Coco VR: How Magnopus brings Pixar’s magic to life

FEATURE: “Pixar originally didn’t want to do the project [Coco VR] because they didn’t think we could hit the quality bar that they found acceptable,” said Ben Grossmann, the cofounder of Magnopus. “We had to prove ourselves.” And they did just that. Magnopus is an entertainment experience company founded by people that have decades of experience,…Read […]

A gripping drama on immigration starring the lead of Pixar’s ‘Coco’ could be the sleeper Oscar contender of the fall

Gracie Films “Icebox” is the feature debut for director Daniel Sawka and is based on his award-winning short film that looks at the US immigration policy from the perspective of a migrant young boy trying to get to the US. The short film caught the attention of legendary director/producer James L. Brooks (“The Simpsons,” “Terms […]

Coco bonds have not lived up to their promise

DURING the financial crisis, Western governments poured hundreds of billions of dollars into their banks to avert collapse. The search for ways to avoid future bail-outs started before the turmoil ended. One of the niftiest proposals was the “contingent convertible” (coco) bond, which turns into equity when the ratio of a bank’s equity to risk-weighted […]

New Blu-ray Releases: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Coco,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and More

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.) Time for another Blu-ray round-up for all you physical media fiends out there. There’s so much good stuff here, folks. Thor: Ragnarok comes […]

The 10 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Coco,’ ‘Three Billboards,’ ‘Darkest Hour’

There’s a lot that’s new in this week’s jam-packed column, from three big nominees at this Sunday’s Oscars to two previous winners to our usual assortment of indies and classics. There’s so much to see! Movies are good, you guys. ON NETFLIX: Lincoln: With Steven Spielberg’s The Post and the Daniel Day-Lewis-starrer Phantom Thread up […]

Coco review: Brace yourself for a big emotional finale

The story is based entirely around the Dia De Los Muertos festival – the day when Mexican families display their ancestors’ photographs with food offerings on an altar.  The pioneering hero is Miguel Riviera (Anthony Gonzalez) a 12-year-old Mexican boy with musical ambitions.  Sadly, music is forbidden in Casa Riviera.  Since Miguel’s great-great-grandmother was abandoned […]

Coco: ‘New Pixar movie will have adults and kids in TEARS’

Released this weekend, the latest film from Pixar, finds a young boy in the Land of the Dead on a mission to find the truth behind his family’s history. But parents shouldn’t worry, not only has Coco had incredible reviews, but despite claims of tears from audiences, director Lee Unkrich is adamant it’s suitable for […]

Blue Monday is coming: Top 10 feel good movies PLUS how to watch Coco a week EARLY

Brace yourselves for the annual fall after the highs of Christmas, New Year and sales shopping. In 2018 the “most depressing day of the year” falls on January 15. So you just about have time to stock up on comfort food, cosy clothes and pick which movie to get you through the dark day ahead.  […]

FDA is not cuckoo for Coco Loko, a chocolatey alternative to snorting cocaine

Enlarge (credit: Legal Lean) In July, US Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer held a press conference to denounce a chocolate-flavored energy powder meant for snorting, called Coco Loko. He dubbed it “cocaine on training wheels” and called on the Food and Drug Administration to investigate. The agency did, it turns out. And though regulators didn’t […]