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The Iron Giant
If the top-notch story weren't enough, the film also boasts some spectacular animation and a great score.
"...uncertain future and the specter of The Bomb. The Iron Giant, director Brad Bird and screenwriter Tim McCanlies' gorgeously..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: Building The Iron Giant
Tim McCanlies talks behind-the-scenes of the animated classic
"...are few American animated features more beloved than The Iron Giant, and this week's release of the deluxe signature..."

Sept. 7, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Iron Writer
" just have to know where to look. The Iron Giant screenwriter's High Lonesome Ranch sits on a remote..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Screens Feature by Cary L. Roberts

Iron Orchard Gets Its Day on Screen
Austin Film Festival shows the film adaptation of the classic Texas novel
"...the long-awaited adaptation of Tom Pendleton's 1966 novel, The Iron Orchard. Temple said, "I find it so serendipitous that..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Summertime Eats: Giant Hoagies
Fun outdoor dining ideas
" foods to take on a picnic is a giant hoagie. It’s true, ask anyone. I’m known all over..."

July 26, 2012 Food Post by Hilah Johnson

A boy and his electronic dog
"...narrative. Movies like Terminator 2: Judgement Day and The Iron Giant serve as the standouts, but the execution is..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Astro Boy
This American-bred Astro Boy remains true to the heart and soul of the Japanese original but lacks its raw animation and emotions.
"...legend feels too indebted to the far superior The Iron Giant and overstreamlined in both story and animation. It's..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Superhero Movie
Superhero Movie is a tonally confused spoof, which, for once, doesn't go far enough comedically.
"...– and an appropriately scenery-devouring McDonald (voice of The Iron Giant's G-man, Kent Mansley) as the supervillain Hourglass, Superhero..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

From Gorilla Whales to Men of Metal
Alamo celebrates 'Pacific Rim' with Beasts vs Bots kaiju month
"...literal "strange beast." 2: Genre of cinema dealing with giant creatures, often as metaphor for environmental, social or science..."

July 7, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Five Kaiju You'll Never See Coming
Before you see 'Pacific Rim,' expand your monster knowledge
"...Cinema was invented so one day we could watch giant robots beat the snot out of giant monsters. This..."

July 11, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

More McCanlies, Texas
The full interview with the director of 'Secondhand Lions'
"...obscure and primitive. His adaptation of Ted Hughes' The Iron Giant reached the screen to critical acclaim; as a..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

McCanlies, Texas
Tim McCanlies is known in the movie business as a great script writer with few scripts that have actually hit the big screen. With the Sept. 19 release of Secondhand Lions, long thought to be one of the best unproduced scripts around, that will change.
"...obscure and primitive. His adaptation of Ted Hughes' The Iron Giant reached the screen to critical acclaim; as a..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Director Brad Bird
"...Warner Bros.' The Iron Giant is one of the most original animated tales..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Screens Feature

1999 Film Critics Poll
"...The Thin Red Line, The Matrix, The Iron Giant, Being John Malkovich, Toy Story 2..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Screens Feature

Planet 51
In a switcheroo, animated aliens fear the human in their midst.
"...a bad thing, of course. Tim McCanlies' marvelous The Iron Giant flawlessly manages to incorporate the hoary (but no..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Toy Story 2
"...the first major computer-animated feature, and, up 'til The Iron Giant, the best (though technically speaking, The Iron Giant..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup
See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat
"...the schedule at the Paramount and neighboring Stateside. Two giants of cinema get special nods, starting with Peter Sellers,..."

May 16, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Gift guide
"...The Iron Giant: Special Edition Warner Home Video, $19.99..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Rally 'Round the Writers
Local WGA members take part in Day of Action
"...screenwriter's credits include Secondhand Lions and the animated feature Iron Giant. A critical success, a huge video hit, and..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Short Cuts
It wouldn't be a film festival without the deals, steals, and rash of black turtlenecks.
"...Yes, But What About Iron Giant 2: The Metal Years? Dept: With South By..."

March 15, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Short Cuts
Upcoming events and workshops of interest to the Austin film community
"...a free screening of the amazingly great film The Iron Giant (scripted by Austinite Tim McCanlies, no less) at..."

July 7, 2000 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Summer Vacations
Five Children's Film Series Offer a Break From the Routine
"...and General Cinemas traffic in contemporary movies like The Iron Giant and Babe: Pig in the City. But for..."

May 26, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Incredibles
Animated take on the superhero genre overflows with wonderfully silly shenanigans and knowing insight into modern parenting.
"...direction by Brad Bird (whose animated 1999 film, The Iron Giant, remains one of the single most affecting films..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Secondhand Lions
In this unique family film that's also an ode to heroic movies gone by, a boy is sent for the summer to live with his two eccentric uncles in Texas.
"...McCanlies’ previous project was the flawless script for The Iron Giant, for my money the best animated film of..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Man Apart
"...taciturn verbal mannerisms, which would have made Andre the Giant seem chatty by comparison, Vin Diesel seems to be..."

April 4, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Transformers spin-off is (checks notes) wait ... good?
"...– albeit this time constructed from equal parts The Iron Giant, assorted nods to John Hughes, and by far..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ready Player One
Video gaming and Eighties culture get the Spielberg treatment
"...spend all their time behind goggles, in a massive environment called the Oasis. It's a world, as slum-dwelling gamer..."

March 30, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Star-Lord and co. return in the popular Marvel series
" Vin Diesel doing a complete 180 from his Iron Giant gravel-growl) is just too goddamn cute. All in..."

May 12, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Last Witch Hunter
The Last Witch Hunter? Promises, promises.
" have arguably been as the voice of The Iron Giant and his work as Dominic Toretto in the..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Seeming more like a calculation than a flight of fancy, this adventure tale has both hits and misses
"...the writer/director of the delightfully fresh animated films The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Ratatouille, and then established himself..."

May 22, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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