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Maelyn Jarmon and John Legend on The Voice Finale

John Legend has a message for Blake Shelton. “I really love Blake and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him this year. He’s a very arrogant bastard,” Legend joked with reporters at the winner’s press conference following the show. “I had a feeling he was going to kiss someone’s ass after this show and I …

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The Voice Season 16 Finale Part 2 Recap

The Voice Season 16 finale was a star-studded event packed with A-lister performances leading up to the crowning of the winner. Will it be John Legend’s Maelyn Jarmon or one of Blake Shelton’s three finalists – Gyth Rigdon, Dexter Roberts or Andrew Sevener? Read below to find out how the night played out. Warning: Spoilers …

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Aladdin: How the Song Speechless Ended Up Being the Most Timely

We recently attended the press conference for the upcoming, highly-anticipated live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin and learned everything about how the world of Aladdin was created, what went into the dance sequences of the film, and how the team behind the remake decided to expand upon the original animated film’s story while still holding onto …

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The Voice Season 16 Finale Part 1 Recap

The Voice Season 16 finale is here! Blake Shelton has three singers in competition: Andrew Sevener, 22, Gyth Rigdon, 24, and Dexter Roberts, 27. John Legend has frontrunner Maelyn Jarmon, 26. The remaining four contestants of Season 16 performed one last time before American crowns a new winner tomorrow night. Each finalist took the stage …

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The Flash Season 5 Finale Recap: Legacy

There were cheers and tears in the The Flash Season 5 finale, bringing the season’s stories of legacy to a bittersweet close. The episode begins with a voice over by Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) recapping her personal hero’s journey, while the scene picks up where last week’s episode left off – Ralph (Hartley Sawyer) jumps in …

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The Flash Episode 5.21 Recap: The Girl with the Red Lightning

Time runs out for Eobard Thawne (Tom Cavanagh) at the start of this week’s episode of The Flash, titled “The Girl with the Red Lightning.” It was a strong opening for an episode that had a lot going on. We see Thawne tortured with electricity before being carted away for his execution after 15 years …

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The Flash Episode 5.20 Recap and Review: Gone Rogue

Nora joins the Young Rogues in this week’s The Flash Episode 5.20. In an episode that feels light on action, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy) embarks on a heist at an arms manufacturer with the help of Weather Witch (Reina Hardesty), Queen Bee (Emily Kinney) and Rag Doll (Troy James.) Barry and Iris are at odds about …

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Avengers: Endgame Review (Spoiler-Free)

At the risk of sounding like this is a breakup letter, this is the hardest review I’ve ever had to write. Almost everything would be a spoiler, and I promise, this is spoiler-free. Heck, this is harder than the recent Blade Runner sequel. Still, I’ll do my best. Avengers: Endgame is the most satisfying film …

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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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We’re Going to Have a Long Wait for X-Men in the MCU

On March 20, Disney acquired 21st Century Fox, which includes Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000. The studios together offer diverse and compelling storytelling businesses and are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool, as well as The Grand Budapest Hotel, Hidden Figures, Gone Girl, The Shape of Water and The Martian. That means that the X-Men, which are part …

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Avengers: Endgame Press Conference Left Seats Open for the Fallen

When the curtain opened on the actors appearing for the Avengers: Endgame press conference, there was an audible gasp. No one had been notified about who was going to be there beforehand. Some characters that turned to dust with the snap of Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) fingers have movies coming out, of course, but who knows …

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Pet Sematary Review: New Chills, Same Sematary

I am a massive Stephen King fan. Pet Sematary is one of my favorite King novels & films. When I heard they were remaking this I had the knee jerk reaction that most of the internet had: “No! Hollywood is remaking yet again another classic instead of coming up with fresh ideas. Nothing is sacred!! …

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Dumbo Review: The Elephant is Reimagined for All Generations

On October 23, 1941, audiences everywhere were introduced to the little flying elephant with wings so huge that it practically caused him to soar. Disney‘s Dumbo won the hearts of many — both young and old — with its simple, yet effective storyline and a heartwarming character many could relate to. Now, Disney has aimed …

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How Composer Danny Elfman Made Dumbo Soar

During the first half of the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney‘s Dumbo, we got to learn more about how composer Danny Elfman came to the project. Most importantly, we learned how he created Dumbo’s theme and managed to capture director Tim Burton’s need to hear Dumbo soar in the film’s score. When you …

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How Disney Adapted Dumbo for Today’s Audience

We recently attended the press conference for the highly-anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney‘s Dumbo. The press conference was split into two parts. Attending the first part of the press conference was producer Derek Frey, producer Katterli Frauenfelde, production designer Rick Heinrichs, costume designer Colleen Atwood, composer Danny Elfman, screenwriter Ehren Kruger, and producer Justin Springer. While …

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