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Toy Fair 2014

Toy_FairPERRI’S TOY FAIR 2014 COVERAGE:

Toy Fair 2014: Over 30 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Toy Images Including Ronan the Accuser, Korath, Star-Lord’s Milano Ship, and More

Toy Fair 2014: Images of New Marvel Toys Featuring CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, THE AVENGERS, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, and More

Toy Fair 2014: New STAR WARS Toys Featuring STAR WARS REBELS Characters, The Command Line, Black Series Additions and More

Toy Fair 2014: Over 70 Pictures of the TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Toys Including Dinobots, Grimlock, Galvatron, Windblade, and More

Toy Fair 2014: Over 50 Pictures of KRE-O New Additions from the TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE, and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Lines

Toy Fair: Over 150 Images of LEGO GHOSTBUSTERS, STAR WARS, LEGO MOVIE Sets; Descriptions of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and TMNT LEGO Sets

Toy Fair: Over 100 Pictures from NECA Booth Including DIVERGENT, PACIFIC RIM, ALIEN, PREDATOR, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and More

Toy Fair 2014: Over 70 Pictures of New Figures from THE WALKING DEAD, Marvel, GODZILLA, ALIEN, BATMAN, GAME OF THRONES, STAR WARS, and More

Toy Fair: Over 250 Pictures From Convention Floor Including FROZEN, BREAKING BAD, DOCTOR WHO, SONS OF ANARCHY, ANCHORMAN 2, and More

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Perri’s Top 10 Movies of 2013

Top_Ten_of_2013-176x3002013 marks my fifth year working as a film critic and reporter and I’m proud and very thankful to say it was the best yet. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work alongside some fiercely talented friends and colleagues, interview some of the most esteemed talent in the industry, attend events like SXSW, San Diego Comic Con and Cinema Con, and, perhaps most importantly, see a number of films that I’ll carry with me well beyond 2013.

I am endlessly grateful to spend each and every day doing what I love and am thrilled to celebrate cinematic achievements like these …

10. VHS 2

VHS” put the horror anthology format back on the map, but “VHS 2” solidifies it as a feature structure that can rival traditional narratives. The wraparound component still isn’t quite there, but all four shorts in the sequel are highly creative, entertaining and memorable. Adam Wingard delivers a typical haunted house scenario but within a new, intriguing framework, Gregg Hale and Eduardo Sanchez put an entirely fresh spin on the zombie genre and Jason Eisener offers up a stunningly stylized alien invasion that rocks some of the feature’s most unforgettable sounds and visuals, but the best of the bunch is definitely Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto’s “Safe Haven.” You think you’ve seen it all? Evans and Tjahjanto put the large majority of third act massacres to shame. “Safe Haven” is the one that will blow your mind, but all four short films are impeccably structured and loaded with remarkably unique plot points, turning the full feature into a beautifully sick and twisted film that’ll give you a good scare and/or having you shouting something to the effect of, “No way!,” the entire way through.

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You’re Living Your Worst Nightmare, and It’s All Your Fault

FrozenBad things happen to good people in horror movies all the time, but good people also put themselves in bad situations all the time, too. There really is nothing more frustrating than seeing a helpless victim running up the stairs when he or she should be dashing out the front door, but we’re not even talking about poor split-second decision making here. These people had the time to put a great deal of thought into making their life-changing, or better yet, deadly decisions.

WARNING: This list contains plot spoilers.

Frozen – Leap of Faith

As a self-proclaimed big baby in bitter weather, I certainly understand the need to try to spare yourself five full days stranded on a ski lift in icy temperatures, but not even the most painful bout of Raynaud’s syndrome would entice me to take my chances jumping off a lift like Kevin Zegers’ Dan in Frozen. In fact, Dan made such a poor decision, writer-director Adam Green opted to punish him twice, once with a wicked fall and then again with the wrath of the hungry locals.

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Review: Frozen

Frozen_PosterBetter prepare yourself for many days’ worth of running around singing, “Let it go, let it go,” because there’s no way you’re walking out of “Frozen” without a pep in your step, massive smile on your face and the desire to build a snowman.

“Frozen” features the voices of Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel as Anna and Elsa, the princess of Arendelle. As kids, Anna and Elsa are inseparable. But, when Elsa realizes that she’s got the ability to create snow and ice, she also realizes that her newfound powers put her loved ones at risk. In an effort to keep Anna safe, Elsa takes off into the mountains, but buries a summertime Arendelle in a winter’s worth of elements along the way. Now, with the help of a mountain man named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his lovable and loyal reindeer Sven, and Olaf (Josh Gad), a snowman with a thing for summer, Anna must trek up the mountain and convince her sister to thaw their home.

Writer-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee cracked “The Snow Queen.” Disney’s been trying to develop a big screen version of the Hans Christian Andersen story for quite some time and while “Frozen” is far from a straightforward adaptation of that work, the deviations are brilliant and turn the final feature into a piece that’s got a classical appeal, but also wholly relatable modern twists.

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Interview: Frozen’s Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel & Josh Gad

frozentvarticle2Looking for something to warm your heart as we roll into winter? Disney’s got you covered with Frozen. (Come on; it was too easy and the film deserves it!)

Growing up, sisters Anna and Elsa (voiced by Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel) were inseparable, however, when Elsa’s ability to conjure snow and ice starts to grow out of control, Elsa resorts to seclusion to keep her loved ones safe. With Arendelle buried in wintry elements right in the middle of Summer, it’s up to Anna, a mountain man named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), his reindeer Sven and Olaf (Josh Gad), a living, breathing snowman with a thing for warm hugs, to track down Elsa and thaw the kingdom once and for all.

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The Worst Places to Be Stranded, According to the Movies

Gravity_1Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity doesn’t hit theaters until October 4, but the film’s trailers alone are powerful enough to convey the sheer horror of being lost in space. Until you get the chance to see how Sandra Bullock and George Clooney manage to survive with limited air and no connection to home base while 375 miles above the Earth, here are some other utterly terrifying places to get stuck…with little chance of getting out alive.

The deep blue sea (Open Water)

There are some major downsides to being all alone just about anywhere, but stranded in the middle of the ocean, with no boat, hungry, and exhausted? You’d think it couldn’t get much worse than that, but then poor Daniel and Susan realize they actually do have some company — sharks. Making the scenario in Open Water even more horrifying is that it’s loosely based on a true story.

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The Best – and Worst – Movie Trailers of the Week

Frozen_OlafNo matter what, we’re always bound to end up with three best and three worst trailers of the week, but unfortunately this week’s best aren’t particularly wow worthy. They’re just the best of what we got. Take Walking with Dinosaurs for example. The animation in the film’s new trailer is downright incredible, but the talking dinosaurs? That added element almost totally extinguishes the appeal of the illusion. However, while this week’s leading trio all have shortcomings of their own, the good outweighs the bad and they still leave you eager for more.

The Best Stuff

1. Frozen

The new trailer for Disney’s Frozen tests your patience for juvenile jokes and doesn’t manage to string together a clear-cut representation of the narrative, but the innocence and charm of the characters creates just enough appeal to put a smile on your face. C’mon, what packs more promotional power than that?

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