The 10 Best Comic Book Movies of the Millennium

Since the year 2000, the popularity of the comic book characters has spilled onto the big screen, taking over the battle for the summer box office in a big way. This year is no different, from the massive standoffs seen in Captain America: Civil War and Batman v. Superman, to...
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“Detectorists” and “Catastrophe”: Weirdos We Can Love

If you feel like you’re in need of stories that are emotionally realistic but won’t leave you feeling like a shell of a person, do yourself a favor and try out “Detectorists” and “Catastrophe,” two British TV shows that are available on Netflix and Amazon (respectively).  “Detectorists” follows metal detector...
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The Great Screenwriters – Part 5: Herman J. Mankiewicz

In many ways, Herman J. Mankiewicz was the ultimate screenwriter – but that is not an entirely positive accolade to bestow on someone.  Mankiewicz was a truly great screenwriter, having co-written Citizen Kane, which is still widely regarded as the finest film ever made, but like almost every other screenwriter...
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Recapping the 2016 Toronto Screenwriting Conference

Last weekend, thousands of writers – from amateur to professional – converged on the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC). And who can blame them given the con’s penchant for attracting the best in the biz, from David Goyer and Michael Arndt, to long-time legends...
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