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2015 Summer Movie Preview: The 25 Films You Can’t Miss This Year

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by Jacob Hall April 27, 2015 @ 2:25 PM
Marvel/Universal Pictures/Warner Bros./Paramount Pictures
Temperatures are getting warmer, days are getting longer and the movies are getting bigger. Yep, summer is here and it’s brought with it one of the most jam-packed movie schedules in years. From superhero movies and post-apocalypitc adventures to rom-coms and animated family flicks, the summer of 2015 has something for everyone. In fact, it may have too much of everything for everyone. You are going to be spending a lot of time in movie theaters over the next three months. And with that, these are the 25 movies you have to have on your radar this summer. Read this list. Study it. Watch the trailers. Create a game plan. Oh, and stay hydrated. Living on popcorn is thirsty business.

Post Credits: ‘Avengers 2’ Video Review Goes In-Depth on Marvel’s Latest Movie

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by ScreenCrush Staff April 27, 2015 @ 1:01 PM
Marvel
Welcome back to another exciting installment of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show! On this Hulk-sized new episode, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor Matt Singer assemble the discuss the latest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Age of Ultron.

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s 15 Facts About ‘Man of Steel’!

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by ScreenCrush Staff April 27, 2015 @ 10:07 AM
Current Superman and Man of Steel star Henry Cavill was officially cast in the role in January of 2011. But, seven years earlier Cavill was also cast as Kal-El in a different Superman project. That film, which was written by J.J. Abrams and would've been directed by McG, was eventually canceled and Cavill never shot a frame of Superman. Until many years later when he was called back for a new Superman reboot and given the job. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which follows the last son of Krypton in Man of Steel!

Comic Strip: Marvel’s Spider-Man Movie Has a Rumored Title

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by Jacob Hall April 27, 2015 @ 7:27 AM
Marvel/Sony
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, a potential title for the new Spider-Man movie may contain some story hints, new Fantastic Four information teases a weird change from the comics, and a potential update on the new Aquaman villain.

WookieeLeaks: Juicy New ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Spoilers

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by Jacob Hall April 24, 2015 @ 10:50 AM
Lucasfilm
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From 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, watch the first trailer for the new Star Wars: Battlefront, dissect what we know about Star: Wars Rogue One, and chew on some new spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

How Marvel Risked Everything to Go From Bankruptcy to Billions

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by Mike Sampson April 23, 2015 @ 2:00 PM
Marvel
On December 27, 1996 Marvel filed for bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The company was losing money hand-over-fist. Worse, it owed money (coincidentally, its highest debt, $1.7 million, was owed to Disney). Over one-third of Marvel employees were laid off. For a company that had created some of the most iconic and recognized characters the world over, the future seemed bleak. This may seem hard to believe for a company about to release Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to a film that grossed over $1.5 billion, and a studio whose lowest grossing movie (Captain America: The First Avenger) still brought in $370 million worldwide. So, how did Marvel scratch and claw all the way from the bottom to the top? They risked everything.

What’s Expiring on Netflix Instant: May 2015

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by Britt Hayes April 22, 2015 @ 12:21 PM
20th Century Fox
Just as many new titles arrive on Netflix each month, so must many sadly depart. Now’s the time to take a look at your queue and watch those films and TV shows you’ve been meaning to watch for a while now. Stop procrastinating, and get to watching! Read on for our guide to what’s expiring on Netflix Instant in May.

New Netflix Instant Releases: May 2015

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by Britt Hayes April 22, 2015 @ 11:08 AM
Netflix
It’s time again to ready your queues, as Netflix prepares to add a bunch of new titles to their streaming service. Coming up in May, we’ve got the new original series Between and Grace and Frankie, as well as classic films, new favorites, and acclaimed hits like Inglourious Basterds and Fruitvale Station. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Netflix Instant in May.

10 ‘Mad Men’ Facts to Advertise Your Sterling Trivia Knowledge

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 22, 2015 @ 8:16 AM
Mad Men will close the doors of Sterling-Cooper for good in just a few weeks' time, but did you know that the Emmy-winning AMC prestige drama was written in 1999, and rejected everywhere until 2006? Or that an episode paid a cool $250K for a single Beatles song? These are just some of the Mad minutes awaiting you in the third episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which clears the smoke to pitch you some fresh facts about Mad Men!