29 Nov

Michel Gondry Directs a Magical Christmas Ad About a Boy and His Monster

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you crossed Monsters, Inc. with Where the Wild Things Are and that one melancholy childhood flashback scene from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Well, that’s essentially what this Michel Gondry-directed Christmas advertisement boils down to. It’s sweet, surreal, and a little bit sad. Yep, that’s Christmas in a nutshell. Michel Gondry […]

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29 Nov

‘Mr. Robot’ Composer on Creating the Moody and Masterful Music of the USA Hacker Series [Interview]

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Mr. Robot is arguably the most distinctive series on television — a moody and haunting techno-opera that floods viewers with a crushing sense of isolation. Much of the credit can be given to showrunner Sam Esmail‘s cinematic eye, maintaining a house style of low lighting and negative space that lend to the oppressive environment — along with a stylistic gimmick every […]

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29 Nov

New Details About John Lasseter Surface; ‘Flash’ and ‘Supergirl’ Producer Andrew Kreisberg Fired

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It took the Harvey Weinstein case to get Hollywood to finally open its eyes to the flood of sexual harassment and sexual assault situations that have been happening in the industry for years (sometimes lasting decades), and the dominoes continue to fall. The latest person to go down is Andrew Kreisberg, the co-creator and executive producer of The CW superhero shows […]

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29 Nov

Dracula Wept: Guillermo del Toro Regrets Turning Down the Universal Monsters ‘Dark Universe’

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If you’re not depressed enough already, here’s some more unfortunate news: gifted filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has revealed that Universal Studios offered him the chance to re-launch the Universal Monsters films in a precursor to the failed Dark Universe, and del Toro turned the offer down. Now, The Shape of Water filmmaker has regrets. So do […]

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29 Nov

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Almost Made Luke Skywalker Blind

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Luke Skywalker, the hero of the Star Wars movies, changed a lot in the 30 years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The Luke we saw celebrating the defeat of the Empire on Endor is a far cry from the one we catch up with in the final moments of The Force Awakens – he’s transformed into […]

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29 Nov

Avengers Infinity War Trailer Breakdown: The Avengers Are Disassembled As Earth Comes Under Attack

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The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War has been released, and it’s a doozy. A comic book movie 10 years in the making, the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe promises to be the epic showdown we were teased ever since Thanos appeared for 0.5 seconds at the end of 2012’s Avengers. It’s been a long time […]

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29 Nov

Capturing the Music of Mexico for Pixar’s ‘Coco’ with Michael Giacchino [Interview]

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Coco isn’t a musical, but its music is as central to it as the elements of family, memory, life, and death. Music is what carries Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) along on his quest to find his idol Ernesto de la Cruz (Benjamin Bratt) in the Land of the Dead, music is what unites Miguel and his ragamuffin […]

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29 Nov

‘Star Wars’: Who Actually Decided the Identities of Rey’s Parents?

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Ever since Star Wars: The Force Awakens decided to keep the identity of Rey’s missing parents a secret, fans have been wondering just who the heck these unseen characters are. Are they pre-established characters within the ongoing Star Wars saga, or are they individuals we have yet to meet? A new interview with the cast and crew […]

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29 Nov

‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ is Likely to End the Skywalker Saga

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We’re now less than a month away from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but as is often the case, we’re looking even further ahead in the future of the Star Wars franchise and wondering what lies in store for us in a galaxy far, far away. And though there’s been speculation about the Skywalker saga […]

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29 Nov

Seeing Double: ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ vs ‘White House Down’

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(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time: we get political with two movies about terrorist attacks on the most famous house in America!) These are trying times for the United States, and depending on your own political awareness you either see that the country is slowly bleeding […]

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