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The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies, Chapter 5: ‘Hop Harrigan’

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by Matt Singer February 24, 2015 @ 9:12 AM
Columbia
ScreenCrush editor, comic-book lover, and undiagnosed masochist Matt Singer is systematically watching every single (American) comic-book movie ever made in the order in which they were released. This week in The Complete History of Comic-Book Movies: A forgotten hero flies again.

What’s Expiring on Netflix Instant: March 2015

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by Britt Hayes February 23, 2015 @ 5:59 PM
Netflix
Just as we welcome all the great new streaming options to Netflix Instant each month, so must we say farewell to a handful of titles that are approaching their expiration dates. While Netflix may renew many of these titles, it could take some time, so now may be your last chance to watch a few of these shows and movies before they're gone. Read on for your guide to what's expiring on Netflix Instant in March.

Comic Strip: Our First Look at Aquaman Comes Packaged With ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Details

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by Jacob Hall February 23, 2015 @ 12:49 PM
DC Comics
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, our first look at Aquaman brings with it some Batman vs. Superman spoilers, Suicide Squad casts a new supervillain, and Joss Whedon waxes poetic about Avengers 2.

Monday Morning Critic: What Is a Comedy, What Is a Drama and What Does It Matter?

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by Ryan McGee February 23, 2015 @ 10:53 AM
Netflix
In terms of its approach to the comedy/drama cut-off point, The Emmys have gone the way of pizza delivery: Television is apparently now thirty minutes or less, or it’s not funny. That’s the takeaway from its announcement last week of certain changes to its awards structure in future years. Comedy series are now defined as being a half hour or less, while drama series are anything over that thirty-minute demarcation.

Crank It Up With These 11 ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 23, 2015 @ 8:58 AM
If you've ever been on IMDb, you know that their movies are rated by readers on a scale of 1-10. Except for one movie. Rob Reiner's classic rock mockumentary This is Spinal Tap is the only movie on IMDb that is rated on a scale of 1-11, the fictional level Spinal Tap sets their amps to. Now crank it up to eleven in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

Oscars 2015: The Best and Worst Moments From This Year’s Show

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by Matt Singer February 23, 2015 @ 12:11 AM
ABC
At long last, the Oscars are in the books for another year. As usual, the Academy Awards made for a night full of memorable moments, great speeches, and huge disappointments. (You deserved better, Boyhood.) Here now, the highs and lows of Oscars 2015 — all the things the Oscars got right this year, and all the things they got wrong:

WookieeLeaks: This Massive ‘Star Wars’ Spoiler Is Totally Predictable (But You Still Shouldn’t Read It)

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by Jacob Hall February 20, 2015 @ 10:41 AM
LucasFilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From Star Wars: Episode 7 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, we dive into one of the biggest spoilers for yet for The Force Awakens, ponder the lineage of the new cast, and figure out exactly when a new trailer will arrive.

Comic-Con 2015 Tickets: Everything You Need to Know About Scoring a Badge for the Year's Biggest Event

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 19, 2015 @ 1:29 PM
Getting Comic-Con tickets isn't easy. The process is difficult and complicated and extremely crowded. But, if you want to go to Comic-Con 2015 (and, we think you're going to want to), we can help you sort through the confusion and answer any questions you might have so you can score yourself tickets for this year's big event.

10 ‘Ted’ Facts About Your Favorite Foul-Mouthed Teddy Bear

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 19, 2015 @ 9:05 AM
You might think that Ted is just a comedy about a filthy teddy bear, but this movie about a filthy teddy bear made over a half-billion dollars and was nominated for an Oscar. It was, in its time, the biggest R-rated comedy ever. Need more Ted trivia? Get ready for even more fluffy facts in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

About That Time a Circus Movie Won the Oscar For Best Picture...

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by Matt Singer February 18, 2015 @ 1:07 PM
Paramount
1952 was an incredible year for world cinema. John Ford directed The Quiet Man, Akira Kurosawa made Ikiru, Vittorio De Sica released Umberto D., and Orson Welles premiered his version of Shakespeare’s Othello at the Cannes Film Festival. Hollywood produced the great Western High Noon, the brilliant Hollywood melodrama The Bad and the Beautiful, and the classic musical Singin’ in the Rain.