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Seandps’s Top 10 Movies Of 2016
Seandps   |  

Seandps Top 10 Movies of 2016

As 2016 comes to close and we settling into the first few weeks into 2017, it’s time to go through my list of movies I saw in 2016 and pick the ten best titles. This year’s total was 69 new movies, and for those new to my lists, that includes all new movies, no matter when they came out. So the easiest step in the process is weeding out the older movies, but then comes the hard part. It took a few passes, but I finally have my top ten, so sit back and grab some popcorn, because here comes my top ten movies of 2016…

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Disney In Depth: 2016 Animation Battle: ‘Moana’ v. ‘Finding Dory’ v. ‘Zootopia’
Brett Nachman   |  

Disney In Depth Banner

The Walt Disney Studios released three critically/viewer acclaimed films in 2016 that also were major financial hits – Moana still pending, but early signs look favorable; Finding Dory; and Zootopia.

Which of the three films, though, is the best? That’s like picking a favorite child, considering each movie’s unique strengths. To help determine the winner – in my book, at least – I have established a bunch of categories that apply to all of the films. Let the battle commence!

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Blu-ray Review: Finding Dory
eelyajekiM   |  

Finding Dory

Finding Dory
3D Blu-ray Combo Pack | Blu-ray Combo Pack | DVD
Directors: Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane
Screenwriter: Andrew Stanton and Victoria Strouse
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, and Ed O’Neill
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG | 103 Minutes
Release Date: November 15, 2016

Sequels are becoming more popular over at Pixar. While the studio prides itself more on its original storytelling, their sequels are not to be overlooked. As we have seen, these sequels are not just an easy cash grab, they have heartfelt meaningful stories that are able to tap into every emotion. Finding Dory is proof of that. Not even 13 years since the release of the film was enough for fans or Ellen DeGeneres to forget about the impact that Finding Nemo has created. Now the Blu-ray is out, and we are here to review all the special features for you. Don’t forget to check out our review of the film. Check it out below.

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Top 10 Movies Of 2016 … So Far – Seandps’s Picks
Seandps   |  

Movies of 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane cast

It’s that time once again folks, as we have officially come to the close of the summer movie season and get ready for Oscar season and the winter holiday films. I’ve been looking over my list of new movies I have seen this year — and yes this includes older movies as well, but also movies that I have seen for the first time – to pick my favorites so far. So the easiest step of my process for this post is to first go through and get rid of the older movies and then get into the nitty gritty of compiling my top ten movies of 2016…so far.

So here we go….

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Honest Trailers Presents ‘Finding Nemo’
Dr. Zaius   |  

Honest Trailers Finding Nemo

Are you ready for Finding Dory? Because the gang at Screen Junkies are, and they’re getting you prepared with an Honest Trailer for the 2003 Disney/Pixar hit Finding Nemo. You remember, the one that you absolutely loved; until you watch it again, and realize Nemo’s mom and siblings were eaten by a barracuda in the opening few minutes. So get ready to well up your eyes, because Disney is about to hit you in the heartstrings again. Hopefully this sequel is more Toy Story 2 than Cars 2

Check out the Honest Trailer below.

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How ‘Finding Dory’s Influential Message Is Universal In More Ways Than One
eelyajekiM   |  

Finding Dory

No one could have ever imagined that there would be a sequel to Finding Nemo. And yet, 13 years after the film’s release, we are getting one. But Finding Dory isn’t exactly the kind of film you’d expect to see, especially in a sequel. If anything, the film can stand on its own, and you don’t even need to watch Nemo to know what is going on in Dory. In it, we see that Dory is able to recall a once long-lost memory of her parents, and sets out on a journey with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and Nemo (Hayden Rolence). Together, they swim across the Pacific to an aquarium sanctuary, where Dory meets some old friends and makes some new ones too. But there is a real heartfelt message that may hit close to home for some. Remember, Dory suffers from short-term memory loss, and she sees that as a debilitating weight that can frustrate and worry those around her. But her optimism and upbeat personality, plus living by the “just keep swimming” mantra, gives her the spirit she needs to carry on and look for new ways to do things in her own way.

We were recently invited to sit down with a group of journalists to talk the to cast and directors of the film to talk about that message and how it really isn’t meant for one specific group of people but something that is more universal.

Check out what they had to say after the jump.

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Movie Review: ‘Finding Dory’
eelyajekiM   |  

FINDING DORY

Finding Dory
Director: Andrew Stanton
Screenwriter: Andrew Stanton and Victoria Strouse
Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, Kaitlin Olsen, and Ed O’Neill
Distributor: Walt Disney Studios
Rated PG | 103 Minutes
Release Date: June 17th, 2016

Sequels are no longer a rarity over at Pixar. While most of their films do not necessarily warrant one, they have proven that they do not make sequels just to cash in. It’s through years (approximately four) of research and perfecting the script that they can give us something that is more than satisfying than we could ever expect. So imagine our surprise when it was announced that Pixar would be following up Finding Nemo, 13 years later no less, with Finding Dory, a heartwarming and touching film that has a truly powerful message.

Our full review below (spoilers!).

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‘Finding Dory’ Clips: A Familiar Ride and A New Friend
The Movie God   |  

Disney's Finding Dory

Disney•Pixar has released a couple of new clips from their Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory.

In the first clip we see Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), Marlin (Albert Brooks), and Nemo (Hayden Rolence) taking a familiar ride sometime during their new adventure. In the second clip, Dory meets a new friend named Hank (Ed O’Neill) at a marine institute.

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‘Finding Dory’ Trailer: Find Out How “Just Keep Swimming” Started
eelyajekiM   |  

Disney's Finding Dory

Disney has just released the latest trailer for Finding Dory from director Andrew Stanton who also directed Finding Nemo. Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (now voiced by Hayden Rolence) return, but instead of them trying to find each other, the film will turn its attention to everyone’s favorite forgetful fish, Dory (Ellen DeGeneres).

Our title character embarks on a journey to find her parents. As they swim across the Pacific Ocean, they will swim into familiar ocean critters, make some new friends, and we will find out how Dory got short-term memory loss and how she got separated from her parents. Check out the latest trailer for the film below.

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‘Finding Dory’ Trailer: Remember That One Time A Fish Swam Her Way Home
eelyajekiM   |  

Finding Dory

As beautifully animated as Finding Nemo was, the real star of the show was Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), a regal blue tang fish whose memory lasted as long as she could swim. The character provided the humor in a story about a father searching for his son. But the film didn’t really explore how Dory ended up in Australian waters or how she became so forgetful. Flash forward to 2016, and we are getting a sequel called Finding Dory.

Disney•Pixar has just released a new trailer for the film that takes a look at Dory’s journey across the pacific in search for her family. Along the way we see familiar faces, meet new friends, and learn that aquatic animals don’t like to be poked or prodded by human fingers. Check out the full trailer below.

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