Brad Bird makes Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ simply incredible

Pixar's 'The Incredibles'
Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’

[rating=4]Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L Jackson, Jason Lee, Elizabeth Peña
Director(s): Brad Bird
Writer(s): Brad Bird

It would have been easy for this latest Pixar/Disney outing to pander to the cynical nature of a lowest common denominator movie audience. Easy to poke fun at its source material with an air of hindsight superiority. Easy to look down on the super hero/spy-fi efforts and styles of generations past. Easy to present us with a dysfunctional family that derides rather than supports, bickers rather than communicates. All for the sake of comedy. But this would have been the cheap and easy laugh. And there isn’t a mocking bone in this whole film.

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‘Star Wars’ finally arrives on DVD

Starring: Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Alec Guinnes, Billy D. Williams, James Earl Jones
Director(s): George Lucas, Irvin Kirshner, Richard Marquand
Writer(s): Stories by George Lucas, Empire Strikes Back screenplay by Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, Return of the Jedi screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan

Go Force Yourself!

Not so long ago, at a Best Buy not so far away, the boxed set of the “first” trilogy of Star Wars movies finally arrived on DVD. Helping it surpass the first day total sales of Lord of the Rings by almost double, (87 million units vs. 50 million) fans of the George Lucas saga proved their loyalty once again by dressing up as their favorite action figures and waiting in line to be the “first” in the galaxy to own the films that are, by count, now in their 5th manifestation (theatrical release-video-laser disc-special edition-DVD).

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