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Dreamworks released the teaser poster and the movie trailer of this super cute animated film “Puss in Boots.”

Mr. Puss in Boots

“Puss in Boots” is a spin-off from the box-office animated hit movie “Shrek” and stars Antonio Banderas as the voice of the master cat. It follows the character of Puss in Boots before his first appearance in 2004′s Shrek 2. This story centers on the swashbuckling cat and how he comes to meet Shrek and Shrek’s friends, as it introduces new characters also.

Also the voices featured in the movie are Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris. The Director is Chris Miller (who directs Shrek the Third movie), the film is scheduled to be released not until November 4 on regular, 3D and IMAX screens.

You may watch the movie trailer here:

As Avatar passes Titanic as the highest grossing movie of all-time, we should all refrain ourselves from interpreting that as the best or most demand movie of all-time.  As you know, movie tickets are more expensive now than they have ever been–so the 2 months it took for Avatar to grab the honors of the number 1 movie in history; it is however, not the MOST WATCHED movie.  Let’s give less attention to the gross sales and more importance to a stat like “number of tickets sold” because it gives a better (not a perfect) indication of the quality of the movie.  A great example of my point would be last year’s Transformers 2 and how terrible that movie was.  It was a high grossing piece of shit of a film that made twice the money than say, Back To The Future–which we all know was a superior film compared to Transformers.  If you sell more movie tickets, it means the demand for the movie is greater, regardless of the price of a ticket at the time.  So here is a list of the top 20 movies of all-time based on number of tickets sold. (Note: Avatar ain’t on this list). []

1 “Gone With the Wind” (1939) 202,044,600

2 “Star Wars” (1977) 178,119,600

3 “The Sound of Music” (1965) 142,415,400

4 “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” (1982) 141,854,300

5 “The Ten Commandments” (1956) 131,000,000

6 “Titanic” (1997) 128,345,900

7 “Jaws” (1975) 128,078,800

8 “Doctor Zhivago” (1965) 124,135,500

9 “The Exorcist” (1973) 110,568,700

10 “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” (1937) 109,000,000

11 “101 Dalmatians” (1961) 99,917,300

12 “The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) 98,180,600

13 “Ben-Hur” (1959) 98,000,000

14 “Return of the Jedi” (1983) 94,059,400

15 “The Sting” (1973) 89,142,900

16 “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981) 88,141,900

17 “Jurassic Park” (1993) 86,205,800

18 “The Graduate” (1967) 85,571,400

19 “Star Wars: Episode I” (1999) 84,825,800

20 “Fantasia” (1941) 83,043,500

“Avatar,” despite topping the worldwide gross list, by and by, is only No. 26 on the ticket sales list with 76,421,000 sold … at least, so far… For the top 100 movies based on tickets sold, click here.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mia Wasikowska
Director: Tim Burton
Release Date: March 4, 2010

After two decades of working together, you’d think Johnny Depp and Tim Burton would be sick of each other. But just take a look at some select titles from their filmography: Edward Scissorhands (1990), Ed Wood (1994), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). If there’s one thing you can predict about the two-decade Depp-Burton collaboration, it’s that it’s going to be unpredictable. Their spin on the beloved Lewis Carroll fantasy, with Depp playing the Mad Hatter and newcomer Wasikowska as the 19-year-old who falls down the rabbit hole again to end the Red Queen’s (Bonham Carter) reign of terror, should continue that streak.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson
Director: Louis Leterrier
Release Date: March 26, 2010

This story of the Greek myth—about Perseus, the mortal son of the Greek god Zeus, battling Medusa, the Kraken monster, and other minions of the underworld in his quest to save the Princess Andromeda—first unfurled on worldwide screens in 1981 with LA Law star Harry Hamlin in the lead. But fantasy film buffs will forever define the original for its at-the-time groundbreaking, now-quaint stop-motion visual effects, courtesy of industry maverick Ray Harryhausen. This year’s retelling has newly minted star Sam Worthington (Avatar) and 30 years’ worth of technological innovation behind it—whether it will retain the original’s charm is what will be worth checking out.

Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon
Director: Michael Patrick King
Release Date: June 2, 2010

Also known as the Super Bowl for Fashionistas, SATC 2 features a detour to Morocco and (reportedly) a flashback to the ’80s that traces the earlier years of these four quintessential New York gals. Three interesting questions deserve to be answered: (1) How many more problems can the creators throw in Carrie and Big’s (Chris Noth) way? (2) Can costumer Patricia Field pull off “Me Decade” fashions without besmirching her fashion industry cred? And (3) How will these mature actresses portray the earlier years of their characters without, as Candice Bergen’s Vogue editor put it, “the unintended Diane Arbus subtext?”

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Director: Lee Unkrich
Release Date: June 23, 2010

One word: Pixar. Do you need any other reason to be there?

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Director: David Yates
Release Date: November 18, 2010

Cynics think that the climactic entry in the Harry Potter saga was split into two because Warner Bros. wanted to milk this cash-cow franchise for all the money it was worth. I prefer to believe that the filmmakers wanted enough elbow room to include as much of the richness and complexity of the final book as they could. Besides, if you’re as devoted a fan as I am—i.e.: someone who re-reads each book right before the corresponding movie comes out—you won’t start boycotting the series now, will you?

and one more bonus…

Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lutner
Director: David Slade
Release Date: June 30, 2010

Because we know we’ll never hear the end of it unless you get your “I-wouldn’t-want-to-live-in-a-world-without-you-in-it” fix.