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'ParaNorman' 'Django' and 'Skyfall' Score PGA Nominations

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Finally, some love for the animated movie about the kid who sees dead people!

Dissed by the Golden Globes and other official accolade-givers so far, "ParaNorman" has emerged as the number-one champion of the Producers Guild Awards nominations. Then again, we're not sure how much credit we should give to an organization that also nominated "Rise of the Guardians" in the same category, but still, it's the thought that counts. Get More »

New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Men in Black 3' and More

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This week: Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones return as Agents J and K, respectively, in "Men in Black 3." In this long-awaited time-traveling sequel we meet a young Agent K, played to perfection by Josh Brolin.

Also new this week is the Prohibition drama "Lawless," Whitney Houston's last performance in "Sparkle," the spooky stop-motion animated feature "ParaNorman," and the modern-dance showcase "Step Up Revolution." Get More »

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The 20 Best Movie Posters of 2012

Tired of those boring-ass Photoshopped floating head jobs that flaccid studio marketing departments call posters? So are we, which is why we've singled out the most distinguished, eye-catching promotional pieces to come out this year.

Taking the old-fashioned hand-painted approach always stands out, but sometimes all it takes is using photography in an interesting, innovative way to get some really challenging stories across in a single image.

Here are the absolute best general release or alternate posters of 2012.

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The 9 Spookiest Kids' Movies

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It's Halloween night. Do you know what movies your children are watching?

It wouldn't be the most wonderful holiday of the year without a double- or triple-feature of scary movies to go with the tricking and treating. While there are plenty of R-rated slasher flicks to please big brother and sister in the other room, there are also a fair amount of PG-rated spookfests that provide good, clean fun (and scares!) for the under-13 crowd in the basement. Get More »

Q&A: Christopher Mintz-Plasse on Zombies' Rights and the Wisdom of Sequels

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We met him as epic dork McLovin, but in the five years since "Superbad," Christopher Mintz-Plasse has built an admirably diverse resume, playing a nerdy super-villain ("Kick-Ass"), a nerdy dragon enthusiast ("How To Train Your Dragon"), a nerdy vampire ("Fright Night") and... okay, it's not that diverse. But it's really fun.

With his return to the world of voice acting in stop-motion kids' thriller "ParaNorman,"  Mintz-Plasse finally throws off the shackles of nerd-dom in his role as dimwitted school bully Alvin. When we spoke during this week's press blitz, we asked how it felt to turn the tables — social-hierarchically speaking — and why certain roles beg for a second life while others should be laid to rest forever. Get More »

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VIDEO: 'ParaNorman' Star Christopher Mintz-Plasse Takes Over Our Interview

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Sometimes interviewing the hottest celebs on the planet isn't as easy as it looks. NextMovie editor Kevin Polowy hit the red carpet at Comic-Con 2012 to interview Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Anna Kendrick and Kodi Smit-McPhee about their upcoming movie "ParaNorman."

Unfortunately, it doesn't go so well for Kevin, but luckily Mintz-Plasse was there to put his reporter hat on and save the interview. Has he done this before?

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15 Things We Learned at 2012 Comic-Con

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If there was one victor among the movies paneling at San Diego Comic-Con this year, it'd have to be … Marvel. Or was it "Man of Steel"? Or maybe "The Hobbit"?

Another Con's in the can, and we've emerged with new intel on a handful of high-profile mega-movies. There weren't necessarily any groundbreaking casting announcements this year, but first footage from movies like the new Superman flick, "Oz: The Great and Powerful," "Pacific Rim" and "Elysium" had fans and bloggers buzzing big time.

Check out the biggest movie scoops below. What we should add, #16: Getting in line at 7 a.m. does not guarantee you entry into the con's marquee venue (Hall H). Not even for a 6 p.m. panel. And yep, we learned that the hard way. – By Bryan Enk and Kevin Polowy

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Summer Movies Poll: Best Animated Movie

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This poll will close on May 2 at 12 p.m. ET

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The Top 30 Must-See Summer Movies of 2012

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'Tis the season for massive explosions and people running from them.

Summer movies are coming, and iconic superheroes will dominate as "Dark Knight Rises," "Avengers," and "The Amazing Spider-Man" duke it out for box office supremacy, while the sci-fi derby includes fresh takes on the "Alien" saga ("Prometheus") and Philip K. Dick ("Total Recall"), plus a return visit to MIB headquarters.

Of course, it's not all grenades and gunshots. Just see a shirtless Tom Cruise in "Rock of Ages" and everythingless Channing Tatum in "Magic Mike" representing for the ladies this summer.

We count down the biggest and best blockbusters for beating the summer heat. Get More »

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2012 Preview: The Year in Fanboy, Part 2

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Last week, we got out our calendars and red sharpies and made plans for the first half of 2012. We were gonna do the whole year, but then we got hungry, were shocked to discover there were no more Rolos in the house, went out to get Rolos, then bumped into that guy we met at a thing a while back.

Guess we lost track of time.

But here we are, we still have our calendars -- and with a clear head we can talk about the Fanboy movies happening in mid-June on through the Holidays! Refresh yourself on Part 1, then continue to Part 2 of the 2012 preview below:

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