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If these nerdy shoes designs were ever brought to life, we’d be broke

Image: bob al-greene/mashable Whether you’re drawn to the blockbuster movies, to Netflix, to old-school cartoons or to the comics that started it all, you know by now that it’s Marvel’s world and we’re only living in it. It’s tough, sometimes, to know that you’re a teeny, tiny cog in a massive corporate entertainment empire, that no matter how much you tweet about Black Widow’s character assassination you know you’re still buying tickets for Avengers 4 in 2019. We see you, and we hear you, emotionally exhausted Marvel fans. It’s okay…

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‘First Man’ composer Justin Hurwitz on setting Neil Armstrong’s otherworldly journey to music

How can a movie capture an experience that everyone in the world has heard about, but only an extremely privileged few will ever get to have firsthand?  Well, for starters, it’s got to have the right music. That’s the task composer Justin Hurwitz faced when he signed up for First Man, director Damien Chazelle’s telling of Neil Armstrong’s journey to the moon. But while reading Josh Singer’s script, Hurwitz was most struck by how alienating the trip must have been for Armstrong. “I really responded to this idea in the…

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We Need to Talk About Crazy Rich Asians

A big thing happened this weekend. Crazy Rich Asians hit theaters and brought in an impressive $34 million over its five-day weekend. (It technically opened Wednesday night.) That may not qualify as "crazy rich" in the era of $100 million-plus Star Wars opening weekends, but for context, it's the best-performing comedy since last year’s Girls Trip—which went on to earn over $115 million domestically. Crazy Rich Asians has the power, and buzz, to do even better based on this weekend’s turnout. But beyond being a big hit, it’s also a…

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Dave Bautista responds to Disney firing James Gunn

Dave Bautista and Chris Pratt in 'Avengers: Infinity War.'Image: marvel/disney Guardians of the Galaxy actors have responded to Disney’s decision to fire series director James Gunn on Friday. The firing came after conservative personalities online resurfaced old tweets in which Gunn joked about pedophilia and molestation. Gunn himself apologized Thursday night in a series of tweets, and again Friday with an official statement after the firing went public. SEE ALSO: At Comic-Con, mixed feelings on James Gunn’s firing from ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Of the core cast, only…

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James Gunn fired as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ director following resurfaced old tweets

Image: Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock Updated 5:12 p.m. EST with Gunn’s statement. Guardians of the Galaxy franchise director James Gunn has been fired in light of tweets from his past, THR reported Friday afternoon.  “The offensive attitudes and statements discovered on James’ Twitter feed are indefensible and inconsistent with our studio’s values, and we have severed our business relationship with him,” said Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.  Though the statement does not specify the contents of Gunn’s tweets, other users have screenshots that may point…

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In ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’, Hope has hair worthy of a hero

Hope van Dyne/The Wasp (Evangeline Lilly)Image: marvel studios In Ant-Man and the Wasp, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) does something decidedly unusual for a female superhero: She wears her hair up while fighting. And not in a fancy sci-fi updo or anything, either. Just a plain old messy ponytail, the likes of which you’ve seen on every long-haired woman at the gym.  SEE ALSO: Why superhero movies need to be more like ‘Ant-Man’ It may not sound like a big deal. But that one detail speaks volumes about who Hope…

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Radical As Ever, Boots Riley Takes On the Tech Boom

When I meet Boots Riley at an art studio in Downtown Oakland, he’s wearing a little bit of everything. On top, a checkered blazer over a cardigan and a white dress shirt open to the fourth button; below, salmon pants and bright white sneakers. His outfit is accented by a pocket square, and by his unruly signature mutton chops and mustache. Trying too hard is frowned upon in Oakland, and Riley was brought up in The Town, so while the first-time filmmaker may be making Hollywood inroads, his mismatched mise-en-scene…

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A new tweet confirms that Chris Pine is back for ‘Wonder Woman 2’

Image: Clay Enos/warner bros. Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins announced Wednesday morning the game-changing return of Chris Pine as Steve Trevor for the film’s 2019 sequel. SEE ALSO: DC’s Geoff Johns drops big hint about ‘Wonder Woman 2’ Wonder Woman 1984 #WW84 pic.twitter.com/aFei1Taqrt — Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) June 13, 2018 We learned early in June that the Wonder Woman sequel will likely be set in 1984, and Jenkins’ tweet suggests Wonder Woman 1984 may even be the title. Notably, in the image she shared, Steve looks dad af. Not only…

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Lady Gaga tries to make it as a musician in the powerful first ‘A Star is Born’ trailer

Warner Bros. has dropped the first trailer for A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper as an aging musician who finds and falls for a younger aspiring talent, played by Lady Gaga.  Although the story’s a classic – it’s the third remake of the 1937 original – the film marks a first for both of its stars. Cooper is making his directorial debut, while Gaga is in her first-ever lead role in a film. If the first trailer is any indication, though, it looks like they’re doing just fine. A…

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Tom Cruise shares photo teaser for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Tom Cruise is ready for take-off.Image: Paramount/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock The Top Gun sequel is really happening – Tom Cruise tweeted a photo hashtagged #Day1 to indicate that production is underway.  The photo shows Cruise looking toward a waiting aircraft. A text caption briefly quotes one of the movie’s most famous lines: “FEEL THE NEED.” SEE ALSO: The internet has already got the plot for ‘Top Gun 2’ all figured out

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Interview with Alden Ehrenreich interrupted by OG Han Solo Harrison Ford

Alden Ehrenreich, the new Han Solo, was visited by the original Han Solo during an interview.Image: Jonathan Olley/Lucasfilm The original Han Solo gets to crash whatever interview he wants. Alden Ehrenreich, the titular star of Solo: A Star Wars Story, was in the middle of an interview with Entertainment Tonight when a door opened behind Ehrenreich and in walked the OG Solo himself, Harrison Ford, along with Solo director Ron Howard. SEE ALSO: The first reactions to ‘Solo’: A Star Wars Story’ are here “You’re shitting me,” Ehrenreich said after…

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The Crazy Legacy of Jack Kirbys Forgotten 2001: A Space Odyssey

When director Stanley Kubrick released 2001: A Space Odyssey 50 years ago, he intended it to be a "nonverbal experience." The movie’s dialogue was sparse, and it relied heavily on visuals and score. It was, Kubrick told Playboy in 1968, a subjective film, meant to reach audiences "at an inner level of consciousness, just as music does.” 2001: Another Odyssey Marvel, however, wanted more. 2001 was enough of a hit that the company asked Kirby to develop a monthly follow-up. "He thought the idea of doing the ongoing 2001 series…

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20+ Times People Explained Movies So Badly It Was Good (New Pics)

The wildly popular hashtag #explainafilmplotbadly is still going strong, giving us the essence of our favorite movies in bitesize captions, and highlighting how hilariously ridiculous some movie plots are from different perspectives and without context. Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-movie-plot-explanations-explainafilmplotbadly/

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I shouldn’t be vilified for trying to kill half the universe

Image: marvel studios Hey it’s me, Thanos. I have a bone to pick with all of you. I’m being vilified and mocked by a lot of people online right now and I am not just going to sit there and take it from you people. It’s unjust, it’s unfair, and it’s completely uncalled for. SEE ALSO: Who’s who in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ (Spoilers in case you haven’t caught up on the news about the so-called “Infinity War” that  just went down) Everybody seems to be focusing on the fact that…

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