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Game Of Thrones: Season 5 Teaser Trailer ‘The Sight’ + Bran, Iron Islands, Lady Stoneheart’s Absence Explained

27 November 2014 9:11 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer, No Bran, Iron Island, Lady Stoneheart This Season. HBO‘s Game of Thrones: Season 5 teaser trailer entitled ‘The Sight’ has been released along with information on the absences of Brandon Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), the Iron Islanders, and Lady Stoneheart. The trailer features previous [...]

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- Brian Fire

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The Boxtrolls On Blu-ray and DVD January 20th; Digital HD December 23rd

18 November 2014 2:58 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes in the family event movie The Boxtrolls.

Starring, in voice performance, Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright (Game of Thrones), and Elle Fanning (Maleficent), the new movie from animation studio Laika, the makers of the Academy Award-nominated Coraline and ParaNorman, comes to Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD with UltraViolet on January 20, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Boxtrolls will also be available on Digital HD December 23, 2014, just in time for the holidays.

Quirky, mischievous and good-hearted, the Boxtrolls are unique creatures who have lovingly raised a human boy named Eggs in a fantastical charming cavern below the bustling streets of Cheesebridge. But when the evil Archibald Snatcher schemes to capture Eggs’ family, it’s up to Eggs and his feisty new friend Winnie to save the Boxtrolls!

Based upon the book Here Be Monsters! The Boxtrolls »

- Michelle McCue

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The Boxtrolls Blu-ray / DVD Release Details

10 November 2014 12:03 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In the town of Cheesebridge, humans tend to avoid the sewer-dwelling Boxtrolls out of fear, but one boy raised underground is looking to change that. From Laika, the company that brought us ParaNorman and Coraline, The Boxtrolls is based on Alan Snow’s book and comes out on home media this winter.

From Universal and Focus Features, The Boxtrolls will be available in Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo packs beginning January 20th. The special features and cover art have not yet been revealed, but we’ll let Daily Dead readers know when they are announced.

“A family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. »

- Derek Anderson

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The Boxtrolls Blu-Ray Dated

10 November 2014 6:35 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it has already been overshadowed by The Lego MovieBig Hero 6 and The Book of Life when it comes to Oscar buzz, Laika’s The Boxtrolls was one of the most weirdly entertaining moviegoing experiences of this fall. Impeccably animated and energetically executed, it suffered from a messy story but succeeded partly because its big, beating heart was undoubtedly in the right place.

And now, fans of the family adventure will be able to look forward to bringing it home – Universal and Focus Features have announced that they will be streeting the film via 2D and 3D Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD combo packs on January 20th, 2015.

No special features have been detailed as of yet, but the releases will be presented in 1080p with DTS-hd Master Audio 5.1 surround sound.

Check out the official plot summary below and let us know if you’ll be picking up The Boxtrolls next year. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Here's Why Game of Thrones Season 5 Won't Include Bran Stark

5 November 2014 3:26 PM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Some Game of Thrones fans were more than a little confused when Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor on the HBO fantasy series, let it slip over the summer that both he and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) will be absent for all of Season 5, especially since their storyline was finally starting to gain traction on the show.

Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we know exactly why Bran and Hodor (Hodor!) are taking a season-long vacation, and it's just as many fans of the source novels expected...

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- Kaitlin Thomas

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'Game of Thrones' showrunner explains why Bran is not in season 5

5 November 2014 10:12 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

For the first time in Game of Thrones history, a major character will spend a season on the bench. But the HBO hit’s showrunners have good reasons for the decision. A couple months ago actor Kristian Nairn (Hodor) let it slip to a reporter that he and Thrones co-star Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) had the upcoming season off. Writer and executive producer David Benioff, who is the showrunner on the acclaimed fantasy series along with Dan Weiss, tells EW exclusively that there are a couple key reasons for the move, and both are about crafting a strong season »

- James Hibberd

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Why Bran Stark Won't Be in Season 5 of 'Game of Thrones'

5 November 2014 5:45 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

The cast of "Game of Thrones" is so massive that it's a wonder the HBO drama is able to juggle all of their storylines. Perhaps the tapestry has gotten too complicated, though, as one major character will sit out season 5.

As previously reported, Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) will not star in the upcoming season of "Game of Thrones." The news was leaked by his fellow actor, Kristian Nairn, who plays Hodor.

The decision seemed to make sense, as Bran's storyline on the show had caught up with the last of George R.R. Martin's books. And co-showrunner David Benioff confirms that is indeed the reason why Wright won't be featured.

"We're trying to keep the various storylines the same as the books and trying to keep them roughly [chronologically] parallel," Benioff told Entertainment Weekly. "So if we pushed him forward this season, then he's way ahead of where the other characters are. »

- Kelly Woo

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Elle Fanning Interview, The Boxtrolls

28 September 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Isaac Hempstead Wright), who was affectionately raised by the Boxtrolls, and the two devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ adopted family from extermination. At a roundtable interview in Los Angeles, Fanning revealed what appealed to her about her character, her reaction when she first read the script, how the sketches and color themes of […]

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- Sheila Roberts

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Box Office Results: Denzel Dominates with $35 Million Opening for The Equalizer

28 September 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

The last weekend of September was a good one for Denzel Washington as he reunited with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua for a new take on the '80s show The Equalizer (Sony), co-starring Chloe Moretz and Marton Csokas, which opened with a solid $35 million in 3,236 theaters. It averaged more than $10,000 per location and is the third biggest opening in Washington's career following 2007's American Gangster and 2012's Safe House. Laika Studio's stop-motion animated The Boxtrolls (Focus Features), featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright and more, opened with an estimate of $17.3 million in 3,464 theaters (about $5,000 per location) while also taking in $17.7 million overseas in ??? territories for a first weekend total of $34.9 million. »

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Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable Talk The Boxtrolls, Changes During Production, Deleted Scenes, and More

27 September 2014 8:13 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is Laika’s The Boxtrolls.  Making their stop-motion debut is directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and the film is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.  Featuring the voices of Isaac Hempstead WrightElle Fanning, Sir Ben KingsleyToni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard AyoadeTracy Morgan, and Jared Harris, The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (Wright) who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (Kingsley).  For more on the film, read Matt’s review or click here for trailers, images, interviews, and everything we’ve posted on the film. At the L.A. press day I landed a video interview with directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable.  They talked about the technical challenges making The Boxtrolls, how the crew from Paranorman and Coraline never disbanded, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Film Review: Animated ‘The Boxtrolls’ Has British Comic Tone

26 September 2014 8:06 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Monty Python, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, Peter Sellers, Mr. Bean, Alan Partridge – all are examples of British comedy, that off-kilter “are you in on the joke?” point of view. That comic tone has arrived in an animated film, within the stop motion world of “The Boxtrolls.”

Rating: 3.5/5.0

From the same studio that brought the twisted entertainments of “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” – Laika Entertainment – “The Boxtrolls” continue their comic tradition of subtle jabs and visual humor. Full of scenic invention, it paints their characters in the film with traits that are neither good nor bad, they just have a weird sense of a different mentality. The story also celebrates the notion of being yourself, despite any background circumstances, and staying away from greed and false terror and idolatry. Take that, “Frozen”!

Based on the British storybook, “Here Be Monsters!” the story centers on a boy named Eggs (voice of Isaac Hemstead-Wright »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Isaac Hempstead Wright Interview, The Boxtrolls

26 September 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | MoviesOnline.ca | See recent MoviesOnline news »

Game of Thrones” star Isaac Hempstead Wright lends his distinct voice to Eggs, the orphan boy affectionately raised by a community of cave-dwelling creatures in “The Boxtrolls,” Laika’s beautiful new 3D stop-motion animated fantasy-adventure. Eggs lives happily below the cobblestoned streets of Cheesebridge with his adopted family, until his world is abruptly upended by the […]

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- Sheila Roberts

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Focus Features’ The Boxtrolls Packs In Promotional Partnership Tie-Ins

26 September 2014 11:51 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Focus Features, which releases animation studio Laika’s family event movie The Boxtrolls nationwide this Friday, September 26th, has through Universal Studios Partnerships packed in a number of promotional partnership tie-ins generating millions of impressions on consumers and moviegoers.

The latest ones are with Great Day Farms, promoted on egg cartons (referencing the movie’s lead boy character of Eggs) and offering a sweepstakes Grand Prize of a hometown screening; with Sun-Maid Raisins, featuring sticker sheets inside 12-count bags of Mini Snacks boxes (which are made of cardboard – a favorite building block and/or clothing choice of the lovable Boxtrolls themselves) and promoting a sweepstakes to win movie tickets; with Carl’s Jr. and participating Hardee’s, providing four different movie-themed activity toys in the Cool Kids Combos® Meal Program; with Langer’s Juice, promoted on juice bottles and giving away free movie-themed T-shirts; and with Time Warner Cable, showcasing »

- Michelle McCue

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The Boxtrolls

26 September 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

The Boxtrolls

Directed by: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi

Cast: Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Hess, Simon Pegg

Running Time: 1 hr 37 mins

Rating: PG

Release Date: September 26, 2014

Plot: Underground inventors known as boxtrolls are wrongfully feared by a town that loves cheese.

Who’S It For? Those who like inventive, ambitious films.

Overall

As computer animation becomes keyboard-mashing wizardry that awes with the amount of hair follicles but remains a mystery to the public eye, stop-motion like in The Boxtrolls provides a wholly different wonder, that of watching an entire set of figures come to life through precision and extreme dedication. The work of Laika Animation Studios, as reminded in The Boxtrolls, provides filmgoers quite a visual treat for those looking to witness marvelous handmade ambition.

The Boxtrolls are short inventive creatures who scour in the night and fix things within the town of Cheesebridge, whilst, indeed, wearing boxes. They »

- Nick Allen

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Sir Ben Kingsley Talks The Boxtrolls, What Surprised Him About Stop-Motion, Working with Ridley Scott, Robert Zemekis, and Anton Corbijn, and More

26 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is Laika’s The Boxtrolls.  Making their stop-motion debut is directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable and the film is based on the children’s novel Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow.  Featuring the voices of Isaac Hempstead WrightElle Fanning, Sir Ben KingsleyToni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard AyoadeTracy Morgan, and Jared Harris, The Boxtrolls is about a young orphaned boy named Eggs (Wright) who is raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors who he must save from evil exterminator Archibald Snatched (Kingsley).  For more on the film, read Matt's review or click here for trailers, images, interviews, and everything we’ve posted on the film. At the L.A. press day I landed a video interview with Sir Ben Kingsley.  He talked about how they made The Boxtrolls, how much he knew about stop-motion prior to getting involved and what surprised him about the process, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Review: The Boxtrolls

26 September 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

I am always eager to see the latest Laika release. Output is slow from the animation studio due to the time-consuming and meticulous nature of its handmade stop-motion films, but bottling magic is no easy task. There is an ineffable tone in the studio's films -- perhaps because of its complete attention to details, perhaps because of some way natural lighting works compared to digital renderings -- that instills a sense of realism.

With The Boxtrolls, Laika takes on steampunk, creating a Victorian-looking village populated by hundreds of unique, charming (and some not so very) characters. Based on the children's book by Alan Snow, Here Be Monsters, directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi bring to life Eggs (Isaac Hempstead Wright, aka Bran Stark from Game of Thrones) and Winnie (Elle Fanning) as they fight to save their misunderstood friends from the evil designs of wily exterminator Archibald Snatcher (Ben Kingsley »

- Mike Saulters

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Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To The Boxtrolls, The Equalizer And This Is Where I Leave You

26 September 2014 3:34 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

With so many titles to choose from, Netflix Instant's library can be overwhelming. So we bring you this biweekly column as a tool to cut through the clutter by highlighting some now streaming titles that pair well with the latest theatrical releases. Looking to The Boxtrolls, The Equalizer and This Is Where I Leave You for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of stop-motion adventures, vigilante thrillers, and family-centric comedies. The Boxtrolls A young boy raised by subterranean tinkering trolls comes to the surface when his adopted family is threatened by a vicious exterminator. Ben Kingsley, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, and Richard Ayoade lend their voices. Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi direct. Read our review here. The Boxtrolls is the latest from Laika, which has created a renaissance for stop-motion animation. For more fun and fantastical animated adventures in this medium, check out this trio »

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‘The Boxtrolls’ packs lots of heart, laughs

25 September 2014 10:02 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Boxtrolls

Written by Irena Brignull & Adam Pava

Directed by Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi

USA, 2014

 

The Boxtrolls is a delightful animated gem that has enough frenetic action to entertain the kids and plenty of subversive humor to keep the adults chuckling.  It’s the perfect way to spend a day with your rambunctious little brother, and probably far less destructive.  The stop-motion design is gorgeous, with loads of tiny details for the curious eye.  If Big Hero 6 is a bit too saccharine for your palate, this makes a suitably-twisted alternative.

The Boxtrolls are a demented bunch of underground cave dwellers who sleep all day and then plunder the streets of Cheesebridge every night.  If it isn’t nailed down, the Boxtrolls are probably going to ‘liberate’ it.  One of the film’s many clever conceits is that each Boxtroll’s name comes from the insignia on the recycled cardboard box they inhabit. »

- J.R. Kinnard

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The Boxtrolls- The Review

25 September 2014 8:13 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

So far this year we’ve seen the return of valiant Dusty Crophopper, lovebirds Blu and Jewel, and Hiccup (and best pal Toothless) in their respective animated sequels Planes: Fire & Rescue, Rio 2, and How To Train Your Dragon 2. Now it’s time for another animated return, but not of a character: it’s the return of a style of animation. Those previous films were all done the way most features are produced this days, via computers aka CGI. This new feature harkens back to process nearly as old as film itself. This new feature uses stop-motion animation, the movement of tiny figures (often made with clay, rubber, or wood) one frame at a time to simulate movement. Perhaps best known for bringing dinosaurs and other big beasties to life thanks to effect pioneers Willis O”Brien and Ray Harryhausen, it was later used for television specials (the perennial »

- Jim Batts

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Interview: Directors of ‘The Boxtrolls’ on Their Animated Life

25 September 2014 6:07 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – How do you interpret an odd British storybook called “Here Be Monsters!” into a mainstream animated film? By taking the main characters – called ‘The Boxtrolls’ – and putting them up front. Animation veterans and co-directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi got the assignment, and deliver the goods.

Both creators have been around the animation block, but this is Annable’s first major animation directorial effort. He cut his teeth as a comic book artist and video game director, and was a story artist on the recent “ParaNorman.” Stacchi was previously a co-director on “Open Season” (2006), and started his animation career as a story artist on the classic “Antz” (1998). He also worked on visual effects for the classics “Back to the Future” (1985), “Ghost” (1990) and “Hook” (1991). The animation of ‘The Boxtrolls’ was produced by Laika Entertainment, who also produced the stop motion films “Coraline’” and the aforementioned “ParaNorman.”

Characters Looks in ‘The Boxtrolls, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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