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B-movie legend Roger Corman wants to see your quarantine film

B-movie legend Roger Corman wants to see your quarantine film

MCT Campus

April 16, 2020

LOS ANGELES-It’s safe to say no living filmmaker has done more with less than Roger Corman, the king of the B-movie who has produced or directed some 400 films over the last six decades. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic bringing the film industry to a standstill, Corman is challenging others to follow h...

Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

Coronavirus viewing: More people are sampling new streaming services

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April 14, 2020

More consumers are increasing the number of streaming services they have access to, looking for ways to entertain themselves at home as the nation deals with the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. The average person is streaming eight hours of content each day, double the number of hours from befo...

Movie guide: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ and 15 more critics’ picks to watch at home

Movie guide: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ and 15 more critics’ picks to watch at home

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April 2, 2020

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always” — Reviewing this a few weeks ago, I noted the exceptional timeliness of one of the most honest and empathetic American movies about abortion rights in recent memory. And yet Eliza Hittman’s beautifully observed independent drama — a big prizewinner at the recent Sund...

‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

‘Onward’ review: When a Pixar family reunion goes half-right

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March 5, 2020

A manic, moderately diverting babysitter of a Pixar movie, “Onward” does gets there by the end — “there” being the place where the freneticism recedes, the main characters’ emotional setbacks and defenses crumble and the audience is encouraged, by every possible storytelling mechanism, to cry ...

‘Mandalorian’ fans can now purchase their own giggling, ear-wiggling Baby Yoda toys

‘Mandalorian’ fans can now purchase their own giggling, ear-wiggling Baby Yoda toys

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February 25, 2020

Take our money, Disney can. The studio giant has unveiled new official merchandise modeled after the Child — better known as Baby Yoda — from “The Mandalorian.” As of Thursday, multiple wide-eyed, green-skinned items are available for preorder, including a lifelike, animatronic replica of the ti...

From ‘1917’ to, yes, ‘Parasite,’ video games are even influencing prestige movies

From ‘1917’ to, yes, ‘Parasite,’ video games are even influencing prestige movies

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February 18, 2020

A video game has yet to win an Academy Award, but that doesn’t mean the influence of the interactive medium wasn’t felt at this year’s Oscars. Consider that two of the awards season’s most talked-about films — Oscar’s big winner “Parasite” and the World War I quest film “1917” ...

2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

2020 Oscars telecast draws 23.6 million viewers on ABC, an all-time low

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February 11, 2020

The ratings comeback for the Oscars was short-lived as ABC’s telecast on Sunday was watched by 23.6 million viewers, an all-time low. The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony from the Dolby Theatre was down 20% from 2019. Last year, the telecast was up 12% coming off its previous all-time low of 26.5 mil...

What’s Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

What's Trending? On Twitter! During the Oscars 2020

Kaylea Kuhlman, Editor in Chief

February 9, 2020

OSCARS-The Oscars was the event of the weekend. It was the number one trend all night long, plus all of the celebrities' names from the event that took up the Twitter trends as well. "As cast members of Cats, nobody understands more than us the importance of good visual effects" 💀💀💀 #Osc...

All the highlights you need to know about the Oscars and upcoming award season

All the highlights you need to know about the Oscars and upcoming award season

Learfield Wire Services

January 14, 2020

77th Annual Golden Globes In The Books (Beverly Hills, CA)  --  The 77th Annual Golden Globes Awards is in the books. "1917" won Best Drama Picture and Best Director.  Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" took home three awards, including Best Comedy, Best Screenplay and Brad Pitt...

Movie review: ‘Frozen II’ doesn’t make waves, but keeps the franchise on track

Movie review: ‘Frozen II’ doesn’t make waves, but keeps the franchise on track

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November 19, 2019

Disney’s 2013 animated “Frozen,” inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” wasn’t just a hit. It was a cultural tidal wave, a ubiquitous phenomenon thanks to Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez’s soaring songs, particularly the inescapable, Oscar-winning “Let It Go,” b...

Disney+ faces glitches on launch day. You’ve probably already guessed why

Disney+ faces glitches on launch day. You’ve probably already guessed why

MCT Campus

November 12, 2019

Streaming service Disney+ launched Tuesday morning to massive anticipation — and technical glitches. Many users who tried to access the $6.99-a-month Disney app to watch heavily promoted shows like “The Mandalorian” experienced problems logging in and service failures. Some users who had issu...

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ bringing beloved tale to new heights

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ bringing beloved tale to new heights

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October 29, 2019

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Imagine a Disney cartoon that melts into a live musical. That’s just what ABC is planning for Nov. 5. And if it sounds a little bit remarkable, it is. The hybrid will commemorate the 30th anniversary of Disney’s evergreen animated movie “The Little Mermaid.” The special will accompli...

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