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    OSCARS DEATH RACE: RANGO

    The trailer for "Rango" made the movie look unappealing, and I didn't have high hopes when I threw it in the DVD player. Oops: it's awesome.

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    Gore Verbinski Updates Us On 'The Lone Ranger,' Cary Fukunaga's 'Spaceless,' Chris Milk's 'Bitterroot' & More

    Yesterday, we ran our conversation with "Rango" director Gore Verbinski, where he shared his inspirations for the Best Animated Feature nominee and discussed the development of the film's distinct and unique aesthetic. But with a director as talented and in-demand as Verbinski, he's got a number of ...

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    'Rango' Director Gore Verbinski Reveals The Top Ten Inspirations Of His Oscar-Contending Animated Feature Film

    If everything goes the way it should in a couple of weeks, Gore Verbinski's surreal western "Rango" will walk away with the Best Animated Feature Oscar. And it will definitely deserve it, as the film is unique, wondrous, gorgeous and deeply involving epic about a chameleon (Johnny Depp) with an exis...

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    'Rango' Takes Best Animated Film At The Annie Awards

    While it's pretty much an inevitability that "Rango" will take Best Animated Film at the Oscars in a few weeks, the film received another boost this weekend at the Annie Awards.

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    John Cusack's 'The Raven' & Jennifer Lawrence's 'House At The End Of The Street' Bumped Back; 'Rango' Returns For Tiny Run

    The folks at Relativity are getting their 2012 calendar in order, and that means shifting the release dates of a few movies, and in the case of one picture, moving it all the way to next year.

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    Drew Taylor's Favorite Films Of 2011

    2011 was undoubtedly the year of Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life." It just wasn't for me. After winning the Palme d'Or on the same day that I saw the movie, I was left feeling baffled. Like I had missed something.

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Thor' Soars, Romcoms Prosper, 'Beaver' Gets Plugged

    As far as blockbuster debuts go, “Thor” didn’t perform too badly. The first big release of May thundered its way to a $66 million weekend, slightly above what industry analysts predicted for the God of Thunder. The film benefited from the biggest 3D berth of any major release...

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    Weekend Box Office: Kids Come Out For 'Hop,' 'Sucker' Thoroughly 'Punch'ed

    While Universal’s animated division remains behind Disney and Dreamworks, “Hop” became their second straight surprisingly big opening this weekend, collecting $39 million. Most called the heavily-promoted film in the high 20’s, low 30’s, but like “Despicable Me” before it, the film definitely connected with family audiences in its first frame. While “Despicable Me” eventually collected $544 million globally with a much bigger opening, “Hop” isn’t expected to bust the doors down. But due to the seasonal and family appeal, expect this thing to have legs, and while they initially weren’t counting on $100 domestic, that should be easily surmounta...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Rango' Wrangles The Year's Highest Debut So Far with $38 Million

    CG-toons. You can’t go wrong. Even if you’re alienating viewers. While “Rango” is the first non-3D animated film of the last year or so, most were predicting a much bigger opening around $50 million or so. Still, a not-bad $38 million showing for the film this weekend, though Cinemascore audiences only rated the film a C+. Most of those negative notices are probably due to the unconventional visual style, though critics have been making comparisons to Jim Jarmusch and allusions to Hunter S. Thompson. Yeah, those references were missing from “Gnomeo and Juliet.” Still, this seems like a one-and-done affair for people not exactly associated wit...

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