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Paranorman’s LAIKA begins production on The Boxtrolls

Marking their third project together, LAIKA and Focus Features, the two companies behind the current Academy Award-nominated animated feature ParaNorman, announced today that LAIKA has begun production on The Boxtrolls. The new movie will be released nationwide by Focus on October 17th, 2014. Focus CEO James Schamus and LAIKA[...]

Pixar top-secret “Cars 2” clip goes viral

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Disney-Pixar has unlocked an exclusive clip from the upcoming animated sequel “Cars 2.” In it, “Cars’ co-director John Lasseter – looking very much like a James Bond boss – intros some never-before-seen footage from the new movie, which comes out in June. The clip is an action reel,[...]

Ethiopia has their first Foreign Language Oscar® contender with “The Athlete”

HollywoodNews.com: Those of us who were around at the time will recall the most memorable moment of the Rome Olympics in 1960. An unknown Ethiopian barefoot marathon runner, Abeba Bikila won the Gold, becoming the first black African to win any kind of Olympic gold. He did it again in[...]

TIFF ’10: Lengthy delay almost derails Danny Boyle’s stunning ‘127 Hours’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Danny Boyle handled the situation about as well as he possibly could. “I have to stand before you and apologize for the delay,” the Oscar-winning director told a disgruntled crowd who’d gathered in the Scotiabank Saturday afternoon to watch Boyle’s latest, “127 Hours.” More than an hour after[...]

TIFF venue infested with bed bugs?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Last week, I joked on Twitter that I might start calling the Toronto International Film Festival the Scotiabank Theatre Festival. It looked like I would be spending the bulk of my time in Canada at that multiplex, as it was hosting almost every press screening. So yeah, this[...]

Malick’s “Tree,” with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, not blooming at TIFF

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: When will Terrence Malick’s anticipated “Tree of Life” bloom? Not this September at the Toronto International Film Festival, according to Peter Howell of the Toronto Sun. He reports that Malick’s film — which stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn in a film whose plot of being shrouded in[...]

Lindsay Lohan appears in official “Machete” photo on Dutch Web site

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s been so long since we spoke of Lindsay Lohan for her work — you know, acting — as opposed to her legal troubles. Yet with Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete” hitting theaters in the fall, we’re starting to see more and more promotional materials, some of which include[...]

Toronto film fest opening with a hockey musical

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s appropriate that the Toronto International Film Festival — Canada’s biggest event of its kind and ground zero for Hollywood’s annual Oscar race — should begin with a hockey film. Better than that, a hockey musical. “Score: A Hockey Musical,” directed by Canadian filmmaker Michael McGowan, will open[...]