31 Dec

‘1917’ Co-Writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns on Crafting the One-Shot War Epic [Interview]

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1917 is a masterful piece of craftsmanship. Sam Mendes‘ one-shot epic takes a forward-thinking approach to its depiction of World War I, which is an almost apocalyptic vision. It’s a rare vision, too, in which the camerawork and technique are noticeable yet don’t detract from the experience. To write the ambitious war movie, Mendes called Krysty Wilson-Cairns, who […]

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31 Dec

VOTD: Sleepy Skunk’s Movie Trailer Mash-Up of the Decade (2010-2019)

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At midnight tonight, it will be the end of 2019, and we will usher in a whole new decade starting with 2020. So it’s only appropriate that after Sleepy Skunk delivered his 2019 Movie Trailer Mash-Up to remember the year in cinema, he reached back 10 years to remember movies as they unfolded from the […]

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31 Dec

The Morning Watch: Pixar Campus By the Numbers, Kevin Smith’s ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Review & More

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, get some details on the Emeryville, California campus […]

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31 Dec

Superhero Bits: ‘Moon Knight’ Series Rumors, Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies of 2020 & More

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Did you hear a second season of Marvel’s What If…? animated series is already in production? Could we see Daniel Radcliffe in the Moon Knight series? When will the next Spider-Man movie start shooting? How did Martin Scorsese‘s daughter use Marvel to troll her father at Christmas? What went wrong with Spider-Man: Turn Off the […]

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31 Dec

Syd Mead, ‘Blade Runner’ Artist and Visual Futurist, Dies at Age 86

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Syd Mead, the visual futurist and artist who helped influence the look of films like Blade Runner, Tron, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, has died. He passed away in Pasadena, California on Monday due to complications from lymphoma. Read on for an appreciation of Mead’s incredible career. Variety brings the sad news that Mead […]

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31 Dec

Director Craig Brewer on His Journey Towards Making ‘Dolemite is My Name’ [Interview]

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Netflix’s Dolemite is My Name is writer-director Craig Brewer‘s first movie in eight years. Before this, Brewer, who made his debut with The Poor & Hungry and broke out with Hustler & Flow, last directed the 2011 Footloose remake. Since then, he’s written scripts that never got the green light and directed several episodes of Fox’s Empire. But after eight years […]

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31 Dec

‘Murder Mystery,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Are the Most Popular 2019 Titles on Netflix, According to Netflix’s Very Specific Parameters

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Netflix has long been averse to releasing viewership statistics for its original titles, but the streaming giant is never reluctant to toot its own horn when it comes to “popularity.” And with the streaming field set to become more splintered than ever before in 2020 — with newcomers like Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, Peacock, […]

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31 Dec

Gaming Bits: Star Wars Plot Points in Fortnite, Jedi Fallen Order Sequel Rumor, Xbox Name Confusion, PT/Silent Hills Exploration Mod, More

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Welcome to another edition of Gaming Bits, the column where I quickly present some of the hottest topics in gaming culture regarding narrative titles, property tie-ins, and other things of that nature. This installment is a little lighter than usual considering there’s been a shortage of news due to the holidays, but there are still […]

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30 Dec

The Clock Tower: How Pariah Could Factor in to the Future of the Arrowverse, and Will Allegra Garcia Also Have a Big Role to Play?

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(Welcome to The Clock Tower, where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes, cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers. Proceed at your own risk.) Congratulations on surviving Christmas. I hope it […]

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30 Dec

‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’ Will Tap into 1980s Horror, Feature Unexpected Character Debuts

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is slated to arrive in theaters early in the summer of 2021, and it will bring some horror to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. More specifically, Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige says it will draw inspiration from the horror of the 1980s, the kind that Steven Spielberg brought to […]

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