LAIKA Announce "The Boxtrolls"

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LAIKA Announce "The Boxtrolls"

"Coraline" and "ParaNorman" stop-motion animation studio LAIKA have announced "The Boxtrolls," their third feature project that will once again be released with Focus Features.

The film is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid animated feature based on Alan Snow’s fantasy adventure novel "Here Be Monsters."

The story is set in Cheesebridge, a posh Victorian-era town obsessed with wealth, class, and the stinkiest of fine cheeses. Legend has it that beneath the cobblestone s ...


Vijay Pronounces Vikram To Be In An Upcoming Film

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Vijay, the prominent Tamil film director, has provided three victorious films in the recent past such as Kireedom, Poi Solla Porom as well as Madrassapattinam. He is now functioning on an undertaking with Vikram and Anushka, which has ignited the enthusiasm and curiosity of the Tamil film fraternity.

As regards the film’s title, ‘Deiva Magan’ is one of the many alternatives that he is mulling over. The film is under construction and, as per Vijay, the moment the f ...


Appaloosa

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Appaloosa

Review (-/10)
(By Brian Orndorf)

The western doesn't get much play these days. It's a genre that's losing ground to the candied thrills of the multiplex, but when a production strolls along that's worth the price of admission, it's something to celebrate. "Appaloosa" is such a film: a carefully metered story of frontier justice, anchored with unusually evocative moments of companionship and invigorating character development.

Arriving in the town of Appaloosa, hired gu ...


All About Steve

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Review (-/10)
(By Brian Orndorf)

Here’s a scorching idea for the producers of the “Saw” franchise: a “Sandra Bullock Slapstick Comedy” death trap. That would surely send audiences into a full-blown panic. Too bad “All About Steve” beat the infamous horror series to the punch, erecting its own contraption of suffering with a smirking, fluttery eyed, stumbling Bullock as the main attraction.

I wasn’t morally shaken by &ldqu ...


Acquisitions: Troll, Vanishing, Eden

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The Troll Hunter

Magnet Releasing, the genre label of Magnolia Pictures, has scored worldwide rights excluding Europe to writer/director André Ovredal’s “The Troll Hunter.”

The story follows a group of Norwegian film students that set out to capture real life giant trolls on camera after learning their existence has been covered up by the government. A 2011 release is planned.

Vanishing on 7th Street

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