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Is Logan the Most Awake Person in Westworld?

So far, <i>Westworld</i> has been slowly building, giving us disparate puzzle pieces that don’t yet meld into anything resembling answers, at least not …

The Atlantic Makes Third Endorsement in 159 Years... And You'll Never Guess Who

Hint: She’s not orange<p>The Atlantic, a bastion of journalism since 1857, doesn’t usually endorse presidential candidates … except when doomsday is …

The Star Trek Beyond Gag Reel is Here, And It's Hilarious

<b>advertising</b><p>by Craig Elvy<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>The third entry in the rebooted Star Trek movie franchise, <i>Star Trek Beyond</i> was largely well received by fans …

Star Trek

Correction: Film-Birth of a Nation-Art v Artists story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Oct. 5 about "The Birth of a Nation," The Associated Press reported erroneously that media scholar Nsenga Burton works at Goucher College in Baltimore. She teaches at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.<p>A corrected …

The Vital Need For More Shows Like Marvel’s Luke Cage

One bulletproof black superhero can’t be the end of it.<p>There’s a moment during Marvel’s <b>Luke Cage</b> where Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson) tells the title …

Comics

Voyage of Time (2016) Hollywood Movie Review

Voyage of Time is a 2016 American IMAX documentary film written and directed by Terrence Malick. The film is said to be an examination of the birth …

‘Hell or High Water’ Is The Indie Box-Office Hit of 2016, and Here’s How Taylor Sheridan Wrote It

A life spent as a TV actor on "Sons of Anarchy" and "CSI" prepared this screenwriter to write the biggest indie hit of 2016.<p>What makes a low-budget …

Ava DuVernay’s 13th Is a Shocking, Necessary Look at the Link Between Slavery and Mass Incarceration

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s new documentary, available to stream this Friday via Netflix, is called <i>13th</i>, as in the 13th amendment, the one that formally abolished slavery in the United States, and, at least in theory, granted freedom to all Americans.<p>But for a crucial caveat: “Neither slavery nor …

Black History

Watch the John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer Tease!

We’re getting the full first trailer on Saturday from the New York Comic Con, but you can already check out the <b>John Wick: Chapter 2</b> trailer tease …

6 Filmmaking Tips From Terrence Malick

Rare bits of publicly shared advice from the very private filmmaker.<p>We’re all familiar with what a <b>Terrence Malick</b> movie is, enough to spot the real …

Learn Singer Tinashe's Ballet-Inspired Workout Routine

ICYMI, Tinashe isn't <i>just</i> a really amazing singer and songwriter. She's also a talented dancer. That's why we had to learn Tinashe's ballet-inspired workout and warm-up routine so we could at least attempt some of her moves from the "All Hands on Deck" music video. Of course she makes it look much …

The Goldman Sachs-backed 'Bloomberg killer' has 116,000 customers a year after launch

The Silicon Valley-based company announced on Thursday that it now has 116,000 paying customers across 104 different firms, a year after launching its product.<p>It has 19,7000 customers from buy-side firms such as asset managers and 86,866 subscribers on the sell-side, from banks.<p>For comparison, …

Want To Be a Better Filmmaker? Don’t Spend All Your Time On Set

<b>You wanna be a better filmmaker, so you wake up early. You drive to set. You spend the next twelve hours shooting. The next day it starts all over</b> …

Why You Shouldn't Believe Those Netflix-Disney Rumors

Amid weeks of takeover talk about Twitter, this week is Netflix’s turn through the rumor mill.<p>After moving sideways for several weeks, Netflix’ stock …

Three Common Storytelling Mistakes

I know you think storytelling is important, because you’re reading this blog post. Or do you need to be persuaded? The human mind is structured to remember stories, not facts, or things, or lists, or even ideas. Do you want proof?<p>Here it is. It’s a fact that we are much safer today, in 2016, from …

Leveraging Adobe Premiere Pro to Capture the best footage possible

My Biggest Fear About Switching to Videography: Mastering Video Editing<p>September 7, 2017<p>One of my biggest fears about videography is NOT that …

Photoshop CC 2015.5

The latest Creative Cloud update is only an interim release, but there are some cool features for the dedicated subscribers. Just not much for …

The 2016 National Book Awards Finalists

<i>Last month, The New Yorker announced the longlists for the 2016 National Book Awards in the categories of Young People’s Literature, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Fiction. Today, we present the finalists in each category.</i><p>When Jacqueline Woodson accepted her 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s …

How the Writer Researches: Annie Proulx

Annie Proulx is 80 years old and still not sure where she belongs. Standing in the atrium of her home in the Snoqualmie Valley, the Pulitzer …

Native Americans

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How to Attach a Movie Star to Your Indie Film

So you have a screenplay or film idea that could definitely be financed and produced only if I could get a movie star attached and there’s the rub! …

Ask LA Screenwriter: Revealing Your Twist in a Pitch or Logline

<b>by Angela Bourassa</b>I’ve gotten the same question from several different sources lately. The basic question is:<i>Should I reveal my big twist in my</i> …

The Civil War Airport Battle Works Because of Story, not VFX

<i>(</i>Civil War <i>spoilers ahead, darlings.)</i><p>Yes, the VFX are great (stop yelling at me!), but, here’s the thing:<p>Many years ago in Tucson, Arizona, I attended …

Hey Director, Do You Have an Ego Problem?

When we think of directors with ego problems, we often think of screamers who get in fist fights with their actors on set. While I think that sort of …

Skyfall vs Spectre

Lately there’s been some chatter about who should be the next James Bond.<p>I’m not actually 100% clear that Daniel Craig has vacated the post. …

In Praise of Intimate Friendships On Screen

So I was teaching this screenwriting class at a high school a little while back (something I <i>loooove</i> to do), and one of my teenaged students pitched …