1 Aug

In Westworld Season 4, Episode 6, Everyone's 'Fidelity' Is Put To The Test

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Spoilers for season 4 of “Westworld” ahead. In the fourth episode of season 4 of “Westworld,” the various story threads finally came together into a cohesive narrative, and last week’s fifth episode, “Zhuangzi,” dealt with the fallout of that collision of character arcs, following a number of hosts in Hale’s (Tessa Thompson) “perfect world” as […]

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1 Aug

Orson Welles Couldn't Understand Why Alfred Hitchcock Was Popular

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What words could we possibly use to describe Orson Welles? Genius, revolutionary, artist, passionate, and many more might come to mind if you only know about his creative work. That is more than fine, but if you do know about the man in front of and behind the camera, one of the words that probably […]

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1 Aug

Mickey Rourke Went A Little Too Far With His Con Air Audition

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Mickey Rourke is one of Hollywood’s true mavericks. Even in his ’80s heyday when most of his contemporaries were so clean cut, he looked like he’d drifted onto set after an all-nighter in a dive bar. His softly mumbling, soulful charisma drew comparisons with Marlon Brando in his early years, but his mysterious presence was more […]

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1 Aug

How Steven Soderbergh Shaped The Russo Brothers' Filmmaking Style

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Joe and Anthony Russo’s path to becoming the kingpins of the Marvel Cinematic Universe was neither direct nor likely. Prior to taking on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the brothers had been most successful as single-camera sitcom directors; they won an Emmy for their work on the pilot of “Arrested Development,” and shot some of […]

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1 Aug

The Wild Doctor Who Movie That Was Never Made

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“Doctor Who” is probably one of the most chaotic media franchises ever created, and we don’t say that lightly. This is a franchise that has tons of lost episodes because of shoddy recording methods, as well as several plotlines that have either been drastically reduced in scope or completely cut altogether. It’s kind of a […]

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1 Aug

George Clooney Helped Alfonso Cuarón Craft One Of Gravity's Most Pivotal Scenes

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Prolific French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard once said of the filmmaking process, “The cinema is not a craft. It is an art. It does not mean teamwork. One is always alone on the set as before the blank page.” It is a belief in cinema known as the auteur theory, an assumption that the director of a […]

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1 Aug

Nichelle Nichols Inspired The First African-American Woman To Go To Space

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Since the inception of “Star Trek” in the 1960s, part of its core was that humanity had evolved past any kind of cultural divide amongst itself, be it race, religion, or anything else that makes one person hate another. It is still a sentiment that resonates with generations of people who hope that tomorrow will […]

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1 Aug

The Himeji Castle Horror Story That Inspired The Ring And Ringu

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The “Ring” franchise is one of the broader and more sprawling in current horror. The timeline on “The Ring” goes back to 1991 with the publication of Koji Suzuki’s novel, called merely “Ring,” which spawned two sequels called “Spiral” (1995) and “Loop” (1998). “Ring” was first adapted to film in 1995 with the TV movie […]

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