The Incredibles (and Other 10-Year-Old Films); Jesus Films; Matt Zoller Seitz; Scott Cairns

I haven't posted any Hi 5s on ths blog in a while, but it's... um... "hi time" that I got back in the habit of it. Gratitude is good for the soul.What is Hi 5 to the Face? Find out here.Let's get started! This time, I'm sending Hi 5s to the following superstars...Ken Morefield over at 1 More Film Blog, for inviting Steven Greydanus to toast Pixar's The Incredibles, which is now ten years old! … [Read more...]

Today’s specials: Richard Thompson. Fagin. Harry Potter. Pixar. And more.

Today's specials:Richard Thompson's first solo album in ages, Front Parlour Ballads, is earning a bunch of raves and a few surprisingly contrary complaints.Ho hum... here it comes. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire ... the new international trailer. Hmmm. Some very nice effects on display here.Al Pacino to star in remake of Rififi, from the director of Sea of Love.Pixar blog features tributes to Joe Ranft, who died last week. If you explore this blog further, … [Read more...]

Quentin Tarantino speaks: Best of 2005, and his future

"My favourite movie this year was Shaun of the Dead ... that was my favourite script this year, that was my favourite movie this year. After that I also loved The Passion of the Christ. I loved Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. I loved The Incredibles. I loved Before Sunset, alright, there was a lot of really, really terrific movies this year. There were also I couple of movies that I thought were masterpieces that haven't opened up yet. One's a Korean film, Old Boy, which is magnificent. The … [Read more...]

The Incredibles are, well …

The collector's edition DVD, which came out this week, is fantastic.The extras, including the short film "Jack-Jack Attack," are definitely worthwhile. (There's even an encyclopedia of other "supers," complete with audio interviews and portraits!) The special "animated" episode about Mr. Incredible and Frozone (complete with a special commentary by those two) is priceless. … [Read more...]

It’s A Bird … It’s a Brad Bird!

Lou Lumenick talks with the brains behind The Incredibles and The Iron Giant. … [Read more...]

Who Will Stand Up for The Incredibles?

No mainstream American film this year has earned a higher combination of critical acclaim and audience enthusiasm than The Incredibles.So, why isn't the film in the National Board of Review's Top Ten of 2004?Do they consider a film that can impress all ages to be unsophisticated?What could possibly be the reason? … [Read more...]

The Incredibles (2004)

This review was originally published at Christianity Today in November 2004. -Kids are going to love The Incredibles, and it's possible their parents will love it even more. I'm betting a lot of dads and moms get action figures of Mr. Incredible and his wife Elastigirl in their stockings this year, and they'll be proud to display them at home or at work. While The Incredibles looks like a movie for the kid in all of us, the storytelling of writer-director Brad Bird is aimed straight at the c … [Read more...]

The Incredibles: My Review and the Decent Films Review

Here's my review of The Incredibles.Here's Steven D. Greydanus's review of The Incredibles.What more do you need to know? Go see it! … [Read more...]

Get out and vote … on Friday … for The Incredibles

This Friday, the unthinkable happens ...We get a superhero movie that's so good, it rivals Spider-man 2 as the best superhero movie of the year. … [Read more...]

The most exciting film you’ll see this week… is a trailer.

Pixar is giving us an early peek at The Incredibles! … [Read more...]