Toy Story 3: No toy gets left behind?

Toy Story holds a special place in my heart not only because it was a great movie that made history as the first completely CGI feature film, but also because it was the first DVD that my daughter Sam and I spent countless hours watching.

So you can bet we’re eagerly awaiting the release of Toy Story 3 in theaters on June 18. As a parent who’s seen the years pass by quickly as Sam grew up from the toddler who watched Toy Story to the eight-year-old young lady, I can definitely relate with the premise of this third installment. It’s 10 years later, and Andy is now going to college. Now that it’s time for Andy to put away his toys, what will happen to Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang?

You can check out the Toy Story 3 clips that Disney Pixar posted on its official YouTube channel. They’ve disabled embedding, but here are some of the clips you can watch on their channel:

Toy Story 3 Clip

Toy Story 3 Holiday Greeting

Toy Story 3 – Short Trailer

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Thor movie update: Natalie Portman cast as leading lady Jane Foster

Sure, as Princess Amidala, Natalie Portman became the love interest of the man who would become one of the most bad-ass villains of all time, Darth Vader (just delete from memory how emo the young Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Boy Band Vader was). Still, that’s probably nothing compared to being the first love of a bona fide God of Thunder.

Marvel Studios has announced that Portman will play nurse Jane Foster in the movie “Thor,” which is slated for release in May 2011. Foster was Thor’s first love in the early issues of the latest Marvel comic to be adapted for the big screen.

Here’s an excerpt from the article on News.

Portman will star opposite Chris Hemsworth who will play Thor and Tom Hiddleston who will play the villain Loki. Kenneth Branagh will direct the film.

Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige will produce “Thor.” Principal photography for the film is set for early 2010. The film will be released in the US on May 20, 2011 and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

By the way, I’m not sure how true those persistent rumors were for the past few years that World Wrestling Entertainment pro wrestler Triple H was in the running for the role of Thor in the new movie, but obviously he won’t be playing the God of Thunder.