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    ‘Kill It and Leave This Town’ Review: A Grotesque Vision Quest Through an Animator’s Childhood Memories

    If you got higher than you’ve ever been in your whole life and then tried to draw all of your childhood memories on a series of Post-It Notes, the results might look a little something like Mariusz Wilczyński’s “Kill It and Leave This Town,” a psychotropic vision quest through the animator’s own...
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    New ‘Star Wars’ Movie in Talks With ‘Sleight’ Director and ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Writer – Report

    As Lucasfilm figures out what’s next for “Star Wars,” filmmaker J.D. Dillard and writer Matt Owens have reportedly been tapped to develop a new feature for the franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, details surrounding the upcoming project from Dillard (writer/director of indies...
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    ‘Onward’ Review: Yes, Pixar’s Blend of Fantasy and Father-Son Drama Will Make You Cry

    Starting with the bouncy desk lamp that introduces every Pixar movie, America’s most beloved animation studio excels at refashioning familiar material with fresh emotion. That formula — whether it involves ebullient toys or snarky closet monsters — yields such satisfying results that even a...
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    ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’: Dave Filoni Discusses the Final Eps and George Lucas’s Ongoing Mentorship

    A long time ago in a galaxy where Disney didn’t have its own streaming service, the future of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” seemed bleak. The fan-favorite animated series, which centers on the conflict that helped shape much of the franchise’s mythology, was effectively canceled when Lucasfilm was...
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    ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ To Win the Box Office, ‘Call of the Wild’ Will Whimper

    After a very strong Presidents Day weekend propelled by the opening of “Sonic the Hedgehog,” things will settle down — way down. It’s likely to fall short of the same weekend last year, with two new openers that will gross substantially less than weekend two of “Sonic.” Disney’s “Call of the...
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    ‘Endings, Beginnings’ Trailer: Shailene Woodley Is Caught in a Love Triangle in Drake Doremus’ Drama

    Director Drake Doremus returns to a familiar milieu — the romantic drama — for his newest feature, “Endings, Beginnings,” which stars Shailene Woodley as a woman attempting to get her life on track, who gets caught in a love triangle with a bad boy (Sebastian Stan) and his more erudite best...
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    ‘Parasite’ Rakes in Box Office Even While Streaming, and That’s a Gamechanger

    For “Parasite,” Oscars were not the end of its achievements. It will have the biggest post-win gross of any Best Picture since “The King’s Speech” in 2011. And, it will take in the majority of its box-office gross while streaming, selling more tickets as a first-run release while viewable at...
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    Wong Kar-wai Amazon Series Reportedly Dead, ‘In the Mood for Love’ Spiritual Sequel on Hold

    The wait for a new project from Wong Kar-wai is going to get longer as the South China Morning Post reports that the director’s Amazon series “Tong Wars” has been cancelled. Sources close to the director told the Post that “Tong Wars” has been “canceled for some time” and never started...
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    ‘Amazing Stories’ Trailer: Apple TV+ Reboots Steven Spielberg’s Cult-Favorite Anthology Series

    Get ready for more “Amazing Stories,” because Apple TV+ has just unveiled a new trailer for the web series reboot of Steven Spielberg’s beloved 1980s anthology show. Executive-produced by Spielberg along with new blood in the form of Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Darryl Frank, and Justin Falvey...
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    Tribeca Film Festival: Documentary ‘Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President’ Will Open 19th Edition

    A documentary about the role of popular music in helping bring Jimmy Carter to the White House, “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President,” will open the 19th Tribeca Film Festival April 15 this year. Billed as a rockumentary-style presidential portrait, is directed by veteran music documentarian Mary...
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    ‘Dare Me’: The Season’s Big Reveal Underlines How This Drama Is More Than a Typical Crime Story

    [Editor’s Note: The following interview contains spoilers for “Dare Me” Episode 7, “Scorched Earth.”] Whether you read the book or just tuned in for the series, there’s a pervasive sense of dread that runs through “Dare Me.” In the opening episodes, there’s a cloud of sorts that hangs over the...
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    Vertical Movies, Here We Come: First Up Is Timur Bekmambetov’s $10 Million War Drama

    In the early days of smartphone video, shooting something vertically amounted to sacrilege to many purists who believed only in landscape orientation. Snapchat and TikTok eroded that sentiment enough that the upcoming Quibi platform will let viewers watch mobile-only shows both vertically and...
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    Paul Feig Is Still Annoyed By Everyone Who Leaked the Twist Ending of ‘Last Christmas’

    [Editor’s note: The following post contains extensive spoilers for “Last Christmas,” including its twist ending.] Back in August, when Universal released the first trailer for Paul Feig’s rom-com “Last Christmas,” internet sleuths were quick to read between the lines and come to a conclusion...
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    ‘Locke & Key’ Shows the Problem with Trying to Make a Hit TV Show from an Algorithm

    The week that “Locke & Key” made its global debut on Netflix, there was a set of massive signs at L.A. Live outside the Staples Center. Each of them the height of a decent-sized apartment building, they had only a simple set of images echoing the cover of the comics series the new show is...
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    ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’: Aardman’s Stop-Motion Sequel Goes Sci-Fi

    With “Farmageddon,” the stop-motion sequel to the Oscar-nominated “Shaun the Sheep Movie” (now streaming on Netflix), Aardman couldn’t resist embracing sci-fi for the first time. And for newbie feature directors Will Becher and Richard Phelan, it was a rare opportunity to take a deep dive into...
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    Television Academy Foundation Offers Chance to Buy the Suit Off Stephen Colbert’s Back

    The Television Academy Foundation is giving interested parties an opportunity to do good and look good with its 2020 Spring Auction. Up for grabs are a whole host of unique opportunities, including celebrity meet-and-greets, exclusive series memorabilia, set visits, tickets to the 72nd Primetime...
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    Billie Eilish’s ‘No Time to Die’ Bids Farewell to Daniel Craig’s James Bond With Haunting Ballad

    The “No Time to Die” theme song from 18-year-old singer-songwriter Billie Eilish dropped on Thursday, co-written and produced by her brother, Finneas O’Connell. Fittingly, it’s a haunting ballad that bids farewell to Daniel Craig’s fifth and final outing as James Bond. Listen below. Eilish, who...
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    ‘Buffaloed’ Review: Zoey Deutch Charms in a Weak Debt-Collection Comedy

    Less than a decade into her professional acting career, Zoey Deutch long ago reached the “can do anything” stage of her trajectory. A skilled comedian who infuses her characters with pathos and likability, Deutch’s roles have spanned genres, tones, and reach. She’s done the sad-eyed YA thing...
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    Rose McGowan Slams Portman’s Oscars Protest Dress: ‘She’s Worked With Two Women Directors’

    Natalie Portman went viral at the 92nd Academy Awards for wearing a custom-made Dior dress that included the names of several female filmmakers who were snubbed in this year’s Best Director category. The Oscar nominations generated backlash in 2020 for shutting out women filmmakers for Best...
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    Oscars’ Bad ‘Cats’ Joke: Stop Blaming VFX Artists For Hollywood’s Lack of Vision

    You need to be able to laugh at yourself. In the case of the utter disaster that was “Cats” this turns out to be doubly true, as the box office and critical bomb has found a second life through sold-out rowdy screenings at Alamo Drafthouse where the film is being embraced as camp. It’s against...
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