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Sound Off: Laika's Stop-Motion Film 'The Boxtrolls' - Your Thoughts? Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Heroes come in all shapes and sizes...even rectangles. Now playing is the latest stop-motion animated feature film from Laika titled The Boxtrolls, co-written by Irena Brignull & Adam Pava adapted from Alan Snow's novel "Here Be Monsters!", co-directed by Graham Annable & Anthony Stacchi. The film tells the story of an orphan boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors called Boxtrolls. It's wacky, but tons of fun. How much fun? Better than Laika's other films or more of the same?

Watch: Nerds Become Heroes In New Trailer For Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Even though Marvel isn't making a big stink about their property "Big Hero 6" making it cinemas courtesy of Disney Animation (they're not even going to reprint the comics on which they're based), for a certain segment of fans this is a pretty exciting stuff. But Disney knows they have to reach far beyond the fanboys to make this movie — not based on a toy or even a title anybody has heard of — appealing to Mom and Dad Ticketbuyer who they want to bring their kids.

Beneath the streets of Cheesebridge live a group of mischievous but lovable monsters known as The Boxtrolls. For years, the town’s residents have lived in fear of the creatures but in spite of their grotesque appearance and often ill-mannered behavior, The Boxtrolls are actually a loving group of oddball do-gooders.

The Wire Stars to Reunite for… Finding Dory The Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory is shaping up to be a reunion for The Wire now that Dominic West and Idris Elba are confirmed to be appearing in the Pixar film. Speaking to ShortList, West told the mag that he and Elba "were recording " when recounting the last time he saw his co-star from the beloved HBO series. Their roles in the Finding Nemo follow-up have not yet been revealed. Idris Elba (left) and Dominic West (right) in The WireContinue reading…

‘No Good Deed’ Review: Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson Don't Embarrass Themselves or Their Studio in a Perfectly Serviceable Thriller Like this summer's “Let's Be Cops” and 2012's “The Watch,” two high-concept comedies that lost their allure after Ferguson and the killing of Trayvon Martin by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, respectively, the home-invasion thriller “No Good Deed” arrives at an inopportune time.

BIG HERO 6 Film Makers Discuss The Film, Its Story And Its Characters During Disney’s Big Hero 6 press day I had the opportunity to sit down with the film makers and discuss the upcoming animated feature. You’ll be familiar with the film makers as they have been behind many of the more recent Disney films such as Lilo & Stitch (Williams), The Emperor’s New Groove (Hall, Williams), Bolt (Williams), Wreck-It Ralph (Williams), Tangled (Conli) and Frozen (Williams). As many of you have noticed, the marketing for the film thus far is pretty light on “Marvel” and pretty heavy on “Disney”.

'Big Hero 6′: Can the Disney Legacy Make This Marvel Superhero Story Stand Out? There was a post-”princess movie” moment where Disney chased the “boy demographic.” It didnt' work out so well; Films like 'Atlantis' and 'Treasure Planet' came and went. Under the current Disney brand, 'Big Hero 6' isn't as aggressively alternative — not with Marvel as an in-house entity — but but the competition raises questions of what the Mouse House can bring to the table. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was basically a cartoon. Guardians of the Galaxy's five-character team had two fully CG characters. The Transformers moves are basically the pixel equivalent of a Stan Brakhage film.

Where does Laika go after 'The Boxtrolls?' Laika's latest film "The Boxtrolls" landed in Venice over the weekend. The film's directors, Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable, as well as Laika CEO Travis Knight, recently sat down to discuss the film and the direction of the studio from here.http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

Review: 'The Boxtrolls' delights with a witty script and superb stop motion animation The Boxtrolls is a triumph of storytelling, wit and charm from directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi that confirms Laika as a very special animation studiohttp://www.hitfix.com/blogs/in-contention

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