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    The Adventures Of Tintin—movie review

    Being completely unfamiliar with Hergé’s popular illustrated stories, I came to this movie as a blank slate, with no expectations. After an imaginative opening title sequence (scored by John Williams in a sprightly mode reminiscent of 'Catch Me if You Can'), I was enveloped in the spirit of a rousin...

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    The Doc Option: Instead of "Chipwrecked" Watch "Chumming With Chipmunks"

    I know, you're so excited about the new "Alvin and the Chipmunks" sequel, "Chipwrecked," but the theaters are going to be packed with obnoxious children all weekend so why not wait a bit? In the meantime, I have another Doc Option for you.

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    Guest Post: 5 Financial Lessons We Can Learn from Movies

    Recently, I was watching "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" and I started to think about my own personal finances. There are actually lots of movies that teach us financial lessons without really trying. When you think about it, there are lessons in films in every category, from dramas and ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Saldanha Gets Animated Over Rio

    If "Rango" is the front runner in the animated Oscar race (it took the LA Film Critics Assn. Awards last week), then "Rio" is the dark horse. It's original, lively, musical, richly animated, and boasts the hot Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway as its voice talent for the romance between two mismatch...

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    On DVD: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Fright Night" and More

    Looking for something to rent this week? Here's what we had to say about the films out on DVD/Blu-ray today. Titles include "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Fright Night," "Monica & David," "Worst in Show," and "...

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    Muppets Movie Makes Comeback, Happy Feet 2 Stumbles

    When Coca Cola owned Columbia Pictures during the 80s, the beverage giant did research into how to reduce risk in producing and releasing motion pictures. The answer: sequels. Truth is, making movies is more challenging than figuring out how to market products on supermarket shelves. Films involve c...

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    Immersed in Movies: Jennifer Yuh Nelson Lifts Kung Fu Panda 2

    Of all the sequels competing for the best animated feature Oscar, "Kung Fu Panda 2" was really the only one with unfinished business. It begged the question: How did Po wind up living in the same house with his father goose?

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    Which Animated Short Could Possibly Beat Pixar's "La Luna" for the Oscar?

    Yesterday the Academy announced the 10 animated shorts that have made it onto the shortlist for the Oscar, to be given out in February. Only three to five of these films will be nominated, but even getting this far is an incredibly exciting accomplishment. Therefore, instead of just copying out...

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    Ten Animated Short Films Advance Toward Oscar Nominations

    Ten Animated Short Films Advance Toward Oscar Nominations

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    Watch Hilarious "Aladdin" Alternate Ending

    I never was a fan of Disney's "Aladdin," mostly because I thought Robin Williams went way overboard as Genie. Now I get to finally laugh, with College Humor's alternate-ending parody cartoon "Aladdin's Mistake." Did Aladdin think this was "Pinocchio"? Or ...

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