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'Valerian' Review: An Expansive Adventure Whose Creativity Outweighs Uneven Elements

A long time ago in our very own galaxy, Luc Besson dreamed of directing a movie version of Valérian and Laureline, a sexy French comic book series featuring a pair of futuristic crime fighters who travel through space and time to uphold the law. Although scholars consider the pulp source material to have been an influence on George Lucas’ original...
Jul 11, 2017 |
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10 Classic '80s and '90s Movies That Influence 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Even before the film went into production, Marvel Studios chief, Kevin Feige, made a point of describing it as a "John Hughes movie," directly name-checking the writer and director responsible for so many of that era's high school classics.
Jul 11, 2017 |
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John Oliver to Voice Zazu in Disney's 'Lion King' Remake

Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and Donald Glover are set for the Jon Favreau feature.
Jul 11, 2017 |
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'Detroit' Featurette: John Boyega, Kathryn Bigelow, More Talk Performances In Intense Real-Life '60s Drama

New featurette for Kathryn Bigelow's 'Detroit' focuses on the ensemble for the film's dramatization of the 1967 riots/citizen deaths at Algiers Motel
Jul 11, 2017 |
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Felicity Jones's Hot 'Swan Lake' Movie Pitch Snapped Up by Universal

'Call Me by Your Name' helmer Luca Guadagnino is attached to direct the project from Kristina Lauren Anderson.
Jul 11, 2017 |
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Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Slings to Massive $117 Million Domestic Opening

Spider-Man is officially a box office overachiever. As of Sunday morning, the latest cinematic depiction of the webbed-hero “Spider-Man: Homecoming” is looking at a $117 million opening from 4,348 locations. $10.6 million of the total came from 392 Imax screens domestically. That’s a huge win for Sony, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel Studios for the...
Jul 10, 2017 |
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Carrie Fisher’s Final Assets Revealed, Billie Lourd Named Beneficiary of the Estate

The Star Wars actress’s assets include several bank accounts, a 2016 Tesla S, full ownership of several LLCs and a life insurance policy. Personal and household belongings like jewelry, artwork and collectables will also go to Lourd, Fisher’s only child from her relationship with talent executive Bryan Lourd.
Jul 10, 2017 |
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'Spider-Man: Homecoming': Decoding the End-Credit Scenes (Spoilers!)

Per Marvel tradition, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' has two bonus end-credits scenes: first hints at new foe(s?); second is Avenger's expert audience trolling
Jul 8, 2017 |
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Your Complete Guide to the 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Easter Eggs

Beware: This story contains several Spider-Man: Homecoming plot points. You don’t need to be a Spider-Man expert to enjoy the web-slinger’s latest adventure, Spider-Man: Homecoming… but it helps. The first entry in the latest reboot of the 15-year-old franchise is also the first one that’s been made under the direct creative control of Marvel,...
Jul 8, 2017 |
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What 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Tells Us About the Future of Spidey and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

So how, exactly, does Tom Holland’s first solo outing as the famed wall-crawler set the stage for the studio’s forthcoming plans? From mysterious cameos to bombshell revelations, we break down the film’s hints about the MCU’s future.
Jul 8, 2017 |
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Carrie Fisher's Final Assets Revealed, Billie Lourd Named Beneficiary of the Estate

The Star Wars actress’s assets include several bank accounts, a 2016 Tesla S, full ownership of several LLCs and a life insurance policy. Personal and household belongings like jewelry, artwork and collectables will also go to Lourd, Fisher’s only child from her relationship with talent executive Bryan Lourd.
Jul 8, 2017 |
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'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Recruits 'Fresh Off the Boat' Star Randall Park

Randall Park has come on board Disney-Marvel’s “Ant-Man and the Wasp” to portray S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jimmy Woo. Park joins “Black Mirror” star Hannah John-Kamen, who was cast in a new role. Paul Rudd is returning in the title role with Evangeline Lilly coming back as Hope van Dyne — a.k.a. the Wasp. Michael Douglas and Michael Pena are... Read more...
Jul 8, 2017 |
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James Cameron's '90s 'Spider-Man' Movie: Revisiting the One That Got Away

In the 1990s, James Cameron wrote a 'scriptment' for a Spider-Man film that pre-dated Sam Raimi's by a decade; what it'd have been, why it didn't happen
Jul 7, 2017 |
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Joan Lee, Wife of Marvel Legend Stan Lee, Dies at 93

Joan voiced several characters in Marvel animated TV shows, and had a cameo in 2016's 'X-Men: Apocalypse.'
Jul 7, 2017 |
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Red Carpet Flashback! 15 Years of Spider-Man Movies

Here comes the Spider-Man. Again. This week sees the arrival of Spider-Man: Homecoming starring Tom Holland, the latest iteration of Marvel’s iconic superhero. The Sony-produced franchise has grossed nearly $4 billion since it launched in 2002. From Tobey to Andrew to Tom, we take a look back at all the Spider-Men who web-crawled the red carpet...
Jul 7, 2017 |
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Ang Lee's 'Gemini Man' Starring Will Smith Gets 2019 Release Date

Paramount has set Ang Lee’s science-fiction actioner Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, for an awards-season release date of Oct. 4, 2019. Jerry Bruckheimer is producing and Don Murphy is executive producing. Lee became attached to the project in April. His most recent film was Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, for which he used an unprecedented...
Jul 7, 2017 |
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'Geostorm' Trailer: The Environment Strikes Back

Second trailer for global environmental disaster movie starring Gerard Butler, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia, Abbie Cornish, Jim Sturgess, directed by Dean Devlin
Jul 7, 2017 |
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10 Oscar Contenders to Emerge So Far in 2017

Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed...
Jul 6, 2017 |
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10 Worst Movies of 2017 (So Far)

At the halfway mark of the year, we pick the nine worst movies we saw in theaters (and one streaming exclusively on Netflix, courtesy of Adam Sandler)
Jul 6, 2017 |
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'The Fate of the Furious' Blu-ray Exclusive Clip: Vin Diesel on His Screen Chemistry With Charlize Theron

Get your first look at the "Chemistry" featurette, one of the extras from the upcoming home video edition of 'The Fate of the Furious,' released on July 11
Jul 6, 2017 |
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Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Freeport-McMoRan, Newmont Mining, Golden Star Resources, Randgold Resources and Kinross Gold

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Freeport-McMoRan, Newmont Mining, Golden Star Resources, Randgold Resources and Kinross Gold Read More

Gold Mining Stock Outlook - Sept. 2017

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Why Freeport-McMoran (FCX) Stock Might be a Great Pick

Freeport-McMoran (FCX) is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is a great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective. Read More

Friend of slain Georgia Tech student: 'If Scout was more gender-conforming, would it have been different?'

Scout Schultz, a Georgia Tech student, was shot by campus police on Saturday night, and a protest two days later led to arrests. In the aftermath of those events, Yahoo Lifestyle talked to a friend... Read More

How to Make Healthy Leftover Turkey Tacos

These tacos get a healthy makeover by using turkey as the main lean protein. It all comes together with some beans, avocado, and a little cheese. Watch the video to learn how to make this easy... Read More

Little People, Big World's Audrey Roloff Just Gave Birth to Her First Child

It's a girl! Read More

Mel Brooks: ‘Blazing Saddles’ Would Never Be Made in Today’s ‘Stupidly Politically Correct’ Culture

“Blazing Saddles” may be a groundbreaking comedy, but director Mel Brooks doesn’t think Hollywood would make the iconic Western parody in this current “stupidly politically correct” climate. The... Read More

Box Office: 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Unseats 'It' as 'Lego Ninjago' Disappoints

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the new ruler of the box office. The sequel from Fox is expected to earn $39 million this weekend from 4,003 locations. That’s slightly below where tracking had... Read More

Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga’s ‘Star Is Born’ Moves to May 2018

Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” remake starring Stefani Germanotta (Lady Gaga) and Bradley Cooper, who is also directing, is moving up its release to May 18, 2018. The pic was originally set to open... Read More

White House officials defend Trump, say athletes 'can do free speech on their own time'

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin defended Trump’s call for NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to be suspended or fired. “It’s not about free speech,” Mnucin said Sunday. “They can do... Read More

In wake of U.N. speech, Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard.’ Trump fires back at ‘madman.’

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have unleashed personal attacks on one another after the U.S. commander in chief’s speech at the United Nations. “Kim Jong Un of North Korea,... Read More

As Russia probe turns to fake Facebook ads, Trump follows with a tweet

President Trump continued his efforts to belittle accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Friday, turning to the latest set of charges, involving targeted political ads placed on... Read More

Reluctant champion: How Nadia Murad has become the international face of Yazidi suffering – and resilience

Weeks earlier, Nadia Murad had been ripped from her village by Islamic State (ISIS) fighters who murdered her family and took her captive. Along with other young Yazidi women, she was transported... Read More

Readers write: The work of downsizing, evidence of climate change, hopeful coverage on famine

Regarding the Aug. 21 Monitor Daily story “Home prices, and a thought shift, give ‘small living’ a boost”: Interesting concept. My friend has done it, downsizing and living in a tiny apartment.... Read More

Time for the world to step up on Rohingya issue, Aung San Suu Kyi’s astounding hypocrisy, Irma’s destruction in Britain’s Caribbean islands, The US should stop saber rattling, On the Nadal-Federer comeback

“It is high time the world made an all-out effort to stop the ongoing pogrom against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya...,” writes Mohammad Amjad Hossain. “The pogrom resembles those crimes perpetrated... Read More