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Noomi Rapace and Orlando Bloom to star in terrorist thriller Unlocked

In case you were wondering what Noomi Rapace was going to kick ass in next, that answer comes in the form of UNLOCKED. Helmed by director Michael Apted (THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH), UNLOCKED tells the story of a CIA interrogator (Rapace), who unwittingly provides information to terrorists and then must race against the clock to...

Focus Features and LAIKA Animation partner for three more films

Focus Features and LAIKA may not be setting the box office on fire with the films they have released to date, but they certainly have won over critics. LAIKA Animation recently inked a three picture deal with Focus which means we will be seeing their unique brand of filmmaking for a few years to come. LAIKA CEO Travis Knight issued this statement. “Focus and LAIKA are kindred...

Exclusive Int: The Boxtrolls Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable!

You have to give serious credit to Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi who co-directed the wonderful new stop-motion animated adventure from Laika Studios, THE BOXTROLLS. This unique and fanciful feature, based on the book “Here Be Monsters” is a family film with rich characters and something nearly everybody can relate to. It is a beauty to watch through and through....

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: The Boxtrolls Star Elle Fanning!

Elle Fanning is one of the most delightful young talents working today. With her terrific work in SUPER 8 and this year’s hit MALEFICENT, she is definitely looking to have a bright and impressive career. In her latest, the animated feature THE BOXTROLLS, she lends her voice to role of Winnie and once again shines brightly. She joins an already impressive cast including the great...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: The Boxtrolls Star Sir Ben Kingsley!

It would not be an overstatement that Sir Ben Kingsley is one of the greatest actors working today. The Academy Award winning thespian has given legendary performances in such work as GANDHI, SCHINDLER’S LIST and SEXY BEAST to name a few. He even caused quite a stir with his performance in IRON MAN 3. This shockingly talented fellow works constantly and always surprises...

Review: The Boxtrolls

PLOT: Underneath the fanciful town of Cheesebridge lives a small civilization of lovable trolls, who've adopted a young boy to raise as their own. When a villainous exterminator vows to wipe out every last one of them, the Boxtrolls and their human counterpart must find away to escape their doom and live harmoniously with the people above. REVIEW: I'll be perfectly honest,...

Review: Hector and the Search for Happiness

This was orginally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: Hector ( Simon Pegg ) – an unhappy psychiatrist – leaves his adoring girlfriend ( Rosamund Pike ) behind on a globe-trotting adventure to discover the secret of happiness. REVIEW: HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS is the second film in a year to feature a bored, middle-aged man yearn...

Exclusive Interview: Simon Pegg & Rosamund Pike

Being based in Montreal, not exactly a mecca for film junkets, it’s rare that I get to sit down 1:1, or in this case 1:2 with big stars like Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike . Lucky for me, attending the Toronto International Film Festival has been the exception to this rule, and with HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS being part of the fest, I had the chance to have a quick chat...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: Hector and the Search for Happiness Star Simon Pegg

The very first time I saw the utterly brilliant SHAUN OF THE DEAD, I knew that Simon Pegg was going to be a major force. As a comedic actor, he is able to capture so much depth while still making us laugh at his follies. This wonderfully charismatic talent has shined in SHAUN, PAUL, HOT FUZZ, THE WORLD’S END and a number of big franchise flicks including MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: GHOST...

New character posters hit for The Boxtrolls in preparation for Comic-Con

In case you weren't the only one wondering where all the animated films have gone, THE BOXTROLLS will have you covered come this September. The latest trailer hit about a month ago, showcasing its classic stop-motion and off-kilter humor. Now we have some posters highlighting the characters of the film. Take a look: In case you're looking to get...

Set Visit: The Boxtrolls - Part Three: Dining with the Directors

Click here for Part One of our visit: Welcome To Cheesebridge! Click here for Part Two of our set visit: Meet the Stop Motion Masters! Okay, here's the thing, folks. I had just spent the past few hours touring the sets, marveling at the decorated halls, and meeting all of the talented craftsmen and women who create cinematic wonders and movie magic within...

Set Visit: The Boxtrolls - Part Two: Meet the Stop-Motion Masters

CLICK HERE for Part One of our visit: Welcome To Cheesebridge! My visit to the set of Laika's latest 3D stop-motion animated feature film, THE BOXTROLLS, was unique in that much of the time spent with the film's creators did not consist of being able to directly interviewing each individual, but offered the opportunity to bear witness to a series of presentations...
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