Kenneth Turan Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.

Up Where They Walk, Up Where They Run: Ponyo, a goldfish turned little girl, gets her chance to live where the people are in a sweet-natured film by Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki. Nibariki-GNDHDDT hide caption

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'Ponyo,' Swimming Magically Against The Tide

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'Half-Blood Prince': A Franchise Flick, But With Mojo

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Depp's Broody Dillinger, Dominating His 'Enemies'

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For 'Cheri' & Co., Liaisons Dangerous To The Soul

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In Allen's 'Whatever Works,' Not Much Does

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'Pelham' Redux: Trouble On The Tracks Once Again

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'Away We Go': A Tour Among The Tiresome

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C'mon, Get Happy: A pesky but well-intentioned 8-year-old and a 70-something curmudgeon find tropical adventure — and a surprising connection — in Up. Disney/Pixar Studios hide caption

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'Up': A Pixar-Style Lift, Pretty Much Guaranteed

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In New 'Star Trek,' A Successful Personality Splice

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Hugh Jackman Returns As Wolverine

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From Juilliard To Skid Row In 'The Soloist'

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'Anvil': For Heavy-Metal Vets, It's A Hard-Rock Life

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Attractive Opposites In A Sweet Summer Romance

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Spies Like Us: 'Duplicity' Doubles Down On Deceit

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