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2008-07-11 00:00:19

By Jack Markowitz WOW-E! How vile the human race is. Consuming is all we are good for. Or rather, bad for. Because as we consume we ruin. We leave a terrible mess. The planet will be dead if we don't stop. It may already be too late. Sound familiar? This is the very cream of environmental extremism. It is also the moral framework of one of the summer's better movies, a film "for the whole family." Sure, bring the kids. Clue them in early on how their parents' generation is destroying...

2008-07-09 09:00:37

By Tim Walker It's a cartoon about a lonely robot who can't even speak, but America's leading critics are queuing up to hail Pixar's summer blockbuster as 'ET' meets 'Citizen Kane'. Tim Walker discovers why we're all about to fall for 'Wall-E' - and why it could even become the defining film of our times The lunch at which he was created is the stuff of legend. In 1994, as production wrapped on their first full-length feature film, Toy Story, four of Pixar Animation's big guns gathered at...

2008-07-08 15:00:33

By ERIN CARLSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerry Herman, eyes welling with tears, could hardly believe what he was hearing as he watched the new animated blockbuster "WALL-E." The composer of the Tony-winning musical "Hello, Dolly!" had licensed songs from the 1964 show to Pixar Walt Disney Co.'s computer animation arm but he had no idea that his music and lyrics would factor so prominently in the story of the sci-fi robot romance. "I'm still blown away by the fact that two songs of mine...

2008-07-06 00:00:15

By Erin Carlson NEW YORK -- Jerry Herman, eyes welling with tears, could hardly believe what he was hearing as he watched the new animated blockbuster "WALL-E." The composer of the Tony-winning musical "Hello, Dolly!" had licensed songs from the 1964 show to Pixar -- The Walt Disney Co.'s computer-animation arm -- but he had no idea that his music and lyrics would factor so prominently in the story line of the sci-fi robot romance. "I'm still blown away by the fact that two songs of mine...

2008-07-04 06:00:44

By Susan Dunne, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 4--Last weekend, at the end of a screening of "Wall-E" at Showcase Buckland in Manchester, some audience members spontaneously burst into applause. The applause stopped -- and some people, even children, seemed embarrassed -- when one scornful slacker declared loudly, "Clapping at a movie? Get real." Leave it to the rationalist in the crowd to suck all the joy out of life. Granted, it makes no sense to clap at a movie. Clapping at a...

2008-07-03 15:00:26

By Micheal Compton, The Daily News, Bowling Green, Ky. Jul. 3--With smash hits like "Independence Day" and "Men in Black," Will Smith has pretty much staked his claim as the box office king of the Fourth of July. And while his latest film "Hancock" arrives in theaters just in time to give the popular actor another potential summer smash, not even Smith can save this film from its rather schizophrenic tone. Is it a comedy? Is "Hancock" an action film? Or is it a drama with a little...

2008-06-28 09:02:24

By Daniel Neman, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Jun. 28--"WALL-E" is brilliant, amazing, astonishing, a work of great humor and heart. And then it loses something. Fortunately, the problem is not fatal. But neither is it minor; for a substantial chunk of time, the story becomes almost . . . dull. Still, we have come to praise "WALL-E," not to pan it. And for sheer innovation alone, the film stands above the fray. The wizards at Pixar have broken new ground with this picture. Their...

2008-06-28 00:02:24

By GREG HERNANDEZ They say the only two certainties in life are death and taxes. You could add a blockbuster opening for a Pixar movie to that list. Disney's Pixar Animation Studios label is a shoo-in to continue its string of box office successes with the release of "WALL-E." It will likely bring in at least $60 million when it opens today in just under 4,000 theaters. It comes from the makers of last year's "Ratatouille" and such previous hits as "Finding Nemo,""Cars,""Monsters,...

2008-06-27 15:02:40

By ROGER EBERT *** WALL-E 98 minutes, G Directed by Andrew Stanton. Written by Stanton and Jim Reardon. Produced by Jim Morris. Edited by Stephen Schaffer. Music by Thomas Newman. With the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger and Kathy Najimy. *** Pixar's "WALL-E" succeeds at being three things at once: an enthralling animated film, a visual wonderment and a decent science- fiction story. After "Kung Fu Panda," I thought I had just...

2008-06-27 15:02:39

By Michael Janusonis BOSTON -- Bringing to the screen the charming story of a robot that was forgotten on an ecologically decimated Earth was a 14-year process according to Andrew Stanton, director and co-writer of WALL- E. Stanton, who grew up in Rockport, Mass., and went on to become the second animator hired by the new Pixar Studios in the early 1990s, said the idea for the script popped up during a lunch in 1994 with the fledgling Pixar staff while they were in the middle of making...


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