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    Arthouse Audit: 'Book Thief' Survives Critics, Oscar-Contender 'Wind Rises' Sells Out Two Theaters

    ´╗┐This week's newbies are a mixed bag. "The Book Thief," a rare major studio platform release, overcame less than great reviews for a respectable showing, while Disney's release of Hayao Miyazaki's subtitled animated feature "The Wind Rises" sold out most shows at two one-week-only theaters. The rest...

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    This Weekend: See Gibney's 'The Armstrong Lie,' Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises,' and Marvel's Fun 'Thor: The Dark World' (TRAILERS)

    This weekend movie-goers can take their pick from a shrewd documentary about Lance Armstrong's fall from grace ("The Armstrong Lie"), an enjoyable turn-your-brain-off Marvel entry about a hot guy with a hammer ("Thor: The Dark World"), or an animated drama from one of the greats of the medium, Hayao...

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    'The Wind Rises,' The Oscar Race, and Movie-Jounalist Stockholm Syndrome

    A New York Times article on "complaints" about Hayao Miyazaki's final film shows the way journalists who cover the movie industry internalize its values

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    Animation Oscar Frontrunners--Will Pixar Skip This Round?

    Could this be an award season with no Pixar Oscar nominee? In a weak year for top animated features, enough have been officially submitted to the Academy for Oscar consideration to likely make a race with five nominees, even though several of the films have yet to qualify via a required Los Angeles ...

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    'Frozen,' 'Planes' & 'The Smurfs 2' Among 19 Finalists For 2014 Animated Feature Oscar Nomination

    After our own Drew Taylor declared "Frozen" to be a new Disney classic, perhaps you won't be too surprised to learn that it has been submitted and accepted as a finalist for Best Animated Feature Film. But don't get fooled. The only criteria for the 19 movies that made the cut seems to be that they ...

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    19 Films Make Cut For 2014 Animated Feature Oscar

    Nineteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 86th Academy Awards, it was announced today.

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    Miyazaki's 'The Wind Rises' Gets Stateside Release Date from Disney, Plus Awards Qualifying Plans

    Disney and Studio Ghibli have released plans for the stateside release and awards qualification engagement for Hayao Miyazaki's latest (and, according to his retirement plans, his last) film, "The Wind Rises." The film is slated for a limited release in the US on February 21, 2014, and will expand o...

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    Hayao Miyazaki Officially Explains His Retirement, Plus Review Roundup of 'The Wind Rises'

    Hayao Miyazaki released an official statement to the media September 6 on his reasoning behind his previously announced retirement. While he says that he intends to keep working in various capacities for the next decade, he won't return to the directing chair. The production period on his films cont...

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    Hayao Miyazaki Confirms Retirement, Will Stay At Studio Ghibli

    Hayao Miyazaki, largely referred to as Japan's Walt Disney both for his kindly public demeanor and the fact that he's made a collection of stone cold animated classics (among them "My Neighbor Totoro" and "Spirited Away"), held a press conference in Tokyo to confirm that, yes, he is retiring and yes...

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    Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises" Opening Nov. 8th for Oscar Qualifying Run

    Master animator Hayao Miyazaki's final feature film, The Wind Rises, will be released in the United States this year via Touchstone Pictures. The film will open on November 8th for a one week award Oscar qualifying run at the Landmark Theater on Pico in West Los Angeles.

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