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A Newbie’s Guide to Attending Comic-Con

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– By Lana Young – Last year my best friend Julia and I were able to check the San Diego Comi-Con off our bucket list, and we continued to surprise ourselves by succeeding in getting tickets for the second year in a row! Below are some things I want to pass on about my experience from attending the past two …

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10 Biggest Surprises from Comic-Con 2018

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– By Katherine Sanderson – After it was announced that neither Marvel or HBO would be promoting their upcoming films and series at Comic-Con this year (aside from Marvel’s one effort… #9), there was a question of who would pick up the slack in their absence? Warner Bros / DC has certainly made their mark, as well as Amazon and amazingly… …

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How Major Studios Are Competing with Established Streaming Services

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– By Katherine Sanderson – Netflix redefined how audiences consume content, and most importantly, how they receive it. Gone are the days where consumers would sit through commercials. It’s clear that cable and broadcast TV is on its way out and streaming sites are here to stay, and major studios are beginning to adapt. Instead of continuing to license their shows …

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On ‘The Dark Knight’ and the Tactics of Satan

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – Evil is not always depicted accurately in art, especially in works intended to entertain the masses. Bumbling, relatively un-scary villains are all too common in films, and corruption is often startlingly portrayed as lighthearted and humorous rather than a serious threat to the goodness in Man’s …

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Entanglements of a Quantum Nature in ‘Ant-Man & the Wasp’

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(2018—Director: Peyton Reed) — by Renard N. Bansale — Low ★★★½ (out of 5 stars)  “Do you guys just put the word ‘quantum’ in front of everything?” — Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) to Bill Foster (Laurence Fishburne), Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) Potential spoilers below  I had mentioned in the #9 entry (Baby Driver) of …

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First-Look Deals: What They Are and Why Every A-List Hollywood Star Has One

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– By Katherine Sanderson – If you read the entertainment industry trades, you probably have come across the term ‘first-look deal’. Understanding what this contract denotes will set you apart from other filmmakers, and provide you with valuable insight into the inner workings of the film and television industry. Just this year, following their recent Oscar wins, Guillermo del Toro signed …

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The Problem With Video Game Adaptations

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– By Joe Campbell – I have a confession: I love the Resident Evil movies.  Yes, I’m talking about the campy action/horror series starring Milla Jovovich and directed by Paul W.S. Anderson.  They’re examples of mindless schlock catering to that childish part of my brain that just wants to see hordes of zombies mowed down by a chick wielding handguns …

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Violence & Deception Across Borders in ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’

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(2018—Director: Stefano Sollima)  — by Renard N. Bansale — ★★★★ (out of 5 stars)  “If you want to start a war, kidnap a prince. The king will start it for you.” — CIA Agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) to U.S. Secretary of Defense James Riley (Matthew Modine) and CIA Director Cynthia Foards (Catherine Keener)  Potential spoilers below I find it …

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On ‘Jaws’ and Resisting Cowardice

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – Of all the things that unite us as human beings, one of the most prominent is fear. Fears vary from person to person, but they apply similar amounts of pressure; that is, they can make or break a person’s character. Steven Spielberg’s suspense classic Jaws (1975) …