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The third film tends to be tough for Spider-Man. The third Sam Raimi film suffered from competing priorities between filmmaker and producers, resulting in multiple entries worth of story being crammed into one movie. The third Marc Webb Spider-Man topped that by never even happening after making the same mistake as the Raimi series, just …

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After the events of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker finds himself dealing with the fallout of his secret identity being revealed to the world by J. Jonah Jameson and Mysterio. The press harasses him. The FBI begins investigating him. The public starts taking sides on whether he is a murderer or a hero. Teachers …

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Vital Thrills got a chance to talk to the Don’t Look Up cast during a global press conference for the new Netflix film, opening in select theaters on Dec. 10 and launching on the streaming service on Dec. 24. Written and directed by Academy Award winner Adam McKay (The Big Short), the dark comedy stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. …

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With the highly-anticipated musical adaptation opening in theaters on December 10, Vital Thrills got a chance to talk to the West Side Story cast and crew. Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, West Side Story tells the classic tale of fierce rivalries and young love in …

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Everything isn’t back to normal in the world, but we have one thing to celebrate. This year, the holidays have returned to Universal Studios Hollywood, and Vital Thrills (me, in particular) got to check it all out! The place was packed, and yes, they were checking vaccination cards/recent negative Covid tests. In fact, there was …

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West Side Story is spectacular. Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited musical is one of his finest films, and with a career like Spielberg’s, that is saying something. It all feels so effortless – the dazzling dance sequences, the passionate vocal performances from the actors, the marvelous camerawork from Janusz Kaminski, and through it all, you can feel …

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As the young ones say, Licorice Pizza is a mood. Another phrase that applies: your mileage may vary. For some, especially those from the Valley area of Los Angeles, Licorice Pizza will be a warm blanket of nostalgia, evocative of its time and place, full of interesting but relatable characters from a specific era (in …

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Vital Thrills got a chance to attend the virtual press event for The Beatles: Get Back with director Peter Jackson last week. The Disney+ original docuseries will be arriving on Disney+ just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Made entirely from never-before-seen, restored footage, The Beatles: Get Back provides the most intimate and honest glimpse …

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Vital Thrills got a chance to talk to the cast and crew of Marvel Studios’ Hawkeye, which will premiere with two episodes on Disney+ on November 24. We’ve also got a new behind-the-scenes featurette that you can watch below. Keep reading for what we learned from stars Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, and Tony …

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Once upon a time, the format for Disney Animation was simple and unchanging – take a well-known fable or children’s story, add high-level ballads and funny animal or magic characters, mix thoroughly, and produce fun kids’ perennials. In reality, it missed almost as often as it hit, but years of VCR babysitting and endless home …

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Vital Thrills got a chance to talk to the cast of the new Disney+ film Home Sweet Home Alone, which is available on the streaming service today. The film is set in the universe of the Home Alone films. In the movie, Max Mercer is a mischievous and resourceful young boy who has been left …

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This Thanksgiving, Walt Disney Animation Studios is bringing the anticipated Encanto movie exclusively to theaters, and early word is giving high praise. To get you ready, we talked to the cast and crew! Opening in theaters on November 24, the Encanto movie is a tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in …

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Vital Thrills recently got a chance to talk to the Mayor of Kingstown cast and learned all about the original Paramount+ series premiering on Sunday, November 14. The series comes from Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone) and Hugh Dillon. In attendance for the press day were Mayor of Kingstown cast members Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, …

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When it comes to their respective cinematic universes, the primary difference between DC and Marvel has been this: DC paints in broad strokes of mythic legends and stories in a contemporary setting. Marvel keeps things mostly focusing on character. Of course, both switch it up from time to time, but that’s been the general dynamic, …

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Vital Thrills got a chance to join the Eternals press conference to learn all about the latest offering from Marvel Studios. The anticipated film opens exclusively in theaters on November 5. Directed by Oscar winner Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), Marvel Studios’ Eternals welcomes an exciting new team of superheroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The epic story, spanning …

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With one or two really, really well-known exceptions, it’s become the kiss of death for a fantasy sci-fi epic to open with a scroll of exposition. Not because it presages the filmmaker’s concerns that audiences won’t understand enough of the nuances of the backstory to engage with the prime narrative properly. But because the opening …

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