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Fantastic Mr. Fox (review)

Wes Anderson and Noah Baumbach looked at a sweet-and-sour children’s story through a peculiarly skewed eye and said, This can be so much more. And they turned it into something touching and funny, and magically absurd and at the same time pointedly real. They turned it into something genius.

U.K. box office: ‘Up’ still up

It’s all those balloons holding it aloft: 1. Up: £3.8 million (3rd week; drops 26%) 2. Saw VI: £1.7 million (NEW) 3. Fantastic Mr. Fox: £1.5 million (NEW) 4. Couples Retreat: £.93 million (2nd week; drops 49%) 5. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant: £.798 million (NEW) (actual numbers, not estimates) Up had edged close … more…

trailer break: ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Man, I love this trailer! If the movie is half as much fun… well, I’ll love it half as much. But the movie had better be this much fun. It’s Wes Anderson, after all, doing up Roald Dahl. It’s gotta be, well, fantastic, right? “If what I … more…