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‘The Batman,’ ‘Stranger Things’ season 4: Super Trailers

‘Tis the season for Super (see what we did there?) short teasers. They’re all the rage, allowing production companies to keep fans interested even if the movies and TV shows they’re promoting aren’t coming for quite a bit. Let’s break down the two big—but brief—teasers just out. “The Batman” There has probably not been so …

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‘Little Women’ will destroy you then put you back together

Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale “Little Women” is back on the big screen, in at least its fifth cinematic adaptation, this time in the confident hands of writer/director Greta Gerwig. She has assembled a magnificent cast, using a great script (that she wrote), and crafted a warm, superb movie that is absolutely one of 2019’s …

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‘Birds of Prey’ kicks ass and takes names

With “Birds of Prey,” the DC movies get something comparable to “Deadpool”: a funny, silly, action-filled romp that also winks at the audience. Led by Margot Robbie, the new film by Cathy Yan continues a good streak from last year’s “Shazam.” An ensemble film, “Birds of Prey” begins with a brief intro for those unfamiliar …

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What ‘Parasite’s’ Oscar victory means

We dared to hope. Ever since Bong Joon-ho’s “Parasite” first began being screened in 2019, we dared to imagine this could win an Academy Award. The Korean director had amassed an impressive body of work, from the psychological urban drama “Barking Dogs Don’t Bite” to his Hollywood environmental romp “Okja” as a visionary and a …

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War Is hell (and A Long Shot) in ‘1917’

Sam Mendes’ war movie “1917” was a late entry to awards season last year but has been knocking them down since, winning the Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Producers’ Guild and Directors’ Guild awards… it’s currently in the lead to take home the Oscar for Best Picture (though “Parasite” is nipping at its heels). It’s …

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The secret history of Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’

The mysterious key first appeared to Cartlon Cuse in 2008. The Hollywood producer, coming off the mind-altering commercial and cult following of “Lost” was reading a new comic book series, “Locke & Key,” published by IDW Publishing. It was written by Joe Hill, a successful and young horror writer—also the son of somebody named Stephen …

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This week’s Super comic book picks

Every Wednesday–New Comic Book Day–Super will pick three top titles you should pick up from your friendly comic book shop. These are the picks for this NCBD, Feb. 5, 2020: “Justice League” # 40 (DC Comics) Writer Robert Venditti and artist Doug Mahnke take over DC Comics’ premier super team with this first issue of …

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A real-life hero in ‘Just Mercy’

Writer/director Destin Daniel Cretton’s latest film, “Just Mercy,” is a capital-P Prestige Hollywood Drama, the kind Hollywood loves. It’s a true life story with a genuine hero, a social justice theme, an underdog, and classic feelgood vibes. So why didn’t Warner Brothers push it for more awards contention? Michael B. Jordan plays Bryan Stevenson, a …

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What’s next in fashion according to Tan France

It’s almost 10 a.m. one Thursday in London and Tan France is facing a challenge: a Google Hangouts call with seven media outlets from the Philippines at the same time. “Oh my god, there are so many of you on this call,” he said, laughing. But it was a challenge the English fashion designer and …

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‘Medical Police’ Injects Netflix With Welcome Absurdity

Fans of David Wain and co.’s zany brand of absurdity, from films like “Wet Hot American Summer,” “The Ten,” and “They Came Together” to shows like the two “Wet Hot” prequel/sequel seasons and “Childrens Hospital” should feel right at home with Netflix’s new series “Medical Police,” itself a spinoff of “Childrens Hospital.” You don’t need …

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