Kevin Feige on DC

As Thor: Ragnarok inches closer to release, more interviews are hitting the web with Marvel Studios president and uber-producer Kevin Feige. We’ve already written about his recent comments about Infinity War, Phase 4 of the MCU, and more, and we’ll have our own interview with him closer to Ragnarok’s release, but there are a few more statements he’s made in the past few days that are worth discussing – including what he thinks about DC Films and whether the eventual title of the still-untitled Avengers 4 will be a spoiler. Join me for a new batch of “Feige Bits.”
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Netflix 8 billion

Netflix has dropped some serious cash over the past few years in order to bolster its ever-growing lineup of original content, famously spending $6 billion in 2017 – but they’re about to spend even more. In the company’s third-quarter earnings report, Netflix announced that they’ll be spending $7 to $8 billion on content in 2018 alone. And that includes around 80 original films, ranging from film festival hits to big-budget films like Bright.
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Game of Thrones prequel update

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are heading straight into the already-controversial series Confederate after GOT wraps its eighth and final season (which will presumably air sometime in 2019), but that’s not the last we’ll see of George R.R. Martin’s world of ice and fire on the small screen. HBO has multiple prequel shows in development, and the premium channel’s CEO has just given an update on the progress of those potential shows. Sheath your swords, chain your dragons, grab a hearty glass of mead, and check out the latest Game of Thrones prequel update below.
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harvey weinstein

The fall-out around disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein continues.

The Oscar-winning producer, who was fired from his position at the Weinstein Company following scathing reports of his history of sexual misconduct, was ousted from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences amid troubles with Weinstein’s legal team and the growing number of women accusing him of sexual assault and harassment.

But Weinstein’s downfall isn’t over  — Weinstein may yet be expelled from the Television Academy following board discussions that took place two days ago.

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Movies Anywhere app

On Tuesday, we wrote about how other Hollywood studios were planning to join forces with Disney for a new Movies Anywhere app that allows users to easily organize and watch movies from their digital library across multiple devices and multiple services. Now the app has officially launched, and the studios involved are offering five free movies for a limited time for new users who connect to retailers like iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu. Read all about Movies Anywhere below.
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Marvel Studios Phase Four

With the wide release of Thor: Ragnarok on the horizon, it’s time for Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige to saddle up and make the press rounds once again. /Film’s Peter Sciretta will have his own one-on-one interview with Feige here on the site closer to the film’s release, but in the meantime, I’ve collected some of the uber-producer’s comments from other interviews in which he talks about the connective tissue of easter eggs, Captain Marvel’s whereabouts, Feige’s plans for Marvel Studios Phase Four, and much more.
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martin scorsese rotten tomatoes

The animosity between the film industry and internet “aggregators” has been simmering since the summer, but it’s just kicked up a notch with the introduction of legendary director Martin Scorsese into the fray.

Scorsese penned an excoriating essay against Rotten Tomatoes, Cinemascore, and other digital aggregation sites, calling them “hostile to serious filmmakers,” and a bane on the film criticism community. It’s another entry in the ongoing debate over the influence Rotten Tomatoes has over film studios and the box office.

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Disney movies anywhere

Disney Movies Anywhere, the app where you can buy and watch Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars films across multiple devices, has just opened its doors to content from other studios. 20th Century Fox, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. have come on board for the newly-branded Movies Anywhere. Read what that means for consumers below.
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Harvey Weinstein, who for the past week has been the subject of scrutiny after a New York Times report unearthed decades of the influential Hollywood figure’s sexual harassment against women, has been accused of rape by three different women.

Two new reports feature 20 more women going public with Weinstein’s harassment or assault, including Hollywood royalty Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. The reports come two days after Weinstein was fired from his position at the Weinstein Company, where one-third of the board of directors has resigned.

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harvey weinstein fired

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his position at The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual harassment stretching back decades have surfaced.

In a scathing New York Times report published last week, the Weinstein Company co-founder and movie producer was accused by multiple women of exposing himself, inappropriately touching them, and paying off accusers who came forward. Three days later, the board of directors at The Weinstein Company ousted him from the film studio.

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