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  • Wes Anderson on his 'Fox' cinematographer: 'I could work with him again'

     
    Wes Anderson called me this morning to talk about "Fantastic Mr. Fox," which in my mind is his best film since "The Royal Tenenbaums," and especially fascinating, since it's an adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book classic that still remains......
  • 'Paranormal' continues to impress as the overall box office loses its mojo

     
    Four movies with combined production budgets of more than $100 million opened this weekend, but none of them managed to beat a movie that cost $15,000. Paramount's 'Paranormal Activity' expanded from 863 theaters to 1,945 this weekend and sold a......
  • 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' a fantastic second childhood

     
    What's the deal with hip young filmmakers and kids' books? Not even a month after Spike Jonze's 'Where the Wild Things Are,' we get 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' from Wes Anderson ('Rushmore,' 'The Darjeeling Limited'). Both these guys just turned 40. Is this the...
  • Can sly 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' sneak into the Oscars' hen house?

     
    Now that it seems like there will be 16 or more entries in the Oscar race for best animated feature, there probably will be five nominees for only the second time since the category was created in 2001. "Up" leads the way to win, of course, but another...
  • Movie projector: 'New Moon' to dominate again as three new movies look soft

     
    "New Moon" will fade over the long Thanksgiving weekend, but it still has a virtual lock on No. 1 at the box office. While three movies -- "Old Dogs," "Ninja Assassin," and "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" -- are opening or......
  • First look: 'New Moon' almost eclipsed by 'Blind Side' over Thanksgiving

     
    "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is fading fast after its massive debut, while significantly more people are seeing "The Blind Side" compared with its box-office performance last weekend. Tickets sales in the U.S. and Canada for Summit Entertainment's $50-...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Clooney & Streep dazzle at NYFCC awards | 'Princess and Frog' score croaks at Oscars

     
    • Reporting from the New York Film Critics Circle award gala Monday, Melena Ryzik writes, "It’s early yet, of course, but it seems as if George Clooney is the 'Avatar' of thank-yous. It’s hard to argue with his significant appeal, especially when...
  • Milt Program Schedule Sept 08

    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST THE BARN HOUSE Joining us in the studio tonight will be Ed Zotti, the editor of the syndicated column The Straight Dope and author of the new book The Barn House , which tells the story of Zotti attempting to rehab his old Chicago...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars hit sour notes with song choices | EW critic up with 'Fox'

     
    • Steve Pond investigates the song selection process at the Oscars and discovers, "it’s a terrible system, and it doesn’t do what the Academy wants it to do. The whole idea behind requiring voters to watch film clips instead of just listening to the...
  • Can the Oscar be chicken feed for that sly 'Fantastic Mr. Fox'?

     
    Throughout awards season, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" has been as sneaky as, well, a fox. Though many awards gurus believed Pixar's "Up" would soar invincibly above all rivals, "Fantastic Mr. Fox" won top prizes as the year's best animated film from prestigious...
  • With 'The Search for WondLa,' 'Spiderwick Chronicles' artist Tony DiTerlizzi spins a new tale

     
    This a good time to judge Tony DiTerlizzi's book by its cover: The award-winning illustrator and author says his new young-reader novel, "The Search for WondLa," is the most representative of his own personal style in its art, story and......
  • How to write an opera from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

     
    Creating larger-than-life characters for a new opera is no easy task, but composer Peter Ash says that the five lucky kids who populate Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” were so operatic, the question of what vocal types each......