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In the new Netflix film Hit Man, Glen Powell plays Gary Johnson, a mild-mannered college professor who has a mind for electronics. He occasionally helps out the local police department by recording sting operations on people trying to hire a hitman. When he’s forced into pretending to be one, he finds that he’s got quite …

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It’s that time of year again! That time when kids ride their brooms across the sky above Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and a large and furry green guy gets all grumpy, then learns the magic of Christmas. Yes, I’m talking about Universal Studios Hollywood and the holiday festivities. I got a chance to …

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No one can deny that music is the beating heart of Disney animated films. Ever since Disney’s first feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, music has been incorporated into their films to reveal characters’ inner thoughts, propel storylines forward, and — ultimately — win our hearts over with memorable impactful lyricism and melodies. …

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Netflix provided Vital Thrills with the chance to speak with Scott Pilgrim Takes Off creators Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski about the anime series coming to the streaming service on November 17, 2023. O’Malley is the writer/artist of the original six-part Scott Pilgrim comic series from 2004-2010 on which the new series is based, …

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This past, weekend Focus Features launched the new Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election) comedy The Holdovers on six screens in New York and Los Angeles, where it took in an impressive $200,000 ($33K average), not to mention its current Rotten Tomatoes score of 96%. If that isn’t enough to convince you to see the film, Vital …

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EXCLUSIVE: Director Neil Burger is part of a dying breed of filmmakers who still get to make mid-budget, smaller scale human dramas with movie stars as they used to make on-the-reg in decades prior. Films like The Illusionist, Limitless and The Upside put him on the map and kept him there, while the first Divergent …

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Felicia Day (The Guild, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Eureka) has a new Audible series called Third Eye. In the story, a young woman named Laurel Pettigrew (Day) is the Chosen One, set to defeat the villain Tybus (Christopher Judge). However, during the battle, she fails, and magic is taken from the supernatural creatures of the …

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EXCLUSIVE: While attending New York Comic Con, Universal Pictures invited Vital Thrills to speak with Jason Blum, the prolific horror producer and Blumhouse impresario who brought us Paranormal Activity, Insidious, The Purge, and now the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie hitting theaters and streaming on Peacock this October 27. This adaptation of the popular horror …

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EXCLUSIVE: While attending New York Comic Con, Vital Thrills was invited by Universal Pictures to speak with talented young filmmaker Bryce McGuire, who is making his feature directorial debut with Night Swim. The new supernatural thriller is coming to theaters on January 5, 2024. The movie, which comes from Atomic Monster and Blumhouse (the producers …

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EXCLUSIVE: While attending New York Comic Con, Universal Pictures invited Vital Thrills to speak with Emma Tammi, the director of the Five Nights at Freddy’s movie hitting theaters and streaming on Peacock this October 27. An adaptation of the popular horror game series, the film has been in development for eight years. During out exclusive …

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