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What would Hollywood be without superhero movies?

by Marielle Segarra Apr 25, 2019
They account for about a quarter of box office revenue.
From left, President of Marvel Studios/producer Kevin Feige with "Avengers: Endgame" stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 23 in Los Angeles.
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Movie industry puts pressure on Georgia's abortion bill

by Susanna Capelouto Apr 18, 2019
The industry's clout in the state is being put to the test.
Actors like Alyssa Milano, who is currently working in Georgia on the Netflix series "Insatiable," have spoken out against the state's so-called "heartbeat bill" and threatened not to work in Georgia if the bill is made into law.
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The return of the living dead: the highest-grossing horror reboots

by Danielle Chiriguayo Apr 16, 2019
"Chucky" is the latest horror remake to hit the big screen.
Chucky from Orion Picture's "Child's Play."
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What's missing in Hollywood movie posters? Often, women's heads.

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Aug 27, 2018
Comedian Marcia Belsky documents the trope in her blog The Headless Women of Hollywood.
One of the many movie posters featured on Marcia Belsky's blog, Headless Women of Hollywood.

"Crazy Rich Asians" director: "We would not have this fervor if we were just another one on Netflix"

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Aug 14, 2018
The movie marks a pivot in Jon M. Chu's career to tell stories that haven't been seen on screen.
Jon M. Chu attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' “Crazy Rich Asians.”
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Has "the film business passed away" with its "most popular" Oscars category?

by Phoebe Unterman and Kai Ryssdal Aug 9, 2018
Actor Rob Lowe said so on Twitter.
Actor Rob Lowe tweeted that “the film business passed away today with the announcement of the 'popular' film Oscar. It had been in poor health for a number of years. It is survived by sequels, tent-poles, and vertical integration.”
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Preserving America's movie going history

by Kai Ryssdal and Emily Henderson Sep 21, 2017
Photographer Amy Davis talks about her photo book on the fate of historic movie theaters.
Filmgoers queueing to see Fritz Lang's film 'Man Hunt' in 1941.
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"Star Wars" movie directors are more brand shepherds than auteurs

by Amy Scott Sep 6, 2017
Directors need to be creative but also be able to make a movie in the style that is already established.
(L-R) Actors Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Director Rian Johnson, actors Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern and Benicio del Toro of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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No big movie opening this holiday weekend? It was an "unfortunate series of events"

by Adriene Hill and Bridget Bodnar Sep 4, 2017
Pamela McClintock, senior film writer at The Hollywood Reporter, discusses the lackluster ticket sales at movie theaters this summer.
Moviegoers purchase tickets at an AMC theater in Arcadia, California, in August.
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