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2008-08-07 21:00:19

By REBECCA HANSON By now, practically everybody who does not live under a rock has bought a ticket to this summer's many blockbusters. Popcorn flicks such as the amazing "Iron Man," the satisfying "Hellboy 2," the exciting fourth Indiana Jones, the breathtaking "WALL-E," and the absolutely marvelous "The Dark Knight" have all thrilled droves of moviegoers. And rising amongst these expensive epic films is the humble political comedy, "Swing Vote." But will the film outshine these popular...

2008-08-03 06:00:17

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Aug. 3--With all due respect to Batman, the Joker and fans of dark crime dramas, the best-reviewed movie of 2008 is an animated feature rated G. WALL-E, the sci-fi comedy-adventure from the Pixar studio, has received a score of 93 on the Web site Metacritic.com, which tallies numerical grades of zero to 100 based on reviews from key publications and online sites. That score is the highest of the year; The Dark Knight, by comparison,...

2008-07-24 15:00:46

By ALICIA ANSTEAD While summer on the coast of Maine is defined by outdoor activities such as boating and hiking and tanning, for much of the rest of the state - and indeed the country - the most popular seasonal activity is going to the movies. If nothing else, the theater offers an air-conditioned reprise from the heat. And yet this summer, genres associated with younger audiences - Pixar productions and superhero stories - offer little in the way of relief from hot global issues and...

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By Jonathan Romney Earth is an abandoned rubbish tip void of life ... enter WALL.E, a futuristic Robot-son Crusoe with a hint of Woody Allen WALL.E Andrew Stanton 103 MINS, U Film One of the best jokes in WALLE, the new digital animation from Pixar, is the end-credits sequence, which gives us the history of figurative art in a nutshell. A series of animated pastiches takes us from cave painting to the present, through ancient Egypt, the Renaissance, Turner and Seurat, all the way to...

2008-07-20 00:00:23

In this delightful film the technical wizards at Pixar - which made Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles - dispel the myth that size matters. As long as you've got a big heart, anything is possible, and in WALL-E, that just happens to be the most magical, out-of-this-world love story, distinguished by amazingly detailed visuals. Director Andrew Stanton has created a masterpiece that tugs the heartstrings and leaves us giddy with joy. As soon as this beguiling film ends, you'll be...

2008-07-19 00:00:26

T he technical wizards at Pixar (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles) dispel the myth that size matters in their latest computer-animated fable. As long as you've got a big heart, anything is possible, and in WALL-E, that just happens to be the most magical, out-of-this-world love story, distinguished by amazingly detailed visuals. Director Andrew Stanton has created a masterpiece that tugs the heartstrings and leaves us giddy with joy. As soon as this beguiling film ends, you'll be...

2008-07-18 06:00:35

THERE isn't a trace of the Alien action hero about Sigourney Weaver as she describes her latest role in Pixar blockbuster WALL-E (pronounced Wally). Dressed demurely in peach, the trademark tough demeanour which shot her to fame is long gone. In the late 70s, the actress, who towers above most leading ladies, became Hollywood's first female action hero. Almost 30 years since playing Ripley in hit film franchise Alien, she has now been cast as the voice of a spaceship computer in WALL-...

2008-07-16 15:00:39

THE newest star in Hollywood has been out and about in Edinburgh ahead of the release of his summer blockbuster. WALL-E, a small, unsophisticated-looking robot, is widely expected to be one of the cinema hits of the season. Made by Pixar - the creators of animated hits such as Toy Story, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille - it tells the story of the last robot, or human, left on Earth, with the film set 700 years in the future. Ahead of the film's release on Friday, WALL-E was visiting...

2008-07-16 09:00:53

Conservatives love to complain about Hollywood liberalism, but most of the political films that shuffle through the cineplexes are standard-issue leftie hackwork that neither persuade nor succeed. You can see them coming a mile away. And then you get something like "Wall-E," Pixar's postmodern masterpiece, which is one of the most subversive films I've ever seen. But get this: If anything, its politics are traditionalist conservative (as distinct from whatever it is the Republican Party is...

2008-07-13 03:00:18

By Michael Gerson For a children's movie, "WALL-E" begins with startling bleakness: epic landscapes of the Earth buried under the waste of endless human wants. This is the way the world ends - not with a nuclear bang, but with a closeout sale at "Buy n Large," a cinematic hybrid of Target and totalitarianism. Humanity's only monument being the mega-mall and mountains of discarded rubbish. One wonders what a 6-year-old on a summer afternoon makes of this post-consumer apocalypse. But this...


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