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  1. Comic Book Legend Stan Lee, 95, Passes Away
    Comic book writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee has passed away, according to The Hollywood Reporter and multiple other sources. He was 95 years old. It would be impossible to understate Lee's influence upon multiple generations of comic book readers and creators, as well as movie lovers and filmmakers. He has left a lasting mark on popular culture, thanks to the textured and beloved characters he created and/or developed, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Ant-Man, The Mighty Thor and Iron Man. His characters were often superpowered, yet they were also recognizably human, dealing with issues in the real world and their own personal flaws. Lee played a lovely role (as himself) in Kevin Smith's Mallrats (1995), offering dating...
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  2. Watch the First 'Pokemon: Detective Pikachu' Trailer; Here's Everything We Know
    You weren't expecting that the first truly great video game movie would also be a Pokemon movie, did you? All signs point to the former being a possibility, with Warner Bros.' live-action adaptation of the Nintendo game Detective Pikachu, starring everyone's favorite snarky voice actor, Ryan Reynolds.  The first trailer for the upcoming movie (watch it down below) hints that, thanks to Reynolds voicing the title character, this is sort of going to be Deadpool for kids. But it promises an even more adorable hero and a plot that's closer to the old Looney Tunes classic One Froggy Evening crossed with Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Here's everything we know about Pokemon: Detective Pikachu so far: What is the movie about? Assuming you're asking where did...
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  3. In 'Widows,' Crime Gets a New Face; Here's Everything We Know
    Crime thrillers offer audiences the opportunity to live vicariously through the heroes and villians portrayed on screen. Often those characters are brooding and brutal, manly men who have little time for the women in their lives; they are too busy planning spectacular crimes and scheming how they'll spend their ill-gotten gains. Widows flips the book, so to speak, smashing stereotypes and placing a strong group of women at the heart of an intense crime drama. The film has received very positive advance reviews ahead of its wide opening on November 9. Here's everything we know about Widows. What's it about? Set in present-day Chicago, Widows is "a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption," according to the...
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  4. First 'Toy Story 4' Trailer Teases Fun to Come; Here's Everything We Know
    Pixar continues to enjoy great success at the box office, as evidenced by the record-breaking opening this past summer for the critically-acclaimed Incredibles 2. The action-adventure ended up earning more than $1.2 billion worldwide. The next release from Pixar will be Toy Story 4. Though Toy Story 3 appeared to wrap up the series nicely back in 2010, Toy Story 4 will reportedly be a romantic comedy that will stand apart from the first three installments. The delightful first teaser has now been released, featuring the familiar cast of characters, along with a couple of surprises. Here's everything we know about the film; watch the teaser below. What's the story? As far as we know, the story will still focus on Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) and Bo Peep (voiced by Annie...
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  5. Next 3 Major Family Movies: 'A Dog's Way Home,' 'The Kid Who Would Be King,' 'Dumbo'
    A cheerful comedy about a grouchy creature who doesn't like Christmas, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, opened over the weekend to grand success. Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays the titular character with gruff yet winsome authority, leads the voice cast in the animated holiday adventure, joined by Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury and Pharrell Williams. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch is ideal for families. More family films are coming soon to theaters, including Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns. What about next year? Here are three selections that should please all members of the family. A Dog's Way Home Kids love animals and they will love the story of Bella. Voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard, she is a loyal, adorable dog who is adapted by a...
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  6. The Week in Movie News: Spielberg Revisiting 'The Color Purple,' First 'Missing Link' Trailer and More
    Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Steven Spielberg is redoing The Color Purple as a musical: Steven Spielberg is revisiting his first serious drama by producing an adaptation of the Broadway musical version of The Color Purple, partnering again with Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. Read everything we know about the remake here.    GREAT NEWS Chris McKay is directing the Jonny Quest movie: The big-screen adaptation of the classic animated series Jonny Quest is finally moving forward with The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay. Read everything we know about it here.    SURPRISING NEWS Breaking Bad sequel movie...
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  7. Today in Movie Culture: How 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Connects to 'Harry Potter,' Why the Grinch is Right and More
    Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law share a look at the ways that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald connect to the Harry Potter movies:   Musical Parody of the Day: Speaking of the Wizarding World franchise, The Warp Zone has written lyrics to the Harry Potter theme:   Character in Close-Up: In honor of the release of The Grinch, SyFy Wire's Dany Roth defends the title character's hatred of the Whos:   Vintage Image of the Day: Also in honor of the new Grinch, here's Ron Howard directing Jim Carrey on the set of the 2000 live-action version How the Grinch Stole Christmas:   Actor in the...
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  8. Today in Movie Culture: 'Boy Erased' Music Video, Christopher Walken's Craziest Performance and More
    Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Music Video of the Day: Singer-songwriter Troye Sivan released a lyric video for his original song "Revelation" from the movie Boy Erased:   Director Commentary of the Day: For Vanity Fair, Fede Alvarez breaks down a fight scene from his new movie The Girl in the Spider's Web:   Charitable Act of the Day: The cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald surprised young fans at an Alabama elementary school and brought a check to help the school out:   Movie Science of the Day: Could Gwen Stacy have survived her famous fall, as depicted in Spider-Man comics and The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Kyle Hill explains in the new episode of...
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  9. Live-action 'Jonny Quest' Gets 'Lego Batman Movie' Director; Here's Everything We Know
    In the fall of 1964, the animated series Jonny Quest debuted on television in prime time, to the delight of children (and some adults) everywhere. After 26 episodes, the sci-fi/action-adventure show was canceled, yet it lived on in the memories of everyone who saw it, whether during the original broadcast or in syndication. The show was revived, first in the 1980s and then in the 1990s. Now a planned, live-action version for the big screen is finally moving forward (again). Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie), above, has been hired to direct, according to The Wrap. Reportedly, "a major movie star is being eyed" to play Race Bannon, a key character in the original series. Here's everything we know about Jonny Quest. What's the story? Jonny Quest, age 11...
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  10. The Last Horror Blog: 'Overlord,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'The Meg' and More
    Overlord comes from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production imprint, and while it doesn’t look like a straight horror film, it definitely has some horror elements. Here's the trailer and some plot details for the thriller, which opens in theaters everywhere on Friday, November 9: "On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation."   Latest Horror News Andrew Lincoln isn’t done with The Walking Dead – Ratings for Season 9 of The Walking Dead continue to slump, but that isn’t stopping AMC...
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