Pixar’s latest movie, “Coco,” opens Wednesday in the United States — but it got a head start in Mexico, becoming the highest-grossing movie ever in that country. “Coco” is set in Mexico and is steeped in that nation’s culture — particularly in the celebration of Día de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, when people go to cemeteries to visit with their departed relatives. Moviemakers on both sides of the border have explored the culture of Mexico in many ways.
The liveliest movie of the season is about dead people: Pixar Animation Studio’s new movie “Coco,” a joyous celebration of memory linking our past to our present. Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez) is a 10-year-old boy in a big family in a small town in Mexico. Miguel is being groomed to join the family business, shoemaking, begun generations ago by his long-departed ancestor Imelda.
Biography takes some fanciful turns in “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” an engaging look at Charles Dickens and the turbulent story behind the creation of perhaps his best-loved book, “A Christmas Carol.”The movie begins in 1843, and Charles Dickens (played by “Beauty and the Beast” star Dan Stevens) is in a bit of a creative rut. After the success of “Oliver Twist” and a grand tour of the United States, Dickens has three flops in a row and is feeling the pressure to produce another hit.
Talalay has directed some great episodes of "Doctor Who," including Peter Capaldi's solo episode, "Heaven Sent" (one of the best ever). She's also directing this year's Christmas episode, Capaldi's finale. https://t.co/mnTsoYvKR0
@scottrenshaw In the case of last night's movie, the side-by-side comparison - of bad actors performing poorly written scenes, next to good actors trying to match them line for line - was more instructive than an episode of "Inside the Actors' Studio."
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