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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • Tame 'Color City' stays inside the lines

    Tame 'Color City' stays inside the lines
    Upbeat, neon-hued and innocuous, the children's computer-generated animation feature "The Hero of Color City" tries to do for Crayola crayons what "The Lego Movie" did for building sets and the "Toy Story" films did for all toys. While a boy named Ben...
  • Film Review: 'The Hero of Color City'

    Cheerfully exhorting imagination, creativity and bravery in children while demonstrating none of those virtues itself, "The Hero of Color City" proves to be a dispiritingly colorless feature-length babysitter. A tale of talking crayons embarking on an...
  • New York Film Fest: Kathryn Bigelow's small film on a big topic

    New York Film Fest: Kathryn Bigelow's small film on a big topic
    In her recent work, director Kathryn Bigelow has shown a flair for the maximal, taking on epic characters and big subjects such as the futility and meaning of foreign wars. "Zero Dark Thirty" was a nearly three-hour look at a globe-hopping quest over...
  • Film Review: 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day'

    An average American family becomes a giant human pinata in "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day," a passable, tolerable, not unbearable, totally inoffensive adaptation of Judith Viorst's beloved 1972 children's book. Made to...
  • 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 […]...
  • 'Boxtrolls' illustrates how animation houses are playing a new 'toon

     'Boxtrolls' illustrates how animation houses are playing a new 'toon
    After a recent screening of "The Boxtrolls," a child approached animator Travis Knight to say he loved the movie because "it was the weirdest thing I've ever seen." For Knight, president and CEO of Laika, a stop-motion animation company based outside of...
  • 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...
  • DreamWorks Animation sale could help it at box office, analysts say

    DreamWorks Animation has evolved from a fledgling studio into a $700-million-a-year multimedia powerhouse, but Wall Street analysts said Sunday that the proposed acquisition by Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. could help the studio weather...
  • Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' tops 'The Boxtrolls' at box office

    Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' tops 'The Boxtrolls' at box office
    Denzel Washington brought his might to the box office yet again with his latest action film, “The Equalizer.” The R-rated movie, based on the gritty 1985-89 CBS series starring Edward Woodward, topped all other films with an estimated...
  • 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...
  • Box Office: 'The Equalizer' Debuts to Smashing $35 Million

    Denzel Washington and "The Equalizer" were number one with a bullet this weekend, as the revenge thriller picked up an impressive $35 million across 3,234 locations. That figure gave it a comfortable lead over the weekend's other new wide release,...