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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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    "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Flies to $36 Million Friday, Eyes $94 Million Weekend

    Well it could be a battle for highest opening of the year after all. "Amazing Spider-Man 2" swung out of the gate with an impressive $36 million Friday and a three day total in the $92-95 range, which would land it on the same landing pad as "Captain America: Winter Soldier", which opened to $95 mi...

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    Audiences Flock To "Rio 2" Overseas

    "Rio 2" might have been aced out of the top spot at the North American box office this past weekend but it returned the favor overseas. The animated Fox title nabbed $62.3M over the three day stanza, slipping past "Captain America: Winter Soldier" at $60.6M. Continue reading for all the Internatio...

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    Box Office: 'Captain America 2' Flies Over 'Rio 2' To Take Top Spot Again

    Is was the battle of the sequels this weekend. With "Rio 2" arriving as the toughest competition to the behemoth that is "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the question was whether or not the Marvel hero could off the family friendly newcomer. And it was a close battle, but Steve Rogers emerged ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Sergio Mendes Talks Music In "Rio 2"

    In Rio 2, musical legend Sergio Mendes helps expand the Brazilian flavor as the adventure continues in the Amazon. For director Carlos Saldanha, musically it's richer and more multi-layered, and, as the story progresses, the jungle offers its own vibe, and, by the end, it's a mixture of the two. Men...

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    REVIEW: "Rio 2"

    Like an obnoxious relative at a family gathering, Rio 2 grabs you by the arm and insists you’re having fun, even when you both know you’re not. In this follow-up to Blue Sky’s Rio (2011), the filmmakers keep trying to generate energy and excitement, but the rambling story, needless songs and overly ...

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    Review: 'Rio 2' Featuring The Voices Of Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jamie Foxx And Andy Garcia

    These days, the potential for animated films is seemingly limitless. In the past few months, we've seen Disney's boldly contemporary fairy tale "Frozen" deservedly become the highest grossing animated movie of all time, while Hayao Miyazaki was able to delicately frame the story of a man who made wa...

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    BOOK REVIEW: "The Art of Blue Sky's RIO"

    During a time when most studios were promoting their films with coffee table art books, BlueSky was rather quiet. Not until now did Rio, released in 2011, get "The Art of" treatment. Author Tara Bennett has packaged material from that film along with an advance look at Rio 2, and the result is a sum...

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    FINAL TRAILER: "Rio 2" (I Will Survive)

    One more time before its release on April 11th. Nigel (Jemaine Clement) sings "I Will Survive" and dances for the birds in this final trailer for Blue Sky Studios' "Rio 2".

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    Immersed in Movies: Carlos Saldanha Talks 'Rio 2'

    In Rio 2 (opening April 11th), we go from Rio to the Amazon for a richer and more musical comedy/adventure with newcomers Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars joining Blu (Jesse Eisenberg), Jewel (Anne Hathaway), and their three kids in the rainforest. Director Carlos Saldanha discusses raising the bar at B...

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