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Oscar Scuttlebutt: Academy Award Aftermath

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It took awhile but we all officially made it through the 85th Annual Academy Awards. There were a fair share of surprises sprinkled throughout the slightly entertaining broadcast, but now is not the time to gush about how happy we are that some people won. It's time to examine this year's list of winners and reflect on whether or not their wins were, well, deserved to be blunt.

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for November 13 - 20

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Brave is hitting DVD and Blu-ray the week, which is probably the biggest title of the new releases, as are two of the summer’s misfires, but the biggest title is Lawrence of Arabia, and it’s fair to say they don’t get much bigger.

Watch Pixar's 'La Luna' Right Now

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One of the best parts of this summer's Pixar film Brave was the short film La Luna, which was paired with the animated feature. Having a short film before the main feature has been a part of Pixar's modus operandi for a while now, but it seems to be embraced by most animated studios, which means we're in a new renaissance for animated shorts....

Box Office Predictions: Summarizin' The Summer

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Though there are three wide releases this weekend, who cares? Summer's over. Labor Day weekend is here. So let's talk about the winners of the summer, and general trends. Cause that's fun. And you'll never guess who won the summer (Hint: it was The Avengers)

Box Office Round-Up: 'The Dark Knight Rises' Rose

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There's a pall over this weekend's box office because the release of The Dark Knight Rises was marred in tragedy. It's hard to say if the events from the midnight screening hurt the film's grosses, but thinking about that is ghoulish. Here are the numbers.

Box Office Roundup: 'Ice Age' Tops, But Meh.

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This summer took its time launching its kids films (partly because the summer season for movies starts before most kids get out of school), but we've seen some winners in the bunch, and Ice Age: Continental Drift took this weekend. But - as I said Thursday - it gets a week until Batman, and this feels like the calm before the big movie.

Comic-Con 2012 News Roundup: 'Django Unchained' T-Shirt Giveaway, 'Iron Man...

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Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the past few days, you must know it's Comic-Con weekend in San Diego and in our hearts. So, in the spirit of the Con, we've decided to turn our regular weekly roundup into a massive Comic-Con 2012 News Roundup featuring anything and everything coming out of the big event. We've got news on giveaways and upcoming events. There's also new posters and...

Box Office Predictions: 'Ice Age' Makes Some Money

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You know what happens next weekend, right? Yup, The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters, and often when there's an absolute must-see, there's the possibility it will lay waste to everything in its path. That's what happen last time there was a Batman movie, so Fox - which has already released Ice Age: Continental Drift internationally - is hoping...

Box Office Predictions: 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Beats All

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Over the past two days The Amazing Spider-Man has already grossed nearly $60 Million stateside. Calling it the weekend winner doesn't take much work. It's going up against Katy Perry: Part of Me, and Savages and if it can't take both it's because it completely collapsed.

Box Office Roundup: 'Ted' Takes it

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This weekend was about counter-programming, but both Ted and Magic Mike opened bigger and stronger than many of the summer's supposed blockbusters. Ted exceeded all expectations, as is a monster hit, which paves the way for more Seth MacFarlane movies. Timing is everything.

Box Office Predictions: How 'Magic' is 'Mike'?

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So, this weekend would look to be the quiet before the storm. Next week is dominated by Spider-Man (Amazing or not), then comes the Ice Age, and then a little film called The Dark Knight Rises. But Warner Brothers has smartly targeted women for Magic Mike, and it went from little awareness...

Box Office Roundup: 'Brave' Takes the Top

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Though Brave may not have had the critical consensus of Pixar films in the past - films that often have nearly 100% Rotten Tomato ratings - that wasn't going to keep parents and children from one of the best brands in the business. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter didn't pass the sniff test, but may be okay as a smaller gamble. Check out the...

Box Office Predictions: It's Still a Pixar Movie

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This weekend Brave and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hit screens in one of the strangest summers seasons on record. Movies that cost over $100 Million (and much more) have been tanking with regularity. Will that effect these new releases?

Interview: Kelly MacDonald, Kevin McKidd and Craig Ferguson From 'Brave'

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For the voice cast of Brave, making the movie is the easiest part. Kelly MacDonald, who voices the lead Merida, was on the film for eighteen months. That sounds like a long time, but the film was in production for seven years. She joined co-stars Craig Ferguson and Kevin McKidd to talk about the making of the film, and their characters.

To the Point: Summer Box Office Predictions

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The summer season is a week away at this point, so it's time to start making predictions about the biggest movies of the summer. These predictions are always going to be a just little off, but that's the fun of making wildly inaccurate guesses months before we've even seen a film - sometimes you're right. So here are the top ten films that are going to be trying to make more than $200 Million...

Latest 'Brave' Trailer is Worrying

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When we saw the second trailer for Pixar's Brave in February, it showed one scene and one scene only, giving a sense of the characters and some of the stakes. It was a bold marketing decision, and was fresh and it was exciting. Now we've got a trailer that seems to throw so much at the screen at once that it's somewhate troubling.  Take a look below.

What Does it Mean When Disney Fires its Chairman?

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Studio chairman Rich Ross was let go today from Disney, after a tumultuous two and a half year run as the head of the studio.  He came into to replace Dick Cook, who ran it for eight years. Heads of studios tend to fall into two categories: those who hope be like the old school heads and stay in the position until they're virtually dead, or fresh blood that...

'Brave Stories: Merida': A Short Featurette Narrated By Merida Of Pixar's...

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Curious as to the plot of Pixar’s newest winner, Brave?  The production company has eschewed the hyper trendy and annoying habit of releasing a trailer for a trailer; instead, they’ve released a teaser “featurette” that strings together scenes from the film, while the main character, Merida, provides a commentary.  Check out the video below.

Brave Trailer Shows One Scene Only

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Pixar may be the zenith for animation these days, but with their summer film Brave, they're shaking things up. For the first time in their twenty-plus year career, they're finally making a film that has a woman as its lead. There may be some cross pollination here, though, as their new main character (voiced by Kelly MacDonald) seems to be a Disney princess - but with...