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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • Kathryn Bigelow Decries 'Last Days' of the African Elephant

    "When you buy something made of ivory, where does the money go?" asks an onscreen question at the start of Kathryn Bigelow's "Last Days," a remarkable three-minute PSA on the subject of elephant poaching and the illegal ivory trade that premiered on...
  • Batman 75: Toasting Robin(s), Batgirl, Batwoman at Long Beach Comic Con

     
    Much has been made of Batman in marking his 75th anniversary, and the comic-book talents gathered Saturday at Long Beach […]...
  • 'Bridge and Tunnel' leads nowhere

     'Bridge and Tunnel' leads nowhere
    Writer-director Jason Michael Brescia's "Bridge and Tunnel" follows a group of Long Island twentysomethings over the course of one rocky year. It tries to be a kind of "St. Elmo's Fire" for "the change-at-Jamaica crowd," as the railroad-riding locals...
  • 12 Foreign-Language Oscar Entries You Should Know

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Can't tell the players without a scorecard? So far, about 60 countries have submitted entries for Oscar's foreign-language race, with the Oct. 1 deadline looming. Most of the titles are unseen outside their country of origin...
  • Any way you slice it, 'Boxtrolls' is an unwieldy visual feast

      Any way you slice it, 'Boxtrolls' is an unwieldy visual feast
    Many intriguing unlovelies are found in "The Boxtrolls," a new 3-D animated fable that lifts liberally from the sketches and dark sensibility of Alan Snow's creepy-good children's novel "Here Be Monsters." A rich voice cast adds oomph, led by a...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AS ABOVE/SO BELOW 1 1/2 stars. Horror and thrills in the catacombs of Paris. From the director of Quarantine and Devil. 1 hr. 33 R (bloody violence/terror, language throughout) W.S. AUTUMN BLOOD 2 1/2 stars. Orphaned siblings in a remote mountain area...
  • With 'Maze Runner' director Wes Ball, the newbie boom continues

    With 'Maze Runner' director Wes Ball, the newbie boom continues
    Untested directors have been the trend on big Hollywood movies for a while. They offer to producers and executives the appeal of “new blood” — and, not insignificantly, the lure of budget-friendliness and/or malleability. In an era...
  • Review: 'The Boxtrolls' ★★

    Review: 'The Boxtrolls' ★★
    Fans of "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," the deft, eccentric supernatural fairy tales created by Oregon-based Laika animation house, have every reason to anticipate "The Boxtrolls." Laika's latest feature is based on Alan Snow's 2005 book "Here Be Monsters!"...
  • 'Frozen' princess promises hot Christmas for struggling toymaker

    (Reuters) - Snow Glow Elsa has a big job ahead of her - even for a princess with magical powers. The doll, one of only four toys to feature on three major guides of top toys for the holiday season, has the task of reviving Jakks Pacific Inc, which has...
  • Euro-animators fail to find emotions in 'Cuckoo Clock Heart'

    Animators may use the same digital computer-assisted palette the world over, but the world is still diverse enough that distinct styles and sensibilities exist outside of the Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks/Sony orbit. "Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart" is a...
  • 'Absence,' 'Town,' 'Paradise' Make Rio Fest Premiere Brasil Line-Up

    Chico Teixeira's "Absence," Daniel Aragao's "I Swear I'll Leave This Town" and Andre Ristum's "The Other Side of Paradise" world premiere in the Rio de Janeiro Intl. Film Festival's centerpiece Premiere Brasil. The Rio Fest runs Sept. 24 to Oct. 8....
  • Box Office: Denzel Washington Powering 'Equalizer' Over 'Boxtrolls'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Denzel Washington may be the most consistent hitter in Hollywood. The Oscar-winning actor steers clear of blockbuster fare and superhero pics, but his name above the title is gold when it comes to bringing in adult crowds to...