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Look Out, Pixar: Mr. Fox Is Fantastic

Is it a film for kids? Who cares! gush critics

(Newser) - Wes Anderson is winning raves for his stop-motion take on Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr. Fox, with voices by a raft of stars including Meryl Streep and George Clooney:
  • It's so good, David Edelstein forgot himself. When the flick ended, he writes in New York , he wished "the whole
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Kung Fu Kicks Up Big Bucks

Dreamworks' flick grosses $60M

(Newser) - Kung Fu Panda kicked Adam Sandler's new comedy You Don't Mess With the Zohan at the box office, raking in $60 million in the biggest opening weekend for a Dreamworks flick after the Shrek sequels, Variety reports. Zohan grossed $40 million, while Sex and the City is just shy of... More »

3-D Format Will Foil Film Pirates

Camcorder killer coming to a theater near you

(Newser) - Movie makers are preparing to launch a major assault on video piracy—in 3-D.  In two years, more than 4,000 theaters will be 3-D-ready, and top studios are gearing up to create films in the new format, which can't be recorded off the screen. Steven Spielberg and Peter... More »

Shrek Beats His Own Record

Green monster smashes expectations on the way to an new animated record

(Newser) - It's the year of the threequels. With the success of the third Spider-Man and this weekend's triumph of Shrek the Third, all eyes are on the upcoming third Pirates of the Carribean.  Dreamworks bigwigs were cautious leading up to green monster's latest bow, but its $122 million take smashed... More »

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