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Animation (Movie Genre)

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  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ANNIE 2 1/2 stars. Ho-hum remake, and update, of the movie musical about a plucky orphan and the moneyed patriarch whose icy heart is toasted like campfire marshmallows once he lets the girl into his life. Beasts of the Southern Wild's Quvenzhane Wallis...
  • Animator Tomm Moore lives the dream with a 'Song' in his heart

    Animator Tomm Moore lives the dream with a 'Song' in his heart
    "Do you want to see the greatest selfie ever?" Tomm Moore extended his arm, covered in Celtic tattoos, to share a photograph of him and his producer with two of the most celebrated figures in contemporary animation, Japan's Hayao Miyazaki and Disney's...
  • Watching the literary film contenders

    The Oscar race is so different from book prizes. After a book wins one major prize -- say, the Pulitzer -- it's less likely to wind up as a contender for the National Book Award. Literary judges like to spread the love around. Movies are different. Each...
  • Lehigh Valley stars will shine in dozens of big and small 2015 movies

    Every year, it seems as if more talented Lehigh Valley natives and former residents are hitting the big screen. In 2015, actors, animators, costume designers, composers, producers and directors are working in movies both big and small. The sheer...
  • Laika to auction puppets from ‘Coraline,’ ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘ParaNorman’

     
    Fans of “Coraline,” “The Boxtrolls” and “ParaNorman” have the chance to own a little piece of the acclaimed animated films. […]...
  • Sex ed films through history

    Sex ed films through history
    More than 100,000 sex education films have been made over the last century or so, according to Brenda Goodman's documentary "Sex(ed)," a fun if somewhat brisk historical overview of the genre that screens Saturday at Chicago Filmmakers. Goodman, who...
  • Film festival to include celebrity tribute

    Film festival to include celebrity tribute
    The upcoming 25th annual Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival promises to deliver something for everybody — topped off with a well-earned tribute to an award winning celebrity. Presented by The Mandel Jewish Community Center, the...
  • New 'Peanuts' trailer released

    New 'Peanuts' trailer released
    The Peanuts gang is returning to the big screen this year with a whole new look. A new trailer for "The Peanuts Movie" was released Monday featuring Snoopy as the flying ace taking to the skies over Paris, engaging in a dogfight, and narrowly avoid a...
  • Oscar nominations unfold in 2 parts

    Oscar nominations unfold in 2 parts
    The Oscar nominations will be revealed in two parts Thursday morning. This will allow all the nominees to be announced for the first time. At 8:30 a.m. ET, directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams present the nominees in 11 categories: animated...
  • Betsy Sharkey's best films of 2014

     Betsy Sharkey's best films of 2014
    The imprint of the auteur not only shaped the year, it very much influences each of my top 10 (or so) choices. 1. "Boyhood": From the marvelous musing mind of Richard Linklater, the film stands alone and apart for the grand ambition behind its...
  • Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' feels too paint-by-numbers

    Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' feels too paint-by-numbers
    Whether leaving his mark with the bizarre yet sweet sentimentality of "Edward Scissorhands" and "Beetlejuice," the brilliant Oscar-nominated stop-motion animation of "Frankenweenie" and "Corpse Bride," or the brashness of his "Batman" reboots, Tim...