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How the team behind ‘Ready Player One’ wrangled a bonanza of pop culture references into a single film

WARNING: This article includes spoilers from the new film “Ready Player One.” When author Ernest Cline was working on his dystopian sci-fi-adventure novel “Ready Player One,” he thought it was unlikely it would ever be made into a movie. As a first...

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From ‘Black Panther’ to ‘Ready Player One’: Hollywood places big bets on spring as the new launching point for blockbuster titles

For more than 40 years, Steven Spielberg’s movies have followed a simple, binary release strategy. Without exception, his films have either opened in the summer — a moviegoing season he all but invented with the 1975 smash “Jaws” — or toward the en...

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‘The Shape of Water’ Golden Globe nominee Richard Jenkins on the mastery of Guillermo del Toro and loving Sally Hawkins

Veteran character actor Richard Jenkins reflects on his work in Guillermo del Toro's romantic fable "The Shape of Water," which has earned him a supporting actor nomination at the Golden Globe Awards.

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How the ‘Justice League’ crew built Batman’s Flying Fox

Riddle me this, Batman: How do you transport a group of five superheroes, none of whom possess flying abilities, around the world to battle evil in the most efficient (and cool-looking) manner? For Warner Bros.’ superhero mash-up “Justice League” —...

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ writers Hampton Fancher and Michael Green on whether Deckard is a replicant and other mysteries

"Blade Runner 2049" screenwriters Hampton Fancher and Michael Green on whether Deckard is a replicant, alternate endings and other secrets of the sci-fi sequel.

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Trump blasts late-night TV hosts on Twitter for ‘unfunny & repetitive’ jokes and demands ‘Equal Time’

In the latest salvo in his ongoing war with the entertainment industry, President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday morning to slam late-night talk show hosts in a pair of tweets for what he called their “unfunny & repetitive material,” complaining...

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