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Inside Blockbuster Super-Producer Frank Marshall’s Other Filmmaking Career: Making Music Docs

If you’ve noticed a lot of music documentaries hitting your favorite platforms, that groundswell is driven by record companies like Universal Music Group looking for ways to invigorate their catalogues. So it makes perfect sense that a musician’s son like Hollywood super-producer Frank Marshall — who has long been Hollywood’s fave party DJ, worked on […]

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Steven Spielberg Made Indiana Jones A Tough Sell To Studios

Back in 1981, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” changed everything. It introduced Indiana Jones, the quick-witted, whip-cracking archaeologist who believes everything belongs in a museum. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Before his first big adventure made its way to the big screen, Indiana Jones was just a concept — one the studios weren’t convinced […]

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Mads Mikkelsen Gives ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Update, Says Harrison Ford Was ‘a Monster of a Man’ On Set

Mads Mikkelsen is on quite the run right now.The actor is currently making the rounds to promote “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” which saw him step up to take on the role of Grindelwald, which Johnny Depp had vacated. But that isn’t the only blockbuster series that the franchise-hopping star is helping to revive.Next […]

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‘The Lost City’ Review: Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum’s Chemistry Carries Charming Jungle Comedy

In Adam and Aaron Nee’s “The Lost City,” a wild, careening screwball comedy set in the jungle, the stars are in full display. And they need to be. See, the directing duo are following a similar roadmap used by “Romancing the Stone,” the Indiana Jones franchise, and Tomb Raider: colossal big-budget adventures dependent upon the […]

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Spidey Star Tom Holland Does Double Duty As ‘Uncharted’ Takes The Top Spot With $51 Million Over President’s Day Weekend

It’s official: the winter belongs to Tom Holland, the rest of us are just living in it. A mere ten weeks after the blockbuster launch of Spider-Man: No Way Home, the 25-year-old British actor (or should we now say “star”?) returned to the top of the box-office chart with his second out-of-the-gate smash of the […]

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Kenneth Wannberg, Composer and Music Editor Who Worked With John Williams on ‘Star Wars’ Series and 50 Other Films, Dies at 91

Kenneth Wannberg, composer and Emmy-winning music editor who worked on nearly half of all John Williams’ films dating back to the late 1960s, died Jan. 27 at his home in Florence, Oregon. He was 91.Wannberg was best known as Williams’ music editor, working closely with the composer on more than 50 of his films. He […]

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Lucasfilm Lost Children Of Blood And Bone When It Let The Rights Lapse

For most moviegoers, Lucasfilm is synonymous with “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones,” but over the years, the studio has also branched out and produced other projects not related to those two giant IPs. One such project that it had in development was an adaptation of Tomi Adeyemi’s YA fantasy novel, “Children of Blood and Bone,” […]

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Tales From The Box Office: How Red Tails Ended Lucasfilm’s Pre-Disney Era With A Whimper

(Welcome to Tales from the Box Office, our column that examines box office miracles, disasters, and everything in between, as well as what we can learn from them.)Lucasfilm will always be tied directly and most closely to “Star Wars,” one of the biggest, most beloved, and influential franchises in cinematic history. But let us not […]

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Have we witnessed the death of the Hollywood remake?

Meagre turnout for West Side Story shows that these days, the way to cash in on intellectual property is via sequels and rebootsSo far, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story hasn’t had audiences pirouetting and finger-clicking their way to cinemas. There are plenty of reasons why; the main one relating to a certain global pandemic. But […]

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The Lost City Trailer: Sandra Bullock And Channing Tatum Riff On Romancing The Stone

Romance novels aren’t real, they’ll tell you. You gotta learn the difference between fiction and reality, they’ll say. But forget all that nonsense, because “The Lost City” is here to prove those naysayers wrong! Picture this: an epic journey, a sweeping romance, a buff lead with long flowing hair, an evil villain in a scene right […]

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