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Now Kenneth Branagh Will Play Hercule Poirot in Death on the Nile

The new Murder on the Orient Express hasn't been a blockbuster blowout, but it didn't fail, either, taking in about $150 million worldwide so far on a $50 million budget. As a result, 20th Century Fox has ordered up more Herculean adventures. Oui!

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I, Tonya Teaser Is Out and The Truth Is Bullsh*t

From the moment it was announced there was going to be a Tonya Harding movie, I was ready for it, but I’ll admit when Margot Robbie was announced to play the role, I was skeptical. Not because she isn’t a great actress: Robbie has proven herself to be the highlight of most projects, but part […]

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Blockers Is the Kind of Sexist Garbage That Should Never Enter Your Eye Holes

What is frustrating about Blockers is not simply the fact that it’s premise is really dumb and dated, but that it reflects the sexist behaviors and double standards that exist towards how parents raise their daughters. As John Cena’s wife asks “Did your dad try and stop you when you wanted to lose your virginity?” To which Ike Barinholtz’s character says “He was too busy high-fiving me.” Excuse me, I rolled my eyes out of my head I need to get them.

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Why is Hollywood Following the Same Disabled Narrative?

Why do films about disability tend to follow the same path, and what does this path say about the people who go to see them?

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Why Is This Death Wish NRA Propaganda Trailer Still in Theaters?

Thoughts and Prayers I Guess...

Death Wish, an Eli Roth film (not a great sign already), is about Bruce Willis being a lone vigilante gunman going around and shooting criminals. During the opening Sway in the Morning asks us if he’s a hero or a criminal. Criminal. Done. Finished.

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10 Badass Witches To Remind You The Witching Hour is Coming

Something wicked comes.

The Witching Hour is on its way and that means witches. We are here at The Mary Sue getting our broomsticks ready and celebrating good witches, bad witches, and morally grey witches who have lit up our movie and television screens with their wicked ways.

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The Netflix Additions for September Are Amazing and I Plan on Never Leaving My Room Again

This is a really, really great Netflix month and yes, I will be making all my plans this September around the new season of Bojack Horseman and repeated viewings of Carol.

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What the Hell Is Brigsby Bear?

I was on The Onion when I saw an ad for the film Brigsby Bear, and it looked so surreally bizarre that I was sure it was a fake Onion ad for a made-up movie. Mark Hamill and Claire Danes in a film with a guy in a bear suit and a grimacing sun overhead? Sure, guy. But it turns out that Brigsby Bear is real, and according to The New York Times, it's "a largely sweet, often very funny fairy tale about the perils and the sustaining pleasures of obsessive fandom." O RLY?

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Is My Beloved Peggy Carter Coming Back for Avengers: Infinity War?

This is the best idea in the history of time.

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U.S. to Finally Get the Rey Star Wars Monopoly Pieces We’ve Been Looking For

Despite much controversy over the lack of a Rey token in the Star Wars Monopoly game sold in the U.S, it seems as though Hasbro has finally decided to listen to the outcry and have available Star Wars Monopoly sets that include the heroine of The Force Awakens.

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The Future of Your City Is Absolutely Terrifying, According to Science Fiction


While D.C. and L.A. are trying to give us a run for our money, disaster-wise, I think I can say, my fellow New Yorkers, that based on the movies we're totally screwed.

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Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Delivers The Fun, Technicolor Adventure You’d Expect From James Gunn

4 out of 5 Star-Lords.

If you have no taste and hate ’80 nostalgia, then you’re not going to like Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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Brit Marling’s The OA and The Sound of My Voice Caution Against Not Believing Women

After watching the wonderful weirdness that is Netflix's The OA, I began to think about the similarities between it and star/creator Brit Marling's feature film, The Sound of My Voice. The two have several motifs in common. However, and more importantly, they both seem to focus on the importance of believing women about their own experiences. **SPOILERS FOR BOTH THINGS! SO, YOU KNOW, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED**

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Why Do We Accept Villainy From Real-Life Humans That We Don’t Accept From Pop Culture?

Why is it that we can easily call a villain a villain in a pop culture story, but when we see the same behavior exhibited in real life, we'll find a way to make excuses for it?

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The Onion Is Making Movies Now Because Art Imitates Life Imitates Way-Too-Real Art

They're going "do to the film industry what they’ve already done to publishing. In a good way."

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Ghost in the Shell Anime Returning to Theaters for 22nd Anniversary

Look alive, Ghost in the Shell enthusiasts. In honor of its 22nd anniversary, the 1995 anime is heading back to theaters for a two-day run in early February.

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Golden Globes 2017: Moonlight and La La Land Take Best Picture, But No Love for Genre Faves Stranger Things, Deadpool or Westworld

Genre fiction still seems to have a tough time taking home awards, if this year's Golden Globes serve as any indication.

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Differences Between Hollywood’s Top Paid Actors List & Its Top Grossing Ones Raise Some Questions

Gender, race, and existing levels of stardom all seem to be battling it out when none of those actually seem to be what audiences care about.

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The Edge of Seventeen Invalidates Teenage Depression, and That’s Not Okay

2 out of 5 stars.

The Edge of Seventeen refuses to fully validate Nadine’s obvious clinical depression at every turn.

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Fantastic Beasts Review: A Complicated Adventure for the Potter Fans Who Finally Grew Up

4 out of 5 Wands

This latest entry to Rowling's cinematic wizarding world is a complicated mixture of whimsical fun, sweet romance, and pitiless darkness.

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