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Movie review: Back to school with 'Monsters University'

...hour, 44 minutesWhen "Monsters Inc." came out in 2001, I remember being slightly underwhelmed. It was fun, but "Toy Story" had been such a revelation that Pixar's latest seemed a little silly by comparison. Upon further reflection, I find...
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Movie review: The good and the not so good

...brightly colored plastic facsimile of a Pixar movie. The script has no spark, no creativity, and no depth whatsoever. "Toy Story 2" was famously supposed to be a quickie direct-to-video knock-off before the studio realized that it was too good...
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Movie reviewer has possible Oscar nominees on radar

...stars Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, and comes out never at a theatre near you unless they work that rating out. "Toy Story 3" You've seen it. You've probably bought it for your kids by now. You know that the Pixar people seem to make...
Reeling It In: The best of films, the worst of films

...perked things up a bit, and "Toy Story" roused us out of our stupor enough...hilarious, and heartbreaking "Toy Story 3" along with the requisite exclamations...Along with the best of the bunch, "Toy Story," there was "Despicable Me...
Reeling It In: And the Oscar goes to ... Billy Crystal?

...screenplay, and Natalie Portman was awarded Best Actress for completely deconstructing in "Black Swan." And, naturally, "Toy Story 3" won Best Animated Film. The show itself, however, was pretty dull. Like the hosts, the whole production seemed...
'Rio' might not soar, but it doesn't crash

...long time. "MegaMind," "How to Train Your Dragon," "Despicable Me," and, of course, the incredibly moving "Toy Story 3." Those are some pretty tough shoes to fill, so I have to remind myself that, just because this week's fish-out-of-water...
'Cars 2'

...which takes the monsters back to their college days, and there's even rumors of an "Incredibles" sequel and more "Toy Story" movies. Maybe "Cars 2" is the fluke, and all of the previously mentioned movies will be great. Maybe.Grade...
Arts & Entertainment
The toys are back in town

"Toy Story 3" Pixar Animation Studios 1 hour,'s been 15 years since the original "Toy Story" came out. I remember it well because...son to see the third installment of the "Toy Story" series and got to watch him enjoy the...
Reeling It In: Not great, but not bad either

...than half what was expected and came in third behind "Toy Story 3" and Adam Sandler's "Grown Ups." Entertainment...Day" is tanking is very simple. It's up against "Toy Story 3" and a stupid Adam Sandler flick. That, and the fact...
Now Showing: Monsters, Inc.

...major home-runs, both artistically and financially. Toy Story and Toy Story 2 will go down in kid-movie history. A Bug's Life...abundant energy. Rollicking wackiness ensues. Like Toy Story , Monsters boasts an all-star cast. Billy Crystal...


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