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Floppy Disks, Trackballs and Netscape: A Look Back At All the Outdated Technology From the First ‘Mission: Impossible’

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by Matt Singer July 28, 2015 @ 8:09 AM
Paramount
One of the cool things about Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation are its subtle nods to the first film in the franchise. Both movies begin with a cold open action sequence; both then immediately segue into very similar looking credits sequences (with Lalo Schifrin’s classic Mission: Impossible score). Then the hero of the film receives his top secret mission; first, he has a heavily coded conversation with a woman, who hands him a piece of analog recording technology that contains his briefing. The difference is that in the original Mission: Impossible from 1996, the analog device (a small video cassette) represents the cutting edge of entertainment technology. In Rogue Nation, that analog recording (a vinyl record) is now wildly archaic.

New Netflix Instant Releases: August 2015

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by Britt Hayes July 27, 2015 @ 5:32 PM
Summit Entertainment
August is approaching, and a new month means new additions to Netflix Instant. If you’d prefer to stay in and beat the heat, there are plenty of new streaming options hitting the service, including the new Netflix Original series Narco, as well as new films and a handful of beloved TV series. Read on for our guide to what’s hitting Netflix Instant this August.

WookieeLeaks: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reveals a New Alien (and New Spoilers)

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by Jacob Hall July 24, 2015 @ 2:08 PM
Lucasfilm
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, a rumored ending for The Force Awakens gets explored and images of a new alien character are revealed!

Run For Cover As We Count Down the Top Five Landmarks Destroyed in Movies

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by ScreenCrush Staff July 23, 2015 @ 10:52 AM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies, You Think You Know TV, and Post Credits comes a brand new YouTube series: Top 5! Each week (or so; look we’re busy guys), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

Go Back to the Shire with These 10 Facts From ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

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by ScreenCrush Staff July 23, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
Before Peter Jackson took the reigns of the franchise, Guillermo del Toro was supposed to direct The Hobbit, and planned to bring his friend and longtime collaborator Ron Perlman to voice the dragon Smaug. But financial problems and delays at MGM eventually forced del Toro from the project; after Peter Jackson, king of The Lord of the Rings, signed on to direct in his place, he replaced Perlman with Benedict Cumberbatch. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes you on an unexpected journey behind the scenes of the first film in The Hobbit trilogy!

Comic Strip: Martin Freeman and Kevin Feige Tease ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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by Jacob Hall July 23, 2015 @ 9:49 AM
Marvel
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, sift through the weird state of DC movies and television, read the latest updates on Captain America: Civil War, and celebrate the greatest superhero TV spot of all time.

It’s Morphin’ Time! 10 ‘Power Rangers’ Facts Fresh From Angel Grove

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 22, 2015 @ 10:24 AM
The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers have seen their fair share of reboots and adaptations, but did you know Saban went all out to add new sequences to better suit its 1993 American premiere? Or that Walter White himself, Bryan Cranston held an early role? Break out your morphers, it’s the 16th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which go-goes to Angel Grove for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

‘Goosebumps’ Set Visit: Scary Fun With Jack Black and R.L. Stine

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by Kate Erbland July 21, 2015 @ 2:38 PM
Sony Pictures
In a large soundstage complex in Conyers, Georgia – a quick ride from downtown Atlanta – a crew of lurching, hobbling, and otherwise swaying monsters mill about, as casually as a pack of monsters possibly can. Some of them are getting their pictures taken for production stills. Others are waiting to shoot a scene. A few are even partaking in the offerings available at the craft services table. But there are a lot of them, and they're all here for Rob Letterman's live-action Goosebumps movie, a family-friendly feature kitted out with all sorts of freaks and creeps, all the better to bring R.L. Stine's intensely popular book series to terrifying (and, if the film is successful, also very funny) life.

‘Pixels’ Star Adam Sandler Talks His Controversial Netflix Movie and Why He Won’t Return to Host SNL

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by Mike Sampson July 21, 2015 @ 1:16 PM
Adam Sandler doesn’t do many interviews. He’s completely sworn off print media (“I used to be misquoted all the time”) and appears on-camera only sparingly. I’ve been doing this job for over 14 years, and have never once interviewed the man. He’s traditionally been one of the few actors who didn’t need to talk to the press, and considering his prickly relationship with critics, likely didn’t walk to talk to them either. But, recently in New York, Sandler did agree to an on-camera interview to talk about his latest movie, Pixels, and to address the controversy surrounding his upcoming Netflix movie The Ridiculous Six.