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A sneak peek at 'Sequel,' an art show of movie sequels that never were

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Before “tentpole” and “franchise” became two of Hollywood’s favorite words, sequels were far less common than they are now. But let’s say they were—what would that look like? Billing itself as “part tribute and part cultural commentary,” Sequel is an upcoming art show featuring the work of a number of artists imagining movie sequels that never were.

Hosted by Los Angeles based art gallery and production studio iam8bit, the ultimate purpose of the show—besides being an excuse to show off some really cool art—is to question Hollywood’s obsession with sequels, and ask a question: Should we or shouldn’t we?

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This new 'Nightcrawler' film gets the comics all wrong

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It’s kind of fun to compare the X-Men film franchise to its original source material. Remarkably enough, in just 14 years, the movie universe has managed to become as convoluted and confusing as 50 years of comic books—even if the two are quite different, story-wise. The big, important stuff is in place—kind of like the way a stick figure looks like a person as long as you don’t forget where limbs are supposed to go. Everything else is played pretty fast and loose. And that’s fine! Adaptations shouldn’t be slavish recreations.

But boy, did they mess up this Nightcrawler movie. READ FULL STORY

'Snowpiercer,' 'The One I Love,' 'Nebraska,' more arrive on Netflix in November

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New movies, television seasons, and comedy specials arriving on Netflix in November have been announced.

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Here's how a 'Star Wars' laser pistol would work in real life

Every Star Wars fan at one time or another has probably made the infamous noise of the franchise’s firearms. But scientists in Poland are trying to find out what one of those lasers would actually look and act like.

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Ewan McGregor has some unkind words for 'Star Wars' 'fans'

Ewan McGregor had no small task in taking over for Alec Guinness when he was cast as a younger Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menance. Regardless of his work in the film, the return of the franchise was met by rather tough criticism that continues long after the movie premiered.

Well, McGregor has a response to those “fans”though he calls them by another name.

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PopWatch Confessional: Which classic (or 'classic') film have you never seen?

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The Terminator was released 30 years ago this weekend—but our Hillary Busis hadn’t seen it until this past week. (Of course, she’s not alone; everyone has at least one shameful gap in their pop cultural knowledge. So we opened up the question to our staffers: What’s a classic (or “classic”) film that you’ve missed? Read through our choices—and feel free to chime in with your own.

Kyle Ryan, EW.com editor: It won Best Picture in 1962 and is No. 7 on the AFI’s “100 best films” list, but not only have I never seen Lawrence of Arabia, I can barely tell you what it’s about. Peter O’Toole’s in it, there’s a lot of sand and loose clothing… uh, I think it’s a glimpse into Middle Eastern colonialism in the 20th century? That’s a hoity-toity B.S. description that sounds knowledgeable—if only I could work in “hegemony”—but more or less says, “I haven’t seen this movie.” And I have virtually no desire to. Something about the sweeping epics of yesteryear turns me off, even though I vowed to watch Lawrence of Arabia after O’Toole died last year. I have, however, seen Mr. Mom roughly 1,000 times. READ FULL STORY

Read the 436-page 'Super Mario World' script from 'Chronicle' writer Max Landis

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If the one thought you had while playing Super Mario was that the game could really use some Game of Thrones-level of character development and story detail, Chronicle scribe Max Landis has you covered.

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Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck: Who wins, then and now?

Ever since they wrote Good Will Hunting 18 years ago, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have been one of Hollywood’s most well-known bromances. But no bromance is complete without some healthy competition, which is why we’ve gone back through the years since their first Oscar win and looked at their careers.

With Samantha Highfill representing Matt Damon in one corner, and Joshua Rivera representing Ben Affleck in the other, here’s how the fight breaks down:

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That 'Tetris' movie you always wanted is finally happening

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Tetris, in many respects, is a perfect video game. You can learn to play in minutes, it is wildly addictive, and it has one of the greatest jingles to ever jingle. Everyone knows Tetris, as they should. Tetris is great. So of course Tetris is going to be turned into a movie and forever ruined.

According to The Wall Street Journal, which somehow managed to report the news with a straight face, the movie is being produced by Threshold Entertainment, a company you may know if you’re a big fan of Mortal Kombat and Mortal Kombat: Annhilation. According to Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff, the planned Tetris movie has a story in place (the one thing the Tetris game doesn’t have) but no cast, crew, or director (all things a Tetris movie needs to have). But it’s okay, because the Tetris brand is the most important thing, and Threshold, with the Tetris Company’s help, has that in spades.

“Brands are the new stars of Hollywood,” said Kasanoff, probably with soul-crushing sincerity. He goes on to call Tetris (the movie) a “very big, epic sci-fi movie,” which is a very strange thing to say about a puzzle game gussied up in Russian iconography.

With language like that, it’s easy to be cynical about the Tetris movie’s fortunes. But maybe it’ll defeat the odds  with passion, talent, and a little luck, a good Tetris movie might just….fall in place.

Miles Teller clarifies comments that 'Divergent' made him feel 'dead inside'

In today’s world, one of the full-proof ways to become an international movie star is to get a role in the big-screen adaptation of a bestselling YA novel, whether it’s Twilight, The Hunger Games, or in Miles Teller’s case, Divergent.

And in a new interview with W Magazine, Teller reveals that international stardom was one of the biggest draws to play Peter in 2014’s Divergent film. Apparently, Teller read the script for the film Whiplash while he was shooting Divergent in Chicago, and as he put it, “When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside.”

He said of filming Divergent: “I didn’t have an interesting part, and I’d taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I’d done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, ‘This sucks.’ He told me about Whiplash.”

However, Teller recently took to Twitter to clarify his comments, saying that he’s never done a film for “business” reasons.

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