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The Flash Episode 6.2 Recap: Barry Faces Death in A Flash of the Lightning

What would you do if you knew you were going to die in a matter of weeks? Now add to that thought: what would you do if you knew that your death would be the saving of billions of lives, including those of everyone you love? This is the self-sacrifice that Barry faces in “A …

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Review: Battle with Marvel Heroes in Avengers: Damage Control

Avengers: Damage Control is a brand new virtual reality experience from Marvel Studios and ILMxLAB. We recently had a chance to check out a press preview day. The experience is coming to select locations at The VOID starting October 18 for a limited time. Tickets for the four-week event are available now at TheVoid.com. If …

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Casting the Two Main 1917 Soldiers in Sam Mendes’ World War I Epic

Another important aspect of Sam Mendes’ 1917 besides the amazing camerawork to make it all a single shot is the two soldiers that the story follows. The two 1917 soldiers include Schofield, played by George MacKay, and Blake, played by Dean-Charles Chapman. MacKay is the better known of the two actors, having co-starred with Viggo Mortensen …

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1917: Sam Mendes, Roger Deakins and Others on Bringing WWI Back to Life

Last week, VitalThrills.com attended a special New York Comic Con panel held by Universal Pictures to preview Sam Mendes’ upcoming World War I film 1917, which will be released on Christmas Day. Mendes was joined on the panel by co-writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns, producer Pippa Harris, cinematographer Roger Deakins and two of the primary cast: George MacKay …

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The Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Cast and Director on the Oct. 18 Release

Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil opens in theaters next week, and we recently got a chance to attend the press conference for the film. Participating were director Joachim Rønning and Mistress of Evil cast members Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson and Ed Skrein. Opening in theaters on October 18, Maleficent: …

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Will Smith Times Two in the Gemini Man Press Conference

Gemini Man, starring Will Smith, Clive Owen and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, opens in theaters on October 11, and we got a chance to check out the press conference featuring director Ang Lee, Smith, producer Jerry Bruckheimer, Owen, Weta VFX supervisor Guy Williams, and VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer. Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith (Disney’s Aladdin, Suicide …

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The Flash Episode 6.1 Recap and Review: Into the Void

The Flash hits the ground running in its season opener, “Into the Void.” The episode is filled with black holes, both physical and emotional as Barry and Iris deal with the loss of their daughter, Nora. Starting just after the events of last season’s Legacy, we find Barry and Iris in S.T.A.R. Labs where they …

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We Chat About Ready or Not with Samara Weaving

Ready or Not, from Fox Searchlight Pictures, will hit theaters on Wednesday, August 21, and we recently got a chance to chat with star Samara Weaving about the film, injuring Andie MacDowell on set and more. Check out what she had to say below and scroll down to watch a clip of Weaving giving us …

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Bradley Whitford on The Handmaid’s Tale and a West Wing Reboot

With his unforgettable performances, quotable characters and interesting career choices, Bradley Whitford remains one of the greatest actors in Hollywood today. From his award-winning portrayal of Josh Lyman on The West Wing to Hulu’s drama The Handmaid’s Tale, which has earned him another Emmy nom, he’s continued to wow audiences for two decades. While promoting …

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Tips – What to Do First

Disneyland‘s latest land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is finally open. Set on the planet Batuu, the new land offers a completely immersive experience for the Star Wars fan. For the time being, you can only enter Galaxy’s Edge with a reservation. Reservations are granted in four-hour chunks. You may be thinking, “Why do I need …

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A Musical About Star Wars Opens Off-Broadway

Star Wars fans received a unique gift for Star Wars Day this year, when A Musical About Star Wars – or Why Star Wars is the Greatest Thing in the Galaxy, Much Much Better than Star Trek opened Off-Broadway in New York City. It’s a double gift for geeks like me to have my fandom collide …

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Missing Link Designs: How Chris Butler’s Work Impacted LAIKA’s Pre-Production

There is no denying that a lot of work goes into creating stop-motion animated films. Just the shooting process alone for a feature-length film can take up to one or two years as a whole team of immensely driven and hard working people come together to painstakingly capture each individual frame. But what exactly goes …

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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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Our Picks for Non-Traditional Christmas Movies

The holidays are here and we all know that means: Time for Christmas lights, Christmas music and best of all, Christmas movies! While White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street are heart warming and staples for the season, I tend to lean toward a few more non-traditional flicks mixed with some …

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Five Ways to Add Sci-Fi and Superheroes to Your Holiday Traditions

I come from a family that has always appreciated the science fiction/fantasy/superhero genres. We had Saturday morning cartoons and television superheroes, comic books and literature filled with everything from C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Le Guin, and more. We’ve seen many of the titles we loved as kids transformed on the screen into entire universes that continue …

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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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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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Beauty and the Beast’s Austin Basis on His New Comic KINETIX

The CW’s Beauty and the Beast actor and diabetes advocate, Austin Basis, has officially released the inaugural comic book series of The KINETIX –  his own graphic saga following four amazing teens with disabilities & chronic illnesses, who are high school students by day and a team of superheroes by night.  Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Basis and …

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