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You Write The Reviews: WALL-E (U)

Generally, I approach family films with a certain degree of caution. In my experience, while the species of the characters change, the stories of all these cleverly animated productions are pretty similar – and not very good. However, I'd heard good things about Wall-E. I'd heard that this time that it would be different. And it was.

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Earth is an abandoned rubbish tip void of life ... enter WALL.E, a futuristic Robot-son Crusoe with a hint of Woody Allen

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Out of this world

Our friends electric: Wall.E & family

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Kung Fu Panda (PG)

You get the feeling watching Kung Fu Panda that they came up with the title and the range of toys first, and didn't start thinking about the story until much, much later.

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Tomorrow, 'Iron Man' kicks off a blockbuster summer at the cinema. With such a vast array to choose from, Tim Walker picks the films to watch out for.

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Off-screen stars of celluloid: the men who drew Disney

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Christina Patterson: The price of freedom is the right to sneer

A few months ago, at a dinner, I sat opposite a snail. Well, actually, it was a male human being, but I'll always think of him as a snail. And so, I imagine, will everyone else. For this was Lord Baker of Dorking, former chairman of the Conservative party, historian, editor of poetry anthologies and member of the House of Lords. Most famous, however, thanks to a latex puppet which disappeared from our television screens 15 years ago, for being a snail.

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