We can't curb our enthusiasm for Jeff Garlin, who plays Larry David's manager on Curb Your Enthusiasm and recently headlined his own standup special, Jeff Garlin: Young and Handsome.
TV Guide Magazine: Your special debuted the same week as Curb's new season. Were you worried about overexposure?
Garlin: God, no! First off, ...
Our favorite doe-eyed robot, Wall-E, has stolen the hearts of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association earning best picture of the year on Tuesday — the first time in the organization's 33-year history that an animated film nabbed the top honor, according to Variety.
In addition to the Disney/Pixar robot love story, Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight drew a lot of attention with the late Heath Ledger earning ...
For hundreds of years WALL-E has compacted trash into nice stackable cubes, but one day he receives a visitor, EVE, a beautiful, sleek search robot. Her arrival leads WALL-E on a trip that's out of this world. This is the ninth smash hit for Pixar, and now it's available on DVD and Blu-ray.
I've loved the Pixar movies ever since I caught Luxo Jr and Knick Knack playing in theaters back when I was a 'tween (though we weren't called that yet). The stories are always phenomenal, and the characters are brought to life through the animation. Pixar has always been able to bring such personality and emotion to inanimate objects, whether it's a lamp, or a robot. WALL-E is an excellent example of the emotion Pixar breathes into their characters.
DVD Tuesday Looking for more smart emotionally resonant animation like Wall-E Try Hayao Miyazakis stunning Spirited AwayAs Ive said in past columns Im not a huge fan of mainstream American animated features overall theyre too frenetic and five-second-attention-span oriented for my taste But Pixars Wall-E is a reminder of how richly imagined animated films can be -- and that makes me think of Hayao Miyazakis Oscar-winning Spirited Away 2001 a fable about family and friendship whose marvelous sights from flying dragons to traditional Japanese radish spirits should keep the most restless child enthralled And at the same time its emotional truths are sophisticated enough to engage adults -- its a real film for the whole family as opposed to a juvenile romp studded with in-jokes and pop-culture references designed to keep grown ups awake Spoiled little Chihiro doesnt want to move to a new town and dedicates herself to making the drive there a misery for her
WALL-E courtesy Disney
Pixars WALL-E topped the weekend box office opening with 625 million The G-rated pic easily bested the well-received though R-rated Wanted which debuted with an impressive 511 mil Whats your take on this weeks top two pics Weigh in with your star ratings for WALL-E and WantedRounding out the top five were last weeks champ Get Smart 20 million Kung Fu Panda 117 mil and The Incredible Hulk 92 milAll told this weekends top 12 films took in 22 percent more dollars than the same timeframe a year ago This summer to date the box office is up six percent Matt MitovichMore Movie Newsbull Share your star ratings for Love Guru and Get Smart149 Video How Wonderful Is WALL-E149 Hot Summer Movie Guide