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The success of the film's soundtrack has been key

Screen Talk: A stormy voyage

For big-budget, effects-driven properties, the studios are being increasingly cautious and, whisper it softly, sensible when it comes to committing millions of dollars to a film production.

What happened to movie music?

Everyone knows the theme to Jaws, but its modern equal is tough to find. Ben Walsh mourns the loss of memorable movie music

Horrible Bosses, Seth Gordon, 98 mins (15)<br/>Cars 2, John Lasseter, 112 mins (U)

Hurrah for the movies, where bad employers get their comeuppance

Cars 2 (U)

Voices: Owen Wilson, Michael Caine, Larry The Cable Guy

Real-life toy story: the 54-year-old boy behind Pixar

John Lasseter is the man whose animations changed the face of film. As his latest work premieres, he talks to Guy Adams

Emily Mortimer - A Sloane from the Chilterns who loves life in the fast lane

Emily Mortimer thinks her role as the voice of a sexy sports car is the most glamorous she's had. Gill Pringle catches up with her

Natalie Haynes: Labour leader, please repeat: 'I must stop repeating myself...'

In the world of robotics and computer animation, there is a place called the Uncanny Valley.

Look who's talking in the movies' greatest cartoons

Voice casting can make or break an animated movie. From rabbits with a lot of rabbit to jovial genies and buck-toothed trucks, Leigh Singer selects the best and the worst

Video exclusive: Behind the scenes with producers of Cars 2 The Video Game

Video features producers of the new Cars 2 video game give an insight into its making.

Global warming threatens fish that inspired 'Finding Nemo'

Finding Nemo could soon become easier for a hungry barracuda because the rising acidity of the oceans is likely to cause baby clownfish to go deaf to the sounds made by potential predators, a study has found.

RIO (3D)

Voices: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx

A Turtle's Tale: Sammy's Adventure (U)

Voices of: Dominic Cooper, Gemma Arterton

Megamind (PG)

Voices of: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey

DVD: Toy Story 3, For retail &amp; rental (Walt Disney)

Are the Toy Story films the finest trilogy in cinema history? I'd argue that Pixar's signature cartoons haven't been matched for consistency of quality, or for the way that each episode functions both as a satisfying work in its own right and as a segment of a larger whole.

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee