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DVD and Blu-ray Picks for March 18 - 24

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"FROZEN" (Pictured) ELSA. ©2013 Disney. All Rights Reserved.
This week brings Frozen to Blu-ray and DVD, which is funny because the film is still playing in theaters, and is in the top ten, box office-wise. There’s also some Oscar also-rans hitting as well, and some great Criterion catalog stuff.

Box Office Roundup: 'Frozen' and 'Catching Fire' Appeal to Families More...

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Movies tend to open and fade away. Such is the nature of modern box office. But Christmas is the one time of year where that's not always the case. Which is why -- kind of out of nowhere, but it makes perfect sense -- Frozen came close to being the number one film of the weekend, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire now seems like it could...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: As the Year Ends....

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2013 began with Texas Chainsaw 3D, and is closing with a smattering of films that could get some awards love, with The Wolf of Wall Street the strongest, and with The Secret Life of Walter Mitty a question mark. Have we learned anything? Probably not.

Box Office Roundup: 'The Hobbit' Smaugs 'Anchorman 2'

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THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Paramount did a lot to hype up Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but it couldn't tackle heavy expectations and the still sort of juggernaut-ish Lord of the Rings films. They tried, and for their efforts have $40 Million in the bank. But with the holidays about to start, the question is if it (and, for that matter, The Desolation...

Box Office Predictions: 'Anchorman' Defeats 'Hobbit,' News at 11

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ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES
Though many reviews are mixed, and few are saying it's as good or better than the first (though surely someone will because it will show up in the TV spots), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues should clean up over its five day release window. There's also some expansion releases, and Fox's Walking with Dinosaurs, so there's a full plate of movies to chose from.

Saving Mr. Banks: Movie Review

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Saving Mr. Banks is a fictionalized account of how Walt Disney acquired the rights to adapt Mary Poppins. It reveals the culmination of a 20 year battle he had with Poppins creator P.L. Travers. This is the first time Disney is portrayed in one of his own films during a time where his studio faced one of its greatest challenges.

Interview: 'Saving Mr. Banks' Screenwriter Kelly Marcel

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ScreenCrave recently sat down with screenwriter Kelly Marcel to talk about Saving Mr. Banks. It's the film that retells the story of how Walt Disney acquired the rights to Mary Poppins. Marcel shared her insight on what may have transpired, and how her personal connection to her own father...

Oscar Scuttlebutt: Could Tom Hanks Sink His Own Chances with 'Captain...

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This week brings another obvious Oscar contender into the race, the Paul Greengrass-directed Captain Phillips, which stars Tom Hanks in one of his best on screen performances. But there's a long road to award season, and the film has a number of hurdles to clear before it becomes a serious contender.