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  • Film Review: 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas'

    The makers of "A Merry Friggin' Christmas" sprung for the fancy wrapping but skimped on the gift inside. How else to explain the gathering of such a talented and likable cast in service of such undercooked, utterly laugh-free material? Of trivial interest...
  • 'Boxtrolls' Passes $100 Million, Becomes Laika's Biggest International Hit

    "The Boxtrolls" crossed the $100 million mark last weekend, becoming the biggest international hit in animation studio Laika's history. The film has picked up $51.6 million at the foreign box office, trumping the overseas totals of 2009's "Coraline" ($...
  • Ben Kingsley adds his own touch to 'The Boxtrolls' voice role

    Ben Kingsley adds his own touch to 'The Boxtrolls' voice role
    The new film "The Boxtrolls" is the latest from stop-motion animation company Laika and continues the off-beat tales from their earlier "Coraline" and "ParaNorman." Adapted from Alan Snow's book, "Here Be Monsters," the new film involves a boy raised by...
  • The perils of stop-motion in 'The Boxtrolls'

    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...
  • Simon Pegg finds happiness

    Simon Pegg finds happiness
    At 44, Simon Pegg thinks he's finally found happiness. The "Star Trek" and "Mission: Impossible" actor has that particular achievement on his mind recently, thanks to his new film, "Hector and the Search for Happiness." The quest film, which opens Sept....
  • Film Review: 'Kill Me Three Times'

    Screen violence doesn't get much cheaper or more gratuitous than in "Kill Me Three Times," a sun-drenched, blood-spattered Australian thriller that seems to fancy itself the first movie ever to feature characters shot to death at point-blank range....
  • ‘Phineas and Ferb': Romero, Pegg, more drafted for Halloween special

     
    “Phineas and Ferb” is getting into the Halloween spirit this weekend with a “Night of the Living Dead”-inspired special called […]...
  • Robin Williams' Autopsy Results Delayed for One Month

    The results of Robin Williams' autopsy have been pushed back to Nov. 3, Marin Country Counsel announced in a statement. They were originally scheduled to be ready on Tuesday. "We originally estimated Sept. 20, 2014 as the date these materials would be...
  • Friends, Family Remember Robin Williams at Private San Francisco Memorial

    Industry friends, colleagues and family gathered on Saturday afternoon to remember the late Robin Williams in a memorial at San Francisco's Curran Theatre, according to People. His widow Susan Schneider reportedly spoke at the memorial, as did Williams'...
  • 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,...
  • Review: 'The Boxtrolls' ★★

    Review: 'The Boxtrolls' ★★
    Fans of "Coraline" and "ParaNorman," the deft, eccentric supernatural fairy tales created by Oregon-based Laika animation house, have every reason to anticipate "The Boxtrolls." Laika's latest feature is based on Alan Snow's 2005 book "Here Be Monsters!"...