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Sunday, January 30 2011

Missed Movies of 2010, Part 1: 3 Idiots to Lebanon

In part one of our missed movies special feature, the staff looks at a wide variety of titles, from a creepy urban legend, a look at vampires, South African style, and the latest from greats like Mike Leigh and Robert Duvall, to documentaries of such famous (or perhaps, infamous) faces as Joan Rivers and Spalding Gray.


Monday, November 1 2010

'How to Train Your Dragon' May Be the Best Political Thriller In Years

The idea that violence is not the only answer, and that cultural misunderstanding is often at the root of horrific, protracted, and seemingly intractable conflicts, is the central point of this film's message.

Saturday, March 27 2010

How to Train Your Dragon

Toothless, like Stitch, combines affects of cats, dogs, bats, lizards, and other independent-minded creatures, known and unknown.


Tuesday, January 25 2011

Finally Getting It? The 2011 Oscar Nominations

The 2011 Oscar Nominations, with indications that, for once, the Academy might have figured out what truly was/is the Year's Best.

Tuesday, April 20 2010

Commercial Viewing: How Wal-Mart Slayed the Box Office

“How To Train Your Dragon” beats “Kick-Ass” at the box office.


Friday, February 18 2011

For animated films, major barrier remains

A decade ago, when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences created the Oscar for animated feature, the new category's nominees included "Jimmy Neutron:

Thursday, August 12 2010

3-D and the Movies: The Future Or Just a Flash?

Is the 3-D movie juggernaut losing momentum? Since Avatar, ticket sales for 3-D films generally have trended downward as the number of 3-D films has increased.

Monday, April 12 2010

'Date Night' solid, 'How to Train Your Dragon' durable at box office

LOS ANGELES — Steve Carrell and Tina Fey fought the "Titans" to a virtual dead heat atop the box office this weekend, but "How to Train

Monday, March 29 2010

'How to Train Your Dragon' gives a muted roar at box office

LOS ANGELES — The newest 3-D animated movie from DreamWorks Animation sold a studio-estimated $43.3 million worth of tickets in the U.S. and Canada, according to

Tuesday, March 23 2010

'How to Train Your Dragon' takes animation to a new dimension

The last time Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders collaborated on a movie, the wheel had been invented. Electricity was in common use. Indoor plumbing was

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