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Blu-ray Review: 'Monsters University - Collector's Edition'

10/30/2013 7:55am EDT
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How did those darn monsters who scare because they care start it all?  Follow us as we find out by checking out the new to Blu-ray prequel "Monsters University - Collector's Edition" out now from Pixar & Walt Disney Home Entertainment.  We review the tests and give grades below!



   Title: "Monsters University - Collector's Edition"

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Helen Mirren

   Director: Dan Scanlon

   Rating: G

   Running Time: 104 Minutes

   Release Company: Pixar & Walt Disney Home Entertainment



The Flick: I hea...

Check Out 'Monsters University' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Oct. 29

10/27/2013 7:10am EDT
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Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. Sullivan (John Goodman) are an inseparable pair, but that wasn't always the case. When these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other.

This is the story of how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Ever since college-bound Mike was a little monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer-and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sul...

16 Of Our Favorite Blue Movie Characters, From 'Avatar' To 'X-Men'

8/5/2013 8:05pm EDT
Last week, director James Cameron promised not one, not two, but three sequels to his hit film Avatar.

Hot off the success of the 2009 film, Cameron revealed that there were plenty more tales to tell about the planet Pandora and its race of blue beings - the Na'vi.

Cameron plans on shooting the three sequels simultaneously, and he's got four new screenwriters on board to help him pen the three stories.

"Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience," the director said in a statement. "In writing the new films, I've come to realize that...

'Monster's University' Holds On To Top Spot At Weekend Box Office

7/1/2013 7:36am EDT
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"Monster's University" graduated at the top of the box office after making $46.1 million over the weekend. Billy Crystal voices Mike while John Goodman is Sulley in a film about how the pair of monsters overcame their differences and became the best of friends even though they couldn't stand each other when they first met.

Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock's cop comedy "The Heat" came in second place with earnings of $40 million. Last weekend's number two, "World War Z," starring Brad Pitt, took the third slot with takings of $29.8 million.

Coming in a disappointing fourth place was Ch...

'Monsters University' Holds Off 'The Heat' For Top Box Office spot

6/30/2013 1:37pm EDT
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Monsters University may have held off The Heat for top spot at the box office, but The Heat did well for an R-rated comedy that was out-promoted by White House Down.

White House Down, which spent plenty of money for spots during the NBA Finals and across TV, could only take a distant third with $26.6 million. Monsters University took around $46 million and The Heat earned $40 million. World War Z and Man of Steel round out the top 5 at $29 million and $21 million, respectively.

It's quite possible crowds were either confused by fellow "White House attacked" film Olympus Has Fallen, or fou...

Pixar's 'Monsters University' Holds Off The Zombies Of 'World War Z' To Take Weekend Box Office

6/24/2013 11:51am EDT
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Disney/Pixar's latest animated feature, Monsters University, has held off the zombies, topping Brad Pitt's pandemic thriller World War Z at the weekend box office.

The prequel to 2001's Monsters Inc. raked in a total of $82 million for the top spot, besting Pitt's summer action flick, which came in second with $66 million. Pixar has topped the box office for all 13 of its films.

Both films topped last week's record-breaking Superman reboot Man of Steel, which pulled in a nice $41.2 million, upping its ten-day total to $210 million domestically.

Seth Rogen's comedy This is the End, which ...

The Morning Roundup: Monsters vs Zombies, Paula Deen Fired, George Lucas Weds

6/24/2013 10:00am EDT
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Pixar's animated sequesl "Monsters University" held off stiff competition from Brad Pitt thriller "World War Z" at the box office over the weekend, pulling in $82 million for its opening weekend, while Pitt's zombie flick made $66 million. Despite tough competition, the Disney-owned animation studio is 13 for 13 on opening day, landing the top spot for all of its previous theatrical releases. Previous number-one "Man of Steel" pulled in another $41.2 million for third place, upping its total to $210 million in a little over a week. Comedy "This is the End" finished fourth, with $13 million;...

Top Ten : The Prequel Effect (Infographic)

6/17/2013 12:39pm EDT
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Movie Prequels are the perfect solution for expanding the story of a movie that ended perfectly. After all, many people wouldn't ever change an ending to a great movie, even if we want to see more of it. Prequels allows us to do that, by delving deeper into that story before it happens.

But are all prequels a good idea? Sometimes, when executed poorly, prequels are just another way for money-grubbing production companies to eeke another dollar from a beloved franchise, either killing it outright, or downgrading the value of the series.

What prequels were the most successful? What about th...