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Review: Big Eyes

Screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski seem to have always felt an innate need to dive to the defense of maligned outsiders. Ever since Ed Wood in 1994, they have found a niche writing biographies about oddballs, pranksters, and bad artists, arguing that these people have heart, drive, and passion just like everyone else. They only...

Review: Into the Woods

It’s unfortunate that most contemporary filmmakers in Hollywood – and director Rob Marshall in particular – only have one note when it comes to adapting stage musicals to the screen. Although stage musicals can be wry and witty and dark and cynical and textured and even outright satirical – especially when we’re dealing with the...

Laika’s Next Film: Kubo and the Two Strings With Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron

Laika Studios, the stop-motion animation studio that brought you Coraline, ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls has a brand new film in production. Laika, partnered with Focus Features will produce their fourth feature Kubo and the Two Strings. The new film, from an original screenplay by Marc Haimes and Chris Butler (ParaNorman) is an adventure...