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    Immersed in Movies: Talking 'The LEGO Movie' at Comic-Con

    The LEGO Movie (Feb. 7, 2014) was best summed up by directors Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Chris McKay at Comic-Con as an organic stop-motion vibe, as though LEGOS had really come to life. Imagine if Michael Bay had kidnapped Henry Selick and forced him to make the movie he saw in his brain.

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    Comic-Con Immersed in Movies: Whedon and Gregg Talk 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD,' Separate from 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    The tagline says it all for ABC's "Marvels's Agents of SHIELD," which sneaked the pilot Friday at Comic-Con:"Not all heroes are super." In fact, creator Joss Whedon, who directed the pilot, suggested that this rag-tag group of agents without super powers represent the Marvel universe on a much more ...

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    Comic-Con Immersed in Movies Exclusive: Director Jose Padilha Talks Politicizing 'RoboCop' Remake (VIDEO)

    For acclaimed Brazilian director Jose Padilha ("Elite Squad," "Bus 174"), remaking "RoboCop" (February 7, 2014) is the perfect storm of politics and robotics. We chatted at Comic-Con about re-imagining the Paul Verhoeven cyborg classic from '87, which recasts Joel Kinnaman ("The Killing") as Alex Mu...

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    Comic-Con Immersed in Movies Exclusive: Marc Webb Slings 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

    I grabbed "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" director Marc Webb for a Comic-Con chat --he'll meet the fans at Friday's panel in Hall H at 5:30 pm. For him, the follow-up was not only about continuing the rite of passage of Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker, but also learning more about the vernacular of tentpo...

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    Immersed in Movies: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Wows Comic-Con

    Thursday's DreamWorks Animation Comic-Con panel touting Turbo, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 turned into a lovefest for next year's sequel helmed by Dean DeBlois. There were plenty of thrills with new footage and surprises with the announcement of Game of Throne's Kit Haringt...

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    Immersed in Movies: James Wan and Vera Farmiga Talk '70s-Set Paranormal Frightener 'The Conjuring'; Sequel in Works (VIDEO)

    "The Conjuring" proves that you don't have to indulge in torture porn to be scary. In fact, the well-crafted throwback is a family drama driven by horror. It's a true life story from 1971 about a family tormented by spirits in its secluded Rhode Island farmhouse, and how renowned paranormal investig...

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    Immersed in Movies Comic-Con EXCLUSIVE: Director James Mangold Previews 'The Wolverine'

    On the eve of "The Wolverine" Comic-Con presentation this week in San Diego, James Mangold discussed what it was like tackling the most popular X-Men superhero. After all, what was the acclaimed director of "Walk the Line, "3:10 to Yuma," "Girl Interrupted," and "Cop Land" doing messing around with ...

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    Immersed in Movies: David Soren Talks 'Turbo'

    An extraordinary snail competing in the Indy 500. For first-time director David Soren (Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa), it was an opportunity to riff on superheroes and racing in DreamWorks' Turbo. Soren spoke to me about his fast paced animated feature.

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    Immersed in Movies: ILM Rearms for 'Pacific Rim' VFX (FEATURETTE)

    If there's a mid-year front-runner for the VFX Oscar, it's definitely Industrial Light & Magic's exceptional work on Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim," which is more than just rock 'em sock 'em robots vs. monsters. Aside from the masterfully animated Jaegers and Kaiju, there's also the complex ligh...

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    Immersed in Movies: Adam Green Talks Animating 'Holliston'

    Next Tuesday, the Holliston horror-com series on FEARnet gets animated for the first time with a riff on Scooby-Doo titled "Blobby." I spoke with director Adam Green about working with Six Point Harness (El Tigre) and pushing the envelope for this Wayne's World meets Saw sitcom in its second season ...

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