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EXCL PREVIEW: Hookfang Faces Danger in

EXCL PREVIEW: Hookfang Faces Danger in "Dragons: Riders of Berk"

The Riders need to find Hookface before Alvin the Treacherous does as Titan Comics brings "How to Train Your Dragon" to comics.

"Need For Speed" Director Scott Waugh Talks Fast Cars and Practical Stunts

The director chats with Spinoff Online about the challenges, and thrills, of shooting the fast-paced action movie.

REVIEW:

REVIEW: "Need for Speed" is Fast, But Falls Short of "Furious"

Formulaic and at times logic-defying, the Aaron Paul vehicle nonetheless features some exhilarating driving sequences that will thrill fans of racing movies.

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REVIEW: "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" Won’t Take Audiences Way Back

DreamWorks Animation's tale of a time-traveling dog and his boy lacks appealing character and emotional stakes.

Van Lente Punches Up

Van Lente Punches Up "Magnus: Robot Fighter"

Fred Van Lente looks at what makes humans real with the sci-fi action epic of Dynamite's upcoming "Magnus: Robot Fighter."

Movie Legends Revealed: Did Myers'

Movie Legends Revealed: Did Myers' "Minor" Change Cost "Shrek" $4M?

This week, Brian Cronin digs into whether a decision by Mike Myers to redo his dialogue for "Shrek" with a Scottish accent led DreamWorks to recreate $4 million worth of animation.

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "The Croods"

Filled with kid-friendly colors and action, DreamWorks' "The Croods" offers plenty for adults with sophisticated animation, bold character and creature designs, and a charming story about allowing children to grow up.

Composer Alexandre Desplat Discusses Scoring

Composer Alexandre Desplat Discusses Scoring "Rise of the Guardians"

Acclaimed film composer Alexandre Desplat talks with Spinoff Online about collaborating with director Peter Ramsey on "Rise of the Guardians," how the film's stunning 3D animation convinced him to accept the job, and more.

Screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire Chronicles

Screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire Chronicles "Rise of the Guardians"

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire talks with Spinoff Online about bringing Bill Joyce's beloved children's books to the screen with DreamWorks' "Rise of the Guardians."

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"

The Technicolor adaptation of "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" lacks the impact of the classic children's book, weighing down its ageless environmental message with groan-inducing dialogue and silly excuses for musical numbers.

Brian K. Vaughan to Adapt King’s

Brian K. Vaughan to Adapt King’s "Under the Dome" for Showtime

Acclaimed comics writer and former "Lost" scribe Brian K. Vaughan has been hired to adapt Stephen King's sci-fi thriller "Under the Dome" as a drama series for Showtime.

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Puss in Boots"

Wielding its charming hero's wit like a blade, "Puss in Boots" sets out in a welcome direction, giving the feline a proper (and highly entertaining) origin with a stellar supporting cast.

The Technological Secrets  Of

The Technological Secrets Of "Real Steel's" Fighting Robots

"Real Steel" animatronic robot supervisor John Rosengrant and visual effects supervisor Erik Nash delves into the process of creating the film’s seven-foot-tall mechanical boxers.

Jackman, Leonard & Levy Compare Workouts, Robots In

Jackman, Leonard & Levy Compare Workouts, Robots In "Real Steel"

"Real Steel" star Hugh Jackman, director Shawn Levy and fight choreographer Sugar Ray Leonard discuss bringing the world of robot boxing to life in the October 7th opening underdog tale.

Shawn Levy Dips His Toes into Sci-Fi with

Shawn Levy Dips His Toes into Sci-Fi with "Real Steel"

"Real Steel" director Shawn Levy spoke exclusively with SPINOFF ONLINE about the upcoming sci-fi drama, revealing sequel details and diving into the film’s critique of contemporary boxing.

Bringing

Bringing "Real Steel’s" Robots To Life

SPINOFF ONLINE paid a visit to the Detroit set of "Real Steel," where production designer Tom Meyer discussed the challenges of breathing life into the sci-fi drama's mechanical powerhouses.

Rise Of Robot Boxing and

Rise Of Robot Boxing and "Real Steel"

Director Shawn Levy and star Hugh Jackman detail the evolution of robot boxing in the near-future world of "Real Steel" and explain how their film differs from the Richard Matheson short story on which it's loosely based.

High Tech Meets Classic Film On The Set Of

High Tech Meets Classic Film On The Set Of "Real Steel"

The robotic cast of "Real Steel" was on hand alongside star Hugh Jackman when SPINOFF visited the set of director Shawn Levy's rock 'em sock 'em sci-fi action film.

Harrison Ford Rides with

Harrison Ford Rides with "Cowboys & Aliens"

Harrison Ford spoke with CBR News about his role in "Cowboys & Aliens," leaving the leading man role to another and working with director Jon Favreau to craft Woodrow Dolarhyde.

The CBR Review:

The CBR Review: "Cowboys & Aliens"

Jon Favreau's "Cowboys & Aliens" is a solid film that will please fans of the Western and sci-fi genres, offering solid performances from a likable ensemble who elevate the film above its few flaws.

Olivia Wilde Talks Women and Mystery in

Olivia Wilde Talks Women and Mystery in "Cowboys & Aliens"

Actress Olivia Wilde discusses her role in the upcoming "Cowboys & Aliens," how an unsuccessful film got her the part and her hopes for more strong female leading roles in film.

Daniel Craig Takes the Reins in

Daniel Craig Takes the Reins in "Cowboys & Aliens"

Star Daniel Craig spoke with CBR News about his love of westerns, his first time on horseback and the opportunity to fall back on a childlike sense of imagination while making the film.

Favreau on Directing

Favreau on Directing "Cowboys & Aliens"

Director Jon Favreau spoke with CBR News about the choices involved in making the sci-fi/western mash-up, casting the leads and the screen legend of Harrison Ford.

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "Kung Fu Panda 2"

SPINOFF's Adam Rosenberg weighs in with his review of Dreamworks' "Kung Fu Panda 2," calling the anticipated sequel "nearly everything the first movie was, in a larger world bolstered by some gorgeous 3D effects."

CBR TV: Jon Favreau, Roberto Orci

CBR TV: Jon Favreau, Roberto Orci

Jon Favreau and Roberto Orci discuss their upcoming movie, "Cowboys and Aliens," the difference between adapting this story and bringing "Iron Man" to the big screen, the legitimacy of comic book movies as a genre and more.

SPINOFF: Straczynski Talks Doyle/Houdini Screenplay

SPINOFF: Straczynski Talks Doyle/Houdini Screenplay

DreamWorks has picked up "Voices from the Dead" from writer J. Michael Straczynski, who spoke first with SPINOFF about the mystery centering on Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.

"Cowboys" & Writers: Roberto Orci

"Cowboys & Aliens" writer/producer Roberto Orci spoke with CBR News about the excitement and challenges in creating a Western/Sci-Fi film and getting an education on the Western from Steven Spielberg.

SPINOFF REVIEW:

SPINOFF REVIEW: "MegaMind"

SPINOFF ONLINE calls DreamWorks' latest animated film, "MegaMind," "unique and pleasing - a quality family movie that offers laughs, emotion and action in appropriate amounts."

Sam Raimi for

Sam Raimi for "Sinners"

Director Sam Raimi, known for the original "Spider-Man" and "Evil Dead" series, is attached to direct a film based on Radical's graphic novel, "Earp: Saints for Sinners." He is also to direct an "Oz prequel and "World of Warcraft."

The CBR Review:

The CBR Review: "How To Train Your Dragon"

"How to Train Your Dragon" has beautiful animation and some of the best flying sequences ever on film. The story offers little new to older viewers, but children will enjoy the legendary winged beasts.

How to Cast Your Dragon

How to Cast Your Dragon

The voice talent of DreamWorks' upcoming "How To Train Your Dragon" sat down to discuss their contribution to the film, the challenge of performing with only a voice, the careful use of Scottish accents and more.

How to Make Your Dragon

How to Make Your Dragon

The directors, producer, and original writer of "How To Train Your Dragon" spoke with the press last Friday and CBR News was there as they discussed adapting the book, franchise hopes, and Scottish accents.

PRESS RELEASE: Dreamworks options Platinum Studios' "Atlantis Rising"

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