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  • 'Monsters University' premiere or frat party?

    'Monsters University' premiere or frat party?
    Cheerleaders flipped and cart-wheeled their way down the monster-blue carpet along with a marching band and giant film characters Monday at the premiere of "Monsters University" at the El Capitan Theatre. Celebrities, including star Billy Crystal, and...
  • 'Monsters University' gives it that old college scare

    BERKELEY — On the University of California campus recently, a tour guide told a group of prospective students about the many opportunities open to those studying in the Bay Area — "like getting an internship at Pixar," she said. The...
  • Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move

    Director Dan Scanlon's 'Monster' career move
    What's a guy gotta do to get a shot at directing his first Pixar film? In Dan Scanlon's case, he may have had to kill somebody. Granted, that somebody was fictional — and a '70s children's TV host, to boot. But thanks in part to whacking a live-...
  • 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...
  • Jonathan Alter on 'The Center Holds'

    Jonathan Alter on 'The Center Holds'
    Journalist and best-selling author Jonathan Alter is adding TV political satire to a portfolio that until now has been heavily weighted toward real politics. Alter is executive producer of "Alpha House," an online television series that will run on...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • The year appointment television died

    The year appointment television died
    The most important TV moment of 2013 didn’t even happen on television. It came on Feb. 1 when Netflix made all 13 episodes of season one of “House of Cards” available online for its subscribers. Social media and the Internet lit up the...
  • Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'

    Reel Critics: Tune meanders in 'Llewyn Davis'
    I've been a fan of the Coen Brothers' eccentric dark humor for many years. Their unique offbeat style is exemplified in noteworthy movies like "Fargo," "The Big Lebowski" and "No Country for Old Men." This time around, they target a much smaller...
  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • Subtle shades of greatness frame cinematography nominations

    Subtle shades of greatness frame cinematography nominations
    Gray is the new black. Night, the new day. Rain, the new sun. Clouds gather, shadows linger. The Oscar-nominated cinematographers' images fill the screen with a beauty only possible in worlds gone monochromatic, turning the most elemental of color...