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    English-Language Voice Cast for 'The Wind Rises' Includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt and Werner Herzog

    A top drawer roster has been assembled for the English-language version of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki's latest film for Studio Ghibli, "The Wind Rises." Disney will open the dubbed version of this animated Oscar contender in select North American theaters on February 21, 2014 before expanding ...

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt To Direct & Star In ‘Sandman’; Leads U.S. Voice Cast Of ‘The Wind Rises’

    While certainly not without its problems, “Don Jon” proved a major effort from its director and star Joseph Gordon-Levitt this year, first gaining acclaim at Sundance before making its way to theatres in September. His directing skills were the main takeaway from the experience though, and they have...

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    The Best and Worst in Animation 2013

    Although he wrote them in 1859, Charles Dickens might have been thinking of the animation scene this past year when he penned the celebrated lines, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". Looking over a year that seemed to seesaw between Light and Darkness, I’d like to present some aw...

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    'Inside Llewyn Davis' Wins Best Picture & Best Actor From Toronto Film Critics Association

    Such is the awards season that just as your getting ready to wind things down on the west coast, or already in bed on the east coast, the honors keep coming. And the latest is from north of the border, with critics in Toronto weighing in on their faves of the year.

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    AWARD SEASON UPDATE: "Wind Rises" wins NY and Boston Critics Best; "Ernest & Celestine" captures L.A. Critics

    Despite the overwhelming presence (as well as audience and critical reception) of such Hollywood front runners as Disney's Frozen and Dreamworks' The Croods, a pair of foreign films have begun nabbing year end critics awards as the years best.

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    New York Film Critics Circle 2013 Winners (UPDATE)

    The New York Film Critics Circle winners can be hugely influential on other awards races, especially in a year with so many hopefuls. "American Hustle"took home three awards and Oscar frontrunner "12 Years a Slave" settled for best director. Frontrunners Cate Blanchett and Jared Leto took their resp...

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    'American Hustle' Tops New York Film Critics Circle Awards, David O. Russell & Jennifer Lawrence Win Big

    First! Once again, the New York Film Critics Circle made filmmakers and studios sweat to get their films screened in time as they position themselves to be the first (official) word on the awards race and augur of things to come ... at least until the National Board Of Review weighs in tomorrow. But...

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    Annie Awards Nominations Give Early Picture of Animated Oscar Race

    Providing a quick advance of where the Animated Feature category of the Oscars is heading, Disney Animation's "Frozen” and Pixar's “Monsters University” led the feature film nominations for the 41st Annie Awards nominations with 10 each, while Universal/Illumination's “Despicable Me 2″ and DreamWork...

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    ‘Frozen’ & ‘Monsters University’ Dominate Annie Awards Nominations With 10 Each

    With the Thanksgiving break now officially over, and only three short weeks until Christmas, it seems Hollywood isn't wasting one hot second when it comes to nominations and awards. And so it continues with yet another branch of industry types getting to together to honor the best of the best, and t...

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    Watch: A Lyrical, Dialogue-Free Trailer for Hayao Miyazaki's Farewell 'The Wind Rises'

    Ahead of its February 21 limited stateside release (it already had an Oscar-qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles that wrapped November 14), Hayao Miyazaki's final animated feature "The Wind Rises" has gotten a U.S. trailer from distributor Touchstone Pictures.

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