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All the movie trailers released at Comic-Con

If you logged onto Facebook at any point this weekend, chances are you were overwhelmed by a flurry of Comic-Con movie trailers shared in earnest by your Facebook friends. In this hubbub of everybody shouting over each other to rep whatever fandom they belong to, it can be too easy to be paralyzed...

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  • Tracking Hollywood's obsession with live-action remakes of classic Disney cartoons

    Tracking Hollywood's obsession with live-action remakes of classic Disney cartoons

    “The Legend of Tarzan” hits theaters Friday, making it the latest live-action remake of a classic Disney cartoon. Some stay faithful to their source material (“Cinderella”) while others strike out with an original twist (“Maleficent”). We plotted how faithful these flicks are in relation their...

  • Film academy invites 683 new members to join large, diverse class

    Film academy invites 683 new members to join large, diverse class

    Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization. The academy says its invitees are 46 percent female, 41 percent minority and represent...

  • James Cameron slams 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

    James Cameron slams 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

    It's safe to say that James Cameron isn't the biggest fan of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The "Titanic" director tiptoed around answering a question about what he thought about the sequel before taking a dig at the film. "Well, George Lucas is a friend of mine," he prefaced. "I don't want to...

  • Get sorted at Ilvermorny, the American Hogwarts

    Get sorted at Ilvermorny, the American Hogwarts

    If you’re anything like me, you’re a legal adult with a Pottermore account (no shame). And if that’s true, you’ve likely seen that J.K. Rowling dropped a bunch of new info about the American wizardry school Ilvermorny on the site today, including a sorting quiz that determines which Ilvermorny...

  • Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning talk controversy, narcissism & 'The Neon Demon'

    Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning talk controversy, narcissism & 'The Neon Demon'

    Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning are a bit of an odd couple. The 45-year-old Danish director, most famous for his 2011 film “Drive,” is solemn—a purveyor of long, unperturbed eye contact. When I asked him if he had a chance to do anything fun in Chicago before our interview at the Waldorf...

  • 'Neon Demon' touches on beauty's ugly side

    'Neon Demon' touches on beauty's ugly side

    “The Neon Demon” opens with aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) sprawled across a couch against a stark white background, her throat slashed, eyes fixed glassily open, body disjointed. A camera flashes at a staccato pace as the shot pans out: It’s either high fashion or a crime scene. Cut to a...

  • What you need to remember about 'Independence Day' before seeing 'Resurgence'

    What you need to remember about 'Independence Day' before seeing 'Resurgence'

    It may have been a while since you watched “Independence Day.” It had something to do with aliens and buildings being blown up and the end of the world, and was so successful that director Roland Emmerich took his disaster film genre and ran with it, also giving us on-screen gems “The Day After...

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