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Review: The Oogieloves and the Big Balloon Adventure

As an "interactive" movie, in which the whole family is encouraged to sing along and dance, The Oogieloves fails miserably.
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By NICK JOHNSTON  |  August 31, 2012
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Review: Brave

Disappointing on a story level, this fable in the feminist Disney Princess mold (unremarkably so) signals problems from the start.
Merely good
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 22, 2012
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Review: Cars 2

Alongside such Pixar hits as Monsters, Inc , Toy Story , and The Incredibles , Cars 2 comes off like a Yugo in a lot full of Porsches.
A Yugo in a lot full of Porsches
By TOM MEEK  |  July 01, 2011
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Roger Deakins (True Grit) may have just lost the Academy Award for a criminal ninth time, but his talent as a cinematographer is one of the secret weapons in the first CG movie from live-action director Gore Verbinski (the Pirates of the Caribbean trilo
Brilliant animation...and it's not in 3D!
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 04, 2011
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Review: Toy Story 3

All recent bad kids' movies — Furry Vengeance and Marmaduke come to mind — have one thing in common: a PG rating.
The play's the thing
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 18, 2010
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Sarah and the shipmates

Humorist, historian, superhero. Sarah Vowell is a woman of letters and voices.
Vowell on the Puritans and the founding of Rhode Island
By GREG COOK  |  October 23, 2009


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Style meets stylus

It's a credit to Pixar's success that so many animated films of the past decade have been compelled to sport the sheen of CGI. But now that filmmakers have wrung reality out of 1's and 0's, they're starting to cast their eyes on the next frontier.
Eastern-inspired digital delights at the Brattle
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 12, 2009
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Review: Up

Nobody these days tells stories as cinematically as do the people at Pixar. At least for the first half-hour of their films.
Raising the art to a higher level
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 29, 2009
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Interview: Pete Docter

Pete Docter was only the third animator to come aboard Pixar when he joined up in 1990, and he's had a lasting effect at the computer-animation powerhouse.
3-D or not 3-D? That is the first question . . .
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 22, 2009