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50 Virtual Vacations on Film That You Can Stream Right Now

Now that winter is officially upon us, you may be experiencing escapist fantasies of sunny beaches and warm sidewalk cafés on a daily basis. With temperatures dropping, we’d like to interrupt your rising Netflix queue with these 50 films that will surely help you get away from it all while bundled up at home. From stunning cinematography to warmhearted narratives and beyond, these staycation-worthy movies are all streaming on various platforms for your viewing pleasure. Why not take advantage of the long winter nights to let a little light into your life (even if it glows from the television or computer… Read More

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Why Is Hollywood Only Making One Film About Latinos in 2015?

This year, Hollywood will offer as many widely released studio films about monkeys as it will about Latinos. Both movies, Monkey Kingdom and MacFarland, USA, will be released by Disney, slot fillers in the annual winter doldrums. Luckily for the monkeys, though, they won’t be depicted as in need of a redemptive white man to save them from their own crippling circumstances. What is baffling about the near total absence of Latino stories slated for 2015 is how it reflects the film industry’s lingering indifference towards a demographic that has quietly become one of the most dependable subsections of cinema-goers. … Read More

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Hey Hollywood: Here Are More Children’s Stories For You to Turn into “Cinematic Universes”

Gather ‘round, dear friends, and lay eyes upon what The Avengers has wrought. This morning, The Guardian breathlessly reported that not one, but two major studios are spending big bucks to create major new tentpoles from the story of Robin Hood. (Y’know, the one that Ridley Scott tried to reignite a few years back, and no one cared.) Disney is jumping into the fray with Nottingham & Hood, which “reportedly has a tone reminiscent of the Pirates of the Caribbean films.” And if that doesn’t sound enough like something you’d rather gouge your eyes out than watch, try this one for size: “Sony reportedly paid $2m in October for a script titled Hood, pitched as a jumping off point for a huge Avengers-style Robin Hood ‘universe.’” This follows last summer’s news that Universal is rebooting their classic monster movies (Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man, et. al.) to create, yes, a Marvel-style “interconnected slate of Monster films.” Everything’s connected now, you guys! Everything’s like Marvel! Everything’s a cinematic universe! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna go jump out a window. But first… … Read More

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Watch Helena Bonham Carter Being Cute and Cate Blanchett Being Evil in ‘Cinderella’ Trailer


Who would think that, after the likes of Ever After, A Cinderella Story, Ella Enchanted, Cinderella, … Read More

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