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    Animation 2014: While The Mouse’s Away, The Rest Will Play

    For the first time in almost two decades, Luxor Jr., the beloved hopping desk lamp that announces the beginning of a new Pixar adventure, will not see the light. With Pixar out of the picture and Disney having only one important release, 2014, seems like an open field for everyone else to play witho...

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    Lego Movie Sequel Director Regretful Original Film Fails Bechdel Test, Wants to Do Better

    "We were always constantly saying to ourselves, 'Are we just a bunch of white guys sitting here making this movie from our own myopic point of view?'"

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    'Frozen' and 'LEGO Movie' Pass Box Office Milestones

    Two movies that crossed major box office landmarks this weekend, "Frozen" and "The Lego Movie," remind us that with blockbusters, often originality is king. In its sights: "The Dark Knight Rises." Watch out, Batman, you're about to get beat by a princess!

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    Box Office Top 10: 'Divergent' Tops Uneven Field, 'Grand Budapest Hotel' Surges, 'Lego Movie' Passes $400 Million Worldwide

    Dystopian romance "Divergent" dominated the box office this weekend. The latest movie based on a young adult book series launched a new franchise for Lionsgate/Summit--the sequel "Insurgent" starts production in May. "Divergent" boosted overall Top 10 grosses to $130 million, just enough for the 17...

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'Non-Stop' and Edited TV Series 'Son of God' Top Oscar Weekend

    Two strong new openers --Universal's domestic pick-up "Non-Stop" and "Son of God," a theatrical revamping of cable hit "The Bible"-- led another strong weekend at the box office. Only one Oscar contender factored in the Top Ten, scoring over $1 billion around the world. But another CG movie is domi...

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    'Non-Stop' and 'Son of God' Continue 2014 Box Office Roll

    Marking the 14th straight weekend of improved grosses over 2013, two less-heralded new releases scored strong Friday returns. Number one for the day is the French/US co-production "Non-Stop," starring Liam Neeson. Close behind at #2 is "Son of God," a theatrical version of the successful cable minis...

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    Box Office Top Ten: Newcomers '3 Days to Kill' & 'Pompeii' No Match for 'Lego''s Legs

    "The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.) continued its amazing run with a third weekend at #1 and shows no sign of weakening. The movie elevated the weekend's Top Ten total to $94 million, significantly down from last week's holiday numbers, but still $10 million above the same time last year. 2014 to dat...

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    Is EVERYTHING Going LEGO? Watch Universal's "Non-Stop" Trailer in Plastic Bricks

    No doubt about it. We are in the grip of full scale "Lego-Mania". The Lego Movie is breaking records at the box office and today we get Universal's trailer for Non-Stop in Lego style. Next up, The Simpsons - on their May 4th episode - the 550th - Homer will wake up to a Springfield-turned-Lego.

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    Friday Box Office: 'LEGO Movie' Bests Valentine's Day Opener 'About Last Night'

    With Valentine's Day falling on a Friday this year, three new films aimed at the dating crowd opened to varying results, but at the end of the night none quite topped the list. "The LEGO Movie" (Warner Bros.) stayed in front by a tiny margin (grossing $13,030,000) on its way to an easy full holiday ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 'The LEGO Movie' with Chris McKay

    Now that The LEGO Movie is already a hit going into its second weekend and "Everything Is Awesome" (with a likely sequel in the works), let's chat with Chris McKay, the animation supervisor. He worked with Animal Logic on a particularly fitting stop-motion vibe in CG (what they called seven points ...

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