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Bird Box or (The Unexpected Virtues of Streaming)

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– By James Powers – So I’m a solid three weeks late to the party, but I finally got around to watching Netflix’s Bird Box, the Sandra Bullock thriller vehicle that has inexplicably taken the Internet by storm since its release over the holidays. According to Netflix, who are very secretive about their viewership statistics except when they want to …

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Year of the Spider: Why Spider-Man Had the Best 2018

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– By Tyler Carlos – (Spoilers Below for Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse and Avengers: Infinity War) *** “With great power comes great responsibility.” It seems like we’ve heard those words too many times to count since the first Spider-Man film was released in 2002. Since the release of that film, starring Toby Maguire, there have been a grand total of nine …

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Five Children’s Books That Need to be Made into Movies

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– By Maria Andress – Did we say five? It was almost twenty-five, as many bookworms assure us that there are countless as yet unfilmed chapter book sagas that would make excellent visual entertainment. These five were chosen because their written outline or character development or stages of story are the most readily adaptable to film. Are you ready? Here …

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Niederpruem’s ‘Little Women’: Have Critics Misjudged a Hidden Gem?

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– By Maria Andress – This recent modern adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women might be a film on very few radars. Directed by Clare Niederpruem and distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment and Pinnacle Peak, it made just over $1 million in the 12 days following its limited release. Reviews on Little Women from mainstream Hollywood such as those …

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How Netflix Can Make Their Narnia Adaptations a Success

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– By Maria Andress – Yesterday morning it was announced that Netflix closed a multi-year deal with The C.S. Lewis Company for the rights to the entire The Chronicles of Narnia series for multiple feature length film and series projects. Under the agreement, Mark Gordon of eOne Entertainment will produce along with Douglas Gresham (C.S. Lewis’ stepson) and Vincent Sieber …

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7 of the Best Female Characters in Action Movies

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– By M Pelchat – In your basic Hollywood action movie, there are usually only a few different types of female characters: the classic damsel in distress, the sexy warrior, or the emotionless assistant.  While these cliches make for simple stories, they often leave the audience with very forgettable characters. A female character should not be confined to one aspect, …

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How Netflix Lost ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

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– By Katherine Sanderson – This weekend, Crazy Rich Asians will make history as the first English-language film in 25 years to feature a nearly all-Asian cast, and to be released by a major studio. But the film can also boast another accolade: the film that Netflix could not get. Yes, the luxe romantic comedy potentially could have not graced the …