Friday, June 18, 2010

Toy Story 3 (3D) - reviewed by a 10 year-old

SHOOT: I'll be verifying the accuracy of this review momentarily.
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Toy Story 3
Back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters!
Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner, Andy, would grow up someday, but what happens when that day arrives? In this third installment, Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future.
What 10-year-old Joey thought:
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Filming of the Harry Potter Series Ends Today

SHOOT: Can't wait to see it...
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

According to the Twitter account of Warwick Davis (who played both Flitwick in Griphook), the final day of principle photography for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows takes place today - Saturday, June 12th, 2010. Davis tweeted the following:

The end of an Era - today is officially the last day of principal photography on ‘Harry Potter’ - ever. I feel honoured to be here as the director shouts cut for the very last time. Farewell Harry & Hogwarts, it’s been magic! …and goodbye Griphook!

So there you have it — filming is now complete! The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theaters on November 19th 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 will be released on July 15th, 2011.

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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Toy Story 3 comes together in one brilliant, trilogy-capping masterpiece that will leave a lump in your throat and a smile on your face

What's amazing is that "Toy Story 3" doesn't just match its brilliant predecessor in terms of depth, excitement and humor; it exceeds it in just about every way. The eleven-year gap between installments works in the film's favor, since that passage of time provides the strong emotional undercurrent that drives the story.

SHOOT: Can't wait.
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Now comes their 11th animated feature, "Toy Story 3," which is not only the best "Toy Story" of them all (and that's saying a lot), but it also continues Pixar's extraordinary capacity for telling strong, clever and exciting stories that are filled with humor, heart and, most of all, imagination. To that extent, it's safe to say that on a scale of one to ten, "Toy Story 3" goes to infinity -- and beyond.

Then again, the fact that it succeeds as well as it does is a miracle in itself, since trilogies have an unfortunate tendency to go out with more of a whimper than a bang. Witness superior sequels like "The Godfather Part II," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Spider-Man 2," which were followed by inferior threequels like "The Godfather Part III," "Return of the Jedi" and "Spider-Man 3."

Up to this point, the exception to the rule was the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, but now, thankfully, you can add "Toy Story" to the list.
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