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  • The perils of stop-motion in 'The Boxtrolls'

    "The Boxtrolls" is the latest production from Laika, the company that made the films "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," which were both nominated for the Academy Award for best animated feature. Again using the stop-motion animation process rather than the...
  • 'Hector' wastes a lot of travel time in 'the Search for Happiness'

    Somehow, the culture has twisted the hunt for happiness into a need to travel ... the world. Maybe that's just Hollywood shorthand, but every Walter Mitty seems to think that "the answer" lies in an effort to "Eat, Pray, Love" your way through a lot of...
  • Broad Green Pictures Nabs North American Rights to 'Eden'

    "Eden," a chronicle of the rise of the electronic dance movement in Paris, will bust a move on this side of the Atlantic. Broad Green Pictures (BGP) has nabbed North American distribution rights to the film following its world premiere at the Toronto...
  • Actress Emma Watson's plea for equality wins men's support

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - British actress Emma Watson's plea for men to join the fight for equal rights for women has sparked a flood of pledges across the world, including from fellow celebrities and politicians. Watson, 24, who rose to fame...
  • Film Review: 'Adult Beginners'

    Career setbacks, marital woes, the bonds of family and the challenges of child rearing make for familiar but sturdy entertainment in "Adult Beginners," a warmly appealing dramedy about two grown-up siblings who reconnect at an uneasy moment in their...
  • Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest

    Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' a slow, empty quest
    In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Hector (Simon Pegg) is a psychiatrist with a touch of Walter Mitty in him. He daydreams about being a WWI pilot, but other than the need for this little indulgence in childhood fancy, he seems to have an ideal...
  • Film Review: 'Song of the Sea'

    In a worthy follow-up to "The Secret of Kells" (a surprise nominee for the 2010 animated feature Oscar), Moore applies his dazzling hand-drawn style to another tale inspired by Irish legend, only this time, he spins the magic-infused yarn against a...
  • Box Office: 'Maze Runner' Sprints Past Liam Neeson With $32.5 Million

    "The Maze Runner" showed that sometimes the weekend box office is a marathon, not a sprint. Twentieth Century Fox's adaptation of James Dashner's post-apocalyptic novel took awhile to build up steam, but found its core audience by the weekend's midpoint....
  • Simon Pegg's 'Kill Me Three Times' Bought for U.S. By Magnolia

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Magnolia has acquired U.S. rights to Australian thriller "Kill Me Three Times," starring Simon Pegg, Alice Braga and Luke Hemsworth. The low seven figure-deal comes after "Kill Me Three Times" premiered at the Toronto Film...
  • 10 bookish movies coming in September

    10 bookish movies coming in September
    September is full of bookish film adaptations, with movies made from kids books, an international bestseller, a bestselling mystery and a couple of heart-stopping YA thrillers, of course. Here's what's in theaters, and what's coming soon. Things are...
  • 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' not a blissful encounter

     'Hector and the Search for Happiness' not a blissful encounter
    In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," a bedtime story for the eternal man-child, Simon Pegg plays a psychiatrist who lives in a world of WASP male privilege yet remains dissatisfied with his existence. Hector's premature bout of midlife crisis...