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Review: 'Rio 2' Featuring The Voices Of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx And Andy Garcia

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 9, 2014 2:25 PM
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Rio 2
These days, the potential for animated films is seemingly limitless. In the past few months, we've seen Disney's boldly contemporary fairy tale "Frozen" deservedly become the highest grossing animated movie of all time, while Hayao Miyazaki was able to delicately frame the story of a man who made war machines as a love letter to artistic pursuit with "The Wind Rises," and "The Lego Movie" transcended its commercial base to become a dazzlingly funny and heartfelt movie about the true power of imagination. So it's such a shame, then, that a movie like Blue Sky Studios' "Rio 2" comes along – a visually stunning, wholly empty experience that fails to conjure any emotion stronger than an impassive shrug.

Anne Hathaway Will 'Intern' With Robert De Niro Instead Of Reese Witherspoon

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2014 9:35 PM
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At one time slated to star Tina Fey before it stalled out ... and revived again last fall with Robert De Niro and Reese Witherspoon only to wind up losing the actress a couple of months later, it has been a bumpy ride for Nancy Meyers' "The Intern." But it seems every time a door closes, a bigger one opens.

Sundance Review: ‘Song One’ Starring Anne Hathaway With Music By Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 22, 2014 2:30 PM
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Song One
In two different parts of the world, two estranged siblings go on with their lives. The brother is a passionate busker and would-be pro musician spending time singing his heart out in New York subways. The elder sister is in Africa, researching nomadic tribes in Morocco for her PhD. But one fateful night, a critical error in judgment will reunites them: Henry (Ben Rosenfeld from “Boardwalk Empire”) is in a coma after an accident and following an emergency call from his mother (Mary Steenburgen), Frannie (Anne Hathaway) drops everything to be by his side.

Watch: Cameo-Filled Trailer For Comedy 'Don Peyote' Featuring Anne Hathaway, Abel Ferrara & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2014 4:00 PM
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Don Peyote Anne Hathaway
Well, we'll give co-writer/director Dan Fogler credit for this: he certainly knows how to work a Rolodex. Ordinarily, we probably wouldn't pay a movie titled "Don Peyote" much mind, but when it manages to rope in a rather oddball assortment of people for cameo roles, well, we gave more time out of day than we otherwise would have.

Watch: First Trailer For Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Jessica Chastain & Many More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2013 11:10 AM
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Interstellar trailer
So, is Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" gearing up to be the biggest blockbuster about agriculture ever? That's certainly the last word on it, as the always secrecy prone filmmaker hasn't let any details yet slip out about his movie.

Sundance First Look: Anne Hathaway In 'Song One' & Elle Fanning In 'Low Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 4:41 PM
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Song One
Two music-based/centered movies on the way to Sundance, featuring a couple actresses we really dig. Onwards...

Casey Affleck Joins The Amazing Cast Of Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 21, 2013 6:43 AM
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With his producing gig on "Man On Steel" in theaters and proving to be a great success, Christopher Nolan's attention, as well as executive-producing "Transcendence," which stars Johnny Depp and marks the directorial debut of his DoP Wally Pfister, is now shifting to his next job in the director's chair: "Interstellar."

Anne Hathaway Jumps Into 'The Lifeboat'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2013 9:06 PM
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Though she's fresh off an Oscar win for "Les Miserables," Anne Hathaway has been keeping things surprisingly quiet, not rushing into signing onto a bunch of projects. Other than jumping onto Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" and currently shooting the romantic drama "Song One," the actress has kept out of the trades for the most part. Until now.

Watch: Trailer For Steven Spielberg Produced JFK TV Doc 'Letters To Jackie' Featuring All-Star Voice Cast

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 17, 2013 2:26 PM
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This fall will mark fifty years since November 22, 1963 -- a date that continues to haunt American history. When John F. Kennedy was assassinated, it seemed to mark an undeniable shift in the country, away from the positivity and hope that followed War War II, into a more fraught and frightened era with more wars overseas, social and political upheaval and much more. To mark the anniversary, there will undoubtedly be a ton of programming and films to choose from, and this is one of them.

Watch: 'Rio 2' Trailer Will Make You Say, 'Wait Is This An Angry Birds Movie?'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 15, 2013 2:55 PM
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The teaser trailer for Blue Sky Studio's "Rio 2" has just hit the internet and the brief clip doesn't explain much, instead encouraging you to shake your tail feathers while you'll undoubtedly wonder, at least for the first thirty seconds or so, if you're watching a commercial for a feature-length version of the "Angry Birds" iPhone game. (Spoiler alert: you're not.)

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