Future Thaos and Mirahs?You may not know Chixx Mixx or Poison Apple Pie by name, but they're bands formed by Bay Area tween and teen girls, and they don't sound like what you might be picturing. As much as we all would like to think gender divides do not exist, it's the sad and simple truth ... More >>
PixarOne of the most endearing aspects of Pixar's incredibly charming digital 3D flick UP is how Oakland ice cream institution Fenton's Creamery (4226 Piedmont at Entrada, Oakland) is one of the chief draws back to land for the balloon-flying main characters, a place of great sentimental importan ... More >>
The film snob's guide to the best cinema the season has to offer.
You know that Patton Oswalt is one of our best current stand-up comics, right? If not, your only exposure to the man might just be limited to Pixar's Ratatouille or a few episodes of King of Queens. If you haven't been privy to his live act yet, you're missing out on jokes about how Republicans love ... More >>
Renaissance is black and white and a little dead all over
Pixar's latest is no lemon, but it does have that used-Cars smell
The merger between Disney and the Bay Area's Pixar will likely redraw the lines of the animation world, for better or for worse. Find out where you stand!
After struggling uphill in the difficult yet potentially profitable world of computer animation films, Wild Brain is on the cusp of success
New releases available this week
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
Like Big Fish for little kids, Robots works hard to please everyone
These heroes may be Incredibles, but they're also normal
The year ahead in local film
The year in local film, plus the passing of a cinematic champion
Family Fest's 411
The road rules in Berkeley
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
A deportation scare gives Mexican filmmaker Carlos Bolado new insight into the film he's shooting in the Mission
How two Bay Area animators hope to revolutionize Saturday-morning TV
Opening Dates for Megamovies; Julian Schnabel
Field of Dreams, Fear Strikes Out, Angels in the Outfield
Life Can Be a Beach
Broadcast News, Big Wednesday, and The Straight Story
As the movie industry contemplates a new age of computer-generated features, Berkeley's Phil Tippett fights to keep the art of special effects honest, messy, and true