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Movie Review: TOY STORY 3

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If you haven't already seen "Toy Story 3," you should get yourself to a movie theater, because the it's a wonderful exception to the basic truth that sequels are a mistake.

This third and final film in the Pixar trilogy is a delightful, touching conclusion to the entertaining adventures of a group of toys that come to life when people aren't around.

"Toy Story 3" revives the original lovable characters and introduces some wonderful new ones as the toys find themselves in a day care center now that Andy, the boy who owns them, is bound for college.
    
But the center is not the refuge they had hoped for. The youngest children there are more into smashing toys than playing with them.
 
The humor of "Toy Story 3" is a real treat. When Ken meets Barbie for the first time, the two dolls are smitten.

Another bit that generates laughs: Buzz Lightyear has his programing scrambled and is briefly  transformed into a romantic Spaniard.

Of course, cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks) finds a way to rescue his beleaguered group from their many misadventures, and the film's emotional finish will bring many adults close to tears.
      
"Toy Story 3" is terrific entertainment...as good in 2D as it is in 3D, so don't spend the extra money to see in it 3D.
 
At the other end of the spectrum is an overly long Italian romance called "I Am Love," now playing at Kahala. the title is bogus and so is the film in spite of its gorgeous cinematography and a fine performance by Tilda Swinton.
      
"I Am Love"  is a silly, pretentious, pointless movie that you should definitely avoid.