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Imagine Entertainment Enacts Furloughs, Layoffs Due to Coronavirus Pandemic (Exclusive)

Imagine Entertainment has furloughed less than 20 people and laid off a handful of employees, Variety has learned.The cuts come as the film and television production company behind “Empire” and “A Beautiful Mind” is grappling with the impact of coronavirus on the entertainment landscape. Covid-19 has shut down production and closed most movie theaters, which, […]

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Samuel L. Jackson Responds to Martin Scorsese’s Marvel Comments

Samuel L. Jackson has responded to Martin Scorsese’s comments that Marvel films aren’t real cinema.“I mean that’s like saying Bugs Bunny ain’t funny. Films are films. Everybody doesn’t like his stuff either,” Jackson told Variety‘s Angelique Jackson at the grand opening of Tyler Perry’s new studio in Atlanta, Ga. “Everybody’s got an opinion, so I […]

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Samuel L. Jackson Responds to Martin Scorseses’ Marvel Comments

Samuel L. Jackson has responded to Martin Scorseses’ comments that Marvel films aren’t real cinema.“I mean that’s like saying Bugs Bunny ain’t funny. Films are films. Everybody doesn’t like his stuff either,” Jackson told Variety‘s Angelique Jackson at the grand opening of Tyler Perry’s new studio in Atlanta, Ga. “Everybody’s got an opinion, so I […]

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Martin Scorsese Compares Marvel Movies to Theme Parks: ‘That’s Not Cinema’

In an interview with Empire magazine, Martin Scorsese gave the Marvel Cinematic Universe the cold shoulder, comparing the billion-dollar franchise to theme parks.“I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” Scorsese told Empire magazine. “Honestly, the closest I can think of them, as well made as they are, with actors doing […]

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Martin Scorsese Removes Himself From Kevin Feige’s Rolodex By Saying Marvel Films Are “Theme Parks” And “Not Cinema”

Marvel Studios has a pretty incredible track record of finding the best filmmakers for the job. Whether its already impressive talent like Ryan Coogler and Taika Waititi or up-and-coming filmmakers that have yet to really break out, such as the Russo Brothers, James Gunn, and Jon Watts. But according to a new interview with Empire […]

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Marvel’s ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Series Recruits ‘John Wick’ Writer Derek Kolstad

When we last reported on Marvel’s Falcon and the Winter Soldier series, Captain America: Civil War stars Daniel Brühl and Emily Van Camp were in talks to join Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, and veteran TV helmer Kari Skogland (The Handmaid’s Tale) had just signed on to direct from a script by Malcolm Spellman (Empire). […]

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Todd Phillips Expects ‘Joker’ Backlash Because Film ‘Doesn’t Follow Anything From Comics’

Now that “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has opened in theaters to big box office numbers, only one major superhero tentpole remains in 2019: “Joker.” The Warner Bros. fall tentpole from “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips stars Joaquin Phoenix as the infamous Batman villain. The movie might use the Joker character and the setting of Gotham […]

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