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Star Wars was never meant to be a giant pop culture phenomenon, nor was it envisioned as a prime example of the capitalist Hollywood nightmare we now live in. Yet despite the flaws and missteps of this gargantuan franchise, I...   read
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We're inching closer to the next stage of the streaming wars, with Apple TV+ launching this week and Disney+ later in the month. WarnerMedia has been slowly coming out with information on their own direct-to-consumer video st...   read

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  Watch Video Perhaps my sense of time has been thrown out of flux, but it feels like this Star Wars sequel trilogy has only just begun. Not only is it near its end, but The Rise of Skywalker will cap off the Skywalker Saga as a whole. St...   read
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While walking around the Marvel area of New York Comic-Con 2019, I didn't see anything that particularly surprised me. Everything was telling of the times, from cosplays of Iron Man plus Gauntlet to what seemed like a legion ...   read
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  Watch Video It may be time to put the phrase "visionary mind" in moratorium from film trailers. The latest Will Smith vehicle is Gemini Man, and its marketing suggest that it's one of those films that just could not be made without recen...   read
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While Full Frontal host Samantha Bee was at New York Comic-Con 2019 to promote an app, the press at our interview roundtable couldn't help but ask about something else. It was a bit unexpected to have a political satirist at ...   read
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Before the cast and crew of Marvel's Runaways showed off the season 3 premiere, all present on stage for the New York Comic-Con 2019 panel engaged in a wholesome exercise. Executive producer and Marvel Television president in...   read
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When my colleague Jesse Lab and I saw the DC Universe panel at last year's New York Comic-Con, we came out of the room incredulous and skeptical (and with over a free year of the service). It's been a full year since then, an...   read
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"I don't want to watch any of those movies," said The King's Man director/co-writer Matthew Vaughn, ragging on traditional Oscar fare. Speaking at the 20th Century Fox panel at New York Comic-Con 2019, Vaughn name-dropped a n...   read
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  Watch Video It's easy to be skeptical of anything Joker or Harley Quinn-related that DC Films and Warner Bros. puts out after Suicide Squad. That disaster of an Oscar-winning film established the "edgy" corner of the DC movies that no o...   read

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Kevin Feige is having a week. Not long after being confirmed to be developing a Star Wars movie, Feige is reported to be back on the Spider-Man franchise with Sony and EDM hater Amy Pascal. Tom Holland's Peter Parker will onc...   read

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In case the Netflix cancellations weren't an indicator enough, Marvel Television hasn't had the greatest time in the past year. The Defenders are no more, their flagship Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be wrapping up soon, and Ma...   read

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These poor fellas just can't get away from dinosaurs, can they? Per Deadline, the third Jurassic World movie will feature the characters of Dr. Alan Grant, Dr. Ellie Sattler, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, as played by Sam Neill, ...   read

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It's the end of an era for a couple of iconic television shows in this so-called "Platinum Age," with Game of Thrones in particular getting a glitzy send-off. But while tonight's Primetime Emmy Awards paid tribute to som...   read

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It's getting to the point where there are so many streaming services that I'm afraid of unknowingly writing the same things in every news article I write about them. Here's a new tidbit, though: NBCUniversal and Comcast final...   read

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We all knew that this was coming, yet it stings the same: MoviePass is no more. Effective today, parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics announced yesterday that the service, which allowed subscribers to watch a num...   read

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  Watch Video With little warning, writer-director James Gunn revealed what appears to be the full cast list for his upcoming DC film The Suicide Squad. If you want to see what it looks like when a casting director reaches their hand in a ...   read

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The next entry in the increasingly competitive streaming service wars is coming this November. Apple announced at their iPhone event today that Apple TV+, their thing with Oprah and Big Bird, will launch on the 1st of that mo...   read

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With the onslaught of news from Marvel Studios regarding their Disney+ offerings, it was a bit surprising that the Hawkeye show was missing a key bit of casting. Clint Barton, played by actor and social media app failure Jere...   read

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I always knew this day would come. According to a report from Deadline, John Woo's infamous 1997 Nicolas Cage/John Travolta action thriller cult classic Face/Off will get a reboot. No matter what happens, this film will be so...   read

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For the second year in a row, I ventured to the Sheraton Times Square for Flame Con, which bills itself as the world's largest queer comic convention. While it may be relatively smaller to other mainstream conventions like Ne...   read

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  Watch Video Ever feel like you're stuck in a time loop? That's pretty much where I was at watching this new trailer for Terminator: Dark Fate. It's certainly better than that first trailer with the gosh darn Bjork cover, but I can't sha...   read
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  Watch Video However your mileage may vary with Boyhood, Richard Linklater's twelve-year film project was a sight to behold. It's the type of feat that can probably only be done once a lifetime—except that Linklater wants to try som...   read

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  Watch Video A lot of us may not have been able to attend the wild D23 Expo this past weekend, but Disney and Lucasfilm graced their not-at-all-toxic fanbase with a special look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, a film that absolutely...   read

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Star of ABC's The Rookie and aspiring Nathan Drake actor Nathan Fillion will be in James Gunn's forthcoming The Suicide Squad, says Deadline. The role for Fillion, who has been involved in nearly all of Gunn's films, has yet ...   read

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  Watch Video The entertainment world is aflame from a number of Marvel Studios Disney+ announcements at D23, but Marvel Television also reminded us who started it all. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. had its own D23 panel yesterday, with the cast...   read

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If a report by Bloomberg is to be believed, Apple's contribution to the hodgepodge of video streaming platforms will launch sometime in November of this year. Apple TV+ will reportedly launch the same month as Disney's own Di...   read

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Our new chaotic streaming-focused future has a number of problems, one being the lack of accessibility to these streaming services outside of the United States. Disney wants to make sure that fans overseas won't be having tho...   read

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It's been a long time coming, but media conglomerate CBS Corporation and Viacom will reunite after operating independently for 13 years. This new monstrosity will be renamed ViacomCBS Inc., apparently competing with NBCUniver...   read

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The television division of Marvel Entertainment is a confusing entity; they are tangent to Marvel Studios, who makes all of those Avengers movies you like, in that they make a number of shows (allegedly) set in the same unive...   read

 

About Chris Compendioone of us since 1:33 PM on 02.06.2018

Chris Compendio is one too many Chris's (Chrises?) writing for Flixist and Destructoid. They are a massive MCU fan who also writes and podcasts for Marvel News Desk, and a Nintendo fanatic who wrote for Paste Games. Tommy Wiseau once threatened to strangle them. They are absolutely not here against their will.
 
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