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Can Movies Really Change the World? With #WakandaTheVote, Marvel’s “Black Panther” Is Doing Just That

#WakandaTheVoteA movie about a superhero could end up leading to enormous change in this country, and by extension the world, simply because it empowers people to get involved, many of whom have felt disenfranchised that their voice, and their vote, doesn’t really count,” writes Neil Turitz.

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Fangoria Lives! Dallas Sonnier’s Cinestate Acquires Iconic Horror Movie Magazine

Fangoria CinestateThe beloved magazine will return to print as a collectible quarterly this Halloween, and the deal also includes the assets and trademarks to out-of-print publications such as Starlog and Gorezone.

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The Fire and Fury, Much Less the Folly, of Adapting the Bestselling Book About Donald Trump’s White House

fire and fury“Selling a cinematic property to a buyer who has no chance of recouping an investment. These kinds of things happen all day every day here, and this is just the most obvious and blatant one this week,” writes Neil Turitz.

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If You Want to Break Into Hollywood These Days, Start a Podcast

Neil Podcast Column“Podcasts are sort of perfect for TV adaptations, since they have set story structures, they’re often serialized, and they come with a built-in audience, which is exactly what IP-hungry networks are looking for,” writes Neil Turitz.

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Tom Petty Dead at 66, But Hollywood Will Help Ensure His Music Lives On Forever (Video)

Tom Petty TrioFor decades, Hollywood has turned to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to provide the perfect song for a number of films and television shows, though no one seems to have been a bigger fan than Cameron Crowe, who used Petty tunes in Jerry Maguire, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo.

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Telethons Lose Their Identity as Celebrities Overshadow the Cause

Telethon“Crowdfunding has made a splash with apps like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so now that anyone can run their own mini-telethon by sourcing funds from friends and family, what’s the point of even having a telethon,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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Why is Horror So Popular in the “45” Era?

With Warner Bros’ “It” killing at the box office and other 2017 horror hits like Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and Shyamalan’s “Split,” it seems like more than a coincidence.

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Essential Reading: Dynamite Entertainment’s “Magnus” Is an Inventive Take on an Old-School Comic Character

magnusTNDynamite Entertainment’s new take on Russ Manning’s Magnus Robot Fighter, first published by Gold Key in the sixties, gives a unique spin on the character, and it’s more than just changing his gender.

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E3 Wraps Up With Reviews of “Doom VFR,” “Crackdown 3” and “Super Mario Odyssey”

Doom VFRCrackdown 3 is bigger, badder and more outrageous, with more than twice as many maps as previous games. I was able to play the single-player mode, and it didn’t disappoint.

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E3 2017: New “Spider-Man” Game Features Miles Morales and Wilson Fisk, While Ubisoft Introduces Mario to the Rabbids

Spider-Man GameSony also gave us a look at French video game designer David Cage’s new game Detroit, which is very cinematic-looking in the same vein as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.

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E3 2017: Microsoft Unveils Xbox One X, Bethesda Developing VR Experiences for “Doom,” “Fallout 4”

Xbox One XNew game titles announced by Bethesda included a very creepy Evil Within 2 trailer set to a cover of Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World” and Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, with both games released this October.

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E3’s Hottest Video Game Trailers, From “Star Wars Battlefront 2” to “Final Fantasy XII,” New “Need for Speed” (Video)

Star Wars Battlefront 2Fans of sports games can also check out updated editions of “Madden,” “FIFA” and “NBA Live.”

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“Bone Collector” Author Jeffery Deaver on New Book “The Burial Hour,” His Stalker, and Which Oscar Winner Should Play Lincoln Rhyme Next

Jeffery Deaver The Burial Hour“I carry a gun from time to time… I’m less concerned about a terrorist attack by ISIS or Al Qaeda than the guy next to you in line who flips out when you bump into him and he spills his soda,” says the crime writer.

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Norm MacDonald Recalls Chilly Meeting With His Comedy Hero, “Mr. Warmth” Don Rickles, on Set of “Dirty Work”

Don RicklesIn his new memoir, MacDonald recalled being humiliated on the set of the 1998 comedy after the legendary comic made some jokes at his expense.

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Legendary Comic Don Rickles Dies at 90, Read His Letter to Donald Trump

Don RicklesRickles voiced Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story movies, though he also played a wise-cracking theater manager in Norm MacDonald’s Dirty Work, and played against type as Robert De Niro’s trusted pit boss in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 masterpiece Casino.

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Darth Vader Will Strike Back In “Rogue One” And “The Force Awakens” Wins Big At The Saturn Awards (Pop Weekly)

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Pop Weekly’s Lauren Gallaway breaks down the news that Darth Vader is set to return in Rogue One, while Spider-Man: Homecoming continues to expand the cast as production gets underway. Plus, the Saturn Awards, the TCA nominees, and more!

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{Pop Weekly} “Wonder Woman” Dominates As “Batman V. Superman” Soars Into Theaters

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Batman V. Superman is taking the box office by storm, but Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman is dominating the cultural conversation. In the same week that she made her theatrical debut, Warner Bros. released a first-look at her stand alone film. Plus, Lego Batman arrives in the animated comedy’s first trailer!

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