Back in July, I was invited to visit Laika in Portland, OR for “The Boxtrolls!” And let me tell ya, I’ve visited most animation studios but none can compare to the wonders of Laika! I mean, they have carpenters! They make physical things! Not just digital computers and a click of the mouse! So that was a great opportunity that I will cherish forever! But I will also cherish meeting Laika’s main guy, head animator and CEO, Travis Knight, and Isaac Hempstead Wright, the “Game of Thrones” actor who voices Eggs in “The Boxtrolls.” He is such a great and wise young gentleman and I had a fun interview with the actor. Take a look!
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The inclusion of Sir Ben Kingsley as the voice of the villain, Archibald Snatcher, adds gravitas to “The Boxtrolls.” How did he prepare for the role? You will be surprised and intrigued why he chose to add physicality to voicing his character. Take a look!
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I love, love, love Elle Fanning! She’s sweet, smart, and growing up to become a fantastic actress! I’ve talked to her before in “Super 8” and “Somewhere” and I was surprised to see her all grown-up and tall! In “The Boxtrolls,” she voices the role of the feisty brat with a great heart, Winnie! See how she prepared for the role, and what’s in store for her!
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Anthony Stacchi (L) and Graham Annable (R) collaborated together to create “The Boxtrolls,” a sweet, gothic-infused, stop-motion animated tale about a boy who grew up in the company of boxtrolls. Inspired by the book, Here Be Monsters! By Alan Snow, “The Boxtrolls” is one of the most creative and original animated films this year! Take a look at my fun interview with the directors.
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Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda – they’re all part of the star-studded ensemble “This is Where I Leave You.” But is the cast good enough to watch the movie based on Jonathan Tropper’s best-selling novel? Take a look at my movie review of “This is Where I Leave You.”
The dramatic comedy "This is Where I Leave You" is directed by Shawn Levy, and based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper. It features a starring ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman ("Arrested Development"); Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Tina Fey ("30 Rock"); and two-time Oscar (R) winner, multiple Golden Globe honoree and 2013 Emmy Award nominee Jane Fonda ("Klute," "Coming Home," HBO's "The Newsroom"). (c) Warner Bros
Jason Bateman as Judd Altman
Tina Fey as Wendy Altman
Adam Driver as Phillip Altman
Rose Byrne as Penny Moore
Corey Stoll as Paul Altman
Kathryn Hahn as Alice Altman
Connie Britton as Tracy
Timothy Olyphant as Horry
Dax Shepard as Wade Boulanger
Jane Fonda as Hillary Altman
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