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Shrek 4 to open Tribeca Film Festival

03.01.2010

I'm sure SHREK FOREVER AFTER is going to be a fine piece of animation that kids all over the world will eat up with a giant spoon. I saw about 45 minutes of the film last month and it's very much a SHREK film (for better or worse). That said, having a SHREK film opening the Tribeca Film Festival still seems like an odd choice. Then again, this is the same festival that allowed SPIDER-MAN 3 to screen so it's not exactly like they're battling with Cannes and Toronto for respectability.

I was under the impression that Tribeca would be making steps to be a little more competitive with the New York Film Festival, which while not exactly a top-tier fest, at least tries to emulate something like Sundance. It seems though that Tribeca is happy making more commercial choices with the idea that this is a festival for the average filmgoer. The filmgoer who will trek into the city and pay good money to see films a few weeks before they hit theaters (the festival was, after all, set up in a post-9/11 economy in New York City that needed a financial boost).

The Tribeca Film Festival will run from April 21st to May 2 and will announced it's full slate the week of March 10 - March 15. SHREK FOREVER AFTER hits theaters on May 21.

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Extra Tidbit: I think I'll just stay home and wait this one out.
Source: JoBlo.com

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3:46AM on 03/02/2010
The first one was Hilarious! The second was ok. The third was better. I'll see it if it gets good reviews. Hopefully it's better than Love Guru, though there were some prety funny moments in that movie. I guess it just suffered from a bad script. Bring back Austin Powers!
The first one was Hilarious! The second was ok. The third was better. I'll see it if it gets good reviews. Hopefully it's better than Love Guru, though there were some prety funny moments in that movie. I guess it just suffered from a bad script. Bring back Austin Powers!
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6:37PM on 03/01/2010

A film festival?

It's like McDonalds debuting a new cheeseburger at a Fine Food Festival.
It's like McDonalds debuting a new cheeseburger at a Fine Food Festival.
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12:48PM on 03/01/2010
First one was good because it was an actual fun adventure story. The rest suck balls cause they turned into Scary Movie type parodies. So glad this is the final chapter of this washed up franchise.
First one was good because it was an actual fun adventure story. The rest suck balls cause they turned into Scary Movie type parodies. So glad this is the final chapter of this washed up franchise.
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12:43PM on 03/01/2010

No Brainwashing, Just Quality

Pixar IS a better and more successful studio than Dreamworks- creatively, financially, and critically. Shrek the Third proved that Dreamworks is no longer interested in crafting a dynamically entertaining story for all age groups. Like so many sequels, Dreamworks knew they had a built-in audience and are not above exploiting both their properties and their audience to make a quick buck. So, yes, there is a HUGE difference between a Shrek sequel and a Toy Story sequel screening at the Tribecca
Pixar IS a better and more successful studio than Dreamworks- creatively, financially, and critically. Shrek the Third proved that Dreamworks is no longer interested in crafting a dynamically entertaining story for all age groups. Like so many sequels, Dreamworks knew they had a built-in audience and are not above exploiting both their properties and their audience to make a quick buck. So, yes, there is a HUGE difference between a Shrek sequel and a Toy Story sequel screening at the Tribecca Film Festival. And that difference is consistent quality- Pixar has it, Dreamworks does not.
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12:22PM on 03/01/2010

Shrek the Turd

In my humble opinion, the Shrek series started out great with its first film, maintained with the second, and became complete crap with the third. The fact is Dreamworks has a very uneven record when it comes to the quality of their animated films. This makes them no better or worse than any film studio out there today with the exeption of Pixar who has a shining record of top-quality films that put story above all else. I have to strongly disagree that there is any sort of brainwashing
In my humble opinion, the Shrek series started out great with its first film, maintained with the second, and became complete crap with the third. The fact is Dreamworks has a very uneven record when it comes to the quality of their animated films. This makes them no better or worse than any film studio out there today with the exeption of Pixar who has a shining record of top-quality films that put story above all else. I have to strongly disagree that there is any sort of brainwashing going on when the reputations of Dreamworks and Pixar are compared. Pixar IS a better and more successful studio than Dreamworks. Period.
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11:08AM on 03/01/2010

The Final Chapter?

Are they killing them all off in this one? I like Shrek, and I doubt this is the final chapter. When they come to terms with replacing Mike Myers this will be a TV show.
Are they killing them all off in this one? I like Shrek, and I doubt this is the final chapter. When they come to terms with replacing Mike Myers this will be a TV show.
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10:07AM on 03/01/2010
Eh... I liked the first two parts, thought the third was complete shit. And as much as I adore DeNiro, the Tribeca Film Festival just doesn't hold the clout that it used to.
Eh... I liked the first two parts, thought the third was complete shit. And as much as I adore DeNiro, the Tribeca Film Festival just doesn't hold the clout that it used to.
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10:07AM on 03/01/2010
Would you be saying the same thing if it was Toy Story 3 opening the festival? Probably not, and it's not because Toy Story 3 is a better movie. It's because the film aristocracy has brainwashed everyone into believing Dreamworks is shitty and Disney Pixar is god. Well I call shenanigans!
Would you be saying the same thing if it was Toy Story 3 opening the festival? Probably not, and it's not because Toy Story 3 is a better movie. It's because the film aristocracy has brainwashed everyone into believing Dreamworks is shitty and Disney Pixar is god. Well I call shenanigans!
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10:16AM on 03/01/2010
what are you talking about. I love the toy story films! The first shrek was good but it fell off after that. What is this shit about the film aristocracy brainwashing people to like pixar? Can u name a pixar film that did poorly?
what are you talking about. I love the toy story films! The first shrek was good but it fell off after that. What is this shit about the film aristocracy brainwashing people to like pixar? Can u name a pixar film that did poorly?
11:06AM on 03/01/2010
I can definitely agree that we've been brainwashed since children to think that anyone but Disney is complete shit.
I can definitely agree that we've been brainwashed since children to think that anyone but Disney is complete shit.
11:24AM on 03/01/2010
It's scary but I sort of get what Miguelito is getting at...I think when I was younger I never watched anything that was not Disney.
It's scary but I sort of get what Miguelito is getting at...I think when I was younger I never watched anything that was not Disney.
12:50PM on 03/01/2010
Are you guys mental?? Toy Story is so much better regardless of who puts it out. Dum dums.
Are you guys mental?? Toy Story is so much better regardless of who puts it out. Dum dums.
1:22PM on 03/01/2010
Dreamworks appeals more to kids than families in general. Shrek is just all pop culture jokes and fart and burp jokes. Pixar gives us original stories that appeal to pretty much any age group. If you want to be a part of a community with more people that agree with you then go to the nickelodeon web page.
Dreamworks appeals more to kids than families in general. Shrek is just all pop culture jokes and fart and burp jokes. Pixar gives us original stories that appeal to pretty much any age group. If you want to be a part of a community with more people that agree with you then go to the nickelodeon web page.
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