Posts Tagged ‘rango’

The Oscar Winners: 2012

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

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The Oscars are over and if you took part in our live blog, you know that I thought it was a pretty good show this year.  The Artist won the big awards of the night – Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Costume Design, and Best Score.

For those who loved Hugo (like I did), you will be happy to know it picked up 5 awards – Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Art Direction.

Here is a full list of winners:

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Box Office Report: Battle LA Takes Top Spot, Mars Needs Moms Bombs

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

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In first place this weekend was Battle: Los Angeles with an estimated $36M. This makes it the year’s second biggest weekend take after Rango’s $38M a week ago ($23M this weekend).   Battle took a beating from critics (“Battle: Los Angeles is noisy, violent, ugly and stupid” – Ebert) so it will be interesting to see if word of mouth keeps it below it’s reported $70M budget.

1 Battle: LA – $36M
2 Rango $23M ($68.6M)
3 Red Riding Hood – $14.1M
4 The Adjustment Bureau – $11.5M ($38.4M)
5 Mars Needs Moms -  $6.8M

Rango held up well in second place for a domestic total of $68.6M after ten days.  The PG-13 Red Riding Hood came in 3rd place ($14.1M), targeted females and Catherine Hardwick (Twilight) might have had something to do with it.  Then there is Mars Needs Moms, Disney’s 3D animated movie opening with just $6.8M with a budget of $150M, this might actually be Disney’s biggest loser of all time.

Anyone catch a release this weekend?  Leave your thoughts below and let us know.

[MORE: Box Office Mojo, The-Numbers]

Box Office Report: ‘Rango’ Takes Top Spot, Biggest Debut of 2011

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

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Who knew a 2D animated film could make such an impact!?  Well anyone who has been following the film would know that with such a force behind it (the folks behind Pirates of the Caribbean) and good reviews, it was really a no surprise this weekend.  Score for the anti-3D crowd with Rango winning the weekend.

How did the other films make out?  Check out the report: (more…)

Reel: See How Johnny Depp Performed Rango

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

rangoParamount has released a new behind the scenes feature for Gore Verbinski’s computer animated feature film Rango. Behind the Scenes: Natural Acting Experience, takes a look at the techniques used to “capture and translate every aspect of Johnny Depp’s performance, using it to drive the computer-generated character in a way that has yet to be seen in an animated feature” says Gore himself.

Watch the video featurette and trailer after the jump.

Gore Verbinski who made all those Pirates movies with Johnny Depp has now turned his sights on the world of animation. Here is the trailer for RANGO, a CGI animated film that looks to have a pretty amazing style. Depp’s voice work also impressed me.

The movie is based on an original idea that Verbinski dreamed up. It tells story follows a chameleon with an identity crisis who goes on an adventure to discover his true self. Check out the trailer below and spot the Fear and Loathing nod. The movie doesn’t hit until March 2011. (more…)

Trailer For Rango Starring Johnny Depp

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Gore Verbinski who made all those Pirates movies with Johnny Depp has now turned his sights on the world of animation.  Here is the trailer for RANGO, a CGI animated film that looks to have a pretty amazing style.  Depp’s voice work also impressed me.

The movie is based on an original idea that Verbinski dreamed up. It tells story follows a chameleon with an identity crisis who goes on an adventure to discover his true self.  Check out the trailer below and spot the Fear and Loathing nod.  The movie doesn’t hit until March 2011. (more…)