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Unraveling All the Controversy Surrounding Joker

Note: The following article contains spoilers for the plot of Joker. Joker is a fine movieneither terrible nor great, though graced with a showstopping, occasionally transcendent performance at the center of a thematically muddled story. It envisions an origin for the Joker, Batmans arch-nemesis, itself a creatively risky endeavor. The menace of the Joker, at

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Can Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order help fans feel the Force?

Respawn Entertainments forthcoming Star Wars video game, developed in close collaboration with Lucasfilm, hopes to capture the spirit of the films In 1983, millions of unsold cartridges of the Atari game ET The Extra Terrestrial were secretly buried in a concrete-covered landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Thanks to extremely rushed development and alleged interference from

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Superheroes swoop to boost Hollywood but Netflix shadow looms

While US box office grew about 9%, summer attendance figures are the second worst since 1992 A case of superheroes to the rescue in the form of Disneys Avengers: Infinity War and Incredibles 2 has fuelled the biggest boost to the US summer box office in more than a decade. However, Hollywood bosses have been

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Ant-Mans Agent Woo: do superhero films have a sidekick race problem?

Funny? Puny? Person of colour? Hollywoods problematic stereotype is seen in Ant-Man and the Wasp, Deadpool 2 and more As the comic-book movie machine churns on, spinning myriad variations on a limited set of themes, similarities are bound to emerge. Watching the new Ant-Man and the Wasp brought home a fresh one to me: the

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Marvel seems to have a plan in place for Ms. Marvel at the movies

Image: marvel comics It sounds like Ms. Marvel could be joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe at some point. Sooner than you think, even. Avengers: Infinity War marks the beginning of a year-long turning point in the MCU. After Ant-Man and the Wasp cheers us up with superhero comedy this summer, there’s a long wait until

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Soaring Disney Studios hopes for $7bn fairytale ending to its year

Its systematic buying spree to acquire franchises and talent has now put the company in sight of a global box-office record What do you get if you cross a handful of superheroes with the Death Star and a forgetful fish? Box office gold. Walt Disney Studios is tipped to amass a record $7bn (5.6bn) in