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The Avengers Divide in Revitalizing ‘Civil War’

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Conventional movie wisdom would suggest that there can only be diminishing returns with long-running franchises. There must be a breaking point, right? Especially at movie...




  • This image released by Disney shows Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter (L) and Mia Wasikowska as Alice in a scene from "Alice Through the Looking Glass," premiering in US theaters on May 27. (Peter Mountain/Disney via AP)

    Underdogs in Summer Movies Include Originality, Opportunity

    NEW YORK—Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 10, 2015 file photo, actor Bill Pullman attends the 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

    Pullman’s ‘Independence Day’ Call-to-Arms Lives On

    NEW YORK—President Thomas J. Whitmore, famed speech-maker and defender of the planet from aliens, has the kind of poll numbers Hillary or Donald dream about... Read more

  • Will Ferrell attends a London Fan Screening of the Paramount Pictures film "Zoolander No. 2" at Empire Leicester Square on February 4, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

    Will Ferrell Pulls Out of ‘Reagan’

    Actor Will Ferrell has pulled out of the movie “Reagan,” a controversial comedy depicting the late president Ronald Reagan’s battle with Alzheimer’s disease. “The “Reagan” script... Read more

  • (L) Former US President Ronald Reagan         (R). Actor Will Ferrell (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

    Ronald Reagan’s Daughter Writes Open Letter to Will Ferrell About Upcoming Alzheimer’s Movie

    Actor Will Ferrell is set to play Ronald Reagan, America’s 40th president, in the upcoming comedy called “Reagan,” and Reagan’s daughter, Patti Davis, is none... Read more

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    5 Documentaries About China That Everyone Should See

    It’s that time of year to feel cozy at home with family and friends and watch wholesome and entertaining movies. But it could also be a time... Read more

  • FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola acknowledges applause after receiving the Princess of Asturias Arts award award from Spain's King Felipe VI at a ceremony in Oviedo, northern Spain. Coppola will be honored Friday, April 29, 2016, at the TCM Classic Film Festival.  (AP Photo/Jose Vicente, File)

    Coppola, Eternal Film Student, on His Robust Life in Cinema

    NEW YORK — Francis Ford Coppola will press his hands and feet into the cement outside the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday,... Read more

  • This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows Owen Suskind in a scene from the documentary, "Life, Animated," being shown at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Tribeca Film Festival via AP)

    Documentary Turns Disney-Loving Autistic Man Into a Star

    NEW YORK—Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3. Three painfully mute years later,... Read more

  • This image released by the Tribeca Film Festival shows an inmate looking out from his cell in a scene from "Solitary," a documentary entered into the Tribeca Film Festival. (Nelson Hume/Tribeca Film Festival via AP)

    Human Face of Mass Incarceration Gets Close-Up at Tribeca

    NEW YORK—At a time when criminal justice reform has gained national attention and bipartisan support from even the leading candidates for president, a handful of... Read more

  • This image released by the Roadside Attractions shows Tom Hanks in a scene from "A Hologram for the King," a film being featured at the Tribeca Film Festival. (Siffedine Elamine/Roadside Attractions via AP)

    Hanks, Movie-Land Ambassador to America, Takes Another Trip

    NEW YORK—Tom Hanks, great American, has been to some far-flung places in the service of Hollywood and country. There’s no working actor who more embodies... Read more

  • Prince performing at the NOKIA Theatre (now the Mirosoft Theatre) in Los Angeles on March 28, 2009. (Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for Lotusflow3r.com)

    Prince Was Notorious on Stage and on the Big Screen

    Pop singer Prince Rogers Nelson, known as “Prince,” and formerly known as “the artist formerly known as Prince,” has died on April 21, 2016 at... Read more

  • In this Nov. 16, 2003 file photo, Joanie Laurer, former pro wrestler known as Chyna, flexes her bicep as she arrives at the 31st annual American Music Awards, in Los Angeles. Chyna, the WWE star who became one of the best known and most popular female professional wrestlers in history in the late 1990s, has died at age 45. Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. Larry Dietz says Chyna, whose real name is Joan Marie Laurer, was found dead in Redondo Beach on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

    Video: Chyna, WWE Legend, Best Video Moments

    On April 20, famed professional wrestler Joan “Chyna” Laurer passed away at the age of 45. She was found in her home in Redondo Beach,... Read more

  • Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for 'Veep',at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus Talks Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and ‘Veep’

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus moonlights as President of the United States—on “Veep,” that is. The popular HBO satirical show eerily similar to the current happenings of Washington D.C... Read more

  • The first shoe of Scarlet Johannson as someone from the upcoming movie Ghost in the Shell. (Paramount Pictures)

    Asian Community Upset With Scarlett Johannson Casting In Film ‘Ghost in the Shell’

    Paramount Pictures released its first photos of Scarlett Johannson as Major Motoko Kusanagi in the upcoming film, “Ghost in the Shell.” Release: @ParamountPics & @DWAnimation “GHOST... Read more

  • Pedestrians pass an AMC movie theater in Times Square June 21, 2005 in New York City. AMC Entertainment Inc. announced plans to acquire Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corp. to form a combined company called AMC Entertainment Inc. which will have interests in about 450 movie theaters. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    No Texting in Movie Theaters, AMC Does Quick About-Face

    That was quick. After swift public backlash following an announcement to allow phones on during movies—to attract millennials—AMC Entertainment has reversed its stance and will not... Read more

  • Pedestrians pass an AMC movie theater in Times Square June 21, 2005 in New York City. AMC Entertainment Inc. announced plans to acquire Loews Cineplex Entertainment Corp. to form a combined company called AMC Entertainment Inc. which will have interests in about 450 movie theaters. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    AMC to Allow Texting in Movie Theaters

    In a bid to stay ahead of the curve and widen marketing strategies, AMC Entertainment is considering allowing cell phone use in its theaters as a... Read more

  • (L–R) Having enjoyed a leisurely cab drive, Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) is ready for battle, joined by Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand). (TM/© 2015 Marvel & Subs/TM and © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation)

    It’s Official: ‘Deadpool 2’ Confirmed

    ‘Deadpool 2’ has gotten the green light and will hit theaters in the near future! According to Variety, Fox co-chairman Stacey Snider confirmed the news at CinemaCon... Read more


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