Summary: Another leisurely told shaggy-dog story from Uruguayan helmer/co-writer Pablo Stoll Ward ("Hiroshima"), "3" extends its episodic drollery about 30 minutes beyond what the material warrants, thus repping far too much of a good thing.
Excerpt: Pixar is living proof that if you get a bunch of creative folks together, you’re passionate about what you do and have a little financial backing from Steve Jobs that you can make anything entertaining.
Excerpt: Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. When a mix-up lands them at Sunnyside Daycare, the untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice, so it’s all for one and one for all as plans for the great escape get underway.
Conclusion: Toy Story 3 3D is the pinnacle of the Toy Story 3D trilogy and a testament to how much 3D can enhance an already marvelous experience when handled properly. Disney's 3D presentation is as amazing as it gets, its DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track is as overwhelming as ever, and its supplemental...
Excerpt: Back in 1999, Movieline ran a piece called "100 Questions We Honestly Want to Ask Hollywood," and one line from it has always stuck with me: "How come Mike Figgis can do Leaving Las Vegas and then go back to being Mike Figgis?
Excerpt: Tom Tykwer’s 3 is a simple story told in a complicated way. At its heart, it’s little more than a boy-meets-girl (and-also-other-boy) tale. But writer-director Tykwer complicates the issue greatly, as if to point out how people similarly complicate their own love lives with a lot of extraneous...
Summary: Sequels, as I’ve said here many times, are very risky business. But when you put the kind of passion and care into every frame you produce like the Pixar folks always do, it’s magic every time. The audiences aren’t getting smaller. They are getting larger.
Excerpt: Much can be said for the ending of Toy Story 3 . It is a perfect cap to this superlative series, the type of finish that brings this tale of lost and forgotten toys full circle. It is filled with emotion, warmth, nostalgia, and happy memories from those who have grown up since the first entry.