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<p>While Olaf the Snowman is front and center in all the marketing, Disney may be doing themselves a disservice with their campaign.</p>

While Olaf the Snowman is front and center in all the marketing, Disney may be doing themselves a disservice with their campaign.

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Review: 'Frozen' is a classic Disney musical told on a grand and beautiful scale

So why isn't the studio selling the film they made?

Let's be frank: "Little Shop Of Horrors" is the best thing to ever happen to the Disney company, and they had absolutely nothing to do with it on stage or on film.

Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's stage production was a grimy, crazy, bloody little rock musical that featured the end of the world, a sadistic abusive dentist, murder, and a man-eating plant, and it was a huge off-Broadway hit. During the five years it ran, Disney went through the roughest years for their animation division ever. "The Fox and the Hound" opened the decade with a swing and a miss, and in 1985, "The Black Cauldron" came very close to closing the doors for good.

No matter what small charms they possessed, both "The Great Mouse Detective" and "Oliver & Company" represent a company that is floundering, unsure what to do or how to do it. There were some amazingly talented people working on those films, both holdovers from the actual era of Walt Disney himself and young artists who would later reshape the industry, but they weren't making movies that really showcased all that talent. They were making films that felt like they were on auto-pilot, playing to a model that no longer worked.

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<p>Christian Bale approves of Bat-kid, because WHO&nbsp;WOULDN'T&nbsp;APPROVE&nbsp;OF BAT-KID?!</p>

Christian Bale approves of Bat-kid, because WHO WOULDN'T APPROVE OF BAT-KID?!

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Christian Bale talks Bat-kid and the ongoing legacy of Batman

Even the Dark Knight was moved by the goings-on in San Francisco

It was hard to avoid mention of the Bat-kid online this weekend, and for good reason. It was an enormously sweet story with some amazing images available, a pretty great combination.

Earlier today, I sat down with Christian Bale to talk about his work in the new film "Out Of The Furnace," and it was pretty obvious from the moment I walked into the room that he was in a great mood. I know Bale has a reputation for being very intense, but I've always found him to be a thoughtful, articulate interview. You just have to walk in ready to have a real conversation. Today, though, there was that extra something, no doubt motivated in part by the pride he takes in his work in the film.

I had to ask him about Bat-kid, but not just about the boy. I mean, I think it's safe to say that no one's going to be coming out as strongly anti-Bat-kid in the press any time soon. My question was more about how it feels to be part of a legacy that can inspire people the way they were inspired by this story.

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Christian Bale

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Christian Bale says to expect 'shocking stuff' from Ridley Scott's Moses epic 'Exodus'

The 'Out of the Furnace' star comments on a different Moses for a different era

At the AFI Fest premiere of "Out of the Furnace" last weekend, director Scott Cooper pardoned the absence of Christian Bale by quipping, "He's parting the Red Sea as Moses in the Canary Islands, but he really wanted to be here." Indeed, Bale has been hard at work filming Ridley Scott's "Exodus" these last few weeks, and the actor told HitFix in a recent interview that audiences can expect a far cry from what Charlton Heston and Cecil B. DeMille delivered 60 years ago.

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<p>Finn Wittrock and Beau Bridges in &quot;Masters of Sex.&quot;</p>

Finn Wittrock and Beau Bridges in "Masters of Sex."

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Love And Marriage'

Margaret Scully makes an ultimatum, and Bill gets involved in Virginia's education

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as I expect you to act like a seismometer...

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<p>Marie and Tim of &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Marie and Tim of "The Amazing Race"

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'One Hot Camel'

Teams raft, buggy, cook and dress camels in UAE
It's really tough to keep a good Bunny down.  That's been the lesson imparted by "The Amazing Race" for the past few weeks.
Baseball Wives Nicky & Kim finished last in the season's fourth Leg, which ended up at a Viking lodge in Norway, but it was a Keep On Racing Leg.
Then they finished last again in the seventh Leg, falling behind in Abu Dhabi, but it was a Non-Elimination Leg.
What would it take to actually knock the Baseball Wives out?
A full recap of Sunday (November 16) night's relatively fun, albeit entirely suspense-less, episode of "The Amazing Race" after the break…
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<p>David Morrissey as the Governor in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

David Morrissey as the Governor in "The Walking Dead."

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Live Bait'

The Governor makes a new family, while Rick gets the week off

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I have enough ammuniition to kill you every day for the next three years...

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<p>Gretchen Mol as Gillian in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Gretchen Mol as Gillian in "Boardwalk Empire."

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Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Havre de Grace'

Chalky seeks refuge with his mentor, while Gillian plans to run away with Roy

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I win the Beach Patrol Cup...

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<p>Rupert Friend and F. Murray Abraham in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Rupert Friend and F. Murray Abraham in "Homeland."

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Review: 'Homeland' - 'a red wheelbarrow'

Carrie tries to clear Brody's name while Saul moves his plan forward

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I bring you breakfast in bed...

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<p>Jared Leto at the Los&nbsp;Angeles premiere of &quot;Dallas Buyers Club&quot;</p>

Jared Leto at the Los Angeles premiere of "Dallas Buyers Club"

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Jared Leto hopes the Focus legacy will live on with new regime after 'Dallas Buyers Club'

One last hurrah on the circuit brings with it a lot of incentive

As awards season trudges forward, the two weeks surrounding AFI Fest have easily been more packed with fetes and soirees than ever before. And on Sunday afternoon, it was Universal and Focus holding events for Oscar hopefuls "Rush" and "Dallas Buyers Club" respectively.

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"Once Upon A Time"

 "Once Upon A Time"  

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'Once Upon A Time' recap: Will Mr. Gold be the one to take down Pan?

Wendy Darling reconnects with an old friend

It looks as if this long, dark tea-time of the soul that has been our stay in Neverland on "Once Upon A Time" might actually be wrapped up sooner rather than later, and I hope that means Emma and the gang can head home to Storybrooke. Really, I don't care where the story heads, as long as it's off this misbegotten island (I'd like to ask Ed Kitsis and Adam Horowitz what's their deal with islands).

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<p>Michael Ealy in &quot;Almost Human.&quot;</p>

Michael Ealy in "Almost Human."

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Series premiere talkback: 'Almost Human'

What did everybody think of the new FOX sci-fi cop drama?

I posted my review of FOX's "Almost Human" on Friday. Now it's your turn. For those who watched the sci-fi cop show tonight, give or take a delay from football, what did you think? Was Michael Ealy an interesting robot for you? Did you find the human characters interesting? Did you like the production design, or did it seem too derivative of "Total Recall," "Minority Report" and others? Were you, like me, surprised that Minka Kelly is not playing a robot? Are you at all intrigued in the mythology about the criminal gang Kennex is going after? And was it interesting enough that you'll watch again tomorrow night? 

Have at it.

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<p>Adam Driver</p>

Adam Driver

Adam Driver says 'there's no truth' to rumor he's Nightwing in 'Batman vs. Superman'

'GIRLS' star is telling the truth or...

We all know how good Adam Driver is as an actor based on his work in the acclaimed HBO TV series "GIRLS" and films such as "Frances Ha," but is he telling the truth about his rumored involvement in the upcoming "Batman vs. Superman"?

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