Kelly Macdonald

Four New Promos From Pixar’s ‘Brave’

Pixar’s track record is practically spotless (*cough* Cars 2), but I do wonder how a feature film with a (ginger) female protagonist will fair. It may sound incredibly sexist for me to say this, but female hero driven stories typically don’t succeed. Do I even need to mention Aeon Flux, Ultra Violet, or Catwoman? However, this is Pixar we’re talking about. They always delivered great stories. Plus seeing as The Hunger Games, a movie with a female protagonist as our hero, just raked in millions upon millions of dollars maybe the tired stereotype of women can’t lead an action-adventure story is dying. Still, it seems a bit of a gamble. I wish it well though.

Anyhow, Brave is about a rebellious princess named Merida who is so fed up with her mother, she makes a mistake that changes the fate of her kingdom. Featuring the voices of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane and others, Brave opens June 22.

After the jump we have four new videos from the ginger adventure.


This year is turning out to be pretty fan-fuckin-tastic for movies, isn’t it? We’ve got big comic book flicks like The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and The Dark Knight Rises, but we’re also looking forward to another Pixar movie (And those are ALWAYS hits. Well, unless you’re Cars 2.) and a new documentary from Morgan Spurlock about San Diego Comic-Con. It’s gonna be a great year.

First up, above you’ll see the new poster for Brave, Pixar’s latest film about an impetuous, Scottish princess, Merida, who defies her kingdom’s customs and goes on adventure proving her bravery as well as her badass archery skills. With this movie and The Hunger Games, archery’s going to be big this year, I can tell.

The new trailer is actually more than trailer, it’s a full two minute clip from the movie! Feast your eyes, and enjoy.

Awesome! She totally is a badass archer. I mean, I know she’s animated bu it is possible to be that amazing of an archer is real life, too.

Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. In “Brave,” a new tale joins the lore when the courageous Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald) confronts tradition, destiny and the fiercest of beasts. Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus (voice of Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (voice of Emma Thompson). Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin (voice of Kevin McKidd), surly Lord Macintosh (voice of Craig Ferguson) and cantankerous Lord Dingwall (voice of Robbie Coltrane). Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman (voice of Julie Walters) for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.

Brave opens June 22nd.

Next we’ve got an incredibly cool looking comic book poster for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. It’s the new documentary from Morgan Spurlock filmed at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con.

In addition to the poster the first trailer has also been released and this flick looks great. I was a little concerned this movie would be critical of our nerd mecca but it looks to done with much love and consideration for those  in the geek community.

I love how they’ll be following different types of fans throughout the con. You’ve got the toy collector, the aspiring comic book artist, and the professional cosplayer, all people we’ve met at cons before. I wonder if they’ll follow that dude who never bathes and is always standing in front of me in line. You know the guy!

Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” – a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

Comic-Con Episode IV was executive produced by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon and what a stamp of nerd-proval that is! The trailer also shows interviews with big nerd names like Kevin Smith, Eli Roth, and Seth Rogen, but I hope we don’t focus too much on these guys. The movie’s call A Fan’s Hope and I want to hear the stories from the fans.

Anyone at SDCC last year see them filming for this?

Also, if you like the sound of Comic-Con Episode IV I highly suggest you check out Comic Book: The Movie.

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