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Missing Link: How LAIKA Brought the Legendary Creature to Life

It has been ten years since LAIKA released their first feature stop-motion animated film, Coraline. Audiences got to experience firsthand the kind of worlds the studio could bring them to. Since the release of Coraline, the studio has introduced us to the transcendent and terrifying world of the supernatural in ParaNorman, taken us through the …

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Why Is Disney’s Dumbo Being Reimagined Now?

We recently attended the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney‘s Dumbo and learned everything about why the film was being reimagined, the creative process of all involved, and what actually was representing the titular elephant while they were filming. The press conference was split into two parts. Attending the first part of the …

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Captain Marvel: Brie Larson on Female Friendships and More

We recently attended the press conference for the highly-anticipated Captain Marvel and learned about everything from the importance of female friendships, the fun the cast and crew had revisiting the 1990s, working with the cat who played Goose, and more. Attending the press conference was Marvel President Kevin Feige, Brie Larson, Jude Law, Lashana Lynch, …

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A Star Is Born Seen Through the Eyes of Addiction

Whether you love it or hate it, A Star Is Born has swept across the nation winning over the hearts of many audience viewers as well as critics. Until recently, I wasn’t overly familiar with this film, let alone the three other iterations that came before it. However, when the opportunity to cover the home video release …

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WWE Superstar Paige on Fighting with My Family

Between 2012 and 2016, WWE Superstar Paige was at the top of the WWE Women’s Division, first as NXT Champ, then Divas Champion before being sidelined by an injury that put her more into an administrative position with the WWE. Few of Paige’s millions of fans, including many little girls, know about her history before …

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A Deeper Look at What Men and Women Want

Back in 2000, a film titled  What Women Want, from director Nancy Meyers (Something’s Gotta Give), was released in theaters and was a box office success. Starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt, the film centered on Nick Marshall (Gibson), an ad executive who encompassed the definition of alpha male and all the entitlement that came …

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Then Came You Review: Why Life is Worth Living

The terminal romance plot line is a familiar favorite for those who love the Young Adult genre. The plot generally focuses on two main characters, with one of them having a terminal disease that will eventually kill one of the characters that we grow to love. Sometimes there is a romantic element, but other times …

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Glass Review: The Eastrail 177 Trilogy Arrives at a Satisfying Conclusion

It’s been 19 years since M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable arrived in theaters, with many people initially assuming that it was a standalone, superhero thriller and left it at that. However, with the twist ending Shyamalan included at the end of his 2016 film Split that revealed that the film was connected to the world of …

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The CW Network to Honor Women at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Given our polarized political environment, this year’s awards season is bound to be full of wishes and speeches for inclusivity and diversity. On the heels of #MeToo and #TimesUp, and despite a study that was done by Creative Artists Agency and the company Shift7 that shows that films starring women do better at the box office, …

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And the Award for Best Gift Bag of Globes Weekend Goes to…

During Golden Globes Awards weekend you can always count on a few things: iconic fashion, unforgettable parties and everyone’s favorite–the GIFT BAG! Lavish party favors have become legendary and greatly appreciated by the select few who are invited to the regal festive celebrations. And while it’s still early in award season, events will have a …

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The New Year Lesson to Take with Us from Mary Poppins Returns

It’s New Year’s Eve. It’s the day where we all start looking forward to the New Year and all of the positive changes that we hope it’ll bring. And, to be perfectly honest, 2018 was the devil for many of us. For many of us, this was the year that really beat us down until …

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What We Learned About Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Poppins Returns opened in theaters today and Legion of Leia/Vital Thrills got the opportunity to attend the press conference for the anticipated film. Director Rob Marshall was joined by the amazing cast, including Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, and Ben Whishaw. They were also joined by producer and choreographer John DeLuca and composer Marc …

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Here are Our Most Anticipated Films of 2019

With the year closing out with Mary Poppins Returns, Aquaman, and more, it’s difficult not to start thinking about what 2019 will bring in terms of entertainment. Let’s break down Legion of Leia‘s top 7 most anticipated films of 2019! Avengers: End Game (Release Date: April 26, 2019) We would be crazy not to place this …

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Exclusive: James Wan on Making Aquaman a Truly Unique Superhero Movie

Filmmaker James Wan is no stranger to franchises — his first movie Saw led to a long-running franchise, and later horror movie Insidious also led to three more movies. The based-on-real-events horror film The Conjuring is still going strong with five movies and at least three more to come. It would make sense that after directing …

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Mary Poppins Returns Review: The Nanny is Brought to a New Generation

It has been 54 years since the delightfully-witty nanny Mary Poppins has graced theaters everywhere, with Julie Andrews giving a legendary performance that delighted fans both young and old alike. Since the release of the first film, Mary Poppins has achieved an iconic, almost untouchable status in Hollywood. Now, after decades of waiting, we are finally getting …

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Captain Marvel

We finally have the new trailer for the long-awaited film Captain Marvel, the first female-fronted live-action superhero film from Marvel Studios and Disney. Fans know and love her, but what if she’s new to you? We’ve got you covered. Here’s all the essential info for you to know about Captain Marvel, aka Carol Danvers. There have …

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The Cast of Creed II on Training, Stallone and More

Creed II, the follow up to the 2015 film, will hit theaters on November 21, and we recently got a chance to chat with the cast at ComplexCon in Long Beach, CA. Participating in the event were Michael B. Jordan, who plays Adonis Creed, Florian Munteanu, who plays Viktor Drago, director Steve Caple Jr., and …

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