Toy Story 3

Rated 4.0

The toys are having an identity crisis—their owner has reached college age and they are in danger of being discarded. They might be thrown in the garbage or stowed in the attic or donated to a daycare center. Woody (voiced again by Tom Hanks) tries to keep their sense of family unity alive, but panic and general disarray keep setting in, with special assists from oblivious parents, the local garbage collector and Lotso the bear (voiced by Ned Beatty) who has gone rogue (and darkly paranoid) on the other toys. Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) regresses back to his factory settings and Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles) has to use a wobbly tortilla to hold himself together. Meanwhile, Ken and Barbie will never be the same, and I mean that in a good way. The notion of a high school graduate who’s still bonding with his favorite childhood toys smacks of sentimentalism lodged just this side of generic product placement, or is that just another of the self-fulfilling prophecies manufactured in Disney’s magic kingdom? Regardless, Pixar’s action figures are again full of special charm and that company’s richly engaging style of moviemaking is on full display throughout. Feather River Cinemas, Paradise Cinema 7 and Tinseltown. Rated G