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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Green Lantern (2011)

Before Ryan Reynolds made superhero movies great again with DEADPOOL, he was flying around the halls of super shame with the film GREEN LANTERN (2011). This particular comic book film is often the go-to joke when making fun of bad superhero movies. It is a rare honor that a film can completely stop a franchise dead in its tracks. If this had been good (or at least successful) we...
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08.15.2017
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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (video)

On the latest episode of POP-UP MOVIE FACTS, we monkey around with some interesting information about the first film in the re-reboot trilogy: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES. Most quickly (and unfairly) dismissed this film  when we first hear the news that LANET OF THE APES was getting yet another remake. The bitter taste of Tim Burton was still fresh in our mouthes and we could...
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07.19.2017
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Awfully Good: Drive Angry

Once BABY DRIVER grows up and has to deal with rush hour traffic, he will learn to…   Drive Angry (2011)   Director: Patrick Lussier Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner Nicolas Cage breaks out of hell with a fast ride and plenty of ammo in order to save his infant granddaughter from being sacrificed by...
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06.28.2017
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Thing (2011)

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** This has been a very disappointing year for prequels,...
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06.15.2017
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Cool Videos: Voldemort prequel preview teases the movie you know you need

You don’t need a plot synopsis to know that Harry Potter is the hero of the HARRY POTTER series, but the key villain, Voldemort ( Ralph Fiennes in the movies), has a tragic, rich history worthy of his own movie(s). The current run of prequel films, FANTASTIC BEASTS, puts the focus on Newt Scamander ( Eddie Redmayne ) and several other characters, so one die-hard HP fan went out...
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05.30.2017
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Joe Wright's Hanna TV adaptation gets straight-to-series order for Amazon

Back in March, we reported that Joe Wright 's assassination thriller HANNA starring Saoirse Ronan , Eric Bana , and Cate Blanchett was being eyed for a television series adaptation . Today, we've learned that Amazon Studios has granted a straight-to-series order for HANNA from David Farr , who co-wrote the 2011 original film.  Farr, who recently adapted...
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05.23.2017
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announce Broadway opening date

It's been announced today that, as of April 22, 2018 , HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD will be making its Broadway premiere via the Ambassador Theatre Group's Lyric Theatre. Producers Sonia Friedman and Collin Callender have also informed the public that preview performances, casting, and all other details regarding the show will be announced in the coming...
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05.04.2017
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Pop-Up Movie Facts: Thor (2011)

Oh mighty Thor! He sure has shaken up the MCU with his powerful hammer and muscles but this legendary comic book character/god is so much more than just a Hemsworth brother. Thor is a character the brings a whole new element to the films made by Marvel Studios. At first, the fanboys were not sure if this god of thunder would fit in the film saga set up by IRON MAN but this time the...
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04.27.2017
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Ewan McGregor in talks to join Disney's live-action Christopher Robin film

Have you ever heard the theory that each character featured in Winnie the Pooh represents a different mental disorder ? It's a fascinating angle to consider for sure, but we have other information for you to chew on as well. It's been announced this afternoon that Ewan McGregor is officially in talks to star in Disney's live-action CHRISTOPHER ROBIN film. ...
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04.26.2017
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Where it was Made: Drive (video)

Welcome to another episode of our web-series, Where It Was Made, in which we revisit the actual filming locations for some of the most popular films ever made and see how they're holding up today, all while examining just how these locations were used in the finished film. Our latest episode takes a look at the seedy underbelly of Nicolas Winding Refn 's L.A. based crime...
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04.05.2017
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren With a career going back nearly fifty years, it's no exaggeration to say Helen Mirren ranks among one of our most iconic living actresses. Always known for her sharp wit, which has decimated many a poorly prepared chat show host (see her own a leering Michael Parkington during this famously sexist interview ), and even, recently, a theater attendee...
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04.03.2017
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Fede Alvarez addresses why Girl in the Spider's Web must have a new cast

On Monday we got word that plans for THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB with Fede Alvarez attached to direct would be moving forward for an October 2018 release. Though this pleased the fancies of admirers of the books and/or movies, this news came with a punch in the arm in the form of word that all of the cast from David Fincher ’s GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO would...
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03.15.2017
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