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Crisis On Infinite Earths: DC’s Love Letter To Its Fans

Crisis on Infinite Earths was one of the most anticipated television events of the new decade. And for good reason. A few reasons in fact. Based on Marv Wolfman’s 1985 popular DC Comics company-wide story arc, events leading up to the CW’s sixth annual Arrowverse crossover have been in play since The Flash debuted in […]

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The Magic of Maleficent

BY DENNIS R. UPKINS Let us tell an old story anew, and we will see how well you know it…. Like many people I had my misgivings when Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, was released in 2014. To date none of the live action Disney fairy tale films took. Most of the adaptations have been lackluster […]

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Gail Force: An Interview With Gail Simone

There are trailblazers and there are earth scorchers. Comic book writer Gail Simone is without question the latter. Like many fans, I was introduced to Ms. Simone through her run on the DC Comics series Birds of Prey, and became an instant fan of her masterful storytelling. Watching her shatter glass ceilings and repeatedly put […]

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For The Movies: 7 LGBTQ Cinematic Gems

By Dennis R. Upkins No matter who you are, it’s probably a safe bet that finding a decent movie to watch is not unlike searching for the Holy Grail. However for LGBTQs, finding film that reflects us and our experiences in a positive and nuanced manner often feels like an exercise in futility. Because while […]

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For The Movies: An Interview With Indie Filmmaker Robert S. Evans

By Dennis R. Upkins The late Steve Jobs had a very famous quote, “Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”  What he meant by this is to never rest on your laurels, and always push yourself to evolve and improve. Do or be willing to keep trying to accomplish the very feats that people say cannot be done. […]

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John Wick: Chapter 3 Passes $300M at Worldwide Box Office, Keanu Reeves Franchise hits $500M

APPOCALYPSE | BY DIVIJ SONAK | JULY 1, 2019 Keanu Reeves is on a roll. His recent endeavor John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum has achieved a huge milestone. In the weekend gone by, John Wick 3 passed $300 million at the worldwide box office. It added $3.1 million over the weekend to take its North American total to […]

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The Dark Tower Is Finally a Go at Amazon as a New Gunslinger Arises

Gizmodo | Germain Lussier | March 21, 2019 The movie version of The Dark Tower fled across our memories, and the new Amazon television show followed in its path. But some news today has refreshed our excitement once more. After months of rumors and speculation, Deadline now reports that Amazon has cast Sam Strike (Nightflyers) as the new Roland Deschain, aka the Gunslinger, […]

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Directing by Algorithm for Netflix: Cary Fukunaga

This interview excerpt with award-winning director Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective, Maniac, Bond 25) is yet another example of how valuable our collective viewing data is to Netflix, and why other studios are looking to create their own streaming channels (the only way that they can obtain such valuable data). Like Beasts, Maniac will stream […]

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