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Actor Anton Yelchin of Star Trek Films Dies in Freak Accident Actor who played Russian starship navigator Chekov in franchise reboot dies at age 27. Finding Dory Blows Animation Record ... Continue Reading →

Del Toro Reveals ‘Trollhunters’ Cast

During a retrospective of his career at the Annecy festival today, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced the initial casting for Trollhunters — his epic, ... Continue Reading →

Trailer Debuts Lin-Directed ‘Star Trek Beyond’

Look out, Trekkies. Here comes the first trailer for next summer’s threequel, Star Trek Beyond. Take a look: Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin of Fast and Furious franchise ... Continue Reading →
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Justin Lin to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

Justin Lin will captain Star Trek 3, replacing outgoing director J.J. Abrams, who’s moved on to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film had originally lined up Roberto Orci to ... Continue Reading →

‘Smurfs 2′ to See Holiday Release

Retailers will be offering a delightful stocking stuffer for Peyo-philes on December 3 as Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs 2 arrives in Blu-ray 3D combo pack, Blu-ray combo ... Continue Reading →

Sony Gets Spooky with ‘Smurfy Hollow’

An all-new animated mini-movie featuring Peyo’s beloved little blue crew will hit shelves this fall as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment releases The Smurfs: The Legend of Smurfy ... Continue Reading →

‘Poppy Hill’ Opens in N.Y. on Friday

Goro Miyazaki’s acclaimed 2D animated feature From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) will begin its New York run this Friday, thanks to indie studio GKIDS. The film was the top-earning ... Continue Reading →

A Valentine to a Vanished Era

Goro Miyazaki’s delicate, coming-of-age movie From Up on Poppy Hill offers a welcome respite from the loud, CG world of most American movies. Goro Miyazaki’s gentle new film, From ... Continue Reading →

‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Preview Coming to IMAX

Paramount Pictures will be releasing the first 9 minutes from J.J. Abrams’ hotly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness exclusively in IMAX 3D theaters on December 14—months ahead ... Continue Reading →

‘Poppy Hill’ Nabs APS Nomination

GKIDS, distributor of the latest award-winning feature effort from Japan’s Studio Ghibli From Up On Poppy Hill has announced the film has been nominated for the 2012 Asia Pacific ... Continue Reading →