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    Weekend Box Office: Dolphin Tale Overtakes Moneyball in Second Inning

    While it looked like Moneyball would assert its dominance over the weekend box office, another second weekender took the prize: Dolphin Tale. Again, the family movie pulled a bigger niche audience than too many competitors aimed at males and adults. Anthony D'Alessandro reports:Another flood of wide...

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    Spielberg's Tintin Opens in Europe First; Director Talks Robopocalypse, Lincoln

    With the Tintin comics much more well-known in Europe than stateside, the plan was always to open the Peter Jackson/Steven Spielberg collaboration The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn overseas first, in late October, followed by a December holiday-friendly release in North America. (T...

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    Sony to Stop Funding 3-D Glasses, Pixar's Unkrich to Blog As He Directs Unknown New Film

    Just when 3-D seemed to be gaining respectability, Sony has notified theater owners that it will stop paying for RealD 3-D glasses starting in May of 2012.

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    Short Film Uses Beautiful Cinematography to Capture... Office Procrastination

    Johan Rijpma, a Dutch artist, spent half a year making the two-minute live-action short Tape Generations. The visuals show an almost Rube Goldberg-like obsession that controls movement and lets things fall into place, but with a Pixar-like animation of the inanimate. Also, the soundtrack is quietly...

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    Weekend Box Office: Disney's Lion King 3D Pops, Drive Starts Solid

    Surprisingly, Disney's 3-D retooling of The Lion King held off all newcomers, from smart-house actioner Drive, which got a decent start, to the remake of Straw Dogs. It even bested strong holdover Contagion, in second place. Anthony D'Alessandro reports:Walt Disney's 3-D re-release of 1994's hand-dr...

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    Puppet Watch: The Girl with the Muppet Tattoo; Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Jim Henson

    The Muppets, an upcoming revamp of the puppet ensemble starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Neil Patrick Harris, Rashida Jones, and Mila Kunis, has re-spliced their trailer into a parody of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trailer. Some may find it aggressively adorable, if not a little misguided. Both t...

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    Fall/Holiday Preview: Five Glorious VFX Films to Watch, None Set in Present

    Bill Desowitz lists five VFX films to watch this fall and winter season, and the reasons why:With all due respect to the highly-anticipated The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-- Part 1 and Mission: Impossible-- Ghost Protocol, in which Edward and Bella and Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt spiritually go to hell...

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    3-D Fit for The Lion King: Retrofitting a Classic, Filmmakers Look Back

    The Lion King has been converted to 3-D. Bill Desowitz talks to the folks who did it, and the original filmmakers, who look back on what it took to make the groundbreaking animated juggernaut in the first place. There's been plenty of revisionist outrage about George Lucas digitally tweaking Star Wa...

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