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Was Aladdin Based on a Real Person? Here’s Why Scholars Are Starting to Think So

A "mind-blowing revision" of scholars' understanding of the origins of the Aladdin story is underway
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Booksmart Is the Perfect Coming-of-Age Story for Right Now

Only recently have filmmakers begun thinking seriously about coming-of-age stories told from a young woman’s point of view. Olivia Wilde’s clever, peppery Booksmart—in which Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever play two brainy teenage best friends, unpopular with their classmates, who decide to cap off their high school experience by going to an actual party—further opens…
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Beanie Feldstein, Wilde, Kaitlyn Dever

Cannes Review: Will Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire Be the Surprise Hit Out of Cannes?

One of the festival favorites here at Cannes, a picture that, if reviews and word of mouth are any indication, nearly everyone seems to like, is French filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a romance set in the late 18th century France. The film works on all sorts of levels, without making…
Tags: Movies, News, France, Uncategorized, Cannes film festival, Cannes, Sciamma, Céline Sciamma, Cannes Review, Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Will Céline Sciamma

Quentin Tarantino Was Questioned About Why Margot Robbie Didn’t Have Many Speaking Lines in His Movie. They Both Had Very Different Responses.

Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, and some members of the audience walked away with a few questions. Specifically, why didn’t actress Margot Robbie have many speaking lines? The film, which revolves around Hollywood during the Manson Family era…
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Quentin Tarantino, Cannes film festival, Margot Robbie, Manson, Onetime, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantion

/Filmcast Ep. 518 – John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum

David, Devindra, and Jeff open up some Detective Pikachu e-mails, then kick some butt with the third installment of the John Wick franchise. Check out Jeff Cannata’s new show Dungeon Run. Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill Devindra’s new podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets. Subscribe to David’s Youtube channel at Davechensky. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-5...
Tags: Facebook, Movies, Uncategorized, David, Jeff, John Wick, Pikachu, Slashfilmcast, The Show, David Devindra, Jeff Cannata, Simonmharris, Kyle Hillinger, Robert Cargill Devindra, John WIck: Chapter 3: Parabellum

A Cast of Kings S8E6 – The Iron Throne

It’s the final page of A Song of Ice and Fire. David Chen and Joanna Robinson watch the finale of the HBO series Game of Thrones, “The Iron Throne.” Catch the analysis of the ending by Ben and Jacob of Slashfilm here. Read Joanna’s article on how Lord of the Rings predicted the ending of Game of Thrones here, and the show’s original pitch to HBO here. Read George R.R. Martin’s 2014 interview in the Rolling Stone. And look at how Martin had envisioned the real iron throne here. Listen and...
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Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio Living It Up at Cannes Should Be Studied in Film Class

DiCaprio and Pitt are the duo we've been waiting fo
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People Can Barely Handle the Fact That Rihanna’s Been Living in London Without Alerting Us

Rihanna moved to London and didn’t tell her fans and now they are taking to social media to express their shock. Not necessarily that they expected the star didn’t tell them the news of her move, but the fact that no one seemed to notice the location change. The “Work” singer and Fenty boss revealed…
Tags: London, Celebrities, News, Rihanna, Uncategorized, Fenty, Fenty Beauty, Onetime

Keanu Reeves Is a Real-Life Hero and This Epic Fan Encounter Involving an Ice Cream Cone Is Proof

The John Wick star made the day of a 16-year old fan working at a movie theater.
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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Is One of Quentin Tarantino’s Most Affectionate Films. It’s Also One of His Best

How you respond to Quentin Tarantino’s dazzling elegiac fairytale Once Upon a Time in Hollywood—playing in competition here at the Cannes Film Festival—may depend on how much you like old guys, people who see how the changing of the guard is leaving them behind, who are beginning to reckon with the ways their bodies will…
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, Quentin Tarantino, Cannes film festival, Margot Robbie, Sharon Tate, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

New Coke, an Infamous Blunder, Is Making a Return to Celebrate ‘Stranger Things’ Season 3

Coca-Cola will release cans of New Coke as part of a "Stranger Things" package
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Cannes Review: Pedro Almodóvar’s Vibrant Pain and Glory Makes the Heart Pump Harder

Everything about 'Pain and Glory' is awake and alive
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Cannes Review: Terrence Malick Returns, Virtuously, With Pious Nazi Prison Drama A Hidden Life

The director's 10th film is morality buffed to a high gloss, so shiny you can see yourself in it
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Review: A Glitter-Fueled Rocketman Blasts Off

"Even when it doesn’t quite work, it’s just so damn alive," writes Zacharek
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The Souvenir Is a Haunting Portrait of Young Love

People who want to tell the story of their youth usually write memoirs; seldom do they make movies. With The Souvenir, English filmmaker Joanna Hogg re-creates some version of her own experience as a film student in early 1980s London. Yet the movie feels less autobiographical than simply lived-in, a burnished tilting mirror reflecting the…
Tags: London, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Joanna Hogg

‘You Have to Open Doors.’ Julianne Moore Says She Backs Quotas for Gender Parity in Film

"We will not have gender parity unless everybody is cooperating," Moore said
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Cannes Review: The Dead Don’t Die Brings Jim Jarmusch’s Intimate Touch to the World of Zombies

The movie plays like a scrapbook, not just of zombie-movie lore but of the places Jim Jarmusch has been before and the people he likes to see in his movies
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Bill Murray, Jim Jarmusch, Cannes film festival, Adam Driver, Cannes Review, The Dead don't Die, Cannes 2019

Don’t Let Doris Day’s Carbonated Charm Obscure Her Phenomenal Talent

The multitalented performer died May 13 at age 97
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Remembrance, Obituary, Doris Day

Alyssa Milano Calls for Sex Strike to Protest Strict Abortion Laws

Her tweet came days after Georgia banned abortions about six weeks into a pregnancy
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The True Story Behind the Movie Tolkien

Here's what the movie gets right about the life of author J. R. R. Tolkien—and where it wanders into fantasy
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Jimmy Kimmel Proves Celebs Get Awkward Texts From Their Moms Just Like Everyone

In the video, Katy Perry, Pink, Billie Eilish, and Regina Hall all shared the hilarious (and confusing) texts they got from their moms.
Tags: Television, Celebrities, News, Jimmy Kimmel, Uncategorized, Regina Hall, Onetime, Katy Perry Pink Billie Eilish

Here’s How Pikachu, Jigglypuff and 4 Other Pokémon Were Brought to Life in Detective Pikachu

The creative team of "Detective Pikachu" talks about bringing Pikachu, Jigglypuff and Mr. Mime into three dimensions
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How Peter Mayhew Taught Joonas Suotamo to Play Chewbacca at ‘Wookiee Boot Camp’

'It's a beautiful thing to see the legacy that Peter left behind'
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, People, Remembrance, Peter, Peter Mayhew, Joonas Suotamo

TIME Readers Think This Is the Strongest Character in the Marvel Universe

TIME recently challenged fans of the Marvel Universe to determine who they thought would triumph in a grand confrontation between 40 of the top heroes and villains in the gargantuan Avengers franchise, whose latest installment is Avengers: Endgame. Using a round-robin system of one-on-one face-offs, this age-old thought experiment eventually parsed down the comics pantheon…
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Here’s How Detective Pikachu Brought Pokémon Into the Real World

When the trailer for Detective Pikachu was released last fall, a debate emerged online over a seemingly trivial question: Does Pikachu have fur? While the cartoon version of the beloved Pokémon has a smooth exterior, the trailer for the live-action film adaptation, which opens May 10, showed the mouse-like creature covered in yellow fur, worn…
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Priyanka Chopra’s Incredible 2019 Met Gala Red Carpet Look Is the Stuff of Fairy Tales

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas make a splash at the Met Gala
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The Olsen Twins Did Their Own Mood-Serving Thing in Matching Leather at the 2019 Met Gala

The Olsen twins came dressed in black, naturally
Tags: Fashion, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, Olsen Twins, Olsen, Met Gala 2019

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