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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

Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' Gets a Complete Rewrite 2014 marks the first year since 2005 that Pixar has not released a new movie, following the studio's decision to shift their upcoming project The Good Dinosaur from a May 30, 2014 release to November 25, 2015, after they removed director Bob Peterson from the project last August.We haven't heard anything about this delayed Pixar animated adventure since then, but now we have a new update from voice actor John Lithgow, who revealed in a new interview that the studio has completely reworked the story, and he will have to come back in to record the new dialogue next month."I recorded the e

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2' Passes $500 Million Box Office Worldwide DreamWorks Animation officially has a franchise. “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” the sequel to the Oscar-nominated 2010 film, broke through the $500 million worldwide box office barrier on Thursday, thanks to a solid $5.6 million opening in China. Also read: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2' Review: Something Gets Lost in the Leap from Romp to Epic “We have been incredibly proud of ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2' from the moment we saw it and we're thrilled that it has been embraced around the world with such enthusiasm,” DreamWorks Animation's chief m

A new trailer has arrived online for The Boxtrolls, the new animation from Laika, the creators of Coraline and Paranorman. The new trailer sets about establishing the world of the Boxtrolls, a race of mischievous but friendly creatures who have happily raised an orphaned human boy, named Eggs. However, all is not well, as villainous town rotter Archibald Snatcher has cooked up a plan to get rid of the Boxtrolls once and for all. Boooooo!

Universal Takes 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' Out to Poop in April 2016 It's been two years since it was announced that Universal Pictures was teaming up with Despicable Me animation studio Illumination Entertainment for a live-action/animated hybrid adaptation of Scholastic's giant canine, Clifford the Big Red Dog. Now word comes from Universal that they will take the humongous dog out for a walk in theaters on April 8th, 2016. Still no plot details, voice cast or director has been revealed for the project, but when the project was announced in 2012, Bedtime Stories, Race to Witch Mountain and The Sorcerer's Apprentice scribe Matt Lopez was writing the script.

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