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‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Featurette: How the Disney+ Series is Picking Up the Mantle

Following its debut, fans and critics alike noted how much The Falcon and the Winter Soldier felt like a continuation of the style and scope of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — an action series that could deliver in Hollywood-sized spectacle. But while executive producer Nate Moore notes in a new The Falcon and the Winter […]

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Remembering Michael Apted: How the ‘Up’ Series Shaped Cinema… and Its Director

Michael Apted was 22 when he joined the crew of “Seven Up!,” a British made-for-television documentary that profiled 14 children from different class backgrounds. That made him 15 years senior to his subjects, with whom he maintained contact, establishing an almost familial connection that spanned more than half a century.Apted did not direct the original […]

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I raised my kids on Pixar – and it has ruined classic cinema for them | Zoe Williams

Having grown up on Toy Story and Up, this generation has zero tolerance for slow pacing or only mild amusementI was recently scrolling through Christmas films at the cinema opposite the kids’ school, picturing the happy scene where I arrive unexpectedly outside the gates, on 17 December or thereabouts, wearing flashing reindeer horns, and bear […]

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‘Up’ and ‘Lost’ Composer Michael Giacchino Unveils First Track from His Debut Solo Album — Exclusive

Since getting his start in composing over three decades ago, Michael Giacchino has covered a lot of ground: video games, working with J.J. Abrams on “Lost” and “Star Trek,” scoring Pixar films like “Coco” and “Up” (for which he won an Oscar), and most recently on the upcoming “The Batman.” So when the pandemic struck […]

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Daisy Ridley and the Duplass Brothers are Churning Up Some Audio Entertainment for Your Listening Pleasure

Podcasts were already enjoying something of a resurgence in popularity and quality before the pandemic hit. Now in the age of coronavirus, their audiences have grown even more as people are desperate to find new entertainment to keep them occupied while being stuck at home. With podcasts and audio storytelling at large earning more attention […]

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‘Law & Order’ Writer Fired After Holding A Gun In A Picture & Threatening To “Light Motherf*ckers Up”

Craig Gore is a writer that many people who read The Playlist probably aren’t that familiar with. His previous credits include episodes of “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago Pd,” as well as the upcoming, highly-anticipated “Law & Order: Svu” spin-off that stars actor Chris Meloni. He definitely has a penchant for writing crime dramas. Oh, and he […]

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‘Onward’ Leads Box Office With Ho-Hum $40 Million

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” debuted this weekend to $40 million, enough to lead box office charts but still a somewhat disappointing start given the studio’s sterling track record when it comes to animated fare. Internationally, the film brought in $28 million for a global tally of $68 million.“Onward,” a fantastical adventure about two teenage elf […]

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Hildur Guðnadóttir Wraps Up Her Sweep of an Entire Season’s Worth of Scoring Awards

Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s Sunday night Oscar win completed her clean sweep of top show-biz awards over the past five months.The Icelandic-born, Berlin-based cellist-composer won for her dark and disturbing “Joker” score. She also won the BAFTA on Feb. 2, the Critics Choice award on Jan. 12, the inaugural Society of Composers & Lyricists award Jan. […]

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Korea Box Office: ‘Ashfall’ Volcano Disaster Movie Dominates Weekend

Two locally-made new releases, “Ashfall” and “Start-up” topped the weekend box office in South Korea, beating “Frozen 2.”.Opening on Thursday, Cj Entertainment’s “Ashfall” debuted on top of the box office. The volcano action drama earned $18.2 million from 2.46 million admissions between Thursday and Sunday, including $15.13 million earned over the weekend. It accounted for […]

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