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HBO has released the Westworld episode 7 trailer, giving us a glimpse at next week’s episode titled “Trompe L’Oeil.” Hit the jump to take a look and we’ll go through frame by frame to breakdown all the quick cuts.

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Westworld Episode 5 Photos: The Adversary doctor ford in the park

Westworld Episode 6 “The Adversary” aired last night on HBO, and immediately afterward I hopped on Periscope with David Chen to have an informal conversation about the episode. David Chen, as you probably know, runs the popular Decoding Westworld podcast which every week provides a great in-depth and thought-provoking analysis. We are not doing that sort of thing here; instead, we are just chatting off the cuff and presenting theories, opinions, and thoughts.

For those of you who are watching Westworld every Sunday night, I thought you might get a kick of this informal, unofficial Westworld “aftershow” outside of the live boundaries of the Periscope format. So hit the jump and join us for our Westworld episode 6 discussion of “The Adversary.”

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live-action voltron movie

Hollywood has been trying to make a Voltron live-action movie for more than a decade now, which makes me skeptical that it will happen. But the success of the Netflix animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender means that they are going to try to bring this big giant robot to the big screen once again. Hit the jump to learn more about this new live-action Voltron movie adaptation.

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Kevin Feige

There is almost no better interview in Hollywood than Marvel Studios’ head Kevin Feige. He’s the mastermind over the Marvel Cinematic Universe and always has the best responses, even if he sometimes slyly avoids giving a direct answer. I think only Damon Lindelof did this kind of interview better when he was showrunner of Lost.

I’ve always been very curious about the Marvel development process — the way a Marvel movie is put together as it seems so different from traditional movie-making. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is plotted over five years in advance, and each standalone film needs to fit into the larger progression of the story. At what point did Marvel even begin thinking of a Doctor Strange movie? How does a director pitch to get the job? At what point does someone like Dan Harmon become involved in the project?

Doctor Strange also introduces the idea of time manipulation to the MCU (Strange has a variety of otherworldly abilities in the comics, this being one of them). So the time travel paradox-obsessed part of me had to ask about the potential problems this might pose for the future of the MCU. All this and more, after the jump.

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Inhumans

Marvel Studios’ Inhumans movie was announced at the now infamous El Capitan Phase Three event, only later to be dogged by cancellation rumors before being yanked from Disney’s release calendar altogether. While many fans have assumed that we’ll never see an Inhumans movie, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says it will eventually happen, it’s just a matter of when. Hit the jump to hear what Feige said about the Inhumans movie and the possibility of seeing it on the big screen as part of Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Westworld Episode 6 Photos: “The Adversary”

Westworld Episode 6 Photos: The Adversary doctor ford in the park

Westworld episode 6 entitled “The Adversary” focuses on an approaching confrontation between Doctor Ford and… someone trying to take the park away from him. We’ve seen a trailer for the back half of the first season of Westworld, and now HBO has released photos for this upcoming episode. Hit the jump to see the Westworld episode 6 photos.

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Ant-Man costar Michael Peña has officially joined the cast of Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time. Hit the jump to learn more information about the Michael Pena A Wrinkle In Time Casting.

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"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" now serves hot Butterbeer at Three Broomsticks.

If you’ve ever been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, then you know that frozen Butter Beer is one of the best drinks of all time. Guests visiting Universal Studios Hollywood will now get the option of a hot version of the beverage to the seasonal menu at the Three Broomsticks. Hit the jump to learn more.
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moana interview

Over the Summer, I got the great opportunity to talk with filmmakers Ron Clements and John Musker about their upcoming Walt Disney Animation Studios film Moana. Ron & Jon are animation legends, having worked on many great Disney animated movies over the years, including The Great Mouse Detective, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules, Treasure Planet and The Princess and the Frog.

Over the course of our discussion, Ron and Jon talk about how the project developed with Maui originally set to be the main character of the story, how Thor Ragnarok director Taika Waititi brought to the script, developing the musical elements, Lin-Manuel Miranda writing songs for The Rock to sing, how Mad Max: Fury Road helped inspired an action sequence featuring the Kakamora in the film. Hit the jump to read the full Moana interview.
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black mirror connections

By now, you’ve probably binge-watched your way through Black Mirror Season 3 and are trying to decide which episode you enjoyed the most. While you’ve been enjoying Charlie Brooker‘s dark science fiction anthology series, you may not have noticed that all of the episodes are actually connected, albeit loosely. And no, I’m not talking about the fact the connected theme about the consequences of technology. I’m talking about actual storyline and character connections.

Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker has noted that “each episode has a different cast, a different setting, even a different reality. But they’re all about the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes’ time if we’re clumsy.” Although recently on a Reddit Ask Me Anything, Booker admitted that they all actually “take place in the same psychological universe” with “sometimes explicit links.” Hit the jump, and we’ll explore the Black Mirror connections.
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