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You Know Nothing: Why ‘Game of Thrones’ Is Best When Diverting From the Books

Game of Thrones Books to TV

Like any fanbase worth a damn, those who love George R.R. Martin's 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series are passionate. Ask them to recite the words and name the sigil of any minor house, and they'll respond. Request a timeline of events leading up to the start of Rob

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A Complete and Scientific Classification of Cinematic Dragons

Movie Dragons
Zarko Cvijovic/

With the highly anticipated film 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' set to begin a series of screenings among academic circles, we decided it was time to put pen to paper and do what biologists have failed to do for centuries -- it's time to begin surveying and classifying Draconia.

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How ‘The Signal’ Director William Eubank Flips Audiences on Their Heads

The Signal William Eubank Interview
Focus Features

Everything we've seen so far from the new thriller 'The Signal' merely grazes the surface of what's in store for audiences. The trailers and few brief clips that have been released show a trio of young kids --

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Who Ya Gonna Call? The Inside Story Of The ‘Ghostbusters’ Music Video

Ghostbusters 30th anniversary
Sony Pictures

In early 1984, the team behind ‘Ghostbusters’ was fairly confident that they had a hit. Test screenings had gone well, but for director Ivan Reitman, something was missing. What Reitman wanted was a song, only 20 seconds or so in length, near the opening of the film as the then soon-to-be Ghostbusters -- Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) –- enter the New York Public Library.

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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and the Influence of Video Games on Modern Movies

Edge of Tomorrow
Warner Bros.

Video game movies suck. It's a scientific fact.

No matter how popular it may have been among gamers, a great video game seems instantly doomed whenever it attempts to jump to the big screen. Whatever made it tick is inevitably lost in translation

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Why ‘Obvious Child’ is More Than Just an “Abortion Comedy”

Obvious Child

This week a very different kind of romantic comedy hits theaters -- combining the sort of incredibly human relatability we've come to expect from independent films with the classic tropes of the rom-com genre, 'Obvious Child' comes from t

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The Bizarre Case of the 1978 ‘Doctor Strange’ Movie

Dr Strange 1978 TV Movie

With Tuesday’s announcement that Scott Derrickson will be directing 'Doctor Strange' – a character that’s considered a bit of a risk, at least by Marvel standards, but has always been a favorite of studio head Kevin Feige – it’s kind of remarkable that there’s somehow already been a Doctor Strange movie.

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So, About Last Night’s Uncomfortable ‘Louie’ Moment…

Louie Pamela

On the second of last night's two new episodes of 'Louie,' Louis CK's fictional counterpart and his longtime friend, Pamela, shared an incredibly unnerving moment. 'Louie' is a show that has continually pushed bound

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Could a ‘Maleficent 2′ Fix the First Film’s Mistakes?


Few movie villains carry the cultural cache of Maleficent, so it's hugely disappointing that the new film that bears her name as a title goes out of its way to strip away everything that anyone has ever loved (and loved to hate) about her

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In the Beginning, There Was ‘X-Men’: Revisiting the Superhero Movie That Started It All

20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

For better or worse, the current status of the superhero movie can be tracked back to one film. One modestly budgeted production designed the template and set the tone for a film movement that still hasn't peaked. Some remember it fondly. Some think it got more wrong than it did right. But there's no denying it: Bryan Singer's 'X-Men' is undoubtedly one of the most important and influential films of the past two decades.

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