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The Beach adaptation

Alex Garland‘s new movie Annihilation is in theaters right now, but the filmmaker got his start as a writer when his debut novel The Beach was published in 1996. The book was adapted into a movie in 2000 starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and now Garland says that a new adaptation is in the works. Read on for more about the latest The Beach adaptation. Read More »

A Wrinkle in Time Oprah Storm Reid

Ava DuVernay‘s upcoming movie adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time has the potential to have a huge influence on a whole generation of young viewers. An organization called Color of Change wants to make sure the film has the opportunity to inspire every child who wants to see it, not just the ones whose parents can afford the price of a movie ticket. So they’re teaming up with AMC theaters to make sure that underprivileged kids get to see the new movie for free.

Read more about the A Wrinkle in Time free screenings below. Read More »

Paterno trailer

Al Pacino may not appear in many big screen features these days, but he’s had a steady run taking the lead as several real-life figures in HBO movies. Pacino’s latest HBO film is Paterno, telling the story of the disgraced Penn State Nittany Lions coach. The Paterno trailer below presents the dramatic events swirling around the end of Paterno’s life.

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movies coming to Netflix in March 2018

February is almost over – time to make way for March. And with the new month comes a whole new slew of TV shows and movies coming to Netflix.

March is bringing a ton of new Netflix originals as the streaming service continues to grow its brand, but there are familiar films here as well. There’s something for everyone (sort of). March is ushering in the new season of the best Marvel TV show, a violent gangster epic from Martin Scorsese (guess which one!), a modern sci-fi masterpiece, a hilarious cult comedy, and a nerve-jangling horror movie. There’s other stuff too, and you can see it all below. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in March 2018.

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History of California Adventure

The future of the Disney California Adventure theme park is a bright one. At D23 this past summer, it was announced that Paradise Pier, DCA’s throwback to seaside boardwalks and Victorian-era amusement parks, would be getting a makeover – which also symbolically marks the end of a long journey for a theme park that’s been through hell and back.

Among the renovations and reimaginings are four new neighborhoods that will transform Paradise Pier into Pixar Pier. These sections will be represented by notable IP from Disney and Pixar. Toy Story Mania, already a popular staple of the pier, makes up part of the first neighborhood themed for the Toy Story franchise.The other three will be themed for The Incredibles, where California Screamin’ will be transformed into The Incredicoaster; Inside Out, which will feature a new attraction not yet announced; and each of the 24 gondolas on Mickey’s Fun Wheel will feature a different Pixar character (in a very aesthetically smart move, the wheel’s Mickey Mouse centerpiece is staying put). The nearby boardwalk games will also be redesigned with character themes. Starting on April 13, Pixar Pier will open for a limited-time during the first-ever Pixar Fest, which also introduces a new Incredibles-themed float to the “Paint the Night” parade and sees the return of the Pixar Play Parade. The reimagined land will officially debut on June 23.

This transformation is groundbreaking, but it is almost overshadowed by what it represents: Disney California Adventure’s epic journey of redemption.

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Batgirl writers

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that Joss Whedon is leaving Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ Batgirl movie, two acclaimed female writers are looking to fill the now-vacated writing slot. Roxane Gay and Hope Larson separately chimed in on Twitter that they’re ready to dive in and take over should DC come calling, and here’s the weird part: a DC executive actually responded to one of them. Learn more about the would-be Batgirl writers below.
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/Answers: Our Favorite Hard Science Fiction Movies

annihilation early buzz

Every week in /Answers, we answer a new pop culture-related question. In this edition, we celebrate the release of Annihilation by asking “What is your favorite hard science fiction movie?” For our purposes here, we’re defining “hard science fiction” as sci-fi that bases its concepts in actual science or builds it’s narrative around far-reaching concepts and ideas. Read More »

Dark Tower TV series

The film adaptation may have been a dud, but the Dark Tower TV series is moving forward, and it’s found a home. Amazon has picked up the rights to the series, along with a slew of other titles, in their quest to beat Netflix with original streaming content.

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Nicolas Cage interview

While a seedy motel run by Nicolas Cage sounds like a dream location for a honeymoon trip or a late night pitstop, that’s not the case in director Tim Hunter‘s thriller, Looking Glass. The actor gives a reserved, more internalized performance in the film as Ray, who takes over running a rundown motel with his wife (Robin Tunney). Spying on guests, a murder, and the arrival of an oddball sheriff ensue when Cage comes to town in the old school thriller.

Cage’s performance is a great contrast to his recent (and excellent) turn in Mom & Dad, which was one of his more over-the-top performances. Both roles create a sense of mystery, as Cage often does as a performer. He never comes off calculated, but even when he seems like he’s going off the rails, it’s all very calculated, as director Brian Taylor recently told us.

We recently spoke with Cage about wanting a character to raise questions, the musical experience of acting, his array of influences, and of course, The Weather Man, a movie I love and couldn’t help but mention.

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Easter eggs are in nearly every movie these days — heck there’s a whole film coming out that’s one giant Easter egg — so you can’t blame a director for dropping in a reference to his most beloved movie.

Moon was the breakout directorial debut for Duncan Jones, winning him the attention of Hollywood and the ardor of sci-fi fans who quickly labelled the 2009 movie as a modern classic. Now, after dabbling in blockbuster studio filmmaking with Warcraft and Source Code, Jones has been given almost complete creative freedom by Netflix to pursue his longtime passion project, Mute. And some of that creative freedom goes to making a fun nod to his most beloved film.

Warning: This post contains minor spoilers for Moon and Mute.

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