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This week, Greg Davies from the Blendover and Geeks Of Doom’s TARDISBlend podcasts joins Dwayne and Andrew as we discuss: Facebook fights click bait, the NSA builds a Google to search your records, Amazon buys Twitch, and…is misogyny in games out of control?

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What Pixar’s ‘Up’ Directed By Michael Bay Would Look Like
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Ever wondered what a classic animated movie like Pixar’s Up would look like if Transformers director and the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot producer Michael Bay made it? Of course you haven’t. That’d be just silly.

But this is the internet, ladies and gentlemen, and the internet just loves to show you things you never thought you wanted to see. YouTube user MrStratman7 has created a trailer for the Bay-directed version of Up, and you can find out what it would look like below.

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Disney In Depth: Blu-ray Review: ‘Up’ Five-Disc Combo
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Up
5-Disc 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital l 4-Disc Blu-ray l 3-Disc Blu-ray
Directed by Pete Docter
Starring Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai, Christopher Plummer, Bob Peterson
Disney-Pixar
Release Date: December 4, 2012

Get ready to soar into Pixar’s tenth film, the studio’s first Oscar-nominated feature for Best Picture and quite possibly its most sentimental. Though Up already claims a place in our hearts – and on store shelves – now it has arrived on Blu-ray 3D. Is this new five-disc package worth the price? Let us hover toward a review of this emotional roller coaster.

Whether you caught Up in theaters or in its earlier home video release – or perhaps this may be your first screening – every viewing promotes laughs, tears, and much self-reflection. The most epically simple romance between balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen and his adoring wife Ellie is a testament to Pixar’s genius, in eliciting every emotion in the book in the span of ten minutes. Their darling story, which pervades past their marriage, transcends the medium of film. Up’s tastefully-done treatment of love and loss captures the nostalgic filmmaking of bygone decades. As Carl realizes his lifelong aspiration to fly his home to Paradise Falls, the supposedly real quest takes off. But we know that while “adventure is out there,” the true adventure is that of living, making memories, and loving others.

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Disney In Depth: Movie Review: Finding Nemo 3D
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Somewhere beyond the sea, Finding Nemo returns to theatres in 3D! The breathtakingly gorgeous animated feature first provided audiences with a glimpse into the environments and lives of the ocean’s inhabitants just about ten years ago. Only Pixar could develop such an enchanting atmosphere with a heart-tugging story that grasps the audience’s full attention as much as the visual “eye candy.” For a number of reasons, this is quite possibly the most immersive and entertaining 3D film I have experienced.

To be considered in this extraordinary league requires several components, and Nemo delivers in all of these ways. For one, you need a compelling plot. Who can argue with gripping storytelling that ties us to the universal theme of parents allowing their children to let go? In this case, little clownfish Nemo’s surprising capture by a diver startles us. Here, caring father Marlin (voiced by the perfectly-cast Albert Brooks) finally brings Nemo (Alexander Gould) to his first day of school, and in a matter of minutes and an act of defiance, Nemo wanders beyond the reef. Caught. Gone. We feel for Marlin, lost without his little boy, and also for his son, now stuck in a dentist’s office aquarium. Now it’s up to each of the fish to face their fears, overcome their doubts, and attempt to reunite. Compelling, check.

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Disney In Depth: Top 10 Funniest Pixar Characters
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Welcome to another edition of Disney In Depth! This week, in honor of Disney-Pixar’s most recent feature, Brave, I will be focusing on some of the best elements of Pixar’s films: funny characters. They evoke a laugh or two during perilous scenes, and manage to make us smirk when a situation seems far from humorous. These are the funniest of the bunch, offering a witty quip or inspiring a gag. This animation studio is known for developing deep characters, in both their personalities and designs. Thanks to Pixar’s brilliant team of writers and the talented voice artists who made these images into fully-fleshed individuals, we have a bunch of characters to root for and giggle along with. Here are the ones I find as most hilarious.

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Geek Gear: Up/Super Mario Bros. ‘1-up’ Shirt
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Disney's Up - Super Mario Bros. 1-up

The $10 t-shirt deal of the day over at RIPT Apparel today mashes up Super Mario Bros. with Disney’s Up in “1-up” by Steven Thibaudeau.

The shirt went on sale at RIPT today, Friday, March 23, 2012, at midnight CST, and will continue for 24 hours from then, and once it’s over, it will not be sold on the site anymore.

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Life–Size Replica Of House From Pixar’s ‘Up’ Built In Utah
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Who wants to buy me a house?!

A building company in Utah called Bangerter Homes who specialize in custom–built homes recently finished construction on a life–size replica of Carl and Ellie’s house from the wonderful Disney–Pixar animated feature, Up.

Beginning on July 29th, you can take a tour of the house, which will be part of the Salt Lake Parade of Homes. After that, it will become available for around $399,000…which is so worth every single penny.

You can see a bunch of pictures of this Up replica by clicking on over to the other side now!

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Must Watch: See Pixar’s ‘Up’ As An Old Live-Action Walt Disney Movie!
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As far as incredible videos go, the man behind the YouTube channel whoiseyevan, Ivan Guerrero, has to be credited and praised for a few of them.

Ivan is a filmmaker looking to score a gig in the industry, and to prove his talents he likes to take popular films and create what have been dubbed “premakes” — remakes that are done as if they were made years before the actual films ever existed.

You might remember seeing one he did for the Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back, right here at Geeks of Doom last year, and now there’s another new one for the wonderful Disney/Pixar animated feature, Up. The video presents Up as a live-action Disney movie from decades ago in 1965, and it’s absolutely brilliant work.

You can see Ivan’s new Up premake by clicking on over to the other side now, and be sure to visit his YouTube page, where you can find many more premakes.

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Retro Posters For Disney/Pixar’s ‘Up’
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Disney/Pixar’s latest animated features comes to DVD and Blu-ray on November 10, 2009. In celebration, the studio has released 8 retro posters created for the film.

Check them out here below (and click for larger, full view), along with details on the DVD/Blu-ray bonus features.

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Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios take moviegoers up, up and away on one of the funniest adventures of all time with their latest comedy-fantasy. Up follows the uplifting tale of 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons to his house and flies away to the wilds of South America. But he discovers all too late that his biggest nightmare has stowed away on the trip: an overly optimistic 8-year-old Wilderness Explorer named Russell. Their journey to a lost world, where they encounter some strange, exotic and surprising characters, is filled with hilarity, emotion and wildly imaginative adventure.

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Pixar Brings ‘Up’ To Sick Little Girl With A Dying Wish To See It
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Orange County’s OC Register has a story on a young girl named Colby Curtin — a ten-year old who had been battling a rare form of vascular cancer for three years now. The young girl was a big movie fan, and while seeing the movie Monsters vs. Aliens, she saw a preview for Pixar’s Up and declared it a must-see.

Unfortunately, before getting to see the movie, her condition worsened, and her family attempted to obtain a wheelchair so they could get her to the theater. The wheelchair didn’t show up in time, as Colby’s condition had declined her to immobility. In a desperate attempt, and with no more options, a friend of the family began calling Pixar, making up names to try and get the automated phone system to recognize someone that they could reach out to. Eventually this worked and the family was able to explain their situation.

When Pixar agreed to try and get the movie to her, the news was passed on to the girl’s mother, who asked her daughter if she could hang on just a little more. The girl simply replied “I’m ready [to die], but I’m going to wait for the movie.”

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