Lynch/Oz

Alexandre O Philippe traces the connection between David Lynch and Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz. The spectre of Victor Fleming’s 1939 The Wizard of Oz, in all its technicolour glory, seems to ceaselessly haunt the collective American psyche. Distilled into a pair of sequined red pumps, this staggeringly permanent cultural touchstone has become “public […]

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Samuel L. Jackson Responds To Quentin Tarantino’s Assertion It’s The Characters, Not The Actors, Who Are The Stars Of Marvel Movies

By Brent Furdyk. Published: 10 hours ago Samuel L. Jackson is agreeing to disagree with his “Pulp Fiction” director Quentin Tarantino over his disparaging view of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In a recent podcast interview, Tarantino lamented the “Marvelization of Hollywood,” telling the “2 Bears, 1 Cave” podcast, “You have all these actors who have become […]

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Everything About HBO’s Dune: The Sisterhood Series

The Dune cinematic universe is expanding with Dune: Sisterhood, a spin-off based on Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel. The series will be airing on HBO and is being executive produced by Denis Villeneuve, the director, co-writer, and producer of the films. Here’s what we know about the upcoming show so far. What is Dune: Sisterhood […]

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Kevin Bacon Is Thrilled To Join The MCU: ‘This Is Really Cool!’

By Brent Furdyk. Published: 8 hours ago Last updated: 8 hours ago Marvel fans who watched the trailer for the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special” on Disney+ were treated to a surprise appearance by Kevin Bacon, playing himself. Speaking with the New York Post, Bacon shared his excitement on becoming part of the Marvel […]

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Exploring the post-modern pop culture horrors at the heart of British identity

Most of us associate the word ‘horror’ with a cinematic genre: The Exorcist, The Ring, Paranormal Activity, Halloween, Friday the 13th andThe Texas Chainsaw Massacre are a few names that might spring to mind. Some might even recall the voice of Vincent Price, or Michael Jackson’s pioneering Thriller music video. If you think of movies […]

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The Wonder

Sebastián Lelio’s 19th-century drama dwells in the gothic-bucolic as a nurse watches over a girl who has survived months without food. The opening titles of The Wonder are superimposed over the exterior framework of a studio set. The camera pans across an empty warehouse while a narrator asks us to remember the artifice of cinema […]

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Girls and guns: the 90s films that shaped the ‘frat boy generation’

Paul Weitz’s American Pie taught a generation of young folk that sex-based humour was the height of wit. The trope of pubescent teenage boys who felt the need to ‘conquer’ the female population was rife, incubated by popular culture that nurtured the misogyny and adolescent ‘boys will be boys’ attitude perpetuated by the landmark film. […]

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‘She-Hulk’ Head Writer Jessica Gao Credits Marvel’s Kevin Feige For Encouraging Her Toward Unconventional Ending

By Brent Furdyk. Published: 6 hours ago SPOILER ALERT: reading further will reveal a key plot point in the season finale of “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law”. The first season of Marvel’s “She-Hulk” concluded last week, containing the big revelation of yet another Hulk — this one a baby named Skaar. The season finale also boasted […]

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