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    LAIKA Entertainment Plans Day-Long Retrospective of Its Award-Winning Features

    LAIKA Entertainment, the award-winning animation studio behind this year’s “Missing Link,” will present a day-long retrospective of its films at The Landmark in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 27th. Admission is free. In addition, an exhibition of LAIKA puppets and dioramas will delight fans in the Landmark lobby. The Landmark is located at 10850 W […] More

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    Genre Geeks: Ranking the Laika Films in Preparing for ‘Missing Link’

    Since 2005, Laika has been the leading force of stop-motion animation in Hollywood. An Oscar “Best Animated Feature” lineup is never complete without Laika’s staple presence. The award-winning studio is celebrating its sixth release this weekend, Chris Butler’s “Missing Link.” To honor the latest entry in the underrated animation studio’s collection, here is the complete […] More

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    Community: Favorite Movies to Watch on Halloween

    It’s time for the spooky films of Halloween! Everyone has different tastes and preferences for their Halloween watching preferences, but this is the time of year to enjoy weird and creepy films. The season is good to indulge the varied tastes of audiences, so here are some Halloween films to check out tonight. These are a […] More

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    Community: What is your favorite Stop-Motion film?

    Since 1912, stop motion animation has been used by filmmakers around the world to bring their stories to life. In 1917, Argentine filmmakers used stop motion animation to develop the first feature animated film in history, “El Apostol.” Since that time, dozens of stories have utilized stop motion to deliver cinematic journeys. We’ve seen stop […] More

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    Community: What are your favorite non-Disney/Pixar animated films?

    Animated films have long represented a genre of classic film. However, these films are rarely given the credit they’re due when they release. The exception to this rule is Pixar Animation, which has delivered more Best Picture animated films than any other studio. Since Disney acquired Pixar, the animation studios have held a grip on […] More

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    Ten Best Studio Films – Focus Features

    This is the next installment of Best Films by the Studios Series.  I kicked it off on Saturday night with Sony Pictures Classics and naming their finest achievements.  Obviously these are all subjective and you can naturally disagree with the choices but I feel it getting increasingly harder as I dive into other companies.  Focus […] More

  • Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

    Thanks to reader Jamie for the heads up! Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area […] More

  • Bigelow and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ hit big with Washington Film Critics

    Washington Film Critics have announced their winners after just announcing their nominees a day ago.  Zero Dark Thirty emerged victorious along with director Kathryn Bigelow. Read the Press Release and check out the full list of winners down below: Washington, D.C. — This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their winners for […] More

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    Annie Awards nominations dominated by Disney/Pixar

    As one has come to expect lately, the Mouse House (Disney) and Pixar have racked up an impressive amount of nominations for the Annie Awards. Along with Paperman being in Best Animated Short, the Disney/Pixar contingent accounted for 3 of the 8 Best Animated Features lots with Brave, Wreck-It Ralph and Frankenweenie. Also in contention for the […] More

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