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Fantastic Mr. Fox

HOLLYWOOD OFFERS MIXED BAG FOR FALL

From reviving an exuberant 1980s film and TV franchise about singing and dancing high-school students with "Fame," to bringing an all-time children's classic to the screen with Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are," nervous Hollywood studio executives are trying a little bit of everything in an effort to weather, and maybe rise a little bit above, these uncertain economic times.

Among the heavy guns being called into service: new movies from directors Joel and Ethan Coen ("A Serious Man"), Steven Soderbergh ("The Informant"), Wes Anderson ("Fantastic Mr. Fox"), Robert Zemeckis ("A Christmas Carol"), even rookie...

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