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Don’t Look Up Science Advisor Dr. Amy Mainzler On Bringing Science To Satire [Interview]

We’re a long way from 1998, folks. Once upon a time, “Armageddon” represented the nadir of scientific collaboration in space-set movies when director Michael Bay told Ben Affleck to “Shut the f*** up” after questioning the premise of training oil drillers to become astronauts and blow up an incoming asteroid … instead of simply training astronauts […]

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How Robin Williams Got Matt Damon His Saving Private Ryan Role

Real-life pals and would-be kissing buddies Matt Damon and Ben Affleck broke out as not just actors but also writers thanks to 19997’s “Good Will Hunting,” a drama that landed the pair Oscars for their original script. It also snagged an Academy Award for Robin Williams’ performance as Sean Maguire, the haunted therapist who connects […]

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Every J.J. Abrams Film Ranked From Worst To Best

J.J. Abrams has been an influential figure in the entertainment industry since his youth. Inspired by his prominent television producer father, Gerald W. Abrams, the young film buff was mentored by Steven Spielberg, and flexed his creative instincts as screenwriter of ’90s hits like “Forever Young,” “Regarding Henry,” and “Armageddon.”In the late ’90s and early […]

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‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ Review: Charlie Plummer and Taylor Russell Bolster Gentle Mental Health Drama

The film release calendar has always played home to serendipitous programming choices, from movies with strangely similar titles hitting at the same time to features that seem ripped from the same script (as with the infamous 1998 double whammy of “Deep Impact” and “Armageddon”), but this week at the movies offers something with a twist: […]

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Dueling Documentaries in the Works About Boeing 737 Max Air Disasters

Armageddon and Deep Impact. Antz and A Bug’s Life. Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down. They’re called twin films — movies with similar premises released right on top of each other. The most recent example was the strange case of Fyre and Fyre Fraud, competing and complimentary documentaries about the ill-fated Fyre Festival that […]

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Angel Has Fallen: is Gerard Butler Hollywood’s weirdest action hero?

Inane, profane and wholly humourless, the Fallen trilogy would be beyond redemption were it not for the thirsty work of its starThe many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics states that every possible outcome to every decision ever made will each happen, and each outcome exists in its own parallel universe. I am telling you this because […]

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Karen Golden, ‘Transformers’ Script Supervisor, Dies at 78

Veteran script supervisor Karen Golden, best known for her work on “Transformers,” died Tuesday after a seven year battle with Alzheimer’s. She was 78.Golden spent her career working alongside a long list of major film directors, including Michael Bay, John Huston and Ron Shelton. She collaborated with Bay on scripts for “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor,” “Bad […]

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Film Review: ‘The Wandering Earth’

The out-of-this-world success of China’s first-ever sci-fi blockbuster, “The Wandering Earth,” proves that when it comes to watching special-effects extravaganzas in which stock characters scramble to intervene while the planet faces obliteration, it’s a small world after all. Director Frant Gwo’s adaptation of the 2000 novella by Liu Cixin is no genre classic, but its […]

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