Review: New Ghostbusters Delivers Flawed Paranormal Thrills

From the anti-women blog posts to the racist tweets directed towards Leslie Jones as of late, the new Ghostbusters has already recieved an incredibly negative reception solely for its new all-female Ghostbuster squad. This publicity has been both unfortunate and hilarious; the shattered egos roaring on social media because a group of...
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Art of the Adaptation: The Jungle Book

About halfway through the latest version of The Jungle Book — written by Justin Marks and directed by Jon Favreau — Mowgli, the man-cub raised by wolves, bows in reverence to a distressed group of elephants around a ditch. Once he sees the cause of their alarm, he grabs a rope he’s...
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Making Introductions

Film production under the old studio system was all about meeting audience expectations.  Legendary potentates like Jack Warner and Louis B. Mayer were continually asking themselves: What does “our audience” need from a musical?  Who do they want to see paired with Clark Gable in an epic period romance?  Their...
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