'Frozen' becomes No. 1 animated film of all time

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"Frozen" has thawed out a new spot in box office history. This weekend, the Oscar-winning Disney film became the top-grossing animated film of all time with $1.072 billion in domestic and international sales.

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'Harry Potter's' Uncle Vernon, Richard Griffiths, dies at 65

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Richard Griffiths, the versatile British actor who played the boy wizard’s unsympathetic Uncle Vernon in the “Harry Potter” movies, has died. He was 65. 

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'Veronica Mars' fans donate more than $2 million, reach goal of funding big-screen movie

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The “Veronica Mars” Kickstarter campaign to raise $2 million to bring the TV detective to the big screen easily passed its goal Wednesday evening, with more pledges still coming in.

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'Argo,' Day-Lewis, Lawrence are winners on sluggish Oscar night

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Despite Ben Affleck’s snub on the best director nomination list, his film, “Argo” took home the best picture Oscar Sunday night, the final award of an evening that seemed even more ploddingly paced than usual.

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As the stars come out, who gets the prize for best dressed?

Oscar race is going right down to the wire

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If you’re a betting sort, you’d be better off steering clear of a lot of Academy Awards action this weekend. Find another place to wager — maybe April’s NFL draft or the weekend box-office numbers. While some Oscar categories seem like total locks, there’s enough last-minute murmuring among film fans that a few shake-ups are almost guaranteed.

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'Zero Dark Thirty' unofficially banned in Pakistan

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“Very Zero, Very Dark” reads one Pakistani film review.

“Zero IQ Thirty” another headline screams.

But just like Osama Bin Laden, the subject of the Oscar contender that recreates the most expensive manhunt in history, "Zero Dark Thirty" is not supposed to be in Pakistan.

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'Lincoln,' 'Django Unchained,' 'Argo' among Golden Globe nominees

Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which tells the story of the famed president’s final days in office, earned seven Golden Globe nominations Thursday, including best movie in the drama category, best director for Spielberg, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and best supporting actress for Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln.

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'Casablanca' turns 70, and a kiss is still a kiss

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Round up the usual suspects, it’s time to honor “Casablanca,” the Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman classic that premiered 70 years ago, on Nov. 26, 1942. Are there many movies as beautiful, or as beautifully quotable?

New 3-D movie technology: are viewers ready?

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When the 3-D version of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” debuts in movie theaters on Dec. 14, the film will likely wow viewers with its special effects. But audiences at select theaters will get even more bang for their buck: they’ll be the first to witness a new technology that displays images at a rate of 48 frames per second, twice as fast as the current standard.

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‘Twilight’ finale dawns with $141.3 million weekend

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The sun has set on the “Twilight” franchise with one last blockbuster opening for the supernatural romance. ”The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2” sucked up $141.3 million domestically over opening weekend and $199.6 million more overseas for a worldwide debut of $340.9 million.

Apple Easter egg reveals what Siri really thinks about certain movies

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I love virtual Easter eggs. They’re little hidden messages or jokes which are lurking inside your favorite apps, websites, games, movies, and so on. Apple even slipped some into iOS 6, the latest version of its mobile operating system, by teaching Siri to say exactly what she thinks about some movies.

Moviegoers (and their pets) flock to Internet cat video film festival

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The Associated Press reports — The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis tested the boundaries of legitimate art Thursday with a film festival devoted to the online cat videos that pervade YouTube and social networks. 

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'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' director Mel Stuart dies

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Mel Stuart definitely made our childhoods a little bit sweeter. The veteran director, who helmed the 1971 classic “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” passed away on Thursday. He was 83.

Per the BBC, Stuart died from cancer at his Beverly Hills home.

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'Amazing Spider-Man' bests 'Transformers' with record $35M opening

Marc Webb’s 3-D superhero tentpole “The Amazing Spider-Man” set off early July 4th fireworks at the domestic box office.

The $220 million Sony reboot — looking to relaunch the franchise by going back to the beginning with a new cast — nabbed the top opening for a Tuesday with roughly $35 million, eclipsing the $27.9 million debut of “Transformers” on the same Tuesday in 2007.

In more good news for Sony, “Spider-Man” received an A- CinemaScore, and an A from moviegoers under the age of 18.

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