28 Dec

11 Million People Watched Netflix’s ‘Bright’ In Its First Three Days of Release

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Netflix is notoriously protective of its membership’s viewing numbers for specific shows and movies, unless the streaming service is bragging about binge statistics and dunking on a user or two for their viewing choices. So we don’t know exactly how many people have watched Bright, David Ayer‘s new orc cop fantasy thriller starring Will Smith […]

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28 Dec

‘Gerald’s Game’ Director Wants To Make ‘The Shining’ Sequel

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Mike Flanagan, who recently helmed the excellent Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game for Netflix, has another King project he’d like to tackle: Doctor Sleep. Released in 2013, Doctor Sleep is a quasi-sequel to The Shining, which picks up on an adult Danny Torrance, the boy who survived the Overlook Hotel. Would Flanagan be the right filmmaker to tackle The Shining […]

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28 Dec

Star Wars Bits: A Hint at Snoke’s Origin, Mark Hamill’s Second Role, and a Closer Look at the Caretakers

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In this edition of Star Wars Bits: The Art of Star Wars: The Last Jedi reveals some tantalizing behind-the-scenes tidbits Mark Hamill hides behind CGI in a second, secretive Last Jedi role One fan has a change of heart when it comes to The Last Jedi Daisy Ridley dislikes your “Mary Sue” theory And much more! Some of the most […]

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28 Dec

‘The Dark Knight’ Is Really About Magicians, According to a List Of the Most Accurate Films About Professions

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Perhaps hoping to supplement the IMDb “Goofs” section, the folks at The Washington Post assembled 24 experts and asked them to pick the most accurate portrayals of professionals on film. The results may surprise you, because more often than night, astronauts, farmers, firefighters and more seem to zero in not on the most popular films, but those […]

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28 Dec

Final ‘Den of Thieves’ Trailer Tries to Rob the Only Bank That’s Never Been Robbed

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Bank heist movies are a dime a dozen in Hollywood. Every year there’s a few new action thrillers built around that subject, and the first one out of the gate in 2018 is arriving pretty early. Den of Thieves sees Gerard Butler as the leader of an elite unit of cops from the Los Angeles County […]

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28 Dec

AMC Considering Charging Different Prices For Seats Within The Same Theater

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At the AMC Universal CityWalk 19 in Los Angeles – the AMC Theaters location that’s closest to where I live – a single ticket to see a non-matinee screening tonight currently costs $17.75 (plus a $1.75 convenience fee for ordering the ticket online, bringing the total to $19.50). Now we’ve learned that AMC is looking into the possibility of charging […]

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28 Dec

Stephen King Reveals His Thoughts On the ‘Dark Tower’ Failure

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After years in development, the film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower hit theaters earlier in 2017 and proceeded to disappoint everyone. King’s book series is full of rich, complex mythology, but the film adaptation decided to jettison all of that for a more streamlined narrative that didn’t make a lot of sense anyway. King was […]

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28 Dec

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Photo: Newt and Tina Reunite

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As we near the new year, one of 2018’s most anticipated movies will slowly start to open its magical briefcase of treasures. The controversial retention of Johnny Depp aside, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is an exciting follow-up to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by virtue of the compelling main characters and the continued expansion of Harry Potter’s enchanting world. […]

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28 Dec

Now Stream This: A Hitchcockian Drama, a Creepy Post-Apocalyptic Horror Movie, and, Uh, ‘Monster Trucks’

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(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  The end of the year is upon us. What better way to kick 2017 to the curb and usher in 2018 than by watching a whole bunch of movies? Blow off your […]

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28 Dec

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Original Cut: Why You Won’t See Denis Villeneuve’s First Four-Hour Edit

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The greatest mystery in Blade Runner 2049 may not be whether androids have souls, but whether the movie’s lengthy run time was truly the reason it disappointed at the box office. Denis Villeneuve‘s ambitious sci-fi spectacle retread many of the cerebral themes that Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi classic Blade Runner did, and then some. In doing so, it neared a three-hour […]

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