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Chris Pine in ‘Wonder Woman’ shows there are other ways to save the day in a superhero movie

<i>Note: Major spoilers for “Wonder Woman” ahead.</i><p>Even though he didn’t play a lead superhero in “Wonder Woman,” that didn’t prevent actor Chris Pine from delivering one of the most charismatic and heroic performances in DC’s new “Justice League”-era of movies.<p>Pine was once rumored to be in contention …

Justice League

Does ‘Wonder Woman’ have the best romantic chemistry of any superhero movie?

<i>Spoilers ahead.</i><p><b>RICHARD DONNER’s</b> “Superman” spoiled us. When the Man of Steel first soared toward the heavens with Lois Lane on an exhilarating flyover date, the 1978 movie heightened our expectation for most superhero films to follow: Future costumed crime fighters with love interests would surely …

Comic Books

Warren Buffett's 1991 letter perfectly explains ESPN's troubles

The firings came after a long-term downtrend for ESPN's fortunes as a decline in subscribers and ratings have hit the company's bottom line.<p>The so-called "Worldwide Leader in Sports" has been struggling to navigate its future in a world with streaming services, readily available sports highlights, …

Cord-Cutting

14 Reasons 2016 Will Be Tricky For Business And Investors

Since stocks bottomed out in March 2009, they’ve enjoyed a 13.2% average annual increase.<p>But 2015 has been by far the worst of the last six – the S&P 500 is 2.6% below where it was at the end of 2014.<p>And that’s a shame — especially since I predicted stocks would rise 11% this year.<p>It looks like I …

Stock Markets

Will China's 'Wandawood' Grab The Movie Industry From The U.S.?

On Monday, Wang Jianlin, Dalian Wanda Group’s chairman, made the pitch to Hollywood to move to Qingdao, specifically his company’s $8.2 billion studio, Qingdao Movie Metropolis. Scheduled for completion in August 2018, the 408-acre complex will boast 30 soundstages.<p>Flanked by the likes of actor …

Box Office

Inside Disney's Tech Partnerships

What could connect a German technology conglomerate with a media giant renowned for its colourful characters? Quite a lot actually.<p>Sponsorship of theme park attractions sounds like a new concept as the marketing landscape is dominated by sports. However, in fact, it is as old as the industry itself.<p>…

Walt Disney Company

Six Things In New Parisian Macao That Sheldon Adelson Learned Since Venetian

Parisian Macao highlights the evolution of Sands China into the unquestioned leader in Macau. Whatever the market share numbers might say in a particular month, everyone in Macau is chasing Sands, largely thanks to founder Sheldon Adelson’s recognition of the potential of Cotai. Until Adelson came …

Las Vegas

This Is The Real Reason Microsoft Bought LinkedIn

Microsoft has just made one of its boldest moves by spending more than $26 billion on LinkedIn.<p>The acquisition – which values LinkedIn at $196 a share – is smart. It needs to be after a series of high-profile failures, such as Microsoft’s doomed $6 billion acquisition of the Nokia.<p>This new deal …

San Francisco

The Nice Guys

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe run around scuzzy Seventies Hell-Ay in this pulpy buddy comedy<p>Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are clearly enjoying the …

Pulp Fiction

China’s Government Says It’s Over Debt-Fuelled Growth

China’s government has come out against debt-fuelled economic growth.<p>That’s according to a front-page article yesterday in the Communist …

Here's Why Marvel Is So Good At This

<i>Captain America: Civil War</i> features a dozen costumed superheroes – ten established, two new – working their way through a dense and complicated plot. It requires you to suspend disbelief enough to accept the vaguely absurd premise of superheroes but also take the world and the character …

Comics

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, a few thoughts from Gregory Peck

April 5 marks the centennial of Academy Award-winning actor Gregory Peck's birth. On-screen, he was known for portraying men of conviction such as Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird." Off-screen, Peck was a crusader as well. He served as president of<p>the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and …

La Jolla

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' rockets toward becoming a beloved classic

Star Wars: The Force Awakens<p>Disney/Buena Vista, $29.95; Blu-ray, $39.99<p>Available now on VOD<p>Given that the seventh "Star Wars" chapter has made $2 billion worldwide, pretty much everybody who wants to see it probably already has. But it's in watching movies over and over at home that blockbusters …

Blu-Ray

In Wake Of Trump's Win, Billion-Dollar Gains For Warren Buffett And Losses For Amazon's Jeff Bezos

The day after Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the U.S. presidential election, one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest billionaire supporters had the best day on the stock market of any American tycoon.<p>A rise in Berkshire Hathaway shares added $1.7 billion to Warren Buffett’s fortune on Wednesday, …

Donald Trump

Doctor Strange Doesn't Belong In The Marvel Universe

<i>Doctor Strange</i>, the latest chapter in Marvel’s hugely ambitious story, doesn’t quite fit.<p>To a certain extent, superheroes are based in reality, or at least, sci-fi reality. Powers are acquired through radioactive accidents, scientific experiments, or augmented by technology. Even Thor, the Norse …

Marvel Universe

A Conversation With Allan Zeman: The Father Of Lan Kwai Fong

It’s Thursday evening, which means that well below Allan Zeman’s sky-high office, happy hour is in full swing, an optimistically early kickoff to yet another unpredictably turbulent weekend on the streets of Hong Kong’s legendary party district, Lan Kwai Fong (LKF). Zeman, the self-effacing …

Hong Kong

How Hackers Make Money from DDoS Attacks

Yesterday’s attack on the internet domain directory Dyn, which took major sites like Twitter and Paypal offline, was historic in scale. But the …

How China's Giant New Studio Plans to Lure Filmmakers Out of Hollywood

China’s Dalian Wanda Group plans to unveil a subsidy scheme to attract Hollywood filmmakers to its new multibillion-dollar studio in the eastern …

How 'Batman v Superman’ Fought Off Critics

This past weekend, movie theaters worldwide played host to a battle between two powerful forces. Fanboy enthusiasts collided head-on with an …

'Batman v Superman' will be a key test for Warner's film CEO and a slate of DC Comics films

At an October 2014 investor meeting in New York, Warner Bros. Entertainment Chief Executive Kevin Tsujihara laid out a bold plan to release at least 10 superhero films based on characters from its prized DC Comics library.<p>"Clearly, the opportunity is enormous," Tsujihara said at the time. "DC will …

Comic Books

'London Has Fallen' is for angry conspiracy theorists, not so much for others

For those who like their terrorism-fighting extra Trump-y, the extended macho grunt called "London Has Fallen" might be required viewing for a portion of the blustery candidate's followers. Ostensibly a sequel to "Olympus Has Fallen," the White House siege movie of three years ago, this …

Conspiracies

'Suits' Season 5, Episode 15 Recap: 'Tick Tock'

Fear is a fascinating emotion in the context of fictional storytelling. More often than not, it’s an emotion used as a convenient plot device meant to enact a response of action on the part of whatever character is experiencing it in the moment. It’s an emotion that leads to self-realization. It’s …

TV

The Galaxy S7 isn't Samsung's Next Big Thing

Samsung’s new Galaxy S7, for all of its bells and whistles, isn’t Samsung’s Next Big Thing.<p>What do I mean exactly? It’s kind of <i>just</i> another smartphone. Sure, it’s a very impressive, powerful and fan-friendly smartphone. But it’s not the jump in technology some were hoping for.<p>The backlash to …

Mobile

'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' Episode 2: Our Fact-Checking Recap

'American Crime Story' takes on the white Bronco chase — how well did they do?<p>Until the summer of 1994, O.J. Simpson was best known for his speed on …

TV

'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' Episode 1: Our Fact-Checking Recap

Just how close does the first installment of Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story' franchise get to the truth?<p>There's a lot to look forward to in FX's …

TV

《星球大战:原力觉醒》细节玄机大起底

老梗传承30年 助你看懂“星战7”<p>致敬·传承<p>三十多年前,乔治·卢卡斯开创了《星球大战》的电影宇宙。作为卢卡斯的忠实粉丝,J·J·艾布拉姆斯续写的《星球大战:原力觉醒》也实现了对最初篇章的忠实传承。<p>影片里种种细节设置和诸多彩蛋无痕串联起7部《星球大战》电影,令三十多年的时空间隔消于无形,多年前我们初识星战宇宙时的那份感动也与原力一同觉醒。<p>歼星舰开场<p>《原力觉醒》开场出现的是第一秩序的“复活级”歼星舰“定局者号”(Resurgent-class Star Destroyer Finalizer)。在1977年首部《星球大战》电影《星球大战:新的希望》开场同样出现过类似的一款歼星舰,不过当时出场的“帝 …

Did 'The Force Awakens' really stink? 'Star Wars' fans respond

A recent piece by Michael Hiltzik has awakened a kind of Dark Side-Light Side debate among die-hard "Star Wars" fans with a couple of declarations: 1. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is not very good; and 2. It's not really a movie, but the safe "anchoring element of a vast commercial program."<p>"Why …

Star Wars

'Big Short': How 'Anchorman' Director Took on Wall Street and Won

Adam McKay on adapting Michael Lewis' bestseller on subprime-mortgage crisis: "We actually need this"<p>Five years ago, Adam McKay was working on <i>The</i> …

Comedy

Lawrence Kasdan on the 'crazy different' Han Solo film and where 'Star Wars' will go from here

With<p>"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"less than a week into its theatrical run and fans still digesting and debating its various twists and turns, it's anyone's guess at this point where the "Star Wars" saga will go from here -- and many Bothan spies would need to die in order to pry concrete …

Star Wars

The Big Short: Was It Greed Or Accounting Rules?

When a wonderful, popular movie like <i>The Big Short</i> based on the book by Michael Lewis appears, and accurately re-tells the story of the greed and chicanery that led to the global financial meltdown of 2008, we know that we shall soon see self-serving smokescreens and deliberate obfuscation from the …

Finance