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[Gallery] Visit to Laika Studios, a reference for stop motion – Laika Experience



Laika Studios is a young company in animation industry that is specialized in the laborious and beautiful technique of stop motion. The company is present in the market since 2005.

Since then, Studios Laika have released four feature animated films in association with Universal Pictures: Coraline; Paranorman; The Boxtrolls; and Kubo and The Two Strings.
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“Comedies à la Carte”, European comedies to watch on VOD



Walk This Way is a project to promote and incorporate movies to their distribution in the European Union through VOD (video on demand).

This initiative, in constantly growing, promote the consumption of European productions. This year Walk This Way is reaching its third catalogue and they are including more than 30 films to watch online and legally not only in its region, but also in Latin America, Japan and the United States.

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Tom Hanks will receive the National Archives Foundation Records of Achievement Award 



This week the non-profit National Archives Foundation of The United States, announced that Tom Hanks will receive its 2017 Records of Achievement Award.

This honorary prize recognizes “Hank’s career honoring and supporting history through both acting and filmmaking”.

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Today starts the first Film Exhibition of Canadian Cinema in Colombia



Today starts the first film exhibition of Canadian Cinema in Colombia with focus in Quebec. 21 movies and 1 retrospective include this event.

This Canadian Film exhibition has joined the celebration of the 150 years of its foundation. The event will be in 5 cities and will extend until 5th of July, 2017.

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Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation will exhibit some Classics in Colombia thanks to IndieBo Film Fest



The important non-profit institution founded by Martin Scorsese in 1990 will be in Colombia thanks to a new partnership with IndieBo, The Bogotá Indie Film Festival.

Yesterday, film festival has confirmed a new category for its third edition: restored classics from the organization founded by the New York filmmaker.

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Okja will be available on Netflix in 2 days



It is only missing 2 days to watch Okja by South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho on Netflix. The movie caused rifts of opinion at Cannes Film Festival because it will be premiered on this platform in 190 countries before its release in some theaters. Traditional model of distribution wants to keep the exclusivity and traditional moviegoers don’t accept new scenarios either, because some consider anything can replace the dark screen.

The two powerful VOD platforms worldwide, Netflix and Amazon, have continued their firm steps by producing films. The clear example of their good and robust productions are the three movies that this year were selected in the most important Film Festival in industry. The 70th Annual Cannes Film Festival had in its official selection to: Wonderstruck (Amazon) and Okja and The Meyerowitz Stories (Netflix).

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Awards Season Calendar 2017-2018 (First dates confirmed)



[This article will be updating constantly]

We are in Summer Season just right now, the time for blockbusters until the end of August. After that all movies that are behind some Film Awards begin to be exhibited in movie theaters.

So, we have here the Awards Season Calendar 2017-2018 (dates confirmed until now):

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Spanish director Luis Prieto can premiere (finally) his thriller Kidnap starring Halle Berry



Spanish director of “Pusher” returns to thriller genre with the film Kidnap starring Halle Berry.

 

Following the crisis of distributor Relativity in 2015, the feature film had to cancel the release in theaters five times. With the arrival of Aviron Pictures as new distributor a new release date has been set in US: next 4th August.

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Wish Upon. After Annabelle, John R. Leonetti directs another horror film



Wish Upon is directed by John R. Leonetti, the same of “Annabelle” and cinematographer for other horror and terror movies like Piranha 3D, The Conjuring, Insidious 2 and I Know Who Killed Me.

Wish Upon is a supernatural film that also matches into horror thriller genre. It is starring Joey King, whom we saw in “The Conjuring” as Christine, one of the haunted girls in the ghost house of one the cases of Warren files.

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Chewie, we’re home.

— Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, 2015