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Comic Strip: The Latest News on The Villains of the DC Movie Universe

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by Jacob Hall June 23, 2015 @ 8:16 PM
Warner Bros.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, dive into the latest news about Lex Luthor and the Joker, ponder whether Ava DuVernay is actually directing Black Panther, and see which Marvel heroes are getting new comic series.

How a Defunct Disney World Attraction Inspired Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’

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by Jacob Hall June 23, 2015 @ 1:31 PM
Disney-Pixar
Inside Out isn’t the first Disney project to tackle this concept and director Pete Docter himself knows this. Several decades ago, the Inside Out director worked on the defunct Walt Disney World attraction Cranium Command, which tackles a very similar concept with very different results. Housed in the currently shuttered Wonders of Life pavilion in the Future World section of the Epcot theme park, Cranium Command was a theater show that combined animatronics, film, and animation to literally place the audience inside the human brain of a 12 year old.

15 Facts You Might Not Have Known About ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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by ScreenCrush Staff June 22, 2015 @ 11:32 AM
Anne Hathaway memorably played Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises, but she very nearly played another catty superhero. The Oscar-winning actress was set to play Black Cat in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 4, which would have also featured John Malkovich as Vulture. That film was canceled shortly before filming and Sony eventually decided to reboot the whole franchise. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which goes completely batty with The Dark Knight Rises!

What’s Expiring on Netflix Instant: July 2015

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by Matt Singer June 22, 2015 @ 11:21 AM
Lionsgate
There’s lots of new stuff coming to Netflix in July, but as always, there’s some stuff leaving too. As Boys II Men said, it’s so hard to say goodbye to Terminator 2: Judgment Day (or something like that, I’m paraphrasing here). Below is a list of all the confirmed movies and TV series leaving Netflix next month. If you want to catch up on T2 before Terminator Genisys comes out, or get really into Miami Vice just for the hell of it, you’ve got a little over a week to do it before they’re gone forever (or at least until August). Read on for your guide to what’s expiring from Netflix Instant in June. Plus, as an added bonus, we’ve added direct links to each title on Netflix, so if you want to watch any of these films or series, just click below. (COUGHyourewelcomeCOUGH.)

New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: July 2015

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by Britt Hayes June 20, 2015 @ 1:31 PM
Universal
If you’ve shelled out for an Amazon Prime subscription, then you’ve got some great new stuff to look forward to in July — several new movie and TV titles are hitting their Instant Video service. From old classics to new favorites, there’s something for everyone. Read on for our guide to the new Amazon Prime Instant Video selections coming in July.

WookieeLeaks: Two More Classic ‘Star Wars’ Characters Confirmed in ‘The Force Awakens’

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by Jacob Hall June 19, 2015 @ 11:33 AM
EA
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens, to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, watch new trailers for a trio of big Star Wars video games, delve into more details concerning Star Wars: Rogue One, and pick through the latest The Force Awakens rumors.

15 Things You May Not Have Known About Disney’s ‘Tangled’

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by ScreenCrush Staff June 18, 2015 @ 11:13 AM
If you keep your eyes peeled during Tangled you can catch a glimpse of some other Disney classics. In the background, there are nods to Pinocchio, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, plus other references from classic Disney fairy tales. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which lets it hair down with Tangled!

New DVD and Blu-ray Releases: July 2015

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by Britt Hayes June 17, 2015 @ 7:36 PM
A24
July may be a major month at the theater, but if you’re looking for an investment, there are plenty of great films hitting shelves next month that are well worth your time and dollars. Along with acclaimed indies like Clouds of Sils Maria and It Follows, July’s new releases also include this year’s best sci-fi film (so far), Ex Machina. Read on for our guide to the new DVD and Blu-ray releases arriving in July.

‘The Good Dinosaur’ Looks Like Nothing Pixar Has Ever Done Before

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by Matt Singer June 17, 2015 @ 3:25 PM
Pixar
Disney and Pixar invited a bunch of journalists to a screening room in New York City earlier today for an hourlong presentation about the film, its characters, and about Sohn himself, who discussed his life story and his journey from film nerd to full-fledged Pixar director. Here are a few notes from the event:

10 ‘Empire’ Facts to Drip-Drippity Drop Knowledge On

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 17, 2015 @ 11:15 AM
FOX’s Empire proved an unexpected juggernaut across its first season, but did you know the Lee Daniels drama bucked every trend by its climbing ratings? Or that we almost had Wesley Snipes and Mo’Nique instead of Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson? These are just some of the trivial tracks flowing through the eleventh episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which drip-drops knowledge of FOX’s Empire!