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    Film Industry's List of 100 Favorite Films in The Hollywood Reporter Is Same Old Story

    This week, The Hollywood Reporter published a list of Hollywood's 100 favorite films, according to 2,120 film industry insiders that included actors, writers, directors, agents and executives. The results? Nothing new.

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    Immersed in Movies: Pixar Provides Early Look at 'Inside Out' and Sneaks 'Lava' Short

    Pixar's Inside Out is a year away, but on Thursday at the DGA Pete Docter gave a sneak peek and we were also treated to the premier of the next short, Lava, a lovely Hawaiian-themed musical directed by animator James Murphy. They're a good match and will screen together on June 19, 2015, but I belie...

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    Discuss: Is 23 Super Hero Movies Over The Next 4 Years Too Much?

    A simple, but terrific (and possibly frightening) observation has been made by our friends over at Rope Of Silicon: over the next four years, if everything goes according to plan for every studio, we're going to see twenty-three (count ‘em) super hero films. Because, as you know, the comic book movi...

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    Immersed in Movies: Patrick Osborne Talks Disney 'Feast' Short

    Disney's latest animated short, Feast, which highlights the importance of food and is uniquely told from a dog's POV, premiered Tuesday at Annecy, but Animation Scoop got an early sneak peek and an exclusive interview with director Patrick Osborne (head of animation on the Oscar-winning Paperman and...

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    Animation Weekend: Technicolor Cartoons in Hollywood, Fleischer Tribute in El Segundo, Golden Books in Burbank

    Several noteworthy events coming up this weekend in the Los Angeles area for thise interested in animated cartoons and its history. Technicolor cartoons at The CineFamily; Classic Fleischer cartoons at the Old Town Music Hall in El Segundo; and a book signing by Disney artists in Burbank.

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    Director Craig Gillespie Talks 'Million Dollar Arm' and Doing the Dramedy Dance

    Craig Gillespie is no stranger to offbeat drama and comedy, and "Million Dollar Arm" represents his greatest dance with dramedy. The inspirational biopic about recruiting two raw talents from India and turning them into major league baseball pitchers in less than a year also afforded "Mad Men's" Jon...

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    Immersed in Movies: BOOK REVIEW: 'Creativity, Inc.'

    Ed Catmull explores the secret of Pixar's success in Creativity, Inc. (Random House) with a managerial insight that's applicable to everyone. Reminiscent of John Wooden's "Pyramid of Success," the Yoda of Pixar has presided over the industry's animation leader with a winning philosophy that delicate...

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    'Captain America 3' Gets US Release Date

    Disney and Marvel have dated "Captain America 3" for May 6, 2016. That's neck-and-neck with Warner Bros.' untitled "Superman-Batman" movie, slated for release the same day.

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    Immersed in Movies: Pixar's Kelsey Mann Talks 'Party Central' Short

    Despite Pixar not having a feature this year, it worked out perfectly for the MU short, Party Central, to play in front of Muppets Most Wanted since Jim Henson was such an important influence on director Kelsey Mann. "They always had that manic energy when you got a group of the Muppets together. I ...

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    'Star Wars: Episode 7' Will Hit IMAX Along With Every Disney & Marvel Action Tentpole Through 2015

    With promises that he'll shoot on the fading 35mm film format, and employ a tasteful amount of CGI rather than bombarding our eyeballs with pixels, J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: Episode 7" has one more trick up its sleeve: you'll be able to see it in IMAX.

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