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  Cars (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cars was originally going to be released on November 4, 2005, but soon after the trailer's release in January 2005, the movie's release date was changed to June 9, 2006.
Cars is the last film made by Joe Ranft, who died in a car crash in 2005.
The King's crash in the film is an accurate frame-by-frame recreation of Rusty Wallace's crash at Talladega in 1993.([3]).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cars_(film)   (5860 words)

  
 "Cars": A beautiful film
Cars rolls along like an animated, automotive version of that 1991 Michael J. Fox gem, from its basic plot points to its feel-good conclusion.
The reflection of neon light on a car's hood, the splash of water or rustle of leaves on the road, the hazy glow from lamps hanging over the highway - all tangibly, stunningly rendered.
Kids will find the film fast and colourful (if they can sit still for its two-hour running time - many couldn't at a recent New York screening and were running around the theatre by the end).
www.eitb24.com /portal/eitb24/noticia/en/entertainment/pretty-cast-cars--a-beautiful-film?itemId=D36543&cl=/eitb24/cultura&idioma=en   (726 words)

  
 Talk:Cars (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cars (film) is a former good article candidate.
Cars is a childrens movie, one moral had a citation from a review, and the articles aesop's fables and morals do exist as children's literature, which this is, it's not just war of the worlds.
However the general motion of The King in the film crash is pretty close to a frame-by-frame recreation of the motion of Petty's car in the first half of the real crash.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Cars_(film)   (5408 words)

  
 Cars for PlayStation 2 Review - PlayStation 2 Cars Review
Certainly there are a few aspects of Cars that feel hurried for the sake of getting the game on store shelves in tune with the film release, but Cars transcends these few nagging issues with its charm and character, and it manages to be a good bit of fun to play, too.
The cars are extremely expressive with their facial animations, and the lip-syncing is more spot-on than most games starring humans.
Wilson is just as endearing in the game as he was in the film, and pretty much every actor seems to be treating their game dialogue as importantly as the movie stuff.
www.gamespot.com /ps2/driving/cars/review.html?part=rss&tag=gs_&subj=6152707   (1748 words)

  
 Cars (2006): Reviews
Cars is a classic American tale firing on all cylinders and fueled by organic emotion and a lively sense of adventure.
Cars is certainly watchable, and there's always some amusing bit of business happening at the edges of the frame.
Cars is a great movie it had gerat animation great comedy and is it is a nascar type movie and if your a nascar fan your iike it.
www.metacritic.com /film/titles/cars   (1560 words)

  
 Cars - Film Reviews - Film - Entertainment - smh.com.au
Cars is the story of a gleaming red race car, in a world that Henry Ford would have loved, where there are no people.
Cars are the people, with mouths where their grilles should be, and eyes in their front windscreens.
Cars is the first film he has directed since Toy Story 2 in 1999, having worked as executive producer on Pixar's recent films.
www.smh.com.au /news/film-reviews/cars/2006/06/07/1149359811232.html   (1038 words)

  
 Filmtracks: Cars (Randy Newman)
Cars: (Randy Newman) Despite claims from Pixar that the studio is capable of producing one fresh feature film per year, fans of the Monsters Inc. and Finding Nemo style of digital animation have been patiently waiting for the much anticipated Cars for two years.
In Cars, dozens of vehicles ranging in size and age reside in a world largely absent of pesky humans, lamenting lost glory, racing each other, and attempting to find their purpose in life.
Unfortunately, this adaptation of style from the film's songs is curiously absent from the rest of the score, despite the fact that such an orchestral and rock blend could have served the film quite well.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/cars.html   (821 words)

  
 IGN: Cars Review
The film opens with a race in which McQueen neglects the advice of his pit crew and winds up skidding across the finish line on bare tires opposite his two rivals, forcing a three-way race to proclaim the true champion.
Cars is hardly the bump in the road (apology for terrible cliché) that some predicted.
The unfortunate aside on Cars is that, unlike Pixar films past, this may be the first entry by the studio that parents will want to avoid re-watching alongside their kids, opting instead to plop their kids in the back of the mini-van with a set of headphones.
filmforce.ign.com /articles/709/709659p1.html   (1014 words)

  
 Cars Film Review - Time Out Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
That’s predominantly the case with this rollicking nod to the motor car and, more pertinently, the once lively US roadside towns that upped and died along with the advent of the bypass.
Mostly, because, while the film as a whole is great fun, well written and superbly animated, it takes far too long to get into gear.
Cars, is the high speed story of racing rookie Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his dream of winning the Piston Cup.
www.timeout.com /film/81615.html   (484 words)

  
 Cars (2006)
Cars is Pixar’s most improbable success to date, a film that could easily have misfired, but somehow does not.
Perhaps the film’s biggest risk is creating a automotive parallel universe without drivers — a world in which fixtures of 20th-century Americana, from NASCAR racing to the forgotten towns and mom-and-pop shops of Route 66, exist independently of human beings or indeed any animal life forms.
Cars doesn’t exceed expectations, but it continues the winningest streak in Hollywood history with a film that any other creative team in Hollywood would kill to have be the weakest of their last five films.
decentfilms.com /sections/reviews/cars.html   (1317 words)

  
 Cars
Thornier, the idea that a world existing entirely of cars (the cows are tractors) would inspire wonder and empathy in an audience of sentient beings is spectacularly misguided.
What the film resembles most, in fact, is a fattened-up version of Duel, complete with the same castration themes, urban/rural divide, anthropomorphized vehicles, and dusty races along back roads and dirt tracks--but it lacks those critical elements of real genius in its implementation and real purpose in its form.
Cars is an edgeless, pointless love letter to racing freaks and car geeks, the greatest offense of which should be that it's so dumbed-down and wafer-thin that it says a lot about what its creators think of their target audience.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /screenreviews/cars.htm   (503 words)

  
 Cars - Movie Review
With Cars, the whiz kids at Pixar Animation Studios present the seminal NASCAR flick, conjuring the finest representation of race-day excitement ever captured on film.
Cars even puts us in the driver's seat for a bone-rattling wreck, something Fox and NBC have yet to perfect with their weekly NASCAR broadcasts.
But off the tracks, where Cars spends the bulk of its time, the movie tends to slow down and cruise a well-worn path blazed by traditional animated stories, where self-centered characters learn valuable life lessons once they're shaken from their routine.
www.contactmusic.com /new/film.nsf/reviews/cars   (700 words)

  
 Steve Jobs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first film produced by the partnership, Toy Story, brought fame and critical acclaim to the studio when it was released in 1995.
Pixar's latest film, Cars, was released June 9, 2006.
Jobs was prominently featured in two films about the history of the personal computing industry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Steve_Jobs   (4527 words)

  
 Cars : filmcritic.com Movie Review
Almost every major sport has a companion film, the one movie fans routinely point to as the definitive representation of their beloved competitive activity.
Cars director John Lasseter took audiences to infinity and beyond with his Toy Story adventures.
Lasseter infuses the film with a strong sense of place, nailing the head-swiveling hoopla of the speedway and the unhurried non-events of an abandoned ghost town.
www.filmcritic.com /misc/emporium.nsf/2a460f93626cd4678625624c007f2b46/d79f7d007eb673a088257185005c3598?OpenDocument   (804 words)

  
 CARS
At the center of the story is Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson), an arrogant young race car who lands in a three-way tie for first (along with veteran Plymouth Superbird "The King" and the ruthless Chick Hicks) in the race which jumpstarts the film.
By the time the film is over, you'll feel like you know every corner of Radiator Springs-a tribute to the sensationally meticulous, artful work of the Pixar designers.
Cars also boasts a terrific soundtrack, with new versions of "Life Is a Highway" by Rascal Flatts and "Route 66" by John Mayer, and songs by James Taylor, Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley.
filmjournal.com /filmjournal/reviews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002650190&imw=Y   (698 words)

  
 Film & TV: Cars and Speed and Flight (Austin Chronicle . 03-13-00)
Outside of film circles, the name Monte Hellman is more likely to draw blank stares than the effusive praise it deserves -- but that's hardly Hellman's fault.
That said, the film pretty much sank without a trace when it was released in the summer of 1971 despite having been nominated "Film of the Year" by Esquire magazine, which also ran a cover story in their April issue.
So many of your films -- from Two-Lane Blacktop to the spaghetti Western of China 9, Liberty 37 to the so-called "existential" Westerns you did with Nicholson early on -- seem to be saturated in that sort of rebel ideal that we've come to identify with that decade.
weeklywire.com /ww/03-13-00/austin_screens_feature.html   (2266 words)

  
 Cars - Arts and Faith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Film within a film which really made absolutely no sense and went on far too long just to demonstrate technical abilities.
Dumb car, smart car - usual concept, wouldn't be a problem if they didn't feel the need to make the dumb one have goofy teeth and a lisp.
And it occurred to me that I had seen the film a week or two ago, and I could not for the life of me remember that phrase being used in the film itself.
artsandfaith.com /index.php?showtopic=4251   (2209 words)

  
 Slant Magazine - Film Review: Cars
But the film's aesthetic magnificence ultimately comes less from its cute yet unengaging character models than from its panoramic settings and backgrounds, which exhibit a stunning level of near-photorealistic precision.
Nonetheless, whereas the film's artistry is often awe-inspiring, its dawdling, unfunny 116-minute story stalls at nearly every turn, peddling morals about community, teamwork, and altruism in a ho-hum fashion while also proffering tired, red state-pandering rural-vs.-urban hogwash.
Cars' story is a hoary romanticization of all things rustic (and implicit critique of many things contemporary) that, in its schematism, comes off like a thinly veiled Hollywood olive branch extended toward conservative heartland inhabitants.
www.slantmagazine.com /film/film_review.asp?ID=2272   (275 words)

  
 Cars
Cars does boast an inspired design, and the flow of the racing scenes is dynamic and impressive.
Cars is the first Pixar flick I'd describe as "cynical," and that, frankly, breaks my heart just a little bit.
Cars is a brilliantly executed movie with a well tuned screenplay built on the simple but evergreen character elements that gave old Hollywood its golden glow: decent human values.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/10004076-cars   (1164 words)

  
 Scripps Howard News Service
Radiator Springs also features an obligatory character for any film or TV show about a small town: the smart, sophisticated, attractive young person who is unusually attached to his or her hamlet.
"Cars" includes several moments in which Lightning is told he's a high-performance lout, when the audience already has caught on.
Also included with the credits is a tribute to "Cars" co-director and co-writer Joe Ranft, the animation-film veteran who died last year in a car crash.
www.shns.com /shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=CARS-FILM-06-06-06   (774 words)

  
 Driving Today
From "A Night in Casablanca" to "Speed," the sight of cars careening wildly through city streets or country lanes adds a level of excitement to a motion picture that would often otherwise be sadly lacking.
Cars and movies seem to be made for one another.
In this classic "so-bad-it's-good" movie from the mid-Sixties, screen veteran Dana Andrews is disabled in a car wreck and decides to move his family to the desert and operate a motel.
www.drivingtoday.com /partner/content/antiquecar/1999-10-11/feature_carsonfilm.html   (899 words)

  
 Planet Gas (Seattle Weekly)
Cars looks back through the curved glass of a station wagon rear window, not ahead to the hybrid, urbanized, and globally warmed future.
His hero is a brash red race car (voiced by Owen Wilson), who gets stranded in a desert hamlet populated entirely by other autos.
Cars begins and ends on the oval, which gives Wilson's chastened racer a final chance to show some character (after being mentored, of course, by Newman).
www.seattleweekly.com /film/0623/cars.php   (1168 words)

  
 Cars (2006): Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt - PopMatters Film Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A hotshot red stock car who means to be the next superduper champion of the planet, he concentrates narrowly on what’s just ahead of him: the next turn, the next opponent, the next winner’s circle.
Though he might sound like he’s headed for a film set, in fact, Lightning is headed onto a race track, as dreamed up—in spectacular color, light, and seeming three dimensions—by Pixar.
A dead heat finale sends the three named cars off to a showdown in California, where the prizes include lifelong fame, exorbitant sponsorship contracts, and assorted big-eyed groupies (the très expressive eyes for these cars are located in their windshields, as opposed to the usual cartoon cars, where headlights peep).
www.popmatters.com /pm/film/reviews/cars-20061   (994 words)

  
 /FILM - Noview Movie Review: Cars
The bumper sticker message of Cars is that life is about the journey, not the finish line.
George Carlin is the voice of Fillmore, a hippy, 1960 VW bus; Cheech Marin is the voice of Ramone, a1959 Impala low-rider; and Paul Newman is voice of Doc Hudson, a classic, 1951 Hudson Hornet.
Cars was made with care and a genuine love for motor vehicles, but when they write the history of Pixar, Cars won’t get its own chapter.
www.slashfilm.com /article.php/20060508064842394   (439 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Pixar-Disney delay Cars release
Cars will be the final film produced by Disney-Pixar.
"Cars is the quintessential summer film for audiences of all ages.
Cars is an animated road movie by John Lasseter, the director of Pixar-Disney's other films Toy Story and A Bug's Life.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/film/4078711.stm   (363 words)

  
 Review: Cars - Film Junk
The big problem with Cars is that there are no memorable characters to be found here, just an anonymous cast of animated vehicles based off of cliches and stereotypes.
Cars also lacks the clever humour that Pixar is known for.
And while Cars was predictable and slow, I thought that was the whole point of the movie — don’t rush to the ending, but take a leisurely cruise instead and enjoy the journey along the way.
www.filmjunk.com /2006/06/12/cars   (2254 words)

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