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British Airways Gives Entrepreneurs A Ticket To Global Expansion

Angela Haines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Angela Haines

With its Face of Opportunity program, British Airways offered 250 entrepreneurs, selected out of 1500 entries, on the basis of video or written essays, one round-trip ticket to a destination of their choice anywhere in the world to forge new business relationships.

Competition Breeds Failure and Mediocrity

Grant Cardone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Grant Cardone

Competition has proven itself to be a failed business concept. Those that follow and copy rather than lead and innovate are all but dead in today's economy.

Spine-tingling"Spiderman"--for All the Wrong Reasons

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melanie Chartoff

As "Spiderman" the Spectacle careens toward its opening, despite costly delays, a cacophony of controversies, serious human and technical mishaps and ...

Feds Sues Lucasfilm for Undermining VFX Artists

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lee Stranahan

The unions may have just gotten a Christmas present from two of the biggest, most well-known names in the worlds of animation and visual effects.

Brad Bird on The Iron Giant

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Despite poor marketing, director Brad Bird's animated tale of a young boy who bonds with a gentle, metal-eating robot was championed as an animation classic. I got an opportunity to talk with Bird.

A Nutcracker to Shun

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Heymont

Over the years, I've seen some pretty awful movies. None, however, has been as expensive, as overproduced, as idiotic, as appalling, or as stupefyingly reprehensible as the The Nutcracker in 3D.

Review: Megamind 3D

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

Any comic book fan worth her salt will be laughing at the references and the nods to geek culture.

It's a Small World After All (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
George Heymont

Three independent full-length animation features have such strong storytelling techniques, such brilliant artwork, and such quirky appeal that they should not be overlooked.

What Does the Future Hold for Them?

David Applebaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Applebaum

Architecture school is as much an education in how to see the world, and how to create within that world as it is to design a building. I have often wondered what happened to that lost generation of talent.

PHOTOS: 'Megamind' Breaks World Record For Largest Gathering Of Superheroes

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Guinness Book of World Records presented Will Ferrell with a certificate for breaking the world record for "largest superhero gathering" last Satu...

'Toy Story 3' Characters A 'Love Letter' To Steve Jobs

NBC San Diego | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Everyone is either in line to see "Toy Story 3" or to buy the latest iPhone, and one man's fingerprints are all over both massive hits....

Pixar's Teddy Newton On Writing A Picture Book Based On Film 'Day And Night'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Director Teddy Newton brought his short film, "Day & Night", to the printed page this month with the picture book version of the movie, published by C...

An Environmentalist's View of Toy Story 3

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Excellent execution aside, Toy Story 3 is worthwhile for its take-home message. Wide-eyed kids get to see, quite viscerally, what happens when they discard something that's no longer shiny and new.

Steve Jobs and Barnes & Noble

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Why do young people need books any more in the age of the internet and Pixar?

SOLD: Disney Dumps Miramax For $660 Million

AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Walt Disney Co. is selling Miramax Films to a group of investors for $660 million, marking a new phase for a studio that helped l...

ReThink Review: Despicable Me -- A Victim of the Toy Story 3 Hangover

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

There's nothing egregiously wrong with Despicable Me, the new 3D-CG movie about a supervillain named Gru (voiced by Steve Carrell) whose dastardly plo...

Nicole Laporte's Book On Why DreamWorks Was Destined To Fail

The Wall Street Journal | Stephen Kurutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Not long after moving to Hollywood to cover the film industry for Variety, Nicole Laporte became fascinated with DreamWorks, which she regarded as a "...

A Bland Summer at the Movies

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Oghene Oyiborhoro

A dearth of enamoring epics has caused the 2010 summer movie season to largely be a disappointment. That's right, it had to be said. And it is not simply personal rumblings.

Toy Story 3: A Mayor Koch Review

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

I am averse to watching animated films, even though I know they have improved since Mickey Mouse. I decided to see Toy Story 3, even though I haven't seen the first two films.

Cinefantastique Podcast: Playtime Begins - Toy Story 3 and Jonah Hex

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This week, the podcast review of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror takes you from the sublime to the ridiculous, as Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and ...

Review: 'Toy Story 3' (VIDEO)

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

After spending the day taking goofy forced perspective pictures in a giant Ken doll house and a life sized doll box I got to screen Toy Story 3.

ReThink Review: Toy Story 3

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

This past Saturday, I had one of those moviegoing experiences that reminds you of what makes going to the movies such a special experience, and why we...

Disney's Pixar Animates Life Behind the Scenes

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

With Waking Sleeping Beauty currently playing in a limited release at movie theaters around the country, interest in a behind-the-scenes look at Disney animation is high.

Movie Review: Waking Sleeping Beauty

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A documentary that takes you behind the curtain to show the magic being made, Waking Sleeping Beauty still manages to dazzle because of the complex, utterly human story it tells.

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Like the least of the Dreamworks films, Dragon suffers from a shortage of jokes. But it has a strong enough story and animation to keep kids fascinated and even adults occupied.