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After ‘Endgame’: Where We Go From Here

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– By Tyler Carlos – NOTE: MAJOR SPOILERS FOR AVENGERS: ENDGAME and the SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME TRAILER Well, after 11 years and 22 films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally wrapping up its “Infinity Saga,” and believe me, it went out on a major high note. Avengers: Endgame is undeniably one of the greatest cinematic experiences of the 21st …

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Why Apple’s Streaming Service is a Bad Idea, and Why Disney+ Will Succeed

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– By Katherine Sanderson – On March 25th, Apple had a presentation where they officially announced that they are launching their own streaming site called Apple TV + (which was already a rip-off of Disney’s upcoming streaming service name). With each having a release date set for Fall 2019, we will see two major streaming sites go head to head, striving …

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Why ‘Unplanned’ Surpassed Box Office Expectations

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– By Maria Andress – $6.1 million opening weekend on 1,059 screens. A+ Cinema Score. 93% Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score. Still holding 4th place in the Box Office. For a Christian film that was looking at a projection of $2-3 million opening weekend, R-rated by the MPAA, marginalized by Hollywood, and given little to no ad coverage, Unplanned has been …

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How the WGA’s Showdown With Talent Agencies Could Backfire

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– By James Powers – To the casual observer, it looks like Hollywood’s screenwriters really enjoy picking fights. Most of us probably remember the massive, 100-day writers’ strike that took place in 2007-2008 as the Writers Guild of America (WGA) demanded improvements to their customary contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP). Then a couple years …

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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 …