

  • T’Challa teaming up with a rugged and tired looking Captain America could be the focal point as it appears that this constant hiding has probably started to take a toll on him mentally and Captain America no longer bound by his own morality could make him a deadly soldier then when he stood as a Avenger.

 

  • “Get this man a shield” i’m voting for that to be movie line of the year.

 

  • Black Panther is fighting what appears to be a Outlander (I had to look that up) which Marks the third time the Avengers are going to fight a bunch of nameless,faceless and meaningless group of henchmen type characters that will come out in large droves not a great sign for a movie that should be trying something different.

 

  • There are several scenes of a portal in this trailer one of Thor trying to keep it open and another with spider man running across it. The “giant portal could destroy/swallow up the earth unless it gets closed” cliche that has been overworked over the last couple of years.(I’m looking at you Suicide Squad and Fant4stic) Even the first Avengers movie I’m keeping my fingers crossed that that’s not the case.

 

  • The Hulkbuster is back! What was arguably the best fight in Age Of Ultron was the battle  between Iron-man and Hulk which  was regrettably short-lived and I’m eager to see what Tony has instore for it in this movie.

 

  • A question I’ve debated with my friends on is whether or not Vision will die in this movie and that question may or may not have been answered as Thanos retrieves the Mind Stone from his forehead.   Marvel is unlikely to off a key character in a trailer (a teaser one no less) and still leaves to question who will survive in this fight?

 

  • Thanos holds his gauntlet up to his face and the colorful gleam of the space stone and the power stone shimmer off his glove. Which means that Thanos has tore apart the Tesseract somehow and he also taken the power stone from the Nova Corp, which the last time we saw that stone it was in a heavily guarded state at the end of Guardians of the galaxy which can only mean Thanos has already caused some havok before he even gets to earth.

 

  • Bucky makes his first appearance as he loads a gun and he is standing next to a group of wakandian(I guess that’s how you pronounce it) soldiers, most of the characters that sided with Captain America during Civil War are all shown together charging into battle right before the title Infinity War slowly takes over the screen. Its pretty apparent that this movie will have several different fights going on at once and that’s a task im interested to see how the Russo brothers handle.

 

  • Back in May Disney screened a special trailer for all those who attended the D23 convention and that footage was leaked online. If you didn’t see it consider yourself lucky because the “money shot” in this trailer when Thor ends up on the Milano with the rest of the Guardians is such a great way to end the trailer but was unfortunately ruined in that leaked footage but i’m sure it won’t take away from the excitement from the movie itself.

This is a solid teaser its remarkably different from the any other trailers i’ve seen by Marvel in the past there is no comedy or light heartedness, its readily apparent that this movie will be much darker not only in tone but story wise as Thanos who has been set up for seven years is going to unleash his power and prove just how badly he is going to shake up the core of characters that make up the MCU. If you’ve seen the trailer to Avengers:Infinity War what did you think? If you noticed anything in the trailer leave a comment and if you like what you read like and subscribe for more.

Roman J. Israel ESQ.

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Roman J. Israel is directed by Dan gilroy(Nightcrawler) and stars Denzel Washington(The Equalizer,Unstoppable), Colin Farrell(Fantastics Beast,The Lobster) and also stars Carmen Ejogo(Selma,Purge:Anarchy).

 

Dan Gilroy is by far one of the best new directors working right now his last movie Nightcrawler was a sleeper hit in 2014 and was a showcase for not only for gilroy’s talent but his ability to get the best out of any actor or actress. Watching Jake Gyllenhaal in that movie would give anyone chills it’s such a grimy and deceptive character, that when I saw the Trailer for Roman J. Israel and saw Denzel was at gonna team up with Gilroy There was no way this wasn’t going to be the best movies I would see this year. This is a great move on Denzel’s part as he puts on a clinic on how just deep of a acting range he has it’s such a spectacle to see how engrossed in a character he can be as dives into the life of a frumpy aging lawyer who has spent his life fighting for civil rights not only for African-Americans but for people who have been negatively impacted by the Judicial system and he comes to the sad realization that maybe the world and the morals that were upheld in yesteryear and soon starts yearn for the things he lost out on in his prime, Colin Farrell is his boss who takes over after the owner of the Firm Mr. Israel is working for suffers a heart attack, Colin also proves what a powerhouse he can be creatively as he works off of Washington as he plays this very rich lawyer who owns multiple firms and his corporate mindset is diminishing the eagerness he once had for people that needed a fair shot against the law. Though this movie is a heavy hitting course and a showcase for both actors involved it appears that giving them this much screen time and set up cancels out any real story arc. Its appears that it was more important to Dan Gilroy that the characters reaction to any problem was actually more important than the problem itself, which is a fair and unique to put together a movie that way but it still causes the first and second act to bleed together. As you can get lost quite easily in the lawyer talk. It’s not until the last 45 minutes of this movie that any real antagonist is revealed and it’s left unresolved for the most part.
Personally if you want to see some superior acting and heavy dialogue this is definitely a movie worth seeing. I don’t think this will conjure up any nominations for the oscars but if your looking for a nice break from the crowded theaters from all the superhero/adventure genre you should be able to get into pretty easily. I’m going to give Roman J. Israel, ESQ a “B+”. If you’ve seen Roman J. Israel what did you think? And if you like what you read like and subscribe for more.

Coco

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Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina and stars Anthony Gonzalez,Benjamin Bratt(Despicable Me 2,Doctor Strange),Gael Garcia Bernal,and Renee Victor(Paranormal Activity:The Marked Ones,Weeds).

 

In 2016 Pixar released Moana in the middle of november with very little marketing and recieved heavy praise for its attention to detail. Not only for the gorgeous animation of the hawaiian/pacific island and the environment that surrounds it but also the culture. But with only about a month left in the year it still gained a oscar nominations and a performance from Auli’i Cravalho during the award show.

 

It appears that Pixar has found a winning formula because releasing this Thanksgiving weekend was not only great for box office results but I’m sure giving that team four months to create a better was also in their best interest, it’s no surprise Pixar always has such breathtaking animation but the thing to take note is the use of light everything from warm artificial light to natural moonlight and daylight that shines into windows is a masterful touch and shows the genius of Unkrich and Molina. The mexican culture and how its betrayed is incredibly impressive everything from the dialect and speech patterns to how important family is to everyone in mexican/hispanic culture is to the point. The music is all mariachi themed and the singing is so full of vibrancy and even the guitar tone and playing is very detailed, the way a character would pluck a string or chord changes is also very detailed making the sound and culture feel that much more genuine. With the animation and effects Pixar does handle that with great praise on my end but this movie does speed by giving you no real time to invest in any of the many characters it presents (there are quite a bit) I have a feeling it might have to do with the “short” that starts before this movie that runs for about 30 minutes, not sure what prompted the studio to do that. But it certainly didn’t get the reaction they expected as most people including myself to look at their phones to see how long this was gonna be.
This is by far the most emotional movie I’ve seen by Disney probably since “Inside Out”. The last 15 minutes my screening was full of people crying and giving a slight “awww” under their breath. It’s impactful and this gets a “A” in my book. If you’ve seen Coco leave a comment and if you like what you read subscribe for more.