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  • Jeffrey Katzenberg's notorious memo: How does it hold up 20 years later?

     
    In late January 1991, fax machines were humming all across Hollywood, spreading the news that Jeffrey Katzenberg, then head of production at Disney, had written a scalding, often self-critical 28-page memo blasting the movie industry's “tidal wave...
  • ‘King’s Speech,’ Fincher, Portman win at the BAFTAs

     
    A big night for “The King's Speech” Sunday at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts — the BAFTAS. Seven wins for the movie, including Best British film, Colin Firth as best actor, Helena Bonham Carter as best supporting...
  • Randy Newman on playing Oscar night: 'The academy never goes for any of my trashy ideas'

     
    Randy Newman loves to poor-mouth his salability, since he's written untold hundreds of songs, but the few that have been even minor commercial hits for him were comparatively lightweight items like "Short People" and "I Love L.A." So when it......
  • Cover story: 2011 Oscars: And the winners might be...

     
    This Oscar race pits classic academy taste against the new. “The King's Speech,” “The Fighter” and “True Grit” represent more traditional Oscar fare like “The English Patient,” “Rocky” and &#...
  • 2011 Oscars: Match the line to the film

     
    Can you match the line? The writer's craft is often under-appreciated. But we can quote those lines. It is a Hollywood truism that writers seldom get enough credit for their work. Sure, they have their guild awards and their own categories at the Oscars,...
  • Oscars: Best Picture? Gotta be ‘The King’s Speech’

     
    You think they knew this was the winner weeks ago, and thus had all the nominees clips set to “The King's Speech” by Colin Firth? By the way, SPOILER. Firth's last big scene in the movie, the BIGGEST scene. That was what they showed. The...
  • 'Toy Story 3' director: Ned Beatty as Lots-o is 'the sun everyone orbits around'

     
    Susan King is back on the Hero Complex with more from her interview with Lee Unkrich, the filmmaker of the moment in Hollywood, with the still-surging success of "Toy Story 3." A week before "Toy Story 3" opened to glowing......
  • 'Toy Story 3'

    If "Toy Story 3" had sprung, Slinky Dog-like, from any creative think tank besides Pixar Animation Studios, it might be considered a classic. As is, it's a good sequel to the 1999 "Toy Story 2" and the 1995 original. After a rather shrill and...
  • Movie Review: Toy Story 3

     
    Dazzling, scary and sentimental, Toy Story 3 is a daringly dark and emotional conclusion to the film series that made Pixar famous. There are laughs, perhaps somewhat fewer than the first two movies about toys who make belonging to that one little boy...
  • Will critically acclaimed 'Toy Story 3' win over Oscars too?

     
    Although "Toy Story 3" opens before the year is even half over, it is already a front-runner for the Oscars. Like "Up" -- last year's offering from Pixar -- "Toy Story 3" earned rave reviews, scoring an astounding 100% approval with Rotten Tomatoes and 90...
  • REVIEW: 'Toy Story 3' is 'everything you hoped it would be'

     
    The streak lives. "Toy Story 3" is the best movie of the summer, and Pixar continues to be Hollywood's most consistently creative force -- and its most original, even when the movie happens to have a number in the title.......
  • 'Toy Story 3' director Lee Unkrich felt the pressure to avoid Pixar's 'first dud'

     
    "Toy Story 3" just scored the biggest box office weekend in Pixar history. Susan King caught up with the film's director, Lee Unkrich, for a feature for the Los Angeles Times. For Hero Complex readers, here is a longer version......