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    10 Movies To See In June

    Summer 2014 is officially here, and as the kids prepare for three-odd months of freedom the question of what to do with your free time arises. Temperatures start to soar and the air conditioned movie theater becomes your oasis. There’s quite a bit worth seeking out this month with a spate of big-bud...

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    Oscars: Can 'Foxcatcher,' 'Eleanor Rigby' & 'Mr. Turner' Go From Cannes To Awards Success?

    Though there’s still a couple of days and a few high-profile premieres to come, things are starting to wind down here in Cannes. So while that means a chance to catch up on reviews, and on stuff we missed earlier in the festival, it’s also a opportunity to have a breath and take stock of what’s come...

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Cate Blanchett Defends Mothers

    "When anyone plays a mother on film, there is a whole raft of judgment in that a mother is a particular archetype or that every mother is the same. That's complete rubbish."

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    Cannes Review: 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' With Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler & More

    For most of their history, which has now lasted over 15 years ("Antz" and "The Prince Of Egypt" both debuted in 1998), DreamWorks Animation seemed to be content with making a quick buck and raising a cheap laugh. Some of their output was better than others (the original "Shrek" at one end of the sca...

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    Watch: Fly High With 2 Clips And Featurette From 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'

    Sequels are hard enough, but animated sequels are arguably tougher. Why? Animation in general takes longer than live action film to make, which means that a lot of decisions about story, tone, character and more have to be made early. Do you change things up the second go-around or do you play to th...

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    Hero Complex's 2014 Fest Lineup Boasts 'How to Train Your Dragon 2,' James Cameron, 'Battlestar Galactica' and More

    The LA Times’ Hero Complex Film Festival, launching into its fifth year, has unveiled its genre-happy lineup for the 2014 edition. The screenings and live Q&As run May 30 through June 1 in Hollywood, all hosted by HC editor Gina McIntyre.

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    Immersed in Movies: Scott Peterson Talks ''Dragon 2' VFX at FMX

    The FMX 2014 conference in Stuttgart on film, games, and transmedia kicked off Tuesday morning with "Advancing Visual Effects in How To Train Your Dragon 2," revealing how both Hiccup and DreamWorks have grown up. Scott Peterson, co-head of VFX at the animation studio, screened the first five minute...

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    Watch: First 5 Minutes Of 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' Plus New Pics Hit The Skies

    Welcome to the new era of movie marketing, where studios aren't just content to show you a couple of trailers and hope you'll show up. Nope, they will pour on the clips, TV spots and in this case, serve up an opening chunk of the movie, all in the hopes that through sheer advertising exhaustion (or ...

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    TRAILER: "How To Train Your Dragon 2" #3

    I was a big fan of the first film, but it really feels that Dreamworks is pulling out the stops to make the sequel - and the mythology of this universe - bigger and better. Here's our latest look at the forthcoming chapter.

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    WATCH: New Trailer Swoops In for 'How to Train Your Dragon 2'

    A new trailer has arrived for "How to Train Your Dragon 2," which takes flight in theaters June 20 and could be a welcome respite from all the more typical superhero/tentpole fare we've got coming up this summer. Watch below.

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