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Guardians of the Galaxy 2: Director James Gunn Reveals Character Details

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is scheduled to release May 5, 2017 (including 3D and IMAX 3D).  The recently released trailer is amazing but revealed little to fans about story progression for the franchise’s main characters.  Cinemablend sat down with James Gunn (writer/director) during the Los Angeles press day …

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Tribeca Film Festival Announces 2017 Film Slate


Tribeca organizers have opted to cut down the total number of feature titles by 20% this year.  Cara Cusumano, Tribeca’s Director of Programming, remarked “Over the past few years, the festival has grown in a lot of ways and a lot of different directions, and there was an opportunity to …

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Freeform’s “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” Casts Olivia Holt & Aubrey Joseph

Cloak & Dagger

Freeform’s “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” has landed its leads. Former Disney star Olivia Holt will play Dagger, a.k.a. Tandy Bowen, and Aubrey Joseph (“The Night Of”) has been cast as Cloak, a.k.a. Tyrone Johnson, revealed Monday. “The characters of Tandy and Tyrone have always stood out to me ever since I …

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Virtual Reality Demands Attention at Sundance 2017


Sundance has been kind to virtual reality over the years, and the 2017 festival is doing its part to issue in VR as a mainstream entertainment option.  This year the fest is highlighting current trends in burgeoning medium, and introduced the “VR Palace”, a ticketed venue where festival goers can don …

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“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Tops $800 Mil. at the Worldwide Box Office


Burbank, CA – Continuing to conjure box office magic, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” has surpassed the $800 million mark at the worldwide box office. The acclaimed film—set in a new era in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, decades before Harry Potter and half a world away—is the Studio’s …

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