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Toy Story 4: The big FU to everyone

When Toy Story 3 came out, I was hesitant about it because it had been too long and I felt that Pixar was reaching for straws just to get our money. But the movie was good. It was great actually. It was the perfect way to end the trilogy.

END THE TRILOGY.

But no, Pixar wasn’t having it. They’re making another one. Why? Because they know that we will bite at it. They’re giving us the double birds and saying that they know we’ll go see the movie. Our nostalgia is too strong and they’re gonna milk all our money. We are addicts and they’re giving us more drugs.

Nothing is sacred. I thought the trilogy can live forever as is. But we’re just stupid pigeons with money and they’re going to exploit that. They don’t care about us. They don’t care about the legacy. All they see is money. This is all we are.

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I just spent $100 on a pair of Back to the Future shoes

These are the officially licensed replicas of the shoes. I just spent $100 on a pair of size 11 even though I am 10.5. I don’t know why I did it but I had to do it. I may regret it now but will be excited when 2015 rolls around.

Was it worth that much money? Probably not. But that’s OK. I love the movie and this is perfect!

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RIP Robin Williams

When I was trying to figure out my career about 10 years ago, I was very close to get into teaching over my career as a writer.

The foundation for my passion to teach can be traced back to “Dead Poet’s Society.” What Robin Williams did in that movie made me believe that I can influence and change lives, open up avenues to young minds that they may never have thought possible. It’s not a glamorous profession to be a teacher, but it is the greatest joy to share your knowledge, your hopes and your love with one another and see it grow into something beautiful.

RIP Robin Williams

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Watched ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ in theaters for the first time ever

I’ve seen this at home numerous times as a kid. From the VHS to the DVD and now I own the Blu-Ray. But there is something special about watching a movie in a theater.

Today I went to Playhouse 7 in Pasadena to see it. There were so many jokes as a kid I missed that I caught this time around. The sound was great. The picture was great. The entire movie was a blast.

The crowd was loving it and it was real fun to watch. I love this movie and am so glad I got to see it in a theater.

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Went to a Back to the Future screening and it was heavy

For about a over a month, I was planning to attend a screening of Back to the Future at the historic Theater at Ace Hotel. Formerly a United Artist theater, it was remodeled and for the first time since 1990, it was open to the public for movies.

I signed up knowing that Christopher Lloyd (D0c), Claudia Wells (Jennifer) and Lea Thompson (Lorraine) from the movie would be there. Lloyd would have a schedule conflict so Donald Fullilove (Goldie) came instead. Now that this was set up, let me tell you how it all went down.

I rushed right after V3con and headed towards downtown. As I drove to find parking, I saw a fat line already wrap around the block. I rushed to the line only to find out that people had in and out privileges to the theater, so it wasn’t that bad as people were walking around. Why were they walking around? Because of the above. Take a look at the DeLorean on display. You can see the almanac, the hoverboard, Mr. Fusion and everything we love about the movie in it. It played an audio track of lines from the film. I wasn’t able to touch it but I did snap a photo with it.

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‘Batman-Superman’ Movie to Be Scored By Hans Zimmer

Samuel:

YES!!!!!

Originally posted on Variety:

A lot is still under wraps for Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Batman-Superman” movie, but it looks like Hans Zimmer will return to score the upcoming sequel.

Zimmer told Digital Spy that he will begin working on Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” follow-up once he completes the score for Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” (Nolan evidently kept the sci-fi film’s plot a secret from his longtime composer).

“We’ve already had a couple of chats and once I finish the movie that I shall not talk about, I will probably head over to where Zack is shooting his movie and just hang out a bit and see if we can come up with any ideas,” Zimmer, who most recently scored Oscar winner “12 Years a Slave” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” said.

Zimmer is no stranger to the Batman universe, having penned the music to Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. However, he said the experience only…

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‘Frozen’ Becomes the Highest-Grossing Animated Film Ever

Samuel:

WHAT?????????? It was good, but it wasn’t that great of a movie. And that song is overplayed. MEH!!!!!!!!!

Originally posted on Variety:

Disney’s animated tentpole “Frozen” has continued its wildly successful run in international markets to become to biggest animated pic ever, bringing its total to $1.072 billion this weekend after opening in its final market, Japan.

The competition to beat was another Disney/Pixar title, “Toy Story 3,” which grossed $1.063 billion in 2010. “Frozen” earned $398.4 million domestically and $674 million internationally to take the title.

In its run overseas, “Frozen” has become the top Disney or Pixar film in 27 territories. It has grossed $50.5 million in Japan thus far, and also broke into the top ten films of all time globally at the box office this weekend.

It was released more than four months ago in the U.S., where it had a late November opening. Since then, it has enjoyed both critical and major financial success, becoming the first billion-dollar film from Disney Animation Studios. It won two Academy…

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