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Rian Johnson on Knives Out’s Franchise Future, Avoiding Fatigue

Image: Netflix When the original Knives Out released in 2019, it received such a strong, mostly positive reaction that it wasn’t a surprise when a follow up was eventually announced. Glass Onion, which recently began its one-week theatrical run before it goes to Netflix on December 23is the first of two Knives Out sequels that …

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WALL-E director Andrew Stanton talks the Criterion treatment

WALL-EImage: Courtesy of Disney/Pixar Practically from the moment of its 2008 release, Pixar’s WALL-E was hailed as a classic. Pleasing a wide swath of moviegoers and raising the already high bar set by previous Pixar releases like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles, WALL-E earned six Academy Awards and won an Oscar …

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Why are so many former New Yorkers flocking to the St. Louis arts scene?

Ask most people to name the American city with the most outstanding arts scene, and the answer is likely to be New York. Indeed, the Big Apple is hard to beat for anyone interested in theatre, dance or visual art. But as the late Stephen Sondheim noted in his song “Another Hundred People,” New York …

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Netflix nights still come wrapped in red-and-white envelopes

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Netflix’s trailblazing DVD-by-mail rental service has been relegated as a relic in the age of video streaming, but there is still a steady — albeit shrinking — audience of diehards like Amanda Konkle who are happily paying to receive those discs in the iconic red-and-white envelopes. “When you open your …

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Martin Scorsese finally confirms he made Tumblr mafia movie ‘Goncharov’

Martin Scorsese, the king of comedy. Years ago, a Tumblr user posted a photo of a “knock off” shoe purchased online, with an odd label that read, “The greatest mafia movie ever made. Martin Scorsese presents Goncharov. Domenico Proccacci production. A film by Matteo JWHJ0715. About the Naples Mafia.” Scorsese has directed other mafia films, …

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Irene Cara, Grammy-winning ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ singer, dead at 63

Irene Cara, the iconic ’80s singer and actress best known for the soundtrack hits to the films “Flashdance” and “Fame” has died. She was 63. Her publicist announced Cara’s death Saturday morning, saying in a statement Cara died in her Florida home. The cause of death is unknown and will be released when more information …

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