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REVIEW: Brave Is Not One of Pixar's Greatest Hits

Brave Is Not One of Pixar's Greatest Hits: Review

Originally posted 06/26/2012 01:45PM

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A lead character who's not all that likeable until the movie's almost over? Well now, that is brave. It's also not a terrific idea.

Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is petulant, snotty and irresponsible – in other words, a teenager. But the archery-loving Scottish princess also lacks empathy and is cruel to her fiercely traditional mother, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson), and that's harder to swallow. Worse, though, is Brave's nutty central plot twist.

The spoiler-lite gist is that after visiting a witch (a kicky Julie Walters) in hopes of avoiding marriage to one of the dorky sons of a nearby clan, Merida leaves with a darkly magical charm that sends her on a life-altering quest.

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Steve Jobs Leaves His Mark on Showbiz (and Carrie Bradshaw!)

Originally posted 10/06/2011 02:10PM



Steve Jobs influenced how we talk on the phone, listen to music, watch movies and surf the web.

And along the way, he racked up his share of pop culture notoriety, too.

From Saturday Night Live to Toy Story to Sex and the City, the late Apple visionary's work and his many pervasive products made their mark in the world of entertainment.

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'Nemo' Orphaned Again: Studios Split

Originally posted 01/30/2004 2:27PM

In one of the biggest Hollywood divorces ever, computer-animator Pixar -- the company behind blockbusters such as "Finding Nemo," "Monsters Inc." and the "Toy Story" movies -- is calling it quits on its partnership deal with the Walt Disney Company, after months of talks failed to yield a contract.

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