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  • 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...
  • Any way you slice it, 'Boxtrolls' is an unwieldy visual feast

      Any way you slice it, 'Boxtrolls' is an unwieldy visual feast
    Many intriguing unlovelies are found in "The Boxtrolls," a new 3-D animated fable that lifts liberally from the sketches and dark sensibility of Alan Snow's creepy-good children's novel "Here Be Monsters." A rich voice cast adds oomph, led by a...
  • Venice Film Review: 'The Boxtrolls'

    They're not cute, they're not funny. They're neither scary nor special nor even all that original. Ladies and gentlemen, they're "The Boxtrolls," and . Repeating a lot of the same beats from the studio's first two stop-motion adventures, "Coraline" and...
  • Film Review: 'Hector and the Search for Happiness'

    Happiness means steering clear of "Hector and the Search for Happiness." A supremely irritating marriage of picture-postcard exoticism and motivational uplift, this misguided comedy-drama tells the story of a British therapist who upends his comfortable...
  • Toronto: Simon Pegg on Robin Williams' Suicide, Christopher Plummer Knocks Retirement

    Simon Pegg and Christopher Plummer may be busy hawking "Hector and the Search for Happiness" at this year's Toronto Film Festival, but the stars of the offbeat comedy aren't so sold on the concept of happiness itself. At least not happiness of the pure,...
  • ‘Mission: Impossible': New Tom Cruise actioner heads into production

     
    Tom Cruise is embarking on a new mission. Production kicked off Monday on the fifth film in the “Mission: Impossible” […]...
  • The Fall Movie Preview list of films

     The Fall Movie Preview list of films
    The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. Sept. 10 My Old Lady A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
  • Toronto Film Festival Adds Sandler's 'Cobbler,' Wiig's 'Welcome to Me,' Schwarzenegger's 'Maggie' and More

    The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
  • Lake Bell to Direct 'The Emperor's Children' Adaptation

    Lake Bell has scored her second directing gig following "In a World," signing on for New York City story "The Emperor's Children." Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing the adaptation of the Claire Messud novel. Noah...
  • Box Office: 'Maze Runner' Will Outrace 'Walk Among the Tombstones'

    "The Maze Runner" is hurtling towards theaters this weekend, with the sleek look of a young adult franchise in the making. The adaptation of James Dashner's post-apocalyptic bestseller mixes a dash of "Lord of the Flies" and a dollop of "The Hunger...
  • '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...