Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer Strategy is Out of the Box

At last, Pixar has revealed its first big marketing materials for Toy Story 4, which includes a brief teaser trailer, several character posters, and more recently a “teaser trailer reaction” video that pokes self-aware fun at the franchise in almost parody form.

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‘The Circle’ Is Broken In More Ways Than One

The Circle is too silly and irresponsible with its themes to take seriously, and it’s unfortunately dragged down even further by sloppy filmmaking.

Review: ‘Sully’ Is a Weirdly Good, and Original, Exploration of Heroism

Some movies are “based on a true story,” but it would be limiting to slot Sully, the latest film from Clint Eastwood, into such a broad, somewhat uninteresting category. When audiences go to see a biopic, or something similar, there’s a yearning for perspective, either through the eyes of the man

Review: ‘Bridge of Spies’

Bridge of Spies is a biographical Cold War drama directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen. It stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda. Based on true events, Tom Hanks is James B. Donovan, an insurance lawyer who is recruited by the

Review: ‘Captain Phillips’

Captain Phillips does something to audiences that Hollywood is usually afraid to do. It tricks you into accepting certain principles about itself and then completely dismantles them.

Review: ‘Cloud Atlas’

I saw Cloud Atlas at a second-run theater over the weekend and hesitated to write such a late review. My justification is that many people either skipped this one at first run, are waiting to rent it because of the long runtime, or have just not heard enough about it. Well,