17 Aug

Anchorman Director Adam McKay Almost Made A Movie Out Of The Boys

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Not long after Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic series “The Boys” debuted in 2006, people were trying to get the series adapted to the big screen. One of those people was Seth Rogen, who pushed for an adaptation for years before finally succeeding in getting it greenlit by Amazon in 2015. He now serves […]

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17 Aug

Here's When And Why Jimmy Made That Fateful Decision In The Better Call Saul Finale

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“Better Call Saul” has always made an art form out of not showing its hand too soon. It’s a show that rewards patience, not just when it comes to overarching plots and character development, but with specific scenes and episodes, too. Often, chapters will open with con man lawyer Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) or fixer Mike […]

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17 Aug

Batman Vs. Superman, The Old Man And The Gun, And More Projects Wolfgang Petersen Almost Directed

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When Wolfgang Petersen burst onto the scene with his WWII submarine masterpiece “Das Boot,” Hollywood came calling. Any director who could pin audiences to their seats for two-and-a-half hours with a film that rarely leaves the interior of a U-boat surely had the skills to enthrall viewers with a mainstream blockbuster. While Petersen proved more […]

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17 Aug

The Daily Stream: Heavyweights Understood Fat Characters Better In 1995 Than Hollywood Does Today

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(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching, why it’s worth checking out, and where you can stream it.) The Movie: “Heavyweights” Where You Can Stream It: Disney+ The Pitch: Teenager Gerry Garner (Aaron Schwartz) is excited to hang out with his friends and enjoy […]

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16 Aug

The Better Call Saul Finale Was Inspired By A Holiday Classic

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For seven years, “Better Call Saul” fans have watched with rapt attention as lawyer and con man Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) transformed into sleazy crime lord Saul Goodman. The change was more gradual than expected, and more emotional, too. By the time the series finally fast-forwarded through the years between Jimmy’s breakup with Kim (Rhea […]

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16 Aug

The Sandman Composer David Buckley Breaks Down Highlights From Season 1 [Spoiler Interview]

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David Buckley didn’t want a traditional score for “The Sandman.” It’s an unconventional fantasy series about dreams, so why stay grounded to reality? Buckley wanted to create music that was beautiful, lush, and often strange and indescribable. Most of all, he wanted to respect the audience. He didn’t need to always shout at them with […]

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16 Aug

The Nothing From The NeverEnding Story Is One Of The Most Insidious Villains Of All Time

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Don’t let the wondrous world of Fantasia fool you, “The NeverEnding Story” is a dark, depressing movie. The late, great Wolfgang Petersen‘s venture into family-friendly fantasy was a groundbreaking marvel of practical effects and mature storytelling, but its serious themes and sincerely traumatic moments are often overshadowed by the iconography of Bastian triumphantly riding on […]

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16 Aug

There Was A Secret Second Actor Playing Gimli In The Lord Of The Rings

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The 2001 film “Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” tells a tale of a small, intelligent, talking blue hedgehog — a hedgehog possessed with the ability to run at tremendous speeds — who must protect his bag of mystical golden rings from the forces of evil. The hedgehog’s rings allow him to […]

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16 Aug

Superhero Bits: Mark Ruffalo On A World War Hulk Movie, Batgirl's Composer Speaks Out & More

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(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.) In this edition of Superhero Bits: Mark […]

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16 Aug

With Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen Directed The Single Greatest Submarine Movie Ever Made

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Submarine films were a cliché-ridden subgenre when Wolfgang Petersen’s “Das Boot” surfaced in 1981 and shattered our conventional notions of what it’s like to serve during wartime in a tin can beneath the surface of the ocean. It is, in short, a sweaty, stinky hell. Films like “On the Beach,” “The Enemy Below” and “Run […]

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