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New movies for June 18

In Toy Story 3, Barbie, voiced by Jodi Benson, falls in love with Ken, voice by Michael Keaton. Too bad we know they break up.

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In Toy Story 3, Barbie, voiced by Jodi Benson, falls in love with Ken, voice by Michael Keaton. Too bad we know they break up.

New movies this week

Toy Story 3

The gist: Another yarn about a toybox full of sentient plastic but this time it's in 3D! They never stop to think that the average lifespan of a toy is only about six months to a year. G

Starring: The voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris and Michael Keaton.

The buzz: How much do you want from another sequel? "This is a jolly, slapstick comedy, lacking the almost eerie humanity that infused the earlier Toy Story sagas, and happier with action and jokes than with characters and emotions," the Chicago Sun-Times' Roger Ebert says.

Jonah Hex

The gist: Another comic book gets the big-screen treatment, this time about a gunslinger who fits in somewhere between Spawn and Ghost Rider on the scale of hellish avengers. PG-13

Starring: Josh Brolin, John Malkovich, Megan Fox, Will Arnett and Michael Shannon.

The buzz: It evokes a resounding meh. "It admittedly starts off great guns, but all too quickly it becomes apparent that the big-screen arrival of the supernatural Western DC Comics series Jonah Hex is firing loud, empty blanks," the Hollywood Reporter admonishes.

Please Give

The gist: A fairly aimless but enjoyable collection of anecdotes about an antiques dealer, her business, her kid and her faltering marriage. Why go to the movies to see that? Stay home. R

Starring: Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Sarah Steel and Ann Guilbert.

The buzz: It's a well-made look at what it's like to be successful and still unhappy. "This gorgeous film, always tender and sometimes dark, is a deeply resonant comic drama that's concerned with nothing less than life, death, love, sex, guilt and the urban logic of mortality," the Wall Street Journal says.

Also playing

Richard Clabaugh's Eyeborgs, a sci-fi thriller about surveillance robots who turn on their masters when terrorists hack the system, will be shown Saturday night at the Beach Theatre in St. Pete Beach. The $5 admission for the 8 p.m. showing, which includes a discussion with the director, will benefit All Children's Hospital.

— Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

Upcoming releases

June 23: Knight and Day

June 25: Grown Ups; Mother and Child

New movies for June 18 06/17/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 7:39pm]
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