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Release Date: June 21, 2013
Studio: Pixar/Disney
Director: Dan Scanlon (Tracy, Mater and the Ghostlight)
Voice Cast: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Sean Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Tyler Labine, Nathan Fillion, and Aubrey Plaza.
Plot: Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Thoughts: Honestly, I’m not sure when I’ll be seeing Monsters University. I want to see it, but I’m afraid it will be a let down on the level of Cars 2. And I like Monsters Inc much more than I do Cars. In fact, Monsters Inc is a top five “all time” movie in my eyes. The movie has a perfect blend of comedy and action- with some of the most likeable characters in animated movie history.

Monsters University is a prequel. I’m not a fan of prequels for a number of reasons, the first being that all of the character development we saw in the original film is out the window. These are versions of the characters from (way) before we met them, which pretty much means they are different characters. The story focuses on them in college, which means that it is a very different type of story. Don’t get me wrong, I love the fact that they are expanding Monstropolis, but I think I would have preferred a spinoff/sequel with new characters (and returning characters in supporting roles) in the “new” city powered by children’s laughs, rather than a prequel.

How about you? Are you excited for Monsters University? Would you have preferred a sequel?

Our friends over at 141tv.com have posted in their TV Guide about a bunch of new shows available to watch online:

Last night, Desperate Housewives ended its run with a two hour series finale. Official Description: “Trip (Scott Bakula) begs Bree to tell him what really happened the night of Alejandro’s murder as her trial begins to go south and it looks like she’s about to be convicted; Gaby tries to come up with a solution that will take the burden off of Bree; Susan tries to keep the sale of her house private until she’s had a chance to break the news to the ladies; Katherine Mayfair (Dana Delany) returns to Wisteria Lane and offers Lynette an intriguing job opportunity – which could end her chances of reconciling with Tom; the women all agree to take care of Mrs. McCluskey when they discover that she wants to die with dignity at home; Susan finds herself at wits end when Julie goes into labor at the most inopportune time; and Renee is shocked to discover that, as their wedding nears, Ben has been arrested and thrown in jail.Click here to watch on 141tv.

Modern Family keeps the laughs coming as proves that they are still one of the funniest shows on TV as the family heads to Disney. Official Description: “Nothing is more quintessential to good ol’ family fun than a trip to Disneyland — but not without a side of motion sickness, achy feet and a wayward toddler — when the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker clan hits the park! Phil tries to keep up with Luke, Claire’s shocked when they run into Dylan, Jay and Gloria disagree about what are sensible shoes for the day, and Mitch and Cam must contain Lily’s new affinity for running.Click here to watch on 141tv.

Castle ends its season with a bang and some really big surprises that are sure to please diehard fans. Official Description “When the murder of an Army veteran puts Beckett on the trail of the man who shot her, Castle must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to keep her safe. As secrets are revealed and feelings are put on the table, the lives of the detectives at the 12th Precinct may never be the same, on the Season Finale .Click here to watch on 141tv.

The time is here! The Hoff returns to The Young and the Restless!

The Hoff on The Young and the Restless

Starting tomorrow, Tuesday June 15th, David Hasselhoff returns to the show that launched his career, The Young and the Restless. Hasselhoff steps back into the role of Dr. William “Snapper” Foster, who was last seen in Genoa City in 1982, before Snapper left to teach a three-month fellowship in London. Of course, like many soap characters who leave to do something overseas, he never returned.  The Hoff will be guesting on the show for 5 episodes, taking him through June 21st.  You can catch a video preview of Hasselhoff’s return.

Returning to the Soaps that made you famous seems to be an in thing lately. Nathan Fillion returned to One Life to Live last year, and now comes word that fan favorite Vanessa Marcil will be returning to the role of Brenda on General Hospital this summer.  In addition to big stars going back to soaps, there have been some recent movie stars making the first time jump to the genre, most notability James Franco’s General Hospital stint, which he’ll return to later this month. Franco will be returning to the daytime drama and will be taking with him veteran film and television actor Bruce Davison.

Will you be watching Hasselhoff’s daytime return? Excited about other stars returning and some making their daytime debuts?

Dr Horrible Comic

Yesterday, Dr. Horrible #1 hit stands! The one-shot is a prequel origin story for the title character from the smash hit webseries Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.  The issue is written by Zack Whedon with art from Jolle Jones. Witness how Dr. Horrible was drawn into a world of crime and his first meeting/battle with Captain Hammer! The issue also features Penny and Moist.

Earlier, Dark Horse has released two short online prequels, one for Penny and the other for Captain Hammer!

Dr Horrible Penny Comic

Dark Horse Presents has released an all new free online comic based in Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible universe. The one shot is a prequel to the webseries and focuses on Penny (Felicia Day’s character).  The issue was written by Zack Whedon with artwork by Jim Rugg. You can check it out by heading here. Previously, Zack wrote an online one shot focusing on Captain Hammer (click here for details on that issue).

TV Flipped Column with PJ Flip

Welcome to my all-new column, where I look at the cool little aspects of the latest TV episodes and news.

Did you catch the inside joke on Monday nights episode of Castle?

Nathan FillionOkay, so Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) is talking to his daughter and mother about Nannies.  Castle mentions that his nanny would sit and watch daytime soap operas.  He then revealed that he got the idea for his first book from watching an episode of One Life to Live.  In the mid 90s, Nathan Fillion portrayed Joey Buchanan One Life to Live.  This would be about the same time that Castle got his idea for his books.  Most of these little inside jokes the casual watcher won’t even realize, but they are funny when you do know them.

Speaking of Nannies and inside jokes on shows, there is also inside advertising.  On tonight’s episode of One Tree Hill, Nanny Deb is asking Jaime what he wants to watch and he replies Gossip Girl, cause it makes him feel bad.  Gossip Girl airs right before One Tree Hill on the CW.

And while we are on the subject of Gossip Girl, did you hear who will be portraying a teenage Lily van der Woodsen on the Gossip Girl prequel?  None other than Brittany Snow. Does anyone else think it’s weird that she was once in love with her daughter Serena’s ex boyfriend Dan Humphrey (they got down in John Tucker Must Die)?

Brittany Snow Gossip Girl

(Brittany Snow in the Gossip Girl prequel)

Nathan Fillion makes another go at TV with ABC’s light hearted crime drama, Castle. The series focuses on Rick Castle (Fillion), a successful crime and horror novelist who is in a rut after he kills off the main character of his novels. He suddenly gets a reserge of ideas and energy after he is contacted by Detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) and is recruited onto the NYPD as a consultant to help catch a copy-cat killer who is murdering people based on scenes from Castle’s novel.

The series is more Moonlighting than Law and Order, with Castle playing by his own rules and Beckett being a by the book detective. Continue reading to watch a preview for the new show. Just a heads up, but the extended clip has a lot of spoilers for the first episode.

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Posted on November 1st, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (6)
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