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Disney In Depth: Blu-ray Review: Brave
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Brave
Directed by Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane
Walt Disney Home Entertainment
5-Disc Blu-ray | 3-Disc Blu-ray | DVD
Release Date: November 13, 2012

The number 13. It is a bad one, often fraught with misfortune. Sadly that misfortune applies to Pixar’s unlucky 13th feature, Brave, a bold, well-intentioned and genuinely good film with many elements that regretfully do not work in its favor. Fortuitously, though, its Blu-ray release is among the best you can find this holiday season. So bear with me and embark on a Blu-ray review of Brave.

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After an intense prologue set in medieval Scotland, where it looks like King Fergus (voiced with gusto by Billy Connolly) will be slain by demon bear Mor’du, we think the film will strike a consistently dark tone. In one sense, yes, Brave heads down an intense path with some accomplished guidance. Yet it also wanders around a trail scattered by silliness and irrelevance. That is perhaps the most consistent issue with Brave, in that it holds a conflicting narrative, never knowing if it wants to be a forceful or relaxed picture.

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Movie Review: Brave
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PIXAR's BRAVEBrave
Co-Directed by Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, and Brenda Chapman
Written by Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, John Ratzenberger
Disney/Pixar
Rated PG | 93 Minutes
Release Date: June 22, 2012

November 22nd, 1995. Aside from it being my sister’s 23rd birthday, it’s also the theatrical release date of Pixar’s first feature film, Toy Story. I was 10 years, 11 months and 18 days old, the perfect age (approximately) for your typical adolescent boy to be super-excited about an all-CGI film.

The thing is, I wasn’t really a normal kid. As a chubby, four-eyed fourth grader, I was wearing Aliens t-shirts and watching Terminator 2: Judgment Day and RoboCop on VHS while other kids sang along to “Under the Sea” or “A Whole New World.”

Walt Disney classics like The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and The Lion King didn’t interest me. I was too busy tugging at my mom’s shirt, begging her to rent Alien 3 from the local video store – which she did, only if I promised not to repeat any of the bad words I heard. She still ended up fast-forwarding through the gory moments, but by God no cartoon could ever compare.

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Peter Jackson Adds ‘Boondock Saints’ Star Billy Connolly To ‘The Hobbit’
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Billy Connolly

Though production began long ago and we already have a wonderful first trailer to watch (a couple hundred times…per day), director Peter Jackson still had some casting to get done for his two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien‘s beloved classic, The Hobbit.

It’s being reported that Jackson has brought in Billy Connolly as the final addition to the cast. He’ll play the great dwarf warrior and cousin to Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage), Dain Ironfoot.

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Full Trailer For Disney-Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Now Online
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The summer of 2012 brings with it a special treat as the ongoing kick of sequels and prequels from Pixar Animation (Toy Story 3, Cars 2, and 2013’s Monsters University) takes a break for a brand new and original title from co-directors Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, titled Brave. We’ve seen the wonderful-yet-brief teaser trailer, and now a full trailer has been released

The movie is the first period film from Pixar, going back to old Scotland where the daughter of a king decides to shake things up a little.

You can check out the new trailer and read a full synopsis by continuing on below.

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New Images From Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Released
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A trio of new images from the upcoming Disney*Pixar feature, Brave, have been released online.

In the images we see a new shot of the fiery-haired Princess Merida (Kelly Macdonald), a look at Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), King Fergus (Billy Connolly), Merida, and triplet Princes Harris, Hubert, and Hamish, and lastly, an image of Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

You can see the images by heading below now, and be sure to peek at the teaser trailer if you’ve not yet seen it.

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Watch Now: Teaser Trailer For Disney/Pixar’s ‘Brave’
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Disney/Pixar has released the teaser trailer for their latest animated feature, Brave.

Watch the trailer here below, and check out the film’s official synopsis and poster.

Brave, which will be released in the U.S. on June 22, 2012, has the voice cast of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters.

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See Jack Black Get Captured By Tiny People In The ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ Trailer
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Gulliver's Travels

Hot on the heels of the first poster being released, the first trailer for Gulliver’s Travels has now found its way to our computers.

The movie is directed by Rob Letterman and written by Joe Stillman and Nicholas Stoller. It stars Jack Black as a man struggling through a life of mediocrity who kind of trips and falls into a writing job that takes him to the Bermuda Triangle. This trip does not go so well, and when he wakes up, he’s prisoner to a civilization of people much, much, much smaller than he is.

Be sure to click on over to the other side to check out the trailer for yourselves!

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day’
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Boondock Saints II: All Saints DayBoondock Saints II: All Saints Day
DVD | Blu-ray
Directed by Troy Duffy
Starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Clifton Collins Jr., Billy Connolly, Julie Benz, Peter Fonda, Judd Nelson, Bob Marley, Brian Mahoney, David Ferry, David Della Rocco
Sony Home Entertainment
Release Date: March 9, 2010

If you read Geeks of Doom, you know I’ve been one of the biggest supporters of a sequel to 1999’s The Boondock Saints for as long as one has been rumored, which is about eleven years now. And from the moment Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day became official, any time anything was released about the movie, I was jumping on it. Various different posts came of it all, including interviews with stars Clifton Collins Jr. and Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus.

Because of my love for the first and my being proud of its Boston roots, that made me a likely biased candidate to review the film when it was released on DVD and Blu-ray, but it was in-fact only fitting that I do so. I did enjoy the movie after all was said and done, but surprisingly, there were also things that I was not a big fan of and I’ll be sure to share them all!

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‘Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day’ Official Poster, Images & New Trailer!
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Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day movie poster

We’re now officially in October and the 30th is only right around the corner. On that day, we will finally get the sequel of the decade: Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, and there’s a buzzing excitement in the air we breathe! To fuel this excitement, Sony has released an official poster, a few new images to peek at, as well as the new Green Band trailer for all to see. The first and only trailer that we saw was of course the Red Band trailer that was released last month, so this new trailer is the first safe for work look at the movie.

The trailer is basically the same as the Red Band offering, but there are differences and there’s definitely some new shots we haven’t seen yet, making it absolutely worth watching in full oogle-eyed fashion. The poster can be seen at the upper-right (click for full size) and it’s the high quality version of the poster that we’ve seen photographed at conventions.

Click over to the other side to read the synopsis and to check out the trailer and images.

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Must Watch: ‘Boondock Saints 2’ Red Band Trailer Is Here NOW!
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Boondock 2

How long have we waited, my friends? Ten years now, and after a long production process and painful post-production wait, the glorious trailer for Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day has been released to the masses!

As with most first trailers, you’re mainly going to find a lot of eye candy here. You of course get to see the MacManus brothers back in action, you’ll get peeks at returning characters like Il Duce (Billy Connolly), and then you get a taste of the new characters, which includes the new sidekick, Romeo, and Willem Dafoe‘s (who’s not returning) protege, who is hot on the brother’s tails. Oh, and of course, there’s a hell of a lot of shootin’ going on here.

For those of you silly peoples who aren’t familiar with the original 1999 cult classic, The Boondock Saints: it tells the story of two brothers who believe that they do God’s work by dispatching those who are associated with evil, because the justice system doesn’t take care of it. The script was raved about in Hollywood circles, but much complications arose, and the larger studios who were producing it stepped away, leaving up-and-coming director Troy Duffy to find independent financing and make the movie as big as possible on a small budget. The lacking budget can surely be seen in the movie, but it quickly amassed a giant cult following who have literally been rabid for a sequel for the last decade — a sequel they now have.

Click on over for an official plot synopsis and the trailer! Be warned: the trailer is Red Band and semi-NSFW due to a small amount of naughty language, so you will have to prove you are an adult of sorts.

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