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Fans want "Coyote vs. Acme," but Warner Bros. isn't releasing it

Apr 16, 2024
The theory is that the studio is trying to save on its tax bill after merging with Discovery, reporter Teddy Brown says.
"What's a little maddening for folks is that we can see all this stuff happening but still have no way to actually change it," says reporter Teddy Brown about fans' frustration over the studio holding onto the film.
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What happened to the rom-com?

May 2, 2019
Wesley Morris, writer and New York Times critic, reflects on its seeming demise.
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"Creed II" director, Steven Caple Jr., steps into a new ring

His first feature film was a low-budget indie, his second is part of a major franchise.
Florian Munteanu, Steven Caple Jr. and Michael B. Jordan onstage during "Creed II" Clark Atlanta University Student Forum at Clark Atlanta University on Nov. 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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What's missing in Hollywood movie posters? Often, women's heads.

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.

"The China Hustle" tells the story of a massive fraud you probably haven't heard about

Apr 2, 2018
In this documentary, director Jed Rothstein follows several acitivist investors who blew the whistle on dozens of fraudulent Chinese companies.
A scene from the film "The China Hustle." Activist short sellers investigated several Chinese companies that misled investors on the value of their company and used video surveillance on production facilities to see how busy they were.
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Live from London: It’s Woody Harrelson

Jan 18, 2017
In an effort to boost movie theater attendance on weekdays, Fathom Entertainment on Thursday will live stream “Lost In London,” a one-hour live movie shot by Woody Harrelson. Strong ticket sales could make a difference to this small but growing segment of the movie theater business. Click the above audio player to hear the full […]

America's most famous neighborhood

Sep 1, 2016
For our new series “At the Corner Of” we visit the heart of Hollywood.
Construction of a new hotel near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine.
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'Ben-Hur' aiming for box office boost from Christians

Aug 19, 2016
The movie remake hopes to ride the growing wave of faith-based blockbusters.
Christianity plays a more prominent role in the 2016 "Ben-Hur" film than in the 1959 version.
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Theaters look to make more money by moving the candy

Aug 5, 2016
Movie theaters are counting on concession sales to help boost revenues.
The concession stand at a drive-In theater on September 27, 2013 in Neligh, Nebraska. 
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Finding his voice, one Disney character at a time

Jul 27, 2016
How Disney movies helped a boy with autism communicate
Owen Suskind, subject of the documentary "Life, Animated."
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