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  1. 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?
  2. the industry
    MoviePass Denies Report Claiming Company Lost 90 Percent of Its Users“We’re still standing.”
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. movies
    The Wonder Woman Sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, Is Not Actually a SequelDirector Patty Jenkins is not using the S word, okay?
  9. 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.
  10. 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.”
  11. 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!’”
  12. bond 25
    The Next James Bond Film Gets a Really Familiar Working TitleWhat the hell is a Shatterhand?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.”
  15. 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!”
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.”
  19. 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.
  20. lights camera cgi
    Digital Doubles Are Revolutionizing Hollywood. But Why Do Movie Stars Hate Them?Scanning actors to manipulate their images in post is increasingly common. But will it become industry standard to bring actors back from the dead?
  21. funny suits
    Andy Serkis on His Most Groundbreaking Motion-Capture PerformancesThe trailblazing performance-capture actor analyzes four key roles and catalogues the great leaps forward in mo-cap technology over the last 18 years.
  22. movies
    Why Crazy Rich Asians Flopped in ChinaCultural, aesthetic, and political factors conspired to derail the romantic comedy’s box-office prospects in the world’s second-biggest movie market.
  23. the house that jack built
    Why the MPAA Got So Pissed Off Over Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack BuiltIFC could face the administration’s toughest punishment for violating one of its most important rules.
  24. movies
    2018 Is the Year of Prestige PeenThis awards season, depictions of full-frontal male nudity in such acclaimed films as Suspiria, Outlaw King, and Roma have become all the rage.
  25. movies
    How a Preschool Teacher Got Cast in Alfonso Cuarón’s RomaAfter auditioning 3,000 women across Mexico, the director picked Yalitza Aparicio, who had no acting background, to star in his Oscars-entry drama.
  26. movies
    How Rihanna Inspired Tessa Thompson’s Creed II Character“Rihanna has that edge to her.”
  27. sequels
    Creed II’s Director Almost Passed on Directing the FilmDespite having made just one previous film, Steven Caple Jr. initially felt “uncomfortable” with directing the highly anticipated Rocky spinoff sequel
  28. movies
    Peter Farrelly On Setting Aside Raunch-Comedy for Prestige Drama With Green BookThe filmmaker has directed some of the most outrageous comedies of the last 25 years. Now, there’s Oscar buzz surrounding his new period biopic.
  29. movies
    Extreme Close-ups Are Defining the Current Movie MomentThe technique is being used in a raft of awards-season dramas, including A Star Is Born, First Man, If Beale Street Could Talk, and The Favourite.
  30. backstories
    Bohemian Rhapsody’s Chaotic Eight-Year Odyssey to the ScreenThe Queen biopic burned through directors and jumped studios en route to the screen.
  31. movies
    The Crazy, Convoluted Story of Orson Welles’s ‘Final’ FilmLocked in a Paris vault for more than four decades, The Other Side of the Wind is reaching screens 33 years after the Citizen Kane auteur’s death
  32. timothee chalamet
    Timothée Chalamet Is the Perfect Movie Star for 2018With Beautiful Boy, the actor finds himself back in the Oscar race — but also emblematic of a cultural shift.
  33. annapurna
    What’s Going on at Annapurna Pictures?Megan Ellison, daughter of billionaire Larry Ellison, has been burning through hundreds of millions of dollars, losing executives and canceling films.
  34. venom
    Riz Ahmed Doesn’t Want to Be ‘Post-Racial’The rapper-actor-political activist on Venom, racial identity, and the “false dichotomy” between escapist entertainment and political discourse.
  35. the house with a clock in its walls
    Eli Roth on The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Pooping Topiary-Lion SceneDirector Eli Roth tells us why he decided to have a magical shrub creature poop on a kid in the PG-rated fantasy-adventure film.
  36. movies
    What’s the Deal With All the New Trump Documentaries?A glut of Trumpumentaries is flooding into film festivals during prestige movie season. We’ve got a guide to all of them.
  37. chat room
    Eli Roth: ‘The New Shocking Is Doing a PG Movie’The controversial director of ridiculously violent horror movies adapts a kids’ lit classic.
  38. polls
    MoviePass’s Garbage Summer Continues With Terrible User FeedbackIt’s been a rough couple of weeks.
  39. leading men
    The Accountant Who ‘Discovered’ Crazy Rich Asians Star Henry Golding Speaks!“Never in a million years did I think my suggestion would be taken seriously.”
  40. movies
    Behind Hollywood’s A-List Bidding War for a McDonald’s Monopoly ArticleA writer and producer engineered a historic million-dollar payday, developing a news story specifically intended to get movie studios drooling.
  41. movies
    The Long Crazy Road to Crazy Rich AsiansThe film is the first major Hollywood studio movie to feature a predominantly Asian cast in 25 years.
  42. Updated: MoviePass to Raise Subscription Price Amid Service OutagesAre these the final days for the “Netflix of movies”?
  43. Mayans MC Will Have ‘No Intersecting Stories’ With Sons of AnarchySays creator Kurt Sutter.
  44. sdcc 2018
    Ryan Reynolds Teases Deadpool 2 ‘Super Duper Thunder F-ck’ EditionThe star thanked fans and screened outrageous deleted scenes at the film’s Comic-Con victory lap
  45. RZA Debuts the Trailer to His Gritty Heist Caper Cut Throat CityThe Wu-Tang founder’s Comic-Con panel showcased his new, non-martial arts creative direction
  46. Broken Lizard Confirm the Insane Title of Super Troopers 3“To call it that even if it’s not in the winter — that’s ballsy.”
  47. Why Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse Is ‘Not a Political Movie’The makers of the animated film explain how deliberately they approached the project, which features the first Afro-Latino Spidey.
  48. Comic-Con: M. Night Shyamalan Talks Glass and the New Shyamalanaissance“Hey, these are my strengths, these are my weaknesses. These are the kinds of systems I do best in.”
  49. Comic-Con: Assassination Nation is More Than Just “the Teen PurgeThe satiric ultra-violent horror-thriller has both big ideas and buckets of blood
  50. san diego comic-con 2018
    15 Burning Questions for This Week’s San Diego Comic-ConWhat will the future of DC movies look like? Will we see footage from Wonder Woman 1984? And more.
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