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How Cinematographer Roger Deakins Helped Blur the Line Between Live-action and Animated Features

Jim Hill | Posted 07.13.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

while Deakins is quick to play down whatever small role he played in WALL•E's eventual enormous box office success, his creative contribution did not go unnoticed by others in the animation industry.

Movie Review: A Cat in Paris

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.02.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nominated for the Oscar as best animated feature (which went to the visually brilliant but drastically unfunny Rango), A Cat in Paris is a slight but entertaining tale, most noteworthy for going old-school, with hand-drawn animation.

WATCH: Why Are Tim & Eric Outraged At Johnny Depp?

Posted 03.27.2012 | Comedy

"Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie" premiered at Sundance this week (and is available On Demand as of today), and fans of the comedy duo should be ple...

How About No Award for Animation?

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.18.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I can't speak for the entire New York Film Critics Circle group, but I made the motion because I didn't believe that any of the year's animated features deserved our award.

You Say Slump, I Say 'Smaller Movies With Legs'

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.20.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

When you look at the numbers on a movie-by-movie basis, you notice something wonderful. A flood of mid-budget, adult-skewed movies have opened at or above expectations. That's the Hollywood we claim we want, so why are we complaining?

Weekend Box Office: Hop Scores $38m, Source Code and Insidious Open Well, Sucker Punch Crashes

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.03.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Until tomorrow's final numbers are released, Hop has the top opening weekend of 2011. Universal didn't even bother hyping the celebrity voices, instead selling the various cuddly characters.

Director Neil Burger Tests His Limits With Limitless

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's a couple of days before his movie, Limitless, opens, and director Neil Burger is nibbling at sashimi in a restaurant, pondering a question of whether he's got more at stake with his latest film.

Weekend Box Office: Limitless and Lincoln Lawyer Face Off, While Rango Holds Strong and Paul Opens Well

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Limitless was the number one film of the weekend, benefiting from an easily-explained high-concept -- a pill that makes you the smartest man on Earth. This was a real test of Bradley Cooper's star power, and he delivered.

Bradley Cooper's Big Weekend

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

CHICAGO — There was no stopping "Limitless" at the box office. The sci-fi thriller opened at No. 1 this weekend with $19 million, according to st...

HuffPost Review: Rango

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Rango is the very definition of an odd duck. It is a gorgeously-animated little fable that works both as an homage to westerns and film noir, as well as a thoughtful and spiritual hero's journey.

A Lizard Beats Matt Damon

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Rango" has lassoed the top spot at the box office. The animated Paramount film featuring Johnny Depp as the voice of a Wild West...

Weekend Box Office: Two Openers (Rango and Adjustment Bureau) Win, Two Openers (Beastly, Take Me Home Tonight) Lose

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The critically-acclaimed and nearly-existential Johnny Depp vehicle grossed $38 million over the three-day weekend. That's the biggest opening for a Paramount animated feature not from Dreamworks.

Review: Rango

Richard Karpala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Richard Karpala

The film pays loving tribute to classic western movies. It's a great reminder of the genre's glory days and also a great primer for kids to discover what makes it so fun.

HuffPost Review: Rango

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Visually, Gore Verbinski's Rango is so stunning and clever that you can almost forgive it for the fact that, really, it's just not very funny. Almost.

WATCH: Johnny Deep Literally Gets Animated

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp has played some cartoonish characters in his day, but now, he's literally becoming a cartoon in his new flick 'Rango.' The man that broug...