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Ari Graynor speaks up at New York Mag's Vulture

Posted July 30, 2012


On New York Magazine's culture blog Vulture, Jada Yuan checked in with Ari Graynor, half of the star couple in FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL.... It's a funny profile with Ms Graynor cutting flowers as well as practicing her on-screen phone-sex trade with her mother and Focus execs in the room. Not for real, but for promotional materials.

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PARANORMAN Cast Have Fun Telling Stories to MTV

Posted July 26, 2012

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The MTV Movies Blog has posted a video of three of PARANORMAN's  cast  -- Anna Kendrick (Norman's sister Courtney), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Norman's bully nemesis Alvin) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (Norman) -- talking about the film's ghoulish fun at Comic-Con. Each talked about the fun of the film's final act. According to Smit-McPhee "It gives you chills. Just the music, the sounds and everything together, the effects. It's just crazy."

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Ari Graynor rings true at W Magazine

Posted July 25, 2012


In W Magazine, Ari Graynor is "On the Verge." A profile by Vanessa Lawrence (with photography by Elle Muliarchyk) looks at the talented young actress who is half of the star pair in FOR A GOOD TiME CALL, .... The piece gives a sense of her humor and sweetness, as well as her voice. As she says about her role of Katie in FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL... "Luckily, my voice has a scratchy, deep tenor to it that lends itself nicely to phone sex."

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Wired on the art and craft of PARANORMAN

Posted July 24, 2012


In "3-D Printing Goes Hollywood With Stop-Motion Animated Feature PARANORMAN," Wired magazine's Caitlin Roper looks at the revolutionary technology that went into creating the horror comedy about a little boy with a special talent. Indeed, as Roper points out, "With tens of thousands of printed parts, millions of hours of work, and billions of pixels invested, the project represents unparalleled innovation in handmade storytelling." Click through their editorial slide-show which beautifully illustrates how the puppets were assembled and animated, with great photos by Chris Mueller.

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FAR FROM HEAVEN becomes a musical

Posted July 24, 2012


Todd Haynes' brilliant 2002 melodrama FAR FROM HEAVEN got four Oscar nominations, including one for star Julianne Moore, director Todd Haynes and composer Elmer Bernstein. Indeed the lush score made the vibrant take on people's lives in 1950s Connecticut almost feel like a musical. And now it is. The team behind the Broadway hit Grey Gardens (also adapted from a film) has now transformed the emotional story into smart musical theater. With music composed by Scott Frankel with lyrics by Michael Korie and directed by Michael Grief, Far From Heaven is debuting at the Williamstown Theater Festival before going to New York City's Playwrights Horizons.

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PARANORMAN Prod Designer gets WIRED

Posted July 20, 2012

120720_Wired_paranorman posted a 20+ minute video of production Nelson Lowry at the Northwest Film Center in which he talked about his stint at LAIKA working on CORALINE and PARANORMAN, as well as helping Wes Anderson realize his stop-motion animation vision. It's a great talk, with lots on what Lowry calls his "dream job," that being his work on PARANORMAN.  See the video here.

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Ledger Time Out Reports on Local Girl who makes GOOD

Posted July 19, 2012


The Ledger's Timeout, Central Florida's Entertainment Guide, profiles local girl who made GOOD, or to be more precise, the upcoming comedy FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL.  It turns out co-writer, producer, and star Lauren Anne Miller, was "a 1999 visual arts graduate of Harrison Arts Center, Polk County's visual and performing arts high school grew up in Lakeland, Florida."

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THR Video with PARANORMAN's Anna Kendrick

Posted July 19, 2012

In special video from The Hollywood Reporter, Anna Kendrick (who plays Norman's sister) talks about the fun of bringing PARANORMAN to Comic-Con, along with her own super-heroics helping a poor damsel to apply her zombie make up.

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PARANORMAN's Anna Kendrick at Collider.Com

Posted July 18, 2012


In Collider, Anna Kendrick, who voices Courtney, Norman Babcock's self-obsessed sister, in PARANORMAN, gives a special Q&A from her Comic-Con panel. It's a spirited interview with Ms. Kendrick being fresh and fun. She talks, among other things, of seeing the image of her character for the first time:

it was not what I was expecting at all.  She's got hips on her.  I like that.  It's cool!  It certainly made me feel like I could go really far in the characterization, not just seeing Courtney, but seeing all the people and discovering the world and the tone that these characters live in.

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Universal Pictures Greenlights Edgar Wright's THE WORLD'S END

Posted July 13, 2012


The boys are back. SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ's Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reteam with director Edgar Wright for the last film in their comedy trilogy.  And not a moment too soon. In THE WORLD'S END, five buddies reunite after 20 years to re-do a legendary pub crawl that ends at the fabled pub The World's End. But soon they realize reaching THE WORLD'S END is the least of their worries, let alone their final destination.

Wright is currently in pre-production on the film, which will begin shooting this October in the U.K.  Simon Pegg co-wrote the script with Wright. As with the first two movies in the trilogy, Focus Features will distribute The World's End domestically and Universal Pictures will handle international distribution. The official press release is here.

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