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Should cinema audiences stay put for the credits?

Juliette Harrisson Dec 11, 2017

Getting up to leave as soon as the end credits start: is that a bad thing?

The recent piece on this site about 'credit offset' brings up an important issue that has been the cause of some heated debate among my friends and dearly beloved recently: should cinema audiences stay put for the end credits of a movie? Should people stay in their seats while anything up to 10 minutes of credits sweep by, or should people get themselves up and vacate the cinema so that the hard-working cinema employees can sweep up their rubbish in time for the next showing?

Now, being a Wittertainee and a cinephile, I am anticipating a stream of irate responses along the lines of “Of Course cinema audiences should stay put for the credits! How is this even a question?!”

There are two main reasons for cinema fans’ passionate advocacy for staying in your seats.
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Second Opinion – Ferdinand (2017)

Ferdinand, 2017.

Directed by Carlos Saldanha.

Featuring the voice talents of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Sally Phillips, Peyton Manning, and Daveed Diggs.

Synopsis:

Raised as a fighting bull, destined for the stadiums of Spain, Ferdinand (John Cena) is a pacifistic beast that wants to do anything but square up to the country’s El Primero matador. He runs away to a small provincial farm, where he lives an idyllic life and befriends a young girl, but finds it harder to escape his ultimate fate in the ring.

Ferdinand is a strange beast indeed. Based on the 1936 novel The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf, it takes some time adjusting to the fact you’re watching a kids movie in which a brutal blood sport is the backdrop to the story. Ferdinand should be lauded for the anti-bullfighting stance it takes throughout the film, even if it feels a bit too self-contained.
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‘I, Tonya’: Allison Janney on the Frightening Injury That Turned Her from Iceskating to Acting

‘I, Tonya’: Allison Janney on the Frightening Injury That Turned Her from Iceskating to Acting
When Allison Janney watched Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan compete in the 1994 Olympics — along with 126 million others — she had no idea that she’d eventually earn her first Oscar buzz for playing Harding’s mother. Most of those viewers tuned in because weeks prior, Harding’s ex-husband and bodyguard arranged for an attacker to club Kerrigan’s knee with a police baton. But for Janney, it was personal: few know that she was once a serious figure skater herself, sidelined from the sport by a freak accident that occurred when her parents hosted a party.

“There was a game where couples had balloons tied around their ankles and you tried to pop the other couples’ balloons,” said Janney, who portrays Lavona Golden in Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya.” “I was cheating, and had my balloon tied around my knee, because I had a strapless long dress on. Cheaters never prosper!
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Film Review: John Cena in ‘Ferdinand’

Film Review: John Cena in ‘Ferdinand’
Children’s picture-book classic “The Story of Ferdinand” may not be quite the literary phenomenon it was 79 years ago, when Walt Disney adapted Munro Leaf’s pacifist parable into an Oscar-winning animated short, but that doesn’t make the character — a Spanish bull who simply refuses to fight in the ring — any less relevant or endearing today. In fact, while the news cycle may have momentarily shifted away from the serious issue of bullying, what better way to address it with kids than via the story of an actual bull who’s picked on by his peers?

Of course, there’s a world of difference between a seven-minute short and a 108-minute feature, and Fox’s “Ferdinand” — which has been vibrantly brought to life by director Carlos Sandanha (“Rio”) and the team at Blue Sky, the company behind “Ice Age,” “Robots” and the recent Peanuts feature — strains at times, but in what’s been an underwhelming year for
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5 Surprising Things You Never Knew About Allison Janney (She Wanted to Be a Figure Skater!)

5 Surprising Things You Never Knew About Allison Janney (She Wanted to Be a Figure Skater!)
With over 100 acting credits to her name and nearly 60 major award show nominations, Allison Janney is one of the most beloved and acclaimed actresses working today.

She’s made memorable appearances in classic films like American Beauty and Finding Nemo, and became a household name starring press secretary C.J. Craig on The West Wing. She’s also won awards for her work on CBS’s Mom alongside Anna Faris.

Now, Janney, 58, is earning major Oscar buzz for her role as U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding’s abusive mother Lavona Golden in the upcoming film I, Tonya, which details
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Cyber Monday Week: Home Video Deals for Sunday, November 26th

The Cyber Monday DVD, Blu-ray, and Uhd deals are still here!

I’ll be gathering deals over the course of the day, and updating this post as things come and go. The prices below are updated through the Web site’s APIs, but I’ve found that deals are changing frequently.

These are all affiliate links, and a portion of any sales made will go to helping the CriterionCast.

Distributor Sales Arrow Video USA sale at Barnes & Noble Criterion Collection sale at Barnes & Noble Grasshopper Films 40% off sale Cinema Guild Black Friday sale Cinelicious Black Friday sale (Use the code “M0V1ES” to save 50%) Vinegar Syndrome sale The Warner Archive Collection: 4 for $44 Deals at Amazon Blu-ray Deals Amazon.com 10 Cloverfield Lane [Blu-ray] $17.99 Buy Now - 57% Amazon.com Alien: Covenant [Blu-ray] $34.99 $14.99 Buy Now - 54% Amazon.com Arrival [Blu-ray] $21.99 $9.99 Buy Now Amazon.com Baby Driver [Blu-ray] $19.96 Buy Now - 52% Amazon.com Beauty And The Beast
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John Lasseter’s Legacy: Why the Tarnished CG Animation Pioneer May Be Irreplaceable For Disney and Pixar

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John Lasseter’s Legacy: Why the Tarnished CG Animation Pioneer May Be Irreplaceable For Disney and Pixar
At last week’s “Coco” premiere at the El Capitan in Hollywood, John Lasseter had a look of sadness in his eyes. The usual gregarious charm didn’t come as easily. Maybe he was tired: he’d been running both Pixar and Disney Animation as chief creative officer for the last 11 years.

That was the explanation when Lasseter first stepped down as director of “Toy Story 4” earlier this year. Then came Tuesday’s shocking revelation of alleged unwanted advances, forcing the animation mogul — who was known for his warm hugs — to take a six-month leave of absence from the studios, apologizing for “missteps” in a memo to his Disney/Pixar staff.

Lasseter, by far the most powerful and influential figure in contemporary animation, joins a growing list of big-name players in Hollywood, the media, and politics accused of sexual misconduct (including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Charlie Rose). This
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The Preview Reel: Coco and Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the upcoming wide-release movies. Last weekend saw Justice League pull in $94 million, which might seem like a lot of money to you and me, but it was a bit of a disappointment given the film’s $300 million production budget. Poor reviews will not help its legs, and neither will the opening of a new Pixar movie, Coco. By the way, Roman J. Israel Esq., starring Denzel Washington will also be opening on Wednesday. So, let’s take a look at what you should see over the holiday weekend.

Coco

What we are excited about: It’s new Pixar, and even better, it’s original Pixar. Cars 3 came and went without making much noise, but we fully expect Coco to be a family hit over the Thanksgiving weekend. Pixar is arguably the best studio in creating original concepts
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'Coco' Stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Edward James Olmos Say Pixar Movie Counters Negative View of Mexicans

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Disney*Pixar pay homage to the Mexican tradition of the Dia de los Muertos aka Day of the Dead in Coco. Coco director and Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo), and co-director Adrian Molina went to great lengths to research the holiday. The result is a beautiful and colorful story about the importance of family and a wonderful reflection of Mexican culture. Gael Garcia Bernal and Edward James Olmos voice characters in Coco, and the actors are overwhelmed by the positive message it sends at a time when it’s most needed.

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‘Coco’ Will Beat ‘Justice League’ Over Thanksgiving, but That’s Not Great Box-Office News

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‘Coco’ Will Beat ‘Justice League’ Over Thanksgiving, but That’s Not Great Box-Office News
Good news: Pre-opening estimates suggest Pixar’s “Coco,” opening Wednesday, will best “Justice League” for the five-day Thanksgiving weekend.

Bad News: “Coco” will likely gross around $60 million-$65 million, which would rank as one of least-impressive Thanksgiving box office returns in years. To be a blockbuster, “Coco” would need a very strong multiple and an international performance better than most Pixar films.

At $65 million for five days, it would be the lowest (in adjusted numbers) top grosser for the holiday weekend since the barely remembered “Four Christmases” in 2008. It also would fall short of the top 25 for the date; top animated titles on that list include Disney’s non-Pixar “Frozen,” (over $100 million), “Moana” ($83 million), and the original “Toy Story” and “A Bug’s Life,” both of which opened to over $80 million.

Read More:‘Coco’ Review: Pixar’s Latest Proves That the Studio Still Has Some Life in its Bones

However,
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The 7 Best Pixar Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey

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The 7 Best Pixar Movies — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: “Coco” arrives in theaters on November 22nd. With that in mind, we asked our panel of critics to name their favorite Pixar movie. In a testament to the studio’s work, all seven of the critics who participated in this survey highlighted different films.

Read More:‘Coco’ Review: Pixar’s Latest Proves That the Studio Still Has Some Life in its Bones Christy Lemire, @christylemire, RogerEbert.com/What the Flick?!

For a long time I would have said “Wall-e,” just because it’s so audacious: It’s about a lonely garbage collector in space, and the first 15 minutes of it are wordless. The fact that
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New ‘Coco’ Clip Features ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Finding Nemo’ Easter Eggs

New ‘Coco’ Clip Features ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Finding Nemo’ Easter Eggs
It was only a couple of days ago that we posted a new jaw-dropping clip from Disney/Pixar’s Coco, but the studio has released yet another new look at their latest animated feature in an attempt to drum up some excitement. And this time, they’ve included a couple of brief glimpses at connections to other Pixar movies […]

The post New ‘Coco’ Clip Features ‘Toy Story’ and ‘Finding NemoEaster Eggs appeared first on /Film.
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‘Coco’ Review: Pixar’s Latest Proves That the Studio Still Has Some Life in its Bones

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‘Coco’ Review: Pixar’s Latest Proves That the Studio Still Has Some Life in its Bones
Pixar movies still make money hand over fist, but it’s hardly a secret that Luxo the lamp isn’t shining quite as bright as it used to. Once upon a time, the company’s animated offerings were genuine cultural events, the best of them (“Ratatouille,” “Finding Nemo”) even meriting comparison to the masterpieces of Studio Ghibli. While their films reliably still clear the low bar set by some of their competition — there’s a world of difference between the noble failure of “The Good Dinosaur” and the artless cynicism of “The Boss Baby” — three entire “Cars” movies have taken their toll.

Now, with sequels becoming more of a rule than an exception, Pixar finds themselves at something of an inflection point in their young history: Are they going to recommit to the bold originality that made them such a powerhouse, or are they going to continue recycling old stories
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo is probably one of the most fun and engaging animated movies in a long time and yet it seems to get forgotten about as often as Dori forgets what she’s doing on a regular basis. It’s never too far from memory but the fact that it kind of gets shelved every now and then for something else is a little odd. It’s almost as though the love for this movie is conditional in a way that allows people to enjoy it when there’s nothing else that they feel the need to pay attention to. That sounds horrible really

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Finding Nemo
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Incredibles Ride Coming to Pixar Pier Theme Park in 2018

Incredibles Ride Coming to Pixar Pier Theme Park in 2018
The wonderful worlds of Pixar will get a new home at Disney California Adventure Park when Pixar Pier opens in summer 2018, transforming the area that is now Paradise Pier with the thrilling, new Incredicoaster from The Incredibles, four new imaginative neighborhoods, plus entertainment, themed food and beverage, and merchandise. Guests will experience Pixar stories and characters in incredible new ways on this seaside waterfront at the Disneyland Resort.

Pixar Pier, a permanent land along the southern shore of Paradise Bay, will debut during Pixar Fest, a limited-time event that begins April 13, 2018. As a new land, Pixar Pier will introduce the exciting new Incredicoaster plus four whimsical neighborhoods where guests step into beloved Pixar stories.

The first neighborhood is inspired by Disney&#183Pixar's The Incredibles and it will open in summer 2018 with the Incredicoaster. Permanently transformed from the attraction that is now California Screamin', Incredicoaster will invite Disney Parks guests into
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Now Casting: Play Chauffeur to the Stars in a Vanity Fair Video + 3 More Gigs

Play chauffeur to the stars into today’s roundup! Vanity Fair is currently seeking an actor to drive around celebrities and ask them questions for a branded video. There are also roles available in a country music video, as well as principal and ensemble roles in Disney’s upcoming “Finding Nemo, the Musical” at Disney World and on NBC’s “Chicago Pd!” Vanity Fair Branded Video Vanity Fair is currently casting talent for a role in a short, branded online video. An actor, aged 25–65, is wanted to play a chauffeur who will pick up talent at their hotel and take them to an event. The chauffeur will ask the talent pre-determined questions about their current and past acting roles, as well as life experiences, along the way. The actor satisfying the role must have a valid driver’s license. The video will shoot one day between Nov. 14–17, in San Francisco,
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Playback: Willem Dafoe on ‘The Florida Project’ and a Return to Superhero Movies in ‘Aquaman’

Playback: Willem Dafoe on ‘The Florida Project’ and a Return to Superhero Movies in ‘Aquaman’
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast bringing you exclusive conversations with the talents behind many of today’s hottest films.

Willem Dafoe is making waves for his performance in Sean Baker’s “The Florida Project,” the critically-acclaimed story of a community of extended-stay motel guests in Central Florida. He plays the kind-hearted property manager Bobby in the film, and it’s a touching, tender portrayal that could net him his third Oscar nomination to date (after supporting bids for “Platoon” and “Shadow of the Vampire”).

In the film, Dafoe finds himself the central node, the recognizable face in a sea of non- and new actors. It was a varied ensemble experience featuring precocious children and even performers cast off Instagram.

Listen to this week’s episode of “Playback” below. New episodes air every Thursday.

Click here for more episodes of “Playback.”

“Even in an industry movie, a studio film, sometimes you’re working with people from very
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'Stranger Things': 7 Questions We Have For Season 2

'Stranger Things': 7 Questions We Have For Season 2
Has it only been a little over a year since Stranger Things arrived with almost no hype – and then, within days of Netflix dropping the first season online, became one of 2016's most talked-about TV shows? Created by twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, the first season of the sci-fi/horror series paid homage to Stephen King novels and the Eighties' classic Spielberg-to-slasher genre films, while telling a story about super-powered paranormal entities, covert government agencies, small-town Indiana kids and a dark dimension known as "the Upside Down." Even more than the nostalgic kick,
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Art Directors Guild Adds Animated Feature Category to Its Awards

Art Directors Guild Adds Animated Feature Category to Its Awards
The Art Directors Guild has added an animated feature category to its Excellence in Production Design Awards, slated for Jan. 27 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

The award for production design for an animated feature film accompanies the theme for the event’s latest edition, “Production Design in Animation: Celebrating 100 Years of Imagination.”

“It is our intention to honor and celebrate great Production Design achievements in the remarkable and evolving art form of animation through this new award. By separating feature animation into its own constituent category, we wish to pay tribute to these creative works in a manner equivalent to all our other feature design categories,” said Thomas A. Walsh, an Adg Event producer along with Thomas Wilkins.

Animated features in hand-drawn, CGI, clay animation/puppet, and motion-capture styles may qualify for the category, but animation must figure in at least 75% of the film’s running time.

Animated films,
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Art Directors Guild Adds Category for Animated Features

The Art Directors Guild has added a new category, for excellence in production design in an animated feature film, which will debut at the 22nd annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, which are set to take place Jan. 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

In previous years, the guild has allowed animated work to compete in its category for production design in a fantasy feature film. Past animated nominees in that category include Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-e and The Adventures of TinTin

Starting this season, to qualify in the new animation category a film must feature 2D (hand-drawn...
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