A New Phantom Of The Opera Adaptation Will Be Set In The French Quarter

My sincerest apologies to anyone who clicked on this headline and assumed there was going to be a new adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, "The Phantom of the Opera," but this news story is about the 1910 Gaston Leroux French novel of the same name that went on to inspire the Universal Monsters' 1925 film depiction featuring Lon Chaney, that later inspired Andrew Lloyd Webber (heretofore known as ALW). Thanks to a news break over at Deadline, Universal Pictures has acquired a spec scri...
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Cowboy Bebop and race in the Post

Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop' reignites a debate: Is Jet Black a Black anime character? [in print as How live action puts a spotlight on race] By Christina Lee Washington Post November 21, 2021  : E3 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/cowboy-bebop-mustafa-shakir-jet-black/2021/11/18/60d38452-462a-11ec-b8d9-232f4afe4d9b_story.html [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Glen Weldon on George Perez

Opening Argument: Poster Service, or: Appreciating George Perez by Glen Weldon NPR' s Pop Culture Happy Hour Newsletter December 10, 2021 https://view.nl.npr.org/?qs=3b0236d1c0db9416b48f8173ff0729b9b1ac06b6283b81501e88a0a746a6a53c0bf8e380301fb529db677667c7996815e8fc8343c9f67f8c4ef0b94711b69a5552ac5c397eb6ce1e6fe72d5f8847ef09 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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NPR on racist covid cartoons

Opinion: I'm shocked by the racist cartoons and travel bans sparked by omicron Ifeanyi Nsofor NPR's Goats and Soda  December 7, 2021 https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/12/07/1061896560/opinion-im-shocked-by-the-racist-cartoons-and-travel-bans-sparked-by-omicron [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Tom King and his friends

Comics Made Them Friends. Their Friendship Made Great Comics. "He writes things that I want to draw." DC Comics' Tom King, Mitch Gerads, Clay Mann, and Evan "Doc" Shaner on the friendship that helps them take artistic risks. By Julie Beck December 3, 2021 [Author: Mike Rhode]
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Tarzan #78 - Russ Manning art

Tarzan #78Tarzan v1 #78, 1956 - King Molithi gifts the Brothers of the Spear two elephants for helping him retain his throne. Their journey back home is nonetheless fraught with danger. With most settings occurring at night, one can see Russ Manning's use of shadows to heighten contrast. He would employ this approach more effectively in later works. Other artists in this golden age comic include [Author: Ted Ignacio]
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Komi-san wa Komyushou desu Gets Highly Competitive

A sports festival has come to the world of Komi-san wa Komyushou desu as all the characters are forced to perform various feats of physical ability, Komi continuing to gain attention as always as she also helps the protagonist out with some work and then attends a game center with her friends in tow. Omake:
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Is Resuming Production In January

"Letitia Wright," "Black Panther 2," and "Shuri" were all trending on Twitter during different points of the day yesterday, with tons of speculation that "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" was on hiatus due to the vaccination status of actor Letitia Wright who plays Shuri, the assumed successor to T'Challa (the late Chadwick Boseman) as the ruler of Wakanda. A news outlet released an article stating that Wright "doesn't want to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe because she is unwilling to ge...
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A federal judge threw out Mike Lindell's defamation lawsuit against the Daily Mail for a story alleging he had a secret affair with actress Jane Krakowski

Adam Bettcher/WireImage/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images A federal judge dismissed My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell's defamation lawsuit against the Daily Mail. Lindell sued the outlet for publishing a story claiming he had a secret affair with actress Jane Krakowski. The judge said the lawsuit did not identify any statements "that a reasonable person would view as defamatory." A federal judge dismissed MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's defamation lawsuit against British tabloid the Daily Mail on...
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The Now Trailer: There's A Roku Channel Original From The Farrelly Brothers Featuring Bill Murray

Before Quibi so tragically shuttered its doors, the short-form streamer greenlit a Farrelly Brothers series described as a "suicide comedy." That's a lot to unpack, I know, but life comes at you fast. So was the subject of this planned series, which would star Dave Franco as a man learning to focus on his present by figuring out what makes life worth living. Plans for the series were seemingly scrapped when Quibi died seven months after its launch, and its remains were dusted over to Roku. As it...
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Review: Being the Ricardos

— by BEV QUESTAD — Aaron Sorkin, writer/director beloved for “West Wing,” gets two rotten apples from me for his recent film, “Being the Ricardos.” Admittedly his mission was ambitious, taking us into one panicked week of artistic conflict, political crisis and personal betrayal in the lives of Dezi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) and Lucille Ball […]
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MangaGamer’s 12 Days of Visual Novels Flash Sale Commences

English visual novel distributor MangaGamer has commenced its special 12 Days of Christmas visual novels sale, promising visitors a special discount for a specific title each day for a series of 12 in a row – the first eroge being NyanCafe Macchiato. The main male of the visual novel, Yamane Kouya, is a man who […]
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PlayStation Canada Promotion: Save 50% off 12-Month PlayStation Plus Subscription

PlayStation Canada has a hot promotion! Save 50% off 12-Month PlayStation Plus Subscription and get it for $34.99. Offer valid until December 19, 2021 @ 23:59 PT. Not available to existing PlayStation®Plus subscribers. Limit 1 per user. Your 12-month membership will renew automatically and $69.99 + applicable tax will be deducted from your wallet every month until you cancel. If your wallet has insufficient funds, your account’s default payment method will be charged the remainder. Price may ch...
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Every Don't Look Up Main Character Ranked Worst To Best

Adam McKay's highly anticipated new film "Don't Look Up" lands right in the heart of awards season, and is largely a culmination of the two sides of McKay's career. His earlier films, which include "Anchorman," "Talladega Nights," "Step Brothers," and "The Other Guys," are silly comedies that feature outlandish premises, hilarious sight gags, and eccentric characters. However, McKay broke from his strictly comic background with "The Big Short" and "Vice." These two films explored real-life event...
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Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom Has Wrapped Production

That's a wrap on "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom." James Wan's highly-anticipated sequel to "Aquaman," which began shooting in London over the summer, is now entering post-production. The 2018 DC comics-based superhero film came in the wake of "Justice League" and earned high praise for its dynamic camerawork and dizzying action sequences (imagine watching a superhero movie and being able to tell who is hitting whom!). The film spawned a silly-but-underseen three-part animated series on HBO Max (a...
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Filming The Blair Witch Project Was More Bizarre Than You Probably Realized

"The Blair Witch Project" was a unique experiment in gonzo filmmaking. Directors Eduardo Sanchez and Daniel Myrick sent three unknown actors into the woods with video cameras, essentially having them improvise their own movie. The experience was a harrowing one, with the stars eventually capturing some real fear on camera, but many fans don't realize just how bizarre filming got. In an oral history for Vice for the 20th anniversary of the movie, the actors explained the lengths they went through...
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The Daily Stream: Redemption Proves Elusive In A Walk Among The Tombstones

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "A Walk Among the Tombstones"Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: How can you tell when a Liam Neeson movie is worth watching? For the most part, the answer is when it doesn't exactly break out in theaters and isn't done any favors by its marketing campaign. No, I won't go so far as to say that "A Walk Among the Tomb...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia': The Gang 'Almost Quit' The Show Over This Gag

By Carly Tennes Published: December 10th, 2021
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Alamo Drafthouse's New D.C. Location Has A Movie Presidents Theme – And Bill Pullman Was There To Open It

The doors might not play "Hail to the Chief" when you walk in, but otherwise the new Alamo Drafhouse location is as presidential as it gets. The latest Drafthouse location starts its soft opening today, December 10, 2021, in Washington, D.C., and promises to give theater-goers a fun experience with a lobby themed to movie presidents, a bar that's straight out of a spy film, and an "Independence Day"-themed theater. The centerpiece of the "Hall of Movie Presidents" is a statue of President Whitmo...
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Juanita’s Love Trial

The GCC theater has recently made their  debut of the play “Juanita’s Statue” written by  Anne-Garcia Romeo.  She made it a goal to portray an innocent love conflict piece and succeeded in doing just that. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, GCC is only offering to view the school’s theater productions online Mrs. Perez, a high school journalism teacher and head of the FTL school paper explained that this play was “very inclusive, humorous, and contemporary.” She went on to state that Juanita’s Statu...
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Tokyo Planning Same-Sex Partnership System

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike announced plans to implement a same-sex “partnership system” sometime within the next fiscal year, something critics are likely hoping won’t lead to the insanity now typically seen in the West surrounding gender politics. The governor provided a statement at an assembly meeting: “From the point of view of advancing understanding of […]
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ESPN+: All your questions answered about ESPN's streaming service

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. ESPN+ is a subscription streaming service with exclusive sports coverage.Dylan Buell/Getty Images; Bob Levey/Getty Images; Josh Hedges/Getty Images; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider ESPN+ is a sports streaming platform with original video content, live games, and in-depth analysis. The service is also home to special UFC Fight Night matches and PPV events, like U...
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The Batman Has Two Cuts – One With And One Without A Mysterious Character Cameo

Last month, Eric Keoghan, brother of character actor Barry Keoghan, posted on social media that his brother would be playing the Joker in Matt Reeves' upcoming "The Batman." The post was deleted, but the internet sees all, and rumors have been swirling ever since. Keoghan is in the movie in some capacity, but up until now, the word on the street has been that he's playing Stanley Merkel, the partner to Gotham City cop Jim Gordon (played by Jeffery Wright). Now, THR has revealed that Warner Bros....
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HBO's 'Succession' airs its season finale on December 12 — here's how to watch the Emmy-winning series

Prices are accurate at the time of publication.When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy on HBO's "Succession."Zach Dilgard/HBO "Succession" is about the turbulent lives of a wealthy family running a media corporation. You can watch the season three finale on December 12 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Max and HBO. HBO Max costs $10/month for an ad-supported plan or $15/month for an ad-free plan. HBO Max (ad-supported) ...
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Ellie Mae vets form SPAC to acquire mortgage and real estate startups

Southport Acquisition Corp. will look to acquire companies with $50 million to $100 million in revenues that are valued between $1 billion and $2 billion.
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Six Feet Under Revival In The Works Even Though The Series Finale Killed Off The Entire Cast

Apparently a series can get its sequel decades after the fact, even if you've killed off all of the main characters. According to Variety, a return to "Six Feet Under" is in very early development for HBO, with original series creator Alan Ball signed on to executive produce the project. While reboots and sequels are exciting and becoming more frequent at HBO, who recently released the sequel to "The Sopranos," "The Many Saints of Newark," there's just one tiny little problem with bringing back ...
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Crossing Swords Star Tara Strong Wants To Make The World A Little More Magical [Interview]

Hulu's stop motion is back for a second season, premiering on the streamer on December 10, 2021. The series is a foul-mouthed and violent take on fantasy fiction, full of sex jokes, decapitations, and drug use. Oh, and the characters are all wooden peg toys. "Crossing Swords" follows young peg squire Patrick (voiced by "The Great" star Nicholas Hoult) after he begins working for King Merriman (Luke Evans, "Dracula Untold"). The good-hearted, virginal Patrick is one of the only decent people in...
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Star Wars: Visions Funko Pop And Bandai Figures Are Now Available For Pre-Order

If the "Hawkeye" Funko Pop and Marvel Legends figures haven't floored you, you're in for a treat. StarWars.com has released new "Star Wars: Visions" Funko Pop and Bandai figures. There are a bunch of really fun ones, and they're available for pre-order. Here is the info on the Funko Pop figures from "The Duel:"A mysterious stranger and his droid are making their way to your collectibles shelf.The Ronin and B5-56, from the Star Wars: Visions short "The Duel," are joining the Funko Pop! Star Wars ...
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West Side Story Ending Explained: Even Death Won't Part Us Now

Tonight, tonight, it all begins toniiiiiight, as "West Side Story" is finally out in theaters. There were plenty of skeptics when Steven Spielberg announced he was tackling the musical theatre juggernaut known as "West Side Story," the beloved stage production turned into a classic film from Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise. Despite having never directed a musical before, Spielberg blew away expectations and breathed new life into the iconic retelling of "Romeo and Juliet" set to the remarkable mu...
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The 15 Best Sci-Fi Movies Of 2021 Ranked

Science fiction is a wide-encompassing genre, with ties to fantasy and horror. It's defined as speculative; however, while many sci-fi stories draw on real-world science and actual, if unlikely, possibilities, sometimes elements from other genres sneak their way in. One of the best examples is Marvel Studios. Its movies often feature fantastical elements, like the existence of the mythical Asgard and the magic used by sorcerers such as Doctor Strange, but with pseudo-scientific explanations that...
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