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  • Box office: 'Monsters University' to spook 'World War Z'

    Box office: 'Monsters University' to spook 'World War Z'
    A collection of cute furry creatures will smother the undead this weekend, as "Monsters University" is expected to top zombie tale "World War Z" and several holdovers at the box office, including "Man of Steel." The new Pixar film, a follow-up to 2001'...
  • Review: 'Monsters University'? Go to the bottom of the class

    Remember the days when Pixar meant perfection? When you could count on its animation to amaze, its stories to sweep you up? Remember "Up"? Or the smooth ride in "Cars"? The "Toy Story" pals whose friendship was anything but plastic? The love among the...
  • Monsters vs. Zombies at box office. Robinov on way out at Warners?

    Monsters vs. Zombies at box office. Robinov on way out at Warners?
    After the coffee. Before sending Tim Duncan a note to feel better. The Skinny: I felt so bad for Tim Duncan missing that shot Thursday night and not just because I was rooting for the Spurs. He's a class act. Friday's headlines include a preview of the...
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  • No. 1 'Monsters University' scares off 'World War Z' at box office

    "Monsters University" easily graduated at the top of the box-office class this weekend — even as "World War Z" finished with a better-than-expected grade. Pixar's 3-D animated film starring a bunch of furry creatures was No. 1 with a stellar debut...
  • 'Monsters University': Is Pixar's quality-success link over?

    'Monsters University': Is Pixar's quality-success link over?
    John Lasseter's colorful wardrobe aside, there are two eye-popping things about the golden age of Pixar, an era that started with the release of "Toy Story" in 1995 and, depending on how you view it, either ended in 2011 or is still going. The first is...
  • 'Flaherty on the Road' series stops at L.A. Filmforum this Sunday

    'Flaherty on the Road' series stops at L.A. Filmforum this Sunday
    Four years after the death of pioneering documentary film director Robert Flaherty (1922's "Nanook of the North," 1934's "Man of Aran" and 1948's "The Louisiana Story") in 1951, his widow, Frances, began the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, which is now...
  • With 'Despicable Me 2' and more, movies revisit the sequel debate

    In 2010, after the animation studio Illumination Entertainment's first film, "Despicable Me," became a surprise hit, its makers faced a quandary. "Despicable Me" derived much of its appeal from the character of a curmudgeonly supervillain named...
  • 'The Lone Ranger': How will the flop affect its principals?

    “The Lone Ranger,” the Johnny Depp movie that sent reporters scurrying for euphemisms and filmgoers scurrying into other theaters over the holiday weekend, touched off a particularly rousing round of Monday-morning quarterbacking. Should...
  • After 'Lone Ranger,' Disney may not be willing to take risks

    As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers. The new take on...
  • Heated debate with Chicago native 'Dealin' with Idiots' star/director/co-writer Jeff Garlin

    Heated debate with Chicago native 'Dealin' with Idiots' star/director/co-writer Jeff Garlin
    In “Dealin’ with Idiots,” Chicago native Jeff Garlin stars as a comedian who gets so fed up with foolish parents he observes at his son’s youth baseball game that he decides to spend more time with them—not to increase his...