Rise of the Guardians Reviews, Interviews & More

Blu-ray and DVD Picks for March 12 - 18

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Some nice titles this week, including one of the surprise winners at this year’s Oscars, a charming character study of alcoholics, and some great catalog titles, mostly from Disney, and including Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Box Office Roundup: Soft Weekend Leaves 'The Hobbit' On Top

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The numbers this weekend were pathetic, and if Django Unchained and Les Miserables don't click with audiences, the year will go out with a whimper. There were four wide releases, and none could take The Hobbit, which is no surprise, but a couple couldn't do more business than Rise of the Guardians, which has been in...

Box Office Roundup: 'Skyfall' Wins During Pre/Post-Holiday Blahs

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As we're between both holidays and event films, no one took this weekend to launch a big title, so we're going to have a logjam of films released December 21-25, and then next week is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. But right now it's quiet so James Bond trumped with his Skyfall.

Box Office Roundup: Twilight Stays on Top, Barely

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10 Things We're Thankful For This Year – Twilight Is Over
The big question this weekend wasn't if there was going to be a huge surprise out of nowhere success taking the top slot, but what would fall harder: Breaking Dawn Part 2 or Skyfall? Turns out that though Twlight 5 fell harder, it had just enough juice left to stay in the top slot. Take a look.

Box Office Predictions: 'Killing Them Softly' Fights Reruns

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Studios often don't put a movie out the week after Thanksgiving, and if it wasn't for a shuffle a couple weeks ago, we wouldn't be getting a new movie at all. That's because it's usually considered a dead spot, or dumping ground for bad movies. To wit, last year saw no new wide releases, while in 2010 the only film opening wide was The Warrior's Way. Remember that...

Box Office Roundup: 'Twilight' Tops a Big Numbers Weekend

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – Edward
With a five day opening for the new pictures, and with a holiday weekend  for the rest, it seems like Thanksgiving in America (at least this year) meant going to the movies. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 still won, but there are good things to say about most of the new pictures and their numbers. Mostly.

Box Office Predictions: Team Edward Wins Again

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 – Bella as a vampire
So it's a holiday five day weekend, and there are three new wide releases. Rise of the Guardians, Red Dawn and Life of Pi. But with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 netting $140 Million last weekend, even a 70% slide would mean a $40 Million weekend, and it's doubtful that these new pictures...

'Rise of the Guardians' Gets a New Trailer

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Timing is everything, and there's nothing better than being able to follow something hugely successful with something in the same vein. It's unlikely that Dreamworks animation knew that Rise of the Guardians would have a similar "assemble the super-team" narrative as The Avengers when they started production a couple years ago (animation...

'Rise of the Guardians' Trailer Assembles Santa Claus, The Tooth Fairy and...

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In what amounts to a fairy-tale version of The Avengers, DreamWorks new film Rise of the Guardians assembles The Tooth Fairy (Isla Fisher), Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), The Sandman, and The Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman) to fight against the Boogeyman, Pitch (Jude Law). There's no word if The Skrulls are involved, though Star...