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The Fall TV Lineup – What To Expect From This Year’s Pilots

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– By James Powers – Every spring, in anticipation of the upcoming fall premiere season, the five major broadcast networks (NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox and The CW) all get together to show off their various offerings for the next year to advertisers, in an effort to entice them to pony up for commercial airtime (because remember kids, the whole reason …

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‘Tolkien’ Biopic Omits the Author’s Central Influence

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– By Maria Andress – The new Tolkien biopic released in the US last weekend turns out to be a pleasant meander from one tapestry moment in author and linguist J.R.R. Tolkien’s life to the next, but it could hardly be what Catholics or avid lovers of Tolkien the man would deem satisfying. Emotionally and cinematically, the film by Finnish …

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From Jackie Chan to John Wick: How to Shoot Action

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– By Joe Campbell – If there’s one man who knows how to make action look good, it’s Jackie Chan. Over the past 40 years, Jackie has perfected the art of shooting action from martial arts fights to car chases to explosions.  He got his start in Chinese Opera, an art that demands rigorous training, marrying acrobatic skill with visual …

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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 …