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Michael Keaton takes McDonalds for himself in the trailer for The Founder

THE FOUNDER aims to tell the true story of how an Illinois salesman in the 1950s, Ray Kroc ( Michael Keaton ), meets brothers Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald ( Nick Offerman ) operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of the company, which of course grows into one of the world's most well-known...
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04.21.2016
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Why It Works: Inglourious Basterds

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** Quentin Tarantino 's THE HATEFUL EIGHT hits theaters on Christmas Day, and early reports suggest we'll be getting the celebrated, unsettling, and polarizing film we'd...
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12.11.2015
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Denis Leary revealed a bizarre potential plot for The Amazing Spider-man 3

There is a lot of hate for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN franchise. In fact, despite Sony developing a whole interconnected universe, the plan fell apart. Now, we are seeing Spider-man integrated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and getting his third reboot of the decade. Still, it begs the question of just where the series was going to head after THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2. IGN was...
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07.12.2015
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Netflix Line-Up: Inglorious Basterds and The Boxtrolls arrive in May

It's that time again when we reveal what Netflix is adding to their roster for the month of May, as well as what they're letting go. If you missed what came out during April, you can check out that list here . There's no question that Marvel's Daredevil series has won over fans and non-fans alike with some of the best filmmaking seen in a comic book show. So much so...
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04.22.2015
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Amazing Spider-man 2

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**** Now that we know Andrew Garfield will not play Peter...
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04.09.2015
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Our Favorite Movie Easter Eggs: Amazing Spider-Man, Indiana Jones and more!

These days, part of the fun of watching a movie in theaters or at home with the ability to freeze frames, is finding the  Easter eggs hidden within. For the history buffs out there, the origin of the cinematic Easter egg dates back to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW . Supposedly one day on the set, the cast decided to have a traditional Easter egg hunt, as you do, but some of the...
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02.20.2015
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Sony & Marvel Studios officially announce new joint Spider-man franchise

UPDATE: As a result of this news, Marvel has shifted release dates for a number of titles. Adjust your calendar accordingly! THOR: RAGNAROK will now hit four months later than planned on November 3, 2017 (from July 28, 2017). BLACK PANTHER , which was previously slotted for Thor's date, will be delayed eight months, going to July 6, 2018 . CAPTAIN MARVEL will move to...
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02.10.2015
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What does Amy Pascal's exit mean for Sony's Spider-Man plans?

It took longer than many expected, but yesterday it was announced Amy Pascal has stepped down from her co-chairman position at Sony. Several embarrassing e-mails from Pascal were leaked during last year's cyber attack on the studio, and although she apologized for them, she has decided to resign her post at Sony. Variety has a very interesting piece on the future of several...
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02.06.2015
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Rod Taylor

Last week , we took a look at the career of Joaquin Phoenix , an actor who's likely in the very prime of his career. This week, we switch gears to examine the life of an actor who never really received his due, even though at his peak he was maybe one role away from becoming a megastar. Rod Taylor   Given the non-stop barrage of tragic news this...
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01.11.2015
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Hacked Sony emails included talks of Marvel producing Spider-Man films

The recent Sony hacks have brought to light a lot of interesting and provoking information, chief among them for movie fans, discussion about the ol' webhead appearing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe . One such deal in discussion would include Marvel Studios producing new Spider-Man films while Sony Pictures retains creative control, marketing and distribution. This also would...
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12.10.2014
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Christoph Waltz to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

In today's feel-good news, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor two-time Oscar winning actor Christoph Waltz with the 2,536th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, December 1st, at 11:30 a.m PST. The star will be unveiled in front of the Musso & Frank Grill at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard. Quentin Tarantino will serve as a guest speaker, helping Leron Gubler,...
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11.21.2014
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Update: Rumor: Sony may be developing a Spider-man free movie about Aunt May

UPDATE: CBR contacted Sony who stated to the site that the rumor of a "Spider-Man spinoff starring a young Aunt May is a 'silly rumor' with 'no validity whatsoever.'" Not a big surprise, but there you go. We can all move on now and hope that we'll hear some positive news on the Spidey front sooner than later. Original story: Remember back...
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11.11.2014
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