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  1. backstories
    Inside Richard Linklater’s Complete Rewrite of Where’d You Go, BernadetteAfter years of adaptation issues and delays, Maria Semple’s best-selling novel looks a lot different onscreen.
  2. justice for han
    Jason Statham’s Reverse Heel Turn Was Always the Fast & Furious PlanFrom day one, Fast & Furious filmmakers said Deckard Shaw wasn’t a villain. So what does that mean for Han?
  3. locke & dinkley
    How Ryan Reynolds Wound Up in Hobbs & ShawHe rewrote the dialogue for his cameo appearance, making his CIA character “quasi-obsessed” with Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs.  
  4. box office
    The Bet on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Is Paying OffSony “essentially gave the world away to get a Quentin Tarantino movie.” But does its success really mark a win for original stories?
  5. sneak peeks
    Queen & Slim Director Reveals Early Footage of Her ‘Black Bonnie and ClydeMelina Matsoukas discusses the first 15 minutes of her feature film debut, written by Lena Waithe.
  6. sdcc 2019
    Who Won Comic-Con 2019?Spoiler: HBO did not have the victory lap it hoped.
  7. sdcc 2019
    Supernatural Stars Tear Up Discussing Show’s Final SeasonShowrunner Andrew Dabb teased the series’ end: “If you thought Game of Thrones was bad, just wait.”
  8. sdcc 2019
    Marvel Phase 4: Everything We Know About the Future of the MCUKevin Feige overwhelmed Comic-Con 2019 with a detailed slate of upcoming TV and film projects.
  9. sdcc 2019
    Natalie Portman Will Play Female Thor in Upcoming Marvel Movie“I always had hammer envy,” the actress told crowds at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.
  10. sdcc 2019
    Westworld Season 3 Is ‘Headed Into the World of Artificial Stupidity’According to creator Jonathan Nolan, the HBO show’s third season is “a best-case scenario.”
  11. sdcc 2019
    Star Trek: Picard Is Bringing Back Data and Seven of NineCheck out the series’ new trailer, fresh off a Comic-Con stage.
  12. sdcc 2019
    Game of Thrones Star Calls Backlash to Final Season a ‘Media-Led Hate Campaign’Varys had a few things to say at Comic-Con 2019.
  13. sdcc 2019
    No One Wanted to Be in The Witcher More Than Henry CavillHe accrued not one but four swords in an effort to become Geralt of Rivia in the streaming service’s answer to Game of Thrones.
  14. trailer mix
    Here’s the Trailer for 21 Bridges, the Russo Brothers’ First Post-Avengers MovieIf you are the directing duo known for MCU films, you steer clear of caped crusaders in your new movie, but you still cast Chadwick Boseman.
  15. sdcc 2019
    4 Major Takeaways From Comic-Con’s His Dark Materials Panel“I do something quite nasty to a child,” Ruth Wilson says of her character. “It was quite fun, though!”
  16. sdcc 2019
    James Cameron Sent a ‘Rambling Email’ to Get Linda Hamilton Back for Terminator“I sent her a long, rambling email with a lot of reasons why she should do the movie but also a lot of reasons she shouldn’t.”
  17. sdcc 2019
    Comic-Con 2019: Where Have All the Major Movie Studios Gone?Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., and Lionsgate are sitting out San Diego this year. Is SDCC still relevant as a Hollywood marketing platform?
  18. star market
    Who Won Game of Thrones (the Pop Culture Phenomenon)?The fantasy series was gold for nearly every person, place, and broadcaster involved. But who came out on top?
  19. step sequels
    What Summer 2019’s Step-Sequels Can Learn From Spider-Man: Far From Home“Audiences will pay to go to see sequels — as long as they’re good.”
  20. the industry
    Avengers: Endgame Rereleases to Crush Avatar’s Record. Is This How We Live Now?Disney aims to break James Cameron’s $2.78 billion box office record, and it just might work. So is this the new norm for studio films?
  21. box office
    Toy Story 4 Won and Lost at the Box Office. What Does That Mean for Toy Story 5?The third film felt like the last in John Lasseter’s franchise. Then a fourth arrived. What about a fifth?
  22. anna
    Sasha Luss Is a Movie Star Now, and She Doesn’t Think an Oscar Is Too Far AwayBut first, the supermodel will appear in her first leading role in Luc Besson’s delayed spy thriller, Anna.
  23. the industry
    Dark Phoenix Has Worst Box-Office Debut in X-Men Series History. What Happened?The X-Men movie spent a year and a half in postproduction, had its release date pushed back twice, and its third act underwent significant reshoots.
  24. the industry
    What the Filmmakers Behind Rocketman Learned From Bohemian RhapsodyHow do you make a music biopic any good? Don’t make it a music biopic.
  25. behind the scenes
    Inside Rocketman’s Absolutely Wild Dodger Stadium SceneRocketman is not a biopic. It’s a musical collection of memories that tries to unpack where Elton John came off the rails and why.”
  26. the industry
    Hollywood’s Future in Anti-Abortion Georgia, ExplainedWhich film and TV productions are staying, which are leaving, and what’s next for the Hollywood of the South.
  27. death by literature
    ‘What’s a Boban?’: How a 7-Foot Serbian Basketball Player Got Cast in John Wick.Director Chad Stahelski: “I was like, ‘Ah fuck it.’”
  28. dog fu
    How a Bunch of Cat Wranglers Helped John Wick 3 Director Perfect Dog FuThe Parabellum filmmaker on turning Halle Berry into a dog trainer, herding Moroccan cats, and why he loves “crotch biting.”
  29. catch 'em all
    It Took Detective Pikachu Producers 7 Years to Make a Live-Action Pokémon MovieLegendary Entertainment never set out to make a movie about a coffee-addicted Pikachu voiced by Ryan Reynolds, but here we are.
  30. the industry
    Avengers: Endgame Probably Won’t Beat Avatar As the Highest-Grossing Movie EverRepeat viewings and strong international ticket sales might not be enough to help Endgame dethrone James Cameron’s sci-fi epic, experts say.
  31. box office
    Avengers: Endgame Has the Biggest Opening Weekend EverThe movie obliterated box-office records with a $1.2 billion global debut.
  32. writers vs. agents
    How Hollywood Writers Are Finding Jobs After Firing Their AgentsCan the WGA’s internet jobs board, a Twitter hashtag, and networking “mixers” provide the employment connections agents once did?
  33. the industry
    MoviePass Denies Report Claiming Company Lost 90 Percent of Its Users“We’re still standing.”
  34. blame it on thanos
    How the Avengers: Endgame Screenwriters Crafted a ‘Lean’ 3-Hour StoryAccording to Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, the Infinity War sequel ties up “at least six or seven” different Marvel franchise storylines.
  35. netflix
    Wait, Why Does Netflix Want to Buy a Movie Theater?Should we understand the potential purchase of Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre as a “master stroke of shade,” a strategic bid for more Oscars, or both?
  36. harmony on harmony
    Harmony Korine Breaks Down the 4 Most Harmony Korine Scenes in The Beach BumThe eccentric director explains a Snoop Dogg–Jimmy Buffett duet, Matthew McConaughey’s improvised toe-smoking, and CGI “dolphin” attacks.
  37. box office
    Us Gives a Middle Finger to Hollywood’s Underestimation of Black MoviesJordan Peele’s $20 million Get Out follow-up now boasts the most lucrative opening for an original horror movie.
  38. investigation
    Behind Triple Frontier’s Messy, Decadelong Journey to the Netflix ScreenIt started with an Oscar-winning director and a bloating budget. After nearly falling apart thrice, it ended up with Ben Affleck on Rokus and iPads.
  39. movies
    The Wonder Woman Sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, Is Not Actually a SequelDirector Patty Jenkins is not using the S word, okay?
  40. captain marvel
    Toxic Fans Fail to ‘Ghostbuster’ Captain Marvel’s Debut. What’s Next?Internet trolls tried to sandbag Marvel’s first female-fronted superhero movie, but their efforts may have helped the sequel-worthy film make history.
  41. oscars 2019
    How Netflix Tried and Failed to Buy a Best Picture Oscar“A vote for Roma means a vote for Netflix. And that’s a vote for the death of cinema by TV.”
  42. lindsay lohan
    How Lindsay Lohan Came to Star in a V.O.D. Werewolf Movie“We had no problem with her whatsoever. When she walked onto the set people would just kind of stop and realize, ‘Wow, Lindsay’s on set!’”
  43. bond 25
    The Next James Bond Film Gets a Really Familiar Working TitleWhat the hell is a Shatterhand?
  44. oscars 2019
    When Co-Stars Become Competitors, Who’s the Favorite?The Favourite co-leads Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone are up against one another for Best Supporting Actress — a potentially awkward situation.
  45. the toughest scene i wrote
    How Mahershala Ali Changed Green Book’s Pivotal Scene“When he brought it up, I immediately realized, ‘Oh, yeah, that is fucked up. What he’s saying is exactly correct.’ It was never a debate.”
  46. the toughest scene i wrote
    The Story Behind Eighth Grade’s Wrenching Box-Burning Scene“Oh my God, this kid is asking me if she makes me sad. And holy shit, I need to say some perfect monologue to assure her that’s not the truth!”
  47. sundance
    The Complete List of Movies Sold at Sundance 2019After an off year, the festival has resuscitated itself as a seller’s market — and Amazon came prepared to lay down serious cash.
  48. aquaman
    Lessons DC Can Learn From Aquaman’s Billion-Dollar SuccessA giant win for the company’s extended cinematic universe could teach the makers of upcoming Superman and Batman movies a thing or two.
  49. the upside
    Will Kevin Hart’s Scandal Bring Down The Upside?“After we yelled ‘That’s a wrap,’ from that moment on, everything turned into a nightmare.”
  50. most anticipated 2019
    50 Movies We Can’t Wait to See in 2019Brad Pitt goes to space, It returns, Greta Gerwig debuts her Little Women, and Timothée Chalamet is king.
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