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Will The Flash finale have an impact on the next season of Arrow? How much money will X-Men: Apocalypse make this at the box office this weekend? What does Chris Evans say about the recent Captain America comic twist? Are the Watchmen somehow involved in DC Comics Rebirth? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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During the press rounds for the last James Bond installment, Spectre, Daniel Craig didn’t sound enthusiastic about the prospect of playing the iconic spy again. Physically, it’s an exhausting role, and considering how long these films take to make, it’s understandable the actor has been cautious about returning to the role, despite being under contract for one more sequel.

Recently we’ve heard more rumors insisting the actor is finished with the character. Now, another rumor has cropped up, claiming that Jamie Bell (Turn: Washington’s Spies) has had discussions about playing the new James Bond.

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Todd Solondz is back to check in on Welcome to Dollhouse‘s Dawn Wiener, now played by Greta Gerwig in the writer/director’s newest film, Wiener-Dog. The semi-sequel premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it was reviewed positively by critics. In addition to Gerwig, the dark comedy stars Ellen Burstyn, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Danny DeVito, Tracy Letts, and Zosia Mamet.

Below, watch the Wiener-Dog trailer.

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Intertextuality

The Nerdwriter’s latest video “Intertextuality: Hollywood’s New Currency” takes a look at how Hollywood is using our nostalgia to play with our emotions in sequels, remakes and even original movies. Inspired by the recent record-breaking live-action Beauty and the Beast trailer (and heres a good side-by-side comparison that furthers the point of this video essay), Nerdwriter presents the idea of a new kind of currency in Hollywood movies called Intertextuality. Hit the jump to find out what Intertextuality is and watch the video essay.

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Despite being a critically well-regarded international hit with a recognizable line-up of voice talent that took home the Best Animated Feature Film trophy at the César Awards, earlier this year, The Little Prince has hit a few speed bumps on its way to American theaters. Originally scheduled for release on March 18, 2016, Paramount abruptly pulled the film from its schedule on March 11, with no explanation given. Netflix, with its seemingly bottomless bag of “Screw You, We’re Netflix” money, swooped in and rescued director Mark Osborne‘s film.

Now, the streaming service has unveiled a new The Little Prince trailer along with a release date.

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Power Rangers Sequels

With Disney CEO Bob Iger thinking that Marvel movies could go on forever, and Transformers movies planned to the end of the decade, it should come as no surprise to hear that Lionsgate hopes their revamped Power Rangers movie will be the start of a new franchise. But Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer may be just a little over zealous with his estimates for how many movies they’ll make featuring the imported super team. In a conference call with analysts today, the CEO said:

“We are really, really excited about the ‘Power Rangers’ movie. We could see doing five or six or seven.”

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One of my favorite Disney Animated films of all time is Patrick Osborne‘s short film Feast, which was released theatrically in front of Big Hero 6 and won an Academy Award. Well Osbourne has already released his follow-up, although most people haven’t seen it yet because he created it for Virtual Reality. But thanks to Google 360, you can now watch it online in any browser, although you still can rotate the video around to look in any direction.

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Finding Dory Clip

I was as hesitant about a sequel to Finding Nemo as anyone else, but the closer we get the release date of Finding Dory, the more optimistic I get regarding this whole film. It looks gorgeously animated, funny and charming. Most importantly, there are shreds of evidence in the various trailers that suggest this talking fish movie will reduce me to a blubbering mess in true Up and Inside Out fashion. Bring it on, Pixar. This wouldn’t be the first time you’ve brought a sledgehammer down upon my fragile emotions.

The first Finding Dory clip that has debuted online doesn’t feature any heartstring tugging, but it does feature the return of few familiar faces and it’s perfectly adorable.

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Mel Gibson Turned Down Thor

The Marvel cinematic universe is growing so much that nearly every actor in Hollywood will have appeared in a Marvel Studios movie before all is said and done. For most actors and actresses, a role in a Marvel movie is a good move. But apparently taking a key role in a Marvel movie wasn’t something that Mel Gibson was particularly interested in, because he turned one down.

Mel Gibson made some publicity rounds at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Blood Father, the latest film from Jean-François Richet, and one interview brought the revelation that Mel Gibson turned down Thor. Specifically, Gibson would have played the role of Odin in Thor, the God of Thunder’s moody father who ended up being played by Anthony Hopkins. In addition, Gibson had some thoughts about superhero movies in general and the state of motion pictures. Read More »