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‘The Good Dinosaur’ Is Pixar at Its Disney-Imitating Worst

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It started in 2012, when — in what looked at first glance like some sort of Freaky Friday-style soul-switch gone awry — Disney and Pixar each put out the wrong movie. Pixar released Brave, a dull slog about a free-spirited princess and her mother, who gets transformed into a bear; Disney released Wreck-It Ralph, a smart, pop culture-savvy, melancholy comedy about video game villains. We all sort of scratched our heads and went on with our lives. This year, something even stranger happened: Pixar released a Pixar movie and a Disney movie.
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The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Inside Out,’ ‘The End of the Tour’

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It’s a pretty busy day on the new release shelf, with one of the summer’s biggest hits and most acclaimed movies making the most noise. But there are plenty of off-beat bets as well, from a drama about two writers to a documentary about two writers to a throwback screwball comedy to a welcome re-release of “the most dangerous movie ever made.”
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10 Movies That Take Place Inside a Character’s Head

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Pixar’s latest film Inside Out opens in theaters this weekend. The 3D-animated movie is set inside the mind of a young girl named Riley, whose emotions are personified by an all-star voice cast, including Amy Poehler. “The film reinforces a white-bread and hetero-normative version of family, while also creating a wild, female-centric road-trip adventure story, a groundbreaking Thelma and Louise for kids that celebrates difference,” writes our own Sarah Seltzer. Inside Out is hardly the first film to use the mindscape as a place of dramatic action. Here are ten other films, including a few that might make you question how sane a character truly is.
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Pixar’s Charming ‘Inside Out’ Torpedoes Some Gender Roles, Reinforces Others

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Inside Out, Pixar latest animated film, is as lovely and sophisticated as it is full of contradictions. It both derives its “inside the brain” premise from our era of hyper-technological organization — and undercuts that with its ultimate embrace of inner chaos. Similarly, the film reinforces a white-bread and hetero-normative version of family, while also creating a wild, female-centric road-trip adventure story, a groundbreaking Thelma and Louse for kids that celebrates difference.
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