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Buzz Lightyear, voiced by Tim Allen, in “Toy Story.”

Why ‘Toy Story’ was so innovative 20 years ago

By Susan King Los Angeles Times Making “Toy Story,” the first entirely computer-generated animated feature, reminded John Lasseter of those old Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland musicals in which a character inevitably proclaims, ...

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Matt Damon plays the role of Mark Watney in “The Martian.”

Movie review: ‘The Martian’ is impossible to dislike

By Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald After a space mission goes wrong, an astronaut is stranded on the surface of Mars and forced to seek out the essentials for life — oxygen, water, food — until help arrives. That was the premis...

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Radio producer Jimmy “Jimmy Mac” McInerney is seen before the taping of his podcast in the basement of his home in LaGrange, Illinois.

For ‘Star Wars’ fans in middle-age, force is still strong

By Christopher Borrelli Chicago Tribune Jimmy Mac recalled his age with a squint and a wince. Forty-six, he said after a pained calculation, the kind of hesitation that suggests lately he has to remember each time he is asked a...

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Charlotte Le Bon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in “The Walk.”

‘Everest,’ ‘The Walk’ studios gamble big with limited-release strategy on Imax

By Saba Hamedy Los Angeles Times In the movie business, a “limited release” — opening a movie on only a few screens before expanding to more theaters — is usually done for a small, independent movie that needs time to b...