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In Theaters: 'Tron: Legacy,' 'How Do You Know,' 'Yogi Bear,' 'Rabbit Hole'

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • December 17, 2010 5:05 AM
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Hollywood lays out the red carpet for "Tron: Legacy" this week, because there's surprisingly little competition for the 3D spectacle this high-season almost holiday weekend. Sure, there's something for the kids with (shudder) "Yogi Bear" and something for the ladies with "How Do You Know," but 'Tron' is bringing some of that summer blockbuster swagger to winter. Maybe studio execs assume everyone's going to be spending those hard earned bucks on gifts or warm and toasty yuletide libations. At any rate, despite the rather slim pickins there's a little something for everyone at the multiplex, and even some awards-season contenders for those of you who treat Oscar nomination morning like the NFL draft pick.

'Corpse Bride' Co-Director Mike Johnson To Helm 'Oz Wars,'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 16, 2010 8:56 AM
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Contemporary Story Will Feature Martial Arts, Black Magic & Warrior WitchesYeah, we know, the amount of "The Wizard Of Oz" projects in development is already well on this side of ridiculous but it appears that any idea is a good idea in Hollywood, so why not one more.

Watch: Trailer For 'Rango' Promises Loopy, Far Out Fun

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 14, 2010 5:39 AM
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We're pretty sure that this one will require at least one viewing under the influence of certain herbs and plants, but the full length trailer for Paramount's "Rango" has arrived and it looks like a total mindfuck. In a good way.

Watch: Alternate Ending For 'Yogi Bear' Redoes 'Assassination of Jesse James,' Not For Kids

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 13, 2010 8:16 AM
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Either the filmmakers behind the upcoming "Yogi Bear" have a wickedly morose sense of humor or someone is showing off his considerable animation skills, but a viral clip of sorts has hit the web of a (probably fake) alternate ending to the forthcoming animated picture.

DreamWorks Animation Announces New Film 'Me And My Shadow,' Will Hit Theaters In March 2013

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2010 10:05 AM
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Even though DreamWorks Animation honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg is content to keep the money train rolling on the studio's tried and true franchise (there are plans for half a dozen "Kung Fu Panda" movies), the studio will get to some more original content. Eventually.

John Cameron Mitchell Talks Animated 'The Ruined Cast' & Upcoming Neil Gaiman Adaptation

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 10, 2010 3:40 AM
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We recently chatted with John Cameron Mitchell about his forthcoming, absolutely dynamite drama "Rabbit Hole," which is picking up some serious awards season steam (more on that soon). However, the conversation veered into what busy Mitchell has on deck and he updated us on a couple of projects that have been developing recently.

Watch: Jesse Eisenberg & Anne Hathaway As Love Birds In The Animated 'Rio'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 9, 2010 2:27 AM
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Is This Why Pixar's 'Newt' Was Cancelled?Ever since his debut in 2002's "Roger Dodger," Jesse Eisenberg's career has gone from strength to strength. Following that film fairly swiftly with a brilliant performance in Noah Baumbach's "The Squid and the Whale," before having a banner year in 2009 with both Greg Mottola's "Adventureland" and the sleeper hit "Zombieland," he gave the best, and most acclaimed, performance of his career thus far in David Fincher's "The Social Network." But the next time he'll be heard of on screen, following up his almost-certainly Oscar-nominated portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg? He'll be playing a nervous blue macau.

Watch: Teaser Trailer For New Santa Tale 'Arthur Christmas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 6, 2010 7:02 AM
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Even though it's not set to hit theaters until the holiday season next year, Sony has dropped an early look at the upcoming 3D animated co-production with Aardman, "Arthur Christmas."

In Theaters: 'Faster,' 'Love And Other Drugs,' 'The King's Speech'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 26, 2010 4:28 AM
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A lot of dessert options this week if you can make it out to the theater after shoving down all that turkey and fixings. The most satisfying option is probably Disney's "Tangled," which considering it has a pretty white princess as the center of the story, should do great business this weekend, but most likely not enough to knock the boy wizard from the top spot in his second week. Christina Aguilera and Cher team up in the musical fable "Burlesque," which should attract a broad age range of women and gay men. "Faster" marks the return of The Rock from the kiddie-flick ghetto, but "Unstoppable" has better reviews and should provide decent competition a few weeks into its release. Your best bet for date night is the Jake Gyllenhaal/Anne Hathaway dramedy "Love and Other Drugs," which could find itself ignored at the crowded holiday box office. In limited release, the Oscar-bait "The King's Speech" features great performances and a crowd-pleasing story that should play well into the holidays, but best avoid "The Nutcracker in 3D" if you'd like your season to remain cheery and bright.

You Know, For Kids: Trailers For 'Mars Needs Moms' & 'Hop'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 24, 2010 4:24 AM
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We have to admit, if it isn't Pixar (or maybe DreamWorks), we sort of don't pay attention to animated films, but in the past couple of days trailers have landed for "Mars Needs Moms" and "Hop" which might be of interest for parents looking to entertain their kids next spring.

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