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Birds Of Prey Has Cast Its Renee Montoya

If you’re looking forward to the Birds of Prey film as much as we are, then the past few weeks have probably been pretty exciting for you.

For one, the Cathy Yan-directed flick has finally been given a release date, while Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jurnee Smollett-Bell were both confirmed as Huntress and Black Canary, respectively. There’s also the fact that Ewan McGregor could wind up stepping into the shoes of the villainous Black Mask.

Honestly, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn is being given a great cast to work with here and the news just keeps on pouring in, as The Wrap reports that Warner Bros. has found their Renee Montoya tonight, with Rosie Perez snagging the role. Though not a household name, the actress has showed up in Do the Right Thing, The Road to El Dorado and White Men Can’t Jump, among other movies,
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Kingsman: The Golden Circle movie review: deliver us from “edgy”

MaryAnn’s quick take… Save us from male artists who think they are dangerously, uniquely innovative. This stew of toxic masculinity and CGI-cartoon violence is nothing but tediously mundane. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast, mostly

I’m “biast” (con): hated the first film

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Here’s a phrase I do not recall from Kingsman: The Secret Service: “independent intelligence agency.” This is uttered in Kingsman: The Golden Circle in connection with the American counterpart to Kingsman: Statesman, to which we are introduced here. But what does that mean, precisely? It means they’re mercenary spies, doesn’t it? I have a vague recollection of Secret Service mentioning something about Kingsman being funded by the crown heads of Europe, which at least offers a veneer of governmental authority and fealty to law and order — though of course there
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Shakira Announces El Dorado World Tour Dates

Shakira Announces El Dorado World Tour Dates
Shakira is taking her act on the road. On Tuesday, the "Me Enamoré" singer announced that her El Dorado World Tour will kick off Nov. 8 in Cologne, Germany. A Latin American leg of the tour will be announced at a later date. "Thank you all so much for listening to my music in so many places around the world," the 40-year-old singer tells E! News in a statement. "I can't wait to be onstage again singing along with all of you, all of your favorites and mine. It's going to be fun! The road to El Dorado starts now!" Here is the complete list of tour dates: Nov. 18, 2017: Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena Nov. 10, 2017: Paris, France – AccorHotels...
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Run The Series: Shrek’s lazy example defined a studio and changed animation

With Run The Series, The A.V. Club examines film franchises, studying how they change and evolve with each new installment.

Shrek was not the first film to be released by Dreamworks Animation, but it was the one that set the tone for the studio, establishing a blueprint that would be copied, in one form or another, for most of its subsequent features. It was both its Snow White and, given its bizarro-world Disney worldview, an anti-Snow White.

Previous titles had included a pair of overt Mouse House rip-offs (The Prince Of Egypt and The Road To El Dorado, both cel-animated adventures with original music), a stab at claymation (Chicken Run), and Antz, a dialogue-heavy title that skewed a bit more adult and played like a trial run for its overall capabilities, given how relatively primitive the visuals were. All of those have their defenders, but none broke out ...
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Your Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Marathons on TV

Your Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Marathons on TV
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Thanksgiving has arrived and with it comes bingeing of all kinds — but mainly food, shopping and TV. We’ve rounded up all the movie and TV show marathons airing over the long holiday weekend so you can watch your favorite while digesting on the couch.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy, whether you’re a Parks and Recreation fan and just want to spend time with your favorite Pawnee residents or a horror fan looking for a scare-fest like those on IFC and Syfy. Perhaps you’d prefer to
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25 underappreciated family movies of the last 20 years




From Flushed Away and Hunchback to Titan A.E. and Sky High - the family movies that don't get the love they deserve...

When I sit through a film such as Zootropolis, Rango, Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph, Eddie The Eagle or Coraline, I can’t help but be thankful somebody has bothered. As a parent as well as a movie lover, I’ve grown to really dislike family movies that just turn up to act as a surrogate babysitter for 90 minutes, with no intention of becoming anybody’s favourite film. The films I'm going to talk about are the family movies therefore that I think both try and do something a bit more, yet continue to fly under many people's radar.

A bonus mention before we get going, and number 26 in the list, much to my surprise: Alvin & The Chipmunks 4. I was expecting next to zero from it, courtesy
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'Kingsman 2' Wants Sir Elton John in Mystery Role

'Kingsman 2' Wants Sir Elton John in Mystery Role
With production to begin soon on 20th Century Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle, casting is still under way on the action sequel, set for release on June 16, 2017. Today we have a new report from The Hollywood Reporter, which reveals music icon Elton John is in talks for a role. No details were given for the character he may play, but it sounds like the musician may be playing himself.

Regardless of his role, if a deal is finalized, Elton John joins a cast that already includes original Kingsman: The Secret Service stars Taron Egerton as Eggsy, Mark Strong as Merlin and Edward Holcroft as Charlie Hesketh, who was believed to have died in Kingsman: The Secret Service. They will be joined by new cast members Julianne Moore as the villain Poppy and Halle Berry as the head of the CIA. The sequel will move the action from London to the United States,
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18 great animated films unavailable on Blu-ray

Odd List Ryan Lambie 28 Apr 2014 - 06:21

From Japanese anime to Disney via stop-motion, here are 18 animated films that are mystifyingly unavailable on Blu-ray...

Not all movies need to be seen in HD, but if there's one type of filmmaking that regularly benefits from the Blu-ray format, it's animation. Let us cite one example at random: My Neighbour Totoro. Until fairly recently, the only copy we had on the shelf was an early, imported version on DVD, which was grainy and a little washed-out.

When Studio Canal issued Totoro on Blu-ray in 2012, the difference in image quality was little short of a revelation: Hayao Miyazaki's colours and fluid lines positively shimmered. In short, it was like seeing this fresh, sun-drenched film again for the first time.

The same could be said for so many other animated films, no matter what country they come from: in high-definition, we can truly
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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2000

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 28 Nov 2013 - 06:04

Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2000, and another 25 overlooked gems...

The new millennium brought with it an eclectic range of hit films. Hong Kong action director John Woo brought us Mission: Impossible II, the most profitable film of the year at the box office. Ridley Scott enjoyed one of the biggest critical and financial successes of his career with Gladiator, while Robert Zemeckis created a memorable drama with Tom Hanks and a ball named Wilson in Cast Away.

From a comic book movie standpoint, 2000 was also a key year. X-Men not only established a successful film franchise which is still going, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past out next year, but also headed up a wave of big-budget Marvel adaptations which shows no sign of slowing down.

As ever, we've travelled far outside the
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“The Walking Dead”: Disney Style

“The Walking Dead”: Disney Style
I know what you’ve been dreaming about: an all-ages, Disney-style cartoon based on Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead. Dream no longer. It’s a reality…in the form of this art work by Deviant Artist Mirandaareli. The following photo reenvisions the characters of The Walking Dead in the guises of famous Disney characters. See if you can name them all!

Give up? Me too.

Daryl Dixon – Sinbad (Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas) Andrea – Helga (Atlantis: The Lost Empire) Glenn Rhee – Mulan (Mulan) Rick – John Rolfe (Pocahontas II: Journey To A New World) Maggie – Anastasia (Anastasia) Shane – Tulio (The Road To El Dorado) Carol – The Dowager Empress Marie (Anastasia) Carl – Jim Hawkins (Treasure Planet) Lori – Kayley (Quest For Camelot) T-Dog – Dr. Sweet (Atlantis: The Lost Empire) Sophia – Jane (Tarzan) Dale – Vladimir Hershel – Dymas (Sinbad: The Legend Of The Seven Seas) Beth – Arista (The Little Mermaid)

Thanks to
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If Animated Movie Couples Were Live-Action Couples

Hollywood has often been described as "The Dream Factory," but when it comes to animated movies cartoonists can fudge the line between a dream romantic coupling and a laughable OkCupid date gone wrong.

Be it chunky monkey Ray Winstone sexing up Angelina Jolie in "Beowulf" or Meryl Streep winding up Mrs. George Clooney in "The Fantastic Mr. Fox" (which even she admitted was hilarious), there are many examples of said pairings — and here are ten more for you to fantasize about.

1. Ray Romano and Queen Latifah, "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006)

With her sassy boisterousness and his whiney timidity, Latifah and Romano are a match made in … well, somewhere. Their portrayal of wooly mammoths Manny and Ellie in the last three "Ice Age" movies produced not only brilliant chemistry but also a cartoon daughter, Peaches. Whether that vocal chemistry could translate to live-action success remains to be seen … "Bringing Down the House
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Blu-ray Review: A Monster in Paris

A Monster In Paris

Stars (the voices of): Vanessa Paradis, Jay Harrington, Adam Goldberg, Bob Balaban, Matthew Géczy, Danny Huston, Sean Lennon | Written by Bibo Bergeron, Stéphane Kazandjian | Directed by Bibo Bergeron

Produced by Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp (Arthur And The Invisibles) and directed by Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale, The Road To El Dorado), A Monster in Paris is a gorgeous-looking CG-animated take on the classic tales of Phantom of the Opera and Hunchback of Notre Dame, only with a genetically-engineered (think a quasi-Frankenstein’s monster) singing giant flea as its protagonist!

A wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend and a madcap monkey make a massive mistake when let loose in a mad scientist’s laboratory. With lotions and potions spilling everywhere, the troublesome trio accidentally creates Franc, the product of a reaction between a common flea and one of the scientist’s mystery concoctions. What they fail to realise,
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Today at 2 pm/Et: Live Online Q&A with Kenneth Branagh of 'My Week With Marilyn'

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Exclusively on Catch a unique interview with celebrated actor-director Kenneth Branagh as he discusses his new film "My Week With Marilyn" and much more. The live online Q&A starts today—Thursday, Dec. 8th—at 2 pm/Et, and can be watched below. Tune in to watch, chat, and ask questions! Kenneth Branagh is best known for directing and starring in several film adaptations of William Shakespeare's plays, including "Henry V" (for which was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Director), "Much Ado About Nothing," "Hamlet," (for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay), "Love's Labour's Lost," and "As You Like It." He also directed "Dead Again," "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein," "The Magic Flute," "Sleuth," and the 2011 blockbuster "Thor." As an actor, his film credits include "Rabbit-Proof Fence," "Wild Wild West," "The Road to El Dorado," "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,
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Puss In Boots Ground-Breaking with Two Latino Leads

Puss In Boots, the number one film in America features two Latino leads, a rarity in Hollywood. A lot has changed since Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, the voices behind the 3D animated film, arrived to America to achieve their Hollywood dream.  Antonio explains why Hollywood has shifted into a new mentality.  

Not too long ago, studios were still using non-ethnic actors to voice Hispanic characters as they did in 2000's The Road to El Dorado which featured the voices of Kevin Kline and Kenneth Branaugh as main characters Miguel and Tulio.  Edward James Olmos and Rosie Perez had supporting roles in the Dreamworks animated film.  Twelve years later, a major Hollywood movie now features two Latino actors in major roles which perhaps is a first for an animated film.

At a recent press event with Antonio and Salma for

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Illumination Hires Brooke Breton, Kit Giordano, Promotes Kristin Wong-Ward

Illumination Hires Brooke Breton, Kit Giordano, Promotes Kristin Wong-Ward
Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment is continuing to ramp up its infrastructure by bringing two crucial hires onto its leadership team. The four-year-old company made several additions earlier this year, and now, Meledandri has announced the hirings of Brooke Breton as a senior production executive and Kit Giordano as Director of Development. Simultaneously, Kristin Wong-Ward has been promoted into the creative executive role. Breton is currently producing the Despicable Me theme park attraction for Illumination, which is slated to open in 2012 at Universal Studios Orlando, and also has a long history as a producer of prominent live-action and animated motion pictures. She spent several years at Lightstorm Entertainment, where she served as co-producer on James Cameron’s Avatar, among other projects. Prior to that Breton co-produced Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow for Paramount Pictures, and was also involved in the establishment of DreamWorks Animation where she produced The Road To El Dorado.
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[Tiff Review] A Monster in Paris

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After a decade in the Hollywood system directing the likes of The Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale, Bibo Bergeron decided to return home to his native France and embark on a passion project. Titled A Monster in Paris and seeing its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, this children’s tale has more in common with a Sylvain Chomet than his Dreamworks past. Not as stylized as The Triplets of Belleville, Bergeron still infuses a flavor all his own with a beautifully rendered 3D Parisian background to set the stage. Possessing the usual children’s fare handicaps of hidden love, best friends, and magical mishap, the film is able to excel beyond the status quo to delight more than any other animated work I’ve seen so far this year.

Taking place in 1910 with the Eiffel Tower drowning in the Seine’s overflow from the Great Flood,
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Trailer For Luc Besson-Produced ‘A Monster in Paris’

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Luc Besson has only done some official work in the realm of animation — his trilogy of Arthur movies immediately springs to mind — but it’s beside the point when almost everything he’s involved with feels like a cartoon. Not that I’m condemning what he does, since I actually enjoy some of his writing/directing/producing work; it’s just that they often feel ridiculous. But that argument may not matter with A Monster in Paris, a new producing project for him that is in fact a CG cartoon. The trailer for it has shown up on the Tiff YouTube page, as it will premiere at the festival.

One of the main things that I pay attention to when looking at footage for an upcoming animated film is the animation itself, since the world can’t be convincingly sold unless that aspect works. Thankfully, the style here looks unique
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The 11 Most Commercially Successful Directors You've Never Heard Of

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Most people know film know the name Wes Anderson. He's a brilliant director who has influenced scores of films since he Bottle Rocket. And yet, the average box-office take of his six films is $21 million. Kevin Smith is an even more popular director. The average box-office of his nine films is $20 million. Martin Scorsese's average is $39 million. Woody Allen's average is $13 million. Danny Boyle's is $30 million. The Coen Brothers average around $45 million. David Lynch: $12.3 million. David Mamet: $6 million.

And yet, if you are a film fan, those are all names that you know. You probably know them well. You've probably seen some or most of their films. And yet, you probably have no idea who Steve Carr is. In the last decade, Carr has made 6 films. The box-office average of those six films is $80 million, better than the average of either Tony or Ridley Scott.
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Jennifer Yuh interview: Kung Fu Panda 2, Guillermo del Toro, Dark City, Van Damme and animation

The director of Kung Fu Panda 2 talks us through making the film, how del Toro came in halfway through, and getting her photo taken with Jcvd

Arriving in UK cinemas today is Kung Fu Panda 2, the impressive sequel to the 2008 original. It's a rare beast, improving as it does on the original. And director Jennifer Yuh spared us some time to chat about making the film...

Kung Fu Panda 2 is a funny film, and animation is doing comedy really well at the moment. I think there's lots of stuff around at the moment about how comedy isn't very strong in Hollywood right now, yet I'm seeing animated films stuffed with big laughs, Kung Fu Panda 2 included. Is that the tight scripting of animation? Because you can't properly test it?

Well, we do have a script, and we do rough passes of the movie. We have a rough animatic,
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MGM to Animate Punk Farm

MGM looks to be getting back into the animation game for the first time since 1989's All Dogs Go to Heaven as they've picked up the rights to adapt Jarrett J. Krosoczka's children's book Punk Farm into an animated film with The Simpsons Movie director David Silverman at the helm. Scripted by Jim Hecht ( Ice Age: the Meltdown ) and David Stern, it will be only MGM's second in-house project since reemerging from their bankruptcy with Prana Studios handling the animation. The story revolves around five barnyard animals who form an underground rock band. Besides directing and producing episodes of "The Simpsons" television series, Silverman was also a co-director on Disney.Pixar's Monsters, Inc. and director of The Road to El Dorado .
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