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Buzz Lightyear Shrinks In First Look At 'Toy Story' Short 'Small Fry' Premiering Before 'The Muppets'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 12:21 PM
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Yes, there is another reason to see "The Muppets" later this month, and it has nothing to do with the return of those felt covered friends to the big screen. While "Toy Story 3" was at least the end of the feature length franchise (for now), it has continued on in the form of short films that will continue the adventures of Buzz, Woody and the rest of the gang. This summer saw the toys return in "Hawaiian Vacation," preceding "Cars 2" and now, they've got a whole new tale to tell in "Small Fry," and it looks like the pint sized heroes are getting even smaller. Or at least one of them is.
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Exclusive: George Miller Says New ‘Mad Max 4’ Movie Essentially Same Story As Aborted ‘Max’ Film In 2003; Talks Tom Hardy As Rebooted Mel Gibson Character

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • November 11, 2011 11:52 AM
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For the better part of the past two decades, George Miller has made films that veered sharply away from his earliest triumphs, opting for decidedly more family-friendly fare like “Babe: Pig in the City” and “Happy Feet” than the unforgiving adventures of the “Mad Max” series. But next year, Miller returns to that franchise with the tentatively titled “Fury Road,” and even though production was aborted back in 2003 and then pushed back several times since the project was first re-announced in 2009, Miller told The Playlist that their completion at Warner Brothers is as inevitable as their conception was in his head.

Review: Lars Von Trier Confronts Depression Head On In The Grim 'Melancholia'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 11:41 AM
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Essentially shock free, the operatic, three act film plays more like an Ingmar Bergman chamber piece than anything else and the biggest surprise is just how contemplative Von Trier is this time around.

'Harold & Kumar Christmas' Helmer Todd Strauss-Schulson To Direct WB Comedy 'Family Getaway'

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 11, 2011 11:20 AM
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Some analysts have called “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” a financial disappointment because of its $13.1 million opening weekend. Considering the film cost $20 million to make, it may be a disappointment, but it’s still a success for New Line Cinema and its parent company Warner Bros. as it will likely wind up turning a modest little profit, before generating money endlessly every holiday season for years to come.

Review: '11-11-11' Is A Well-Intentioned, But Poorly-Made Horror Throwback

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 11, 2011 11:00 AM
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Werner Herzog Says 'Into The Abyss' Is "Not An Issue Film"

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 11, 2011 10:42 AM
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Watch: Yes, That's A Penis In The First Clip From Guy Maddin's 'Keyhole'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 11, 2011 10:21 AM
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Well, if anything, Canadian filmmaker Guy Maddin is anything but predictable. The filmmaker has been carving out his own little corner in the film world, with movies that play like a hybrid of classic cinema of the past poured through David Lynch's fever dreams and then spun by Maddin into something uniquely his own. His is a particular flavor to get attuned with, but once you do, you definitely want to drink deep.
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Review: 'Pete Smalls Is Dead' A Caper Comedy That Doesn't Quite Cut It

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 11, 2011 10:00 AM
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'Traffic' Oscar-Winner Stephen Gaghan Polishes M. Night Shyamalan's Will Smith Vehicle 'One Thousand A.E.'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 11, 2011 9:41 AM
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Of the many, many problems of the recent output of M. Night Shyamalan, perhaps first among them is that he's simply not as good a writer as he is a director. He handles the early parts of "Signs" with a disciplined tautness worthy of Spielberg, but throws it away on a teeth-grittingly nonsensical 'God has a plan' ending. He writes himself into "Lady in the Water" as a soon-to-be-martyred author whose work will eventually lead to world peace. He printed out "The Happening" and sent it to his agent, rather than putting it in a box, setting fire to the box, taking the ashes and putting them in a lead-sealed concrete vault a mile underground, as he should have done.

Max Irons Lands Other Male Lead Opposite Saoirse Ronan In Andrew Niccol's 'The Host'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 11, 2011 9:20 AM
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 "In Time" didn't quite provide the comeback that some were hoping for for writer/director Andrew Niccol, who penned "The Truman Show" and directed "Gattaca." Despite playing in the helmer's wheelhouse of big-idea sci-fi, the film was poorly received, more "S1mone" than "Lord of War," and a damp squib at the box office. Fortunately, Niccol already had his next film lined up, and it's something with an built-in fanbase that should make it a better bet, commercially at least.

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