Author: Bart Hartgring

‘TRON 3′ Begins Production This Fall

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Despite the increased focus and production from Disney movie divisions including Pixar, which has two films opening in theaters this year; Marvel Studios, which is aiming for 2-3 big budget blockbusters per year; and Lucasfilm, which is relaunching Star Wars with annualized releases, that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about protecting the user. That’s right. Disney […]

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Director Christopher McQuarrie Reveals MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5 Details in Twitter Q&A

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Production is nearing the end on Mission: Impossible 5 in London, with the film’s new July 31st release date looming closer. Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) has been pretty vocal on Twitter throughout filming, interacting with fans and sharing some updates here and there—most recently when reports swirled that the ending of the film was […]

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1985: The Last Great Year in Film for Younger Audiences

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Generations of Americans can still remember a time when parents and their kids could go to the multiplex and enjoy original youth-oriented films that weren’t either animated, part of a billion-dollar superhero franchise, or adaptations of overwrought young adult novels. While elaborate, big-budget movies like the Hunger Games series and Marvel films might be creative […]

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What does the latest British invasion say about the state of American acting?

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Martin Luther King Jr., is a celebrated American icon. His wife, Coretta, was a beloved American public figure. President Lyndon Johnson was a colorful Texan, and Governor George Wallace was a good ol’ boy son of the South from Alabama. In director Ava DuVernay’s Best Picture nominee about the 1965 Selma civil-rights march, however, they’re […]

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David Cronenberg: “Hollywood hasn’t fed me very much. Biting their hand would be gratuitous”

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David Cronenberg has made some unsettling films in his extraordinary career, “Dead Ringers,” “The Fly” and “Crash” among them. His latest film, “Maps to the Stars,” is a change of pace for the Canadian filmmaker — it is the first film he’s shot in Los Angeles — but it is no less uncomfortable or unflinching. […]

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